NAD - Fender Bassbreaker 007

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by wblynch, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. wblynch

    wblynch Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Was in Guitar Center and they had the Bassbreaker 007 combo on clearance for $100 off. I thought about it for an hour and decided to grab one.

    Cool little amp, perfect for my needs which is practice/learning in the house. No intention to gig or play in a band. I will probably never get that good.

    I like very much that I can get the sounds and tones I like at a very low volume or turn it up and fill the whole house. (when no one else is home of course!) :)

    It has no reverb but that doesn't bother me because it would be a cheap digital reverb anyway. I want to keep it completely analog. I will likely get some pedals to play with and will look for analog delay/reverb when I do.

    I'm working my way up to a Princeton Reverb - when I play well enough to deserve one.

    New toys are FUN !
     
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  2. JustABluesGuy

    JustABluesGuy Friend of Leo's

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    Happy NAD!!! I bought the 15 combo. Love it!
     
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  3. wblynch

    wblynch Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    The 15 is very nice. Funny that the 18/30 was on sale at less than the 15, which wasn't. I thought for more than a minute about that 18/30 but chose to remain reality-based.
     
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    JustABluesGuy Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah, I would probably get more use out of the 007 to tell the truth. The 15 is fine at jam levels, but for most of my really quiet practice I use my 2W Greta (with a low efficiency, vintage 2x10 cab), at TV levels.

    I've never actually played the 007 (or any of the other models) but I would like to. I've heard they are all voiced a little different.

    I gig (on rare occasions) so the 18/30 would be very tempting for me, but in reality the 15 is plenty for the kinds of acoustic, drummer-less gigs I do.
     
  5. zippofan

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    I've had my eyes on the Bassbreaker 1x12" cab which Fender promotes for the Bassbreaker 007 head, I think it would go perfectly with my recently completed MOD102+ kit. Right now I'm using my old Crate CR1 with the amp section disconnected into the Jensen C12Q I installed when the original Crate speaker went south. It sounds great, but I'd rather have a dedicated cab.
     
  6. InkStained

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    Fun amp and very satisfying to play. Here's mine:

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  7. Dacropoly

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    I love this amp!!! It sounds like a JCM 800 to me but at low volume.
     
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    I think you are really going to like it!



    Congrats
     
  9. Paulie Walnuts

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    Single el84 tube amps are just about perfect for home use. I love my Gibson ga-5 reissue for same reason. But I plan to pick up a 007 head for its extra features one day. I'll still never give up my Greta though
     
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    You bought a great amp that will follow you a long long time. It's light and 7 watt are usually enough if the amp is picked up by a mic at a gig. Keep it the way you got it: simple. Gigs will come and this buddy will be here for you.
     
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  11. Bacha009

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    yes, exactly it is the smallest Marshall available !
     
  12. PearlJamNoCode

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    I'm really interested in this amp. I'm 99% a home bedroom player, no need for onboard reverb, and looking to simplify (so tired of confusing settings and options on modeling amps).
     
  13. sleazy pot pie

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    I have had mine for nearly w years now. I replaced the power tube with a jj when the original quit. It made a difference.
    I love this amp. I can get lots of different sounds out of it. Enjoy.
     
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    I'm now using mine with the Bassbreaker 1X12 extension cab. Still really happy with it, and I'm looking at a BB15 head, too.

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    I keep thinking I need to pick up a 007 head, but the speaker output is only 8 ohms. I could do it, but I'd have to play both my 1x12's. Not a problem at home, but lots to lug around.

    So, I'll probably look at a 15 sometime down the road. The 007 really is a cool amp though - and cheap on the used market.
     
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