NAD! Music Man 210 sixty five.

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  1. Bowpickins

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    Well... I did it again. ;)

    I found this amp listed at a shop nearby a about a week back. After looking at it and hearing sound clips of the 210 music man models, I had to check it out! Took my 1972 Twin Reverb with me, just for comparison sake.

    It's tone is great, and it is pretty loud! The shop purchased this amp from the original owner, who said that they got it when Music Man amps were first released, and pretty much just used this amp at home. The amp is all original, including the speakers, footswitch, tolex, grill cloth; I think it even has the original tubes in it!

    Looking at the amp, I was told by the shop staff that it was a 1973/4 amp (I thought music man amps were first manufactured in 1974?), which meant it could have been one of the first sixty-fives built! :eek:
    I will take it to the tech, though, to have it looked over before I take it on a gig (especially checking the caps!).
    Here are some shots of it, (of course). :D
    20190711_080721.jpg The color of the grill in this picture is a bit misleading. It actually looks almost as new as my 65 DRRI.

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    Took off the back panels to get a better view on the condition of the original speakers.


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    Tube chart! I think it has 6CA7 tubes in the power section right now.

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    As far as I can tell: the inside of this amp is really clean! I will ask the tech to check everything though and make sure we're within specs. :)


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    Finally: here it is with my 1972 Silverface Master Volume Twin Reverb. :D
     
  2. WireLine

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    Great score! MM amps, especially the early ones like yours, are outstanding sonically. The script numbers (OneThirty, SixtyFive) are the ones most MM fans look for.

    You’ve heard this model amp a LOT...Waddy Wachtel, Albert Lee, Eric Clapton, The Hot Band, et al X 10K
     
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    Nice amp!
     
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    Cool!
     
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    beautiful amp congrats!
     
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    Heavy and loud amps.
    Ss preamp.
    Enjoy..good tone.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    strat a various Friend of Leo's

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    One of my favorite amps. There's a Music Man forum on the net ... pacair-something or other. I'll see if I can find it. It has a lot of useful info.

    Here it is:

    pacair.com/mmamps3/forum
     
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    Tele-beeb Friend of Leo's

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    They may (on the main page) still have the “Hall of Shame”... now that is comedy.
     
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    Awesome. In the 1980s ago I had the 130 watt version of that amp, the 2x10 HD-130. It was very heavy, indestructible, and could play devastatingly loud, particularly through the 6x10 extension cabinet I ran with it. The overdrive at high volume was a thunderous roar, perfect for the 16 year old I was at the time. At more reasonable volumes the tone was very clean and worked well with OD pedals. An old buddy of mine gigs with that amp to this day. I wouldn't mind at all having it back.
     
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    Yes. This amp has a great tone! Nice midrange with some punch through these 10-inch speakers. This is also my first amp to have 10s in it.:)
     
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    They are great amps, SS preamp, tube phase inverter and tube output. Well-built, solid and as reliable as gravity. They run close to 700V on the power tubes so be careful when choosing replacements (if you need them).

    I had a 2x10 HD-130 as well. At one point I was playing bass and used it as a head into a front-loaded JBL cab. Loud and clean!!

    Very nice score.
     
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    Definitely. It's a little heavier than my 65 DRRI. My guess is it weighs around 50lbs? I am surprised at the volume of this amp on hi mode with all 65 watts. Just about blew the DR away (I have an Eminence Texas Heat in it and JJ 6V6s, currently, to bump output), and this amp was just as loud with its stock speakers. :)
     
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    Thank you! :)
     
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    that was my primary amp back in the day. i had an ibanez ue-400 sitting on top of it. congrats.
     
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    Congrats! I have the 1x10 version and will never get rid of it.
     
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    A beautiful amp. Congrats, I never had the pleasure of trying a Music Man Amp.
    Kind of reminds me of my Vibrolux with the 2x10’s.

    Enjoy.
     
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