NAD x2 - budget thrash content

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  1. efiltsohg

    efiltsohg SS.org Regular

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    Picked up a couple used goodies last night - a beat to shit Peavey Triple XXX, and a Laney GH50L in surprisingly good shape. They both work perfectly and sound awesome, and the price was right

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    I couldn't be more thrilled with these amps
     
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    youngthrasher9 SS.org Regular

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    I loved my beat to shit XXX.
     
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    Those XXX amps are Thrash beasts! Congrats!
     
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    efiltsohg SS.org Regular

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    three of the knobs have the stems snapped off, anybody have suggestions for fixing those?

    you can still turn them but it's a pain in the nut... thankfully the crunch channel knobs are all good
     
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    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

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    you don't happen to have the snapped off stems I assume? I broke one when removing the knobs on my 6505+ 112 and I was able to superglue it back on . Holds just fine.

    If not, maybe you can file them flat and glue a plastic rod to them?
     
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    Hows that laney?
     
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    I picked up a XXX a few months ago also, and I have been loving that amp.

    Mine had a broken knob also, but I was able to glue the piece back on with some cardboard and shove the knob on. It is still a little crooked, but at least it works.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I had a XXX with a snapped knob as well. Seemed Peavey cheaped the fuck out on the pots with these.

    Also yeah, curious on your thoughts about the G50L.
     
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    Shask SS.org Regular

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    Yeah, I thought about replacing the pot on mine, but to get the circuit board out you have to take ALL the knobs off the front. I didn't feel like doing all that, so I just glued it with some cardboard, lol. If I had several broken knobs I would probably take a day and take the whole thing off and replace them all.
     
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    efiltsohg SS.org Regular

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    loud as fuck

    cuts like a knife

    as far as I can tell it's basically a 2204 with a built in boost

    edit: first amp I've ever owned with a toroidal transformer
     

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    efiltsohg SS.org Regular

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    missing 2 of the 3 knobs and stems. The other one is just hanging on
     
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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    Sounds good to me :yesway:
     
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    Nice score. I really need to look into a Laney. I've never played one.

    Congratulations on the new amps.:eddie:
     
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    Popped open the back of the XXX and I see it's running EL34s... interesting. I'll stick in some 6L6s to see what I think, but it sounds kickass like this
     
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    efiltsohg SS.org Regular

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    I didn't like buddy's black paint job, nothing a bit of sandpaper and elbow grease couldn't fix

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    the ultra channel body knob is impossible to turn without vicegrips so I left it at 12:00. Crunch channel is where this amp's strength lies anyway
     
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    Looks pretty killer like that man. Might have to do that to mine
     

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