NAD is this considered vintage?

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  1. Lowbassnotes

    Lowbassnotes Friend of Leo's

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    Nice Kramer with hockey puck headstock and you're there. I actually have been wanting one of those, nice necks.
     
  2. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    I had that JCM800 combo in the 80's. I liked it, and it seems like $400 is a great deal.
     
  3. andyfromdenver

    andyfromdenver Friend of Leo's

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    I've been waiting for one of those to pop up at that price locally. Good score BM!

    ...BM....lol.
     
  4. brianswindall

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    Nice piece, bro. Love to get my hands on one of those (for $400).
     
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    Great score. Of course I refuse to call anything "vintage" that is younger than me but that's my own hang-up. :lol:

    BTW: When you've got fed up of the great crunch and distortion tones, do yourself a favour and explore the cleans you can get out of a JCM800. I still can't quite work out why Fender seems to "own" the clean amp market because the cleans out of these big Marshalls are sublime (and I say that as Twin Reverb owner).
     
  6. String Tree

    String Tree Doctor of Teleocity

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    Amps like that need Maintenance.

    Always a good idea to have the Capacitors and Ballast Resistors checked on an amp that old. You don't know what the previous owner(s) have done to it.
    It prolly had Celestions in it until they blew them. Yeah, it WILL do that!

    I have an '81, 50 watt JCM800 head.
    These guys are like 1/4 mile Dragsters.
    Built to burn!

    Treat it right. It will reward you with years of ass-kicking, take-no-prisoners performance.

    Congrats on the find.

    Life is short, PLAY LOUD!

    ~ ST
     
  7. twangjeff

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    Great find! I used to have the head version of that amp and a cab with Greenbacks. It was pretty awesome.

    Only downside is that now all yohr overdrive pedals are just going to sit and collect dust! ;-)
     
  8. tweedtone

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    Pair that with something like a black/silver Fender Pro and it's heavenly.
     
  9. sbpark

    sbpark Friend of Leo's

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    Nice score!

    I used to have the 50 watt JCM800 head and a 412 slant 1960 cab. KILLER amp. bought it for $275 back in the day!!!! Still kicking myself to this day for selling it!
     
  10. Paul G.

    Paul G. Friend of Leo's

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    Great amp. Don't know if it's "vintage", but they sound quite good, and are well-made solid amps.

    You did real good.

    P.
     
  11. bigmuff113

    bigmuff113 Friend of Leo's

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    The amp was already recapacitored in 2007, and tubes have a lot of life left in them
     
  12. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Well, I happen to love Marshalls, but in my opinion, you didn't do too good here.


    You did flippin' GREAT. Seriously, I wouldn't even care if it was working right. If that amp turns on at all it's worth $400 easily. To get one in great shape for that money is a silly good deal. Congrats.

    When you get the spare coin, hunt down a couple of original speakers. Just leave them boxed up and put away. Thirty years from now they will add a LOT of value to that amp.

    Mark my words. In 30-40 years, the 800's are going to be very highly prized amps. They're going to be one of the most collectable amps of their era.
     
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    Deal of the week. Well played!;)
     
  14. Lowbassnotes

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    Might a nice 4x12 cab be in your future? Better start reseaching what speakers you're going to want in it.
     
  15. Telecasterless

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    Since were on the Marshall subject and I'm thinking about them, what is the equivalent fender amp to this 50 watt combo?

    I know they are different, but it if I am looking for a mate to DR and don't want head and cab Marshall, is this the Marshall I want?
     
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    DR and 18 watt are perfect for each other.
     
  17. bigmuff113

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    I was thinking of grabbing a 1960B or a 212 Marshall
     
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    Your NAD has serious G'NADS! :lol:
     
  19. bigmuff113

    bigmuff113 Friend of Leo's

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    LOL saved
     
  20. Lowbassnotes

    Lowbassnotes Friend of Leo's

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    Yeah 1960B sounds like a good idea, gotta keep your eyes peeled for one in good working condition and a price as good as you got the amp for. Sounds like you've got a good sense of smell so you'll be able to sniff one out. Have fun with your amp.
     
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