NAD: Headstrong Santa Cruz 5

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Mojoworkin, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. Mojoworkin

    Mojoworkin Supporting Member

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    I just bought one of these. I was looking for a light weight low-powered blackface style amp, and this one checks all the boxes. It's 5 - 9 watts, depending on what power tube you use, and nicely styled. It can take (1) 6V6, EL34, or 6L6 power tube (no re-bias needed). I have a NOS Tungsol 6L6GWB in it. It also has a 12" Weber Alnico 12A125 speaker, T-M-B controls, and very nice lush-sounding tube reverb. Great old school blackface tone! All this in a 16x20 28 lb. package.

    If you are realistic as to what a 5 watt amp can do and what it cannot do, this may be one to check out.
     
  2. doublescale1

    doublescale1 FSR Tele Silver Supporting Member

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    Big Headstrong fan here - Wayne is a great guy to do business with, very dedicated to making bullet proof amps that sound right.
     
  3. terrapin

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    That sounds very cool.
     

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