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  1. #1

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Manhattan
    ME: Warmoth Warhead
    MA: Blueridge BR-40
    MB: Dingwall ABI, Kubicki
    Rig: Budda SD30

    iTrader: 12 (100%)


    Welcome to my humble abode, traveler.
    Yes, this is my entire room. Welcome to Manhattan. My bed lies lofted above us.

    No, keep away from those. Those arcane tomes are almost as heavy as the new arrival, and not worth your time.

    These implements wish to awaken it. Alas, the one who sleeps below would also awaken at this hour, and I have no desire to do battle with that monstrosity tonight.

    This stranger has temporarily landed here for a little routine maintenance. A rare bird this; not an abomination like many of its brothers, this one punches like a hammer and screams like a banshee.

    Hark! IT L(OO))))MS!

    It lies dormant for now, awaiting the next evening.

    Two channels. One pristine, bold, and sparkling, like a placid mountain spring.

    The other crushes like a glacier. Smooth, deep, dark, cutting, and clear, but with a rumble and saturation unlike any other I've heard.


    ...and this is what happens when Josh posts a NGD thread after coming back from an evening at the bar

    Seriously, this thing is awesome. I can't believe how clean it is, and how awesome it sounds. This is a serious piece of amplifier engineering, and has way more features than I was expecting.

    Independent send and return levels for the FX loop for each channel, and the FX loop can be toggled with the footswitch. If the FX loop is empty, than it can act as a volume boost for solos.

    There's a light in the back to warn of impending power tube failure. Despite its nominal 50w rating, apparently this will push 70W clean power. Out of 2 6L6s.

    I'm guessing part of this is due to the sheer size of the transformers. Seriously, these things are ridiculous. The picture really doesn't give you an idea... the transformers look to be equal to or bigger than the ones Mesa puts in the Triple Rec.

    Made in the US too.

    One G12T-75 handles the beast. After hearing everyone's complaints, I didn't think I'd like it. But honestly, it sounds great clean and distorted. Also, I'm glad it's not a 2x12. It weighs 75 lbs. with just one speaker in it, thank you very much. At least it has casters.

    As I'm between pedalboards (and have a premium on floor space) all the effects sit atop it. Note the Radial ABY...

    ...which runs to the old faithful.

    I'll say it again. I am *seriously* impressed with this amp. Loud, clear, with deep, clean bass response even on the drive channel. The clean channel really is Fendery clean (which isn't too surprising, since this is a Fender-era Sunn) and the footswitchable spring reverb is gorgeous without being overbearing like some Fenders can be. No mid-cut-only Fender tonestack either, thankfully!

    It's essentially a 2x6L6 combo version of the 100W Model T, with added reverb. The Drive channel is really a unique beast. Roll the volume back on your guitar and it'll clean right up, sounding like a pushed Blackface-style amp. Roll back up and you will get serious levels of gain. It's a very balanced voice and the EQ is quite powerful. It doesn't really do "raw," but it's a very smooth voicing that doesn't get harsh or overbearing unless you make it do so with the EQ.

    Great complement to the Budda; totally different animal. I'm sold. This is a lot of amp for the money, and if you can find one, seriously consider picking it up. I wish I could provide clips, but I really have no way to record it short of shoving my camera in front of it, and it's too late for that tonight anyway.

    Only problem? It's got the classic tube amp issue (even on the 12.5w "low power" setting) where it goes from completely inaudible to JESUS FUCK TURN IT DOWN between 0 and 0.1 on the dial, especially on the clean channel . The drive channel is more manageable.

    Too much focus leads to tunnel vision
    Too much faith leads to religion
    Too much knowledge leads to confusion
    Too many guitar lessons lead to jazz-fusion

  2. #2

    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: London, Ontario, Canada
    ME: WarmothTele/SE245
    MA: Seagull S12+
    MB: Fender Jazz Bass V
    Rig: Egnater Renegade 65

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    Now that is a NAD picstory

    And looks to be one hell of an amp

    And the loud as fuck clean channel sounds like every Fender I've ever played (including a tiny, solid-state "Frontman" practice combo amp)

  3. #3

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Oakland
    ME: SG 60's re-issue
    Rig: Laney AOR II

    iTrader: 0


    My friend has a few Model T's and they scream. Nice new amp day dude!

  4. #4

    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Cambridge, UK
    ME: Les Paul
    MB: Buttery Biscuit
    Rig: Mesa/Sunn

    iTrader: 4 (100%)

    Nice score man, I wish Sunn amps were easier to find in this country as I've always wanted to try a model T.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: Canadia
    ME: none
    MA: Seagull!
    MB: None.
    Rig: Hd500->V300->Mesa 212

    iTrader: 0

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    Bring the dooom!

  6. #6

    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Location: Los Angeles
    ME: Schecter
    MA: Yamaha - Nylon
    MB: OLP MM3
    Rig: V2 / Titan

    iTrader: 0

    Bad ass

    "The most important thing I look for in a musician is whether he knows how to listen." -Duke Ellington

  7. #7

    Join Date: May 2009
    Location: Southern Virginia
    ME: Swampcaster
    MA: Fender Sonoran
    MB: Squier P Bass
    Rig: None :(

    iTrader: 6 (100%)

    Fuck yes!!! I still need some SUNN))) In my life.

    RHLC East Coast President

  8. #8

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Fredericksburg, VA
    ME: Frankencaster
    MA: Alvarez
    MB: Ibanez Cheapo 9000
    Rig: Chameleon 2000 & 2/90/2

    iTrader: 5 (100%)

    O))) WIN!

    Also, I'd go insane living in that room.

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