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NAD: big honking eighties Yamaha Solid State monster.

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Blazer, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Well I got this monster by trading in some redundant gear, it's a G100 115, which stands for 100 watts solid state power through a 15 inch speaker.

    It sounds brash, clean and punchy, no lack of headroom and a big springy reverb. Eighties Japanese workmanship so it's indestructible. This will be my back up amp or my lend out amp.
     

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    Congrats! Be sure to enjoy it!
     
  3. Rich_S

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    I came across the 4x12" version of that in a shop recently, now THAT is a lot of amp.

    Is that an EV 15" in there?
     
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    There is something satisfying about a 15" speaker in your cabinet. It does move a lot of air.
     
  5. Jimmy Dean

    Jimmy Dean Friend of Leo's

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    Those were actually pretty good amps in their day, I had a G50 112. Solid state amps were pretty popular back then, with Yamaha & Roland being the most popular. Peavey & GK were the new kids on the block & Fender was pretty much out of touch during its CBS days.
     
  6. getbent

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    man, clean that up and marry it to a superstrat... a chorus pedal and you will be just about every top 40 bar band in the early 80's! I used to see those amps a lot... that one could definitely use some clean up... but, it will last and last and last... and sound good.
     
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    I jammed with a guy about six months ago who had one of those. It sounded great. I've been keeping my eye open for any CL deals ever since.
     
  8. OlRedNeckHippy

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    100 Watts of SS and a 15"?
    Seems like a perfect amp for pedal steel. COOL!
     
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    Those Yamaha G-series were Roland JC killers.
     
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    Well the guitar players from my brother's band seem to be impressed with my amp, one hooked up his Ibanez eight string and remarked that that guitar never sounded that tight through his own set up.
     
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    Oh yeah I almost forgot, it weighs a frigging TON.
     
  12. Ringo

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    Great amps, I bet the 100 watts w a 15" speaker sounds very good!
    I had the smaller 50 watt 1-12 combo, great warm cleans, good reverb, and it was lightweight.
    Another amp that I got really cheap and should have just kept.

    I wouldn't mind finding one of the 50 or 100 watt G III series 1-12 combo , they have a killer parametric EQ tone control.

    Someone locally had the same era as yours but in 4-10 combo.
     
  13. Mr Mxyzptlk

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    Decades ago, for a few years I used the bass version of this amp, the B100 115, which was also 100 watts with 1 15" speaker. I played with it in a disco lounge band, which seems appropriate for the amp's time period.

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    A friend who did the guitarist for hire thing for a while gigged one of these. Used it for bass as well.
     
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    Way back when, I had a Yamaha like the one pictured. It was very unusual in that the head was just a preamp and the main guts of the amp were located in the bottom of the cab. We used to have a basement that flooded with a few inches of water on occasion... so guess what happened to that amp one fateful spring.
     

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    man I hated those old Yamaha amps. They were all over the place for a blessedly short period.
     
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    Plenty of people still feel that those heavy 1980s 50 W and 100 W Yamahas are the best clean sounds amps EVER.
     
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    my yammy :D

    it came with an auction lot buy .... kinda big.....:rolleyes:
     

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    I understand that this is the amp that the young Arnold Schwarzenegger used!
     
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    I played with a guy who ran a 100 watt Yamaha G into a 4x12 Marshall cab. Loud, moved a lot of air.
     
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