NAD- Positive Grid Spark 40

Discussion in 'Modeling Amps, Plugins and Apps' started by blowtorch, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. blowtorch

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    Actually it's been here sitting in the box for a week and a day. Family tragedy kept me from feeling at all like checking it out, until today.

    Jumped on the limited time discount they were offering awhile back, thinking well, I in no way need this, but I think it might be a hoot, and I bet I could turn it around in pretty short order if I found it not to my liking...

    HOLY CRAP you guys.
    I mean, it's just a practice amp yes.
    But just going through the presets tells me it's probably the greatest practice amp ever.
    And that's without fine tuning anything or using the app or the "teach the amp a chord progression", or the "feed us a youtube and we'll spit out the chords" features at all, so far. All the great things you've heard are true, and honestly I can't understand how a couple people have said "meh"

    It's loud enough I think you could likely use it for band rehearsal, as long as your drummer wasn't super heavy-handed

    And, I see no reason you couldn't gig with this, miced up. To best facilitate that they'd have some kind of footswitching ability,but, I bet that's in the works for V2
     
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    Run it to a Headrush (or similar powered FRFR cab) and be prepared for SWEETNESS!

    The clean sound is just heavenly IMO.
     
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    I love tiny modelling amps ...

    And they are portable !!!
     
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    I have to agree, I have one on my desk here at work.
     
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    Just now started getting my feet wet with creating my own combinations, rather than using the factory presets.
    Very very cool
     
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    First of all sorry about the tragedy.
    Congrats on the Spark, glad that you are enjoying it.
     
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    How about the more driven sounds through that Headrush? It does seem that maybe the cleans are more it's forte', but I wonder if a lot of that isn't due to the limitations of the small speakers
    Boy the reverbs on this thing are something else. Just amazing.

    I find myself wishing it was more than it was. I would really love to check out a footswitchable like, 1X12 combo version of this. If something like that is in the works someday, that'd be awesome
     
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    The driven patches sound good, In another thread here, I think I mentioned they were about on par with a Katana or Mustang (IMO)
     
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