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NAD - The Valve "Bimbo"

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by InfiniteRhino, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. InfiniteRhino

    InfiniteRhino Tele-Meister

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    Got my grubby mitts on this little beauty today after a bit of a wait:

    The Valve, 105 "Bimbo" Combo.
    Specs:
    - Totally Made in Italy
    - Class A with ATTENUATOR
    - 5W down to 1/20 W
    - 1 x JJ Tesla E34L, 1 x ECC83, 1 x 12AX7B
    - Gain, Tone, Volume, Attenuation
    - Output impedance: 4/8/16 ohms
    - Speaker: 1 x G12-75 Celestion speaker
    - External speaker out (internal speaker can be disconnected)
    - Available in black or brown/cream
    - Sizes: width 43,5 cm, height 43 cm, depth 30 cm.
    - Weight: Kg 16.

    Requisite photos:
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    Some clips from the site:

    http://www.the-valve.com/105_combo.html

    Loving it so far!!
     
  2. BobbyB

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    Great little amp.....do you have a EL34 in it?
    I here the power tubes are interchangable 6l6 KT88
    The attenuator is a great feature.
     
  3. Swee_tone

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    A huge congrats.
    I have wanted that amp for a while, it's a real gem.
    I think there is a youtube vid of some guys throwing one of those out a window to the pavement and then showing how it still worked fine. Those are built to survive a bomb going off.
    Congrats!
     
  4. Swee_tone

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    Here it is :

     
  5. InfiniteRhino

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    Yep, there's a EL34 in it. It can swap tubes out without having to bias it.
     
  6. marshman

    marshman Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    I guess I just find myself hoping that 'bimbo' means something different in Italian than it does in English...
     
  7. 3 Chord

    3 Chord Friend of Leo's

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    Ummm, is this the amp relicing process?

    Most of the time when an amp falls off the tailgate of your truck or the handle breaks going downstairs it is not in the original packaging.

    dumb. funny, but still dumb.:rolleyes:

    good tones though, congrats!
     
  8. Randypttt

    Randypttt Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    Great little amp. Watched most of the vids. Sounds great. A little pricy for me but it's not outrageous. If you've looked at any of the Fender EC amps you'll know what I mean.
    Congrats man
     
  9. MickM

    MickM Poster Extraordinaire Platinum Supporter

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    Even in the box/packing it's an impressive demonstration. I would've thought at least one of the tubes would give up the ghost.
     
  10. InfiniteRhino

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    I'm not planning to throw it out a window just yet :)

    Yeah, it's a bit pricy for a 5W amp but I fell in love with it as soon as I tried one so I knew I was going to get one. It's hardly been switched off since it arrived here!
     
  11. geemo

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    Cool amp!!!
     
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