NAD Tech21 Trademark30 omg!

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  1. gitold

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    IMG_0106.JPG I have narrowed my guitar amps down to 2 65 Amps a Tupelo and a London pro and a Mesa TA 15. Really great amps and no amp gas. A buddy of mine has been looking for a bedroom amp and I saw this Trademark 30 used for $149. I had a Sans amp for years so I bought it for him to try out. I could take it back if he didn't like it. Oh my good golly is this a kick arse ss amp or what. I've fallen in love with it in the past few days. He came over yesterday and we jammed with my Mesa and the Tech 21. The durn thing held its own and I told my buddy he'd have to find his own. We played both amps with no pedals so it was apples to apples. Plugged it into my 2 12 cab today and even better. By far the best ss amp I've ever played and I've played 100's. Better than any Cube or Peavey by far. And this guy is a Loud 30 watts for a ss amp. What does the 60 watt one sound like?
     
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    Yeah man I'm jamming on mine now & getting ready to record a track on the computer. The direct out helps out a lot for that. But they are amazing little amps no doubt. I had a Trademark 60 and while it was nice, it wasn't really my cup of tea. The 30 is plenty loud too for bedroom practice or even jamming with others. It can get pretty loud that's for sure. But yes a great little versatile amp with a ton of great tones. Enjoy it!
     
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    Congrats! These are great amps.

    I think the the TM 60's circuit is a little different.
    (Love my 60 tho!)
     
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    I used 2 as a stereo rig for a while

    Awesome sound but got bored....as you do

    These days I'd take my thr10 over this every time
     
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    I've owned a Trademark 60 for a long time and it's one of my favourite amps. But I recently acquired a Trademark 30, used but in brand new condition and complete with a cover, for less than half the new price. I am more than delighted with it. I tend to use only the clean sounds and it's fine for that indoors, but nowhere near loud enough by itself for gig use. However, connect the XLR Out to the PA and it's a different story. The little 14 lb. beastie with its puny 10" speaker does absolutely everything I ask of it, sounds absolutely superb and it's all I need to use for my own band's gigs. I couldn't be happier.
     
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    Love that CB Gretsch too...want that exact model.
     
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    It's a killer guitar. It has the solid center block and the middle pickup can be switched on or off making it a very versatile guitar.
     
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    I've had my eye on it since they came out. Just haven't had funds lined up.
     
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    I have the previous model (TM10) -- it's identical save for the lower number of watts -- and I can attest that it is the most flexible amp I've ever used. If the TM30 had two channels, it would be the ultimate.
     
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    There was a site out there that had a list of TM10/30 settings users submitted, but I think it was taken down. Anyone have a copy of that list?
     
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    The TM10 had a smaller speaker as well. 8" rather than 10". I've had two of them. They were nice amps!
     
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    What's a thr10 ?
     
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    I think a THR10 is a little digital modelling amp from Yamaha. I've read some good things about them but never tried one myself.
     
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    That thing looks awesome. Looking at the Tech 21 page it says it's basically a SansAmp GT2 guts. Very cool. Congrats!
     
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    I tried some of the "settings" and none of them worked for me. It's really very intuitive and organic to work with ( although I played through a sans amp for years with head phones when I was married )so I knew the product before I bought it. Trust your ears.
     
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    I played it today through a 65 amps range master clone which hates ss amps and I had 60's Clapton tone. I love this little guy.
     
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    My secret is out!!!!!!!!
    I have been on to the amps for a while and love them. The best kept secret in amps today!
    Made in the US , loud as you need for most anything and if not just direct out to the house and you've got almost any flavor amp tone at your fingertips!
     
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    I had a 30...scored for 120...with cover. minty.

    I upgraded to the 60.
    Totally different circuit.
    Needed to make some room, so I sold the 30...I regret it.

    But I am not one to hold onto anything I don't actively use.

    Have fun! that XLR out is fantastic.
     
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    Been a/b ing it with my Mesa TA15 that I run through a Blackstar 1x10. The Mesa has much more " vocabulary " then the Tradmark but the Tradmark really has some great crunches in there. I'll compare it with my 2 65 Amps today. It will be interesting to see how my $149 amp compares to a $2400 amp.
     
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    LOL, my good buddy finally found a SS amp he loves. :D
     
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