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Re: NAD: Beaten up AD200B - Updated with Pics

Post by bclaire » Thu May 25, 2017 12:40 pm

That's great - I can't wait to hear how it sounds! (I have one - it's like Armageddon)

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Re: NAD: Beaten up AD200B - Updated with Pics

Post by Les Paul Lover » Thu May 25, 2017 1:00 pm

Great news!!!!! Was the work done pretty straight forward then?

Let us know what you think once you try it!!!
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Re: NAD: Beaten up AD200B - Updated with Pics

Post by OU818 » Thu May 25, 2017 10:11 pm

Jondog wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 12:28 pm
Awesome! What all had to be done?
Not sure of the exact work just yet however he had told me that he replaced all the changed components back to their original schematic requirements. Also replaced a few others that had been affected by the shitty mismatched tubes that had been put in it.

General clean-up, retube and all new fuses.

Cost me another $450 but I reckon that's still worth it as half of it was the cost of the tubes.
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Re: NAD: Beaten up AD200B - Updated with Pics

Post by Les Paul Lover » Thu May 25, 2017 11:31 pm

So you got yourself an AD200, for $950 AUD instead of over $3000 new..... so for less than a 1/3 of the price of a brand new one, you got a road worn amp with a brand new set of valves.

I hope it sounds great, because it sounds like a great deal from where I stand!!!!!

Congrats again!!!
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Re: NAD: Beaten up AD200B - Updated with Pics

Post by OU818 » Fri May 26, 2017 12:02 am

Les Paul Lover wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 11:31 pm
So you got yourself an AD200, for $950 AUD instead of over $3000 new..... so for less than a 1/3 of the price of a brand new one, you got a road worn amp with a brand new set of valves.

I hope it sounds great, because it sounds like a great deal from where I stand!!!!!

Congrats again!!!
Yeah I am pretty happy with how it turned out. It was a definite gamble as if it had turned out to have been damaged beyond repair (or at least an affordable repair) I would have been stuck with a hard-to-flip paperweight and an empty wallet.
Now I just feel bad for the OB1-300 unless I start bi-amping :mrgreen:
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Re: NAD: Beaten up AD200B - Updated with Pics

Post by OU818 » Sat May 27, 2017 5:47 am

I have only one thing to say... "Holy pile of poop this sounds huge!". I feel bad for my OB1-300 now as I believe it is going to get relegated to 'back-up amp'.
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Re: NAD: Beaten up AD200B - Updated with Pics

Post by Jondog » Sat May 27, 2017 11:05 am

I'd say you did really well!!
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Re: NAD: Beaten up AD200B - Updated with Pics

Post by Les Paul Lover » Sat May 27, 2017 9:25 pm

OU818 wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 5:47 am
I have only one thing to say... "Holy pile of poop this sounds huge!". I feel bad for my OB1-300 now as I believe it is going to get relegated to 'back-up amp'.

Orange AD200.jpg

Fantastic!!!!
You took a big risk there, nice to see the reward is even bigger!!! 8)
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Re: NAD: Beaten up AD200B - Updated with Pics

Post by a.hun » Tue May 30, 2017 11:57 am

OU818 wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 5:47 am
I have only one thing to say... "Holy pile of poop this sounds huge!". I feel bad for my OB1-300 now as I believe it is going to get relegated to 'back-up amp'.
Well I guess even a nice 300W solid state amp is always going to have to take a bow to a nice 200W valve job. Possibly the OB1-500 might have been closer in performance terms...
How do you find it compares tonally though? You get on with the gain / blend controls? I did like the OB1 when I tried it (in a shop).

More importantly though, I'd love to see more of those basses hiding at the side of your pic, especially the Rickenbacker...


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Re: NAD: Beaten up AD200B - Updated with Pics

Post by OU818 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:02 am

a.hun wrote:
Tue May 30, 2017 11:57 am
OU818 wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 5:47 am
I have only one thing to say... "Holy pile of poop this sounds huge!". I feel bad for my OB1-300 now as I believe it is going to get relegated to 'back-up amp'.
Well I guess even a nice 300W solid state amp is always going to have to take a bow to a nice 200W valve job. Possibly the OB1-500 might have been closer in performance terms...
How do you find it compares tonally though? You get on with the gain / blend controls? I did like the OB1 when I tried it (in a shop).

More importantly though, I'd love to see more of those basses hiding at the side of your pic, especially the Rickenbacker...


Andy.
It's actually a Greco. Made in Japan in 1978. Neck through construction however it is only mono out, not stereo. I wish I could afford a real Rick however in Australia they are very expensive. One day, possibly after I buy a Musicman Stringray 5 :mrgreen:

The 5 string is a Squire Jazz Deluxe 5 that I scored for a couple of hundred. Wasn't sure how I felt about 5 strings so didn't want to drop too much straight away. Now I love them.

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Re: NAD: Beaten up AD200B - Updated with Pics

Post by OU818 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:47 am

First rehearsal with the AD200 last night and I finally got to play it at proper volumes.

This amp just gets better and better. I didn't really get it over half way on the volume but that was more than enough to hang with a loud drummer and a guitarist with a 100 watt Engl Richie Blackmore head and Orange 2x12 CB.

Funnily enough, before I left for the jam I nearly took the Ibanez ST-9 Super Tube Screamer off my board as it sounded weak at bedroom volumes. Man, it opened up amazingly with the volume up. So much that I didn't use any other pedals all night and am now building a new board on a PT Mini to accomodate the fact I have found the drive sound I am after.

New board will be:

Mooer Polytune Mini clone -> One Control Mosquite Blender -Blender Loop Out-> Micro Pog -> Ibanez ST-9 -Blender Loop In-> Tech 21 VT Bass DI (used only as a backup or for gigs where I can't bring the full rig).

I am so glad I scored this amp and took a gamble on getting it repaired. Except for maybe an Ampeg SVT-VR and an 8x10 I can't think of another rig I would want to play, and there's no chance of affording one of those any time soon :mrgreen:

Now I am tempted to try an Orange 8x10 except I honestly don't think one would fit in my hatchback.

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