NAD: Egnater Tweaker 112

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by RockDC, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. RockDC

    RockDC Member

    Apr 3, 2008
    Tweaker 15w combo. Bought it used $350. Had an NOS 12au7, and 2 Tung Sol's in it.

    First thing I did was run it through every electric guitar I own (six) and then I tried every tube combo I had in my immediate possession (12AX7 = GT-C, JJ, Sovtek-WB, No Name, Fender, Tung Sol, NOS & 6V6= Ruby, JJ, EH)

    I ended up with the NOS & Tung Sol and JJ's. Big Vox & Marshall type cleans and marshall-like growl.

    Nice amp. It will be a great addition to my others. My only complaint is that it has TOO MANY options. Sometimes you just want to plug into it and play.
  2. AXXA

    AXXA Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    Great amp, I love mine. I have yet to try different tubes in it, but it sounds great as is, so I can only imagine. It seems very quiet for a combo, in terms of tube rattle and such, which is very nice. I tend to stick on the Marshally side of things.

    While it does have lots of options, I only see 5 knobs when I look at it. I found my settings, and now I hardly notice the little switches. It is nice to have those switches when you want a different sound though!
  3. MartinCliffe

    MartinCliffe Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    Hong Kong
    I've used Tweakers as my only "real" amps since about last April. Great sounding amps. And yeah, loads of options, but unlike a lot of amps with lots of options (Mesa?), I find it hard to get a bad tone out of them. They're pretty special :)
  4. crgtr

    crgtr Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Congrats! Great amp!
  5. hipfan

    hipfan Member

    Nov 15, 2002
    Evanston, IL
    Yep, great amp! You can still plug'n'play though - just find your favorite settings and leave the knobs there. :)

    For me, that's the switches at ac-vintage-tight-normal and all knobs around 1:00, except for the master at 3:00 or higher. That's with the band, of course. Too loud for the house. Also, that's for my Tele. Settings would change for other, thicker-sounding guitars.

    As for tubes, I have New Sensor Tung-Sol 6V6's for power and then the little guys are V1=Chinese TJ Full Music 12ax7, V2 = New Sensor "Mullard" ECC83, and V3 = ANOS Tungsram. For some reason, the Tungsram in the phase inverter position seems to make a really nice difference in the tone. It tightened and sweetened things up over previous tubes I had in there.

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