NAD Fryette Deliverance 120

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  1. PuriPuriPrisoner

    PuriPuriPrisoner SS.org Regular

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    I've been getting so lucky these past few weeks. A guy traded me his Fryette D120 + $700 cash for my Dual Rectifier multiwatt. The amp's in great condition and sounds massive. It's my first Fryette/VHT amp. I've tried a Pittbull 50cl before but it was super dry and not my thing. The deliverance is everything I liked about Pittbull tone minus the harsh dryness. With the gain II at max and the gain I at 2-o-clockish, it's thick, saturated, and aggressive. Losing the recto kinda sucks but I like the thorendal DR model on my axe fx, through my powerstation, about the same so not a real big loss there.

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    Everything about these Fryette/VHT amps appeals to me. Styling, tone, aggressiveness.

    Congrats dude. THis is killer and as you say, the Axe models sound so good into a real poweramp, trading that amp away for this is fine as change arounds go.
     
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    Wow congrats, you got an amazing deal on that plus the cash! The Deliverance is a badass amp. Rectos are common enough that it'd probably be easier to come back to another recto if you decide to.
     
  4. TheWarAgainstTime

    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    You're on a roll lately with getting killer amps :metal: I love my Pittbull heads, but haven't been able to try a Deliverance yet
     
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    KnightBrolaire L'enfant sausage

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    Thick, saturated and aggressive you say? Surprising considering these are supposed to be based off the UL's lead channel, which is definitely thick, but never in a million years would I call it saturated.
     
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    How are you pulling this off :lol: congrats
     
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    Congrats!! One of the best amps I ever owned. It will blow the windows out of your house with the volume at 1. I'd highly recommend a Power Station to go with it.
     
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    Damn that’s an incredible score.

    how does the D120 compare to the D60 axe model, if you’ve tried it? The D60 is one of my top-5 models in the axe but I’ve never tried a real one. Plus I have always wondered how the D120 differs.
     
  9. PuriPuriPrisoner

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    I prefer the real amp although the axe fx model gets you like 95% there. The overdrive and gain knobs don’t behave exactly the same as the real model.
     
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    beavis2306 Lusts for gear

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    What tunings are you using this or the fractal thordendal model on? I've never been happy with that thordendal model
     
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    Nice!!!! Had a D60 & loved it...thick and ballsy as hell and could get fairly saturated when boosted. But then I got a Wizard and it was like the D60 on steroids. Better mids, better articulation/note clarity, punches even harder and moves more air.

    Had a 2001 UL and it was the most saturated amp I've ever owned. Nothing the the typical UL forum descriptions I've read over the years. This one was compressed and had so much saturation it was ridiculous. Kind of wish I hadn't sold it in hind sight. Have a 50CL and it gets SUPER saturated but not as much as the UL did. I liked the 50CL and sold the UL.
     
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    Awesome amps. I had a D120 for awhile. One of the only amps I sold because it was way too loud, lol. One of the few amps that could compete with my Triple Recto for hugeness. Massive low end, crystal clear high end, clean to metal with just turning the guitar volume knob, loud as hell.
     
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    I always thought that model wasn't very good compared to the amp. It gets the crystal clear high end right, but don't have the massive low end chug of the real thing.
     
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    MAJ Meadows SF on a tone quest

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    Fucking awesome score! D120 is one of the best amps ever made. I stand by that statement all day.
     
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