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NAD-DV Mark Guitar Friend

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by blowtorch, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. blowtorch

    blowtorch Telefied Ad Free Member

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    1X12
    A LOUD 50W
    A LIGHT 19 lbs
    2 VERY VERSATILE channels
    A WHOLE LOAD of pretty friggin AWESOME 0.jpg 0.jpg
     
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    Congratulations. I’d really like to hear some sound samples.
     
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    Here ya go


     
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    I can set up all kinds of great clean tones and driven tones as well on this thing, with ease. The tonal adjustments are very responsive.
    I also have the DV Mark FGC121, 120W big brother to this amp. I love that amp as well.

    The advantages to that amp are that the Reverb is also footswitchable (it seems to not be on the Guitar Friend), and I give the Drive channel the edge on the FGC121, I get a great driven sound through that.

    However, the Cleans- I like BF tones, and the Guitar Friend has those in spades. On the FGC121, I was never happy with the clean unless I was running a 10 band EQ to scoop the mids.

    I'm really loving this amp's sounds, and it's only 19 lbs, as opposed to the FGC's 23-24 lbs.
    I mean the difference there is negligible, but less weight is always better, everything else being equal
     
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    Still patiently waiting for @Jakedog to affirm how cool I am :cool: :)
     
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    Haha! You’re the coolest, daddio!

    Sweet little amp. Congrats. Is that the original, or the II model?
     
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    Thanks! I think it's the original, I believe the second generation has the effects loop. Which I have no real need for, when I play with effects it's always straight into the front of the amp. And yeah I know lots of purists will tell you that I'm doing it wrong :p
     
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    I never use loops either. They never sound as good to me.
     
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    Yeah I understand completely that delay/modulation should sound better in a loop, but to me I like how there's just plain more of the effect when you feed it straight in to the amp
     
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    An interesting amp in more than one way :cool:, but the reverb sounds awful ! And it's an important point for me... Too bad... :(

    But it's me, OK ? :D

    -tbln.
     
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    the reverb sounds awesome
     
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