NAD - Mesa Electra Dyne

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  1. billyg121

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    Hey La, you still using the TA30? Any similar tones between the TA and the ED?
     
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    $500??? :omg
     
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    Yup... still use the TA-30 a lot for gigs as
    it is a lighter and easier grab and go amp
    in a convenient little bag. ;)

    Not a ton of overlap, if any, for me. ED is
    big bottle/big transformer and sounds and
    feels like it. TA is more chimey and grindy
    with less oomph and octane. Between the
    two of them I have less invested than a
    Mark V---which I also tried out and ended
    up parting with. Just not a fan of that Mark
    voicing. Both the ED and TA are better fits
    for me. :)
     
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    I saw the one for 500, almost snagged it...but i would have probably done 300 worth of work to it. Overall, great deal though!
     
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    $300 worth of work? Was there something wrong with it? :huh
     
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    I have both as well and completely agree with LA's assessment here. The TA and the Dyne cover two different territories, really, but complement one another well. I go to the TA for it's Voxy side since I love that channel so much. The tweed option is great if I feel like featuring pedals. It's also great in the weight department compared to the Dyne. I have the TA 30 combo.
     
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    You have excellent taste, sir. :aok
     
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    It's in a homemade though nicely done head cab. For that price, it works for me. It does have the blend knob and a can always pick up a cab down the road.
     
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    Great minds and all... :beer
     
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    Crash, the Dyne was a great deal. I was so close to snagging it! Nothing wrong with it. I would prob want to flip it back to proper orientation. It will be fine as is though, just make sure to keep it cool with a fan.
     
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    Didn't cure my Shiva gas. ;)

    I picked up a non-reverb Shiva
    running EL34s a month ago. Not
    really compared them side-by-side
    into the same cab as of yet.

    I can't imagine a nicer amp for the
    price the used EDs seem to be going
    for, though. I think I paid less than
    $700 for mine shipped and it is in
    great shape with custom tolex
    option from Mesa.

    Would love to play a Goldfinger someday.
    If the ED tops it, for you, that is saying
    a lot for the ED. :aok
     
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    Congrats on your Shiva! Nothing wrong with grabbing one of those babies - nothing wrong at all. Enjoy!

    Nothing wrong with the GF at all, either. The GF has A LOT of options built in that I never use, though. The simplicity of the Dyne wins for me.
     
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    Thanks. :)

    That's kind of why I went with the Shiva.
    I am done with amps that have 3 channels
    and 5 modes in each channel. :nono

    The TA-30 is about as complicated as I want to get
    these days. :aok

    Looked at the Goldfinger and Ecstasy, and really
    felt the Shiva suited my preferences and interests
    more than the others.

    So far I really like it. I am going to keep the 34s in
    it and stay with the 6L6s in the ED. :aok

    What tubes are you running in your ED right now? :huh
     
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    The 6L6s. Prefer those. I have a set of 34s lying in my drawer, though!
     
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    I had a Bogner Shiva 20th and an Electra Dyne at the same times for a few months. Both on a Bogner 4x12. I could get them to sound pretty damm close. The excursion knob on the Shiva had to be set high to match the low end of the Dyne. Shiva has more gain with any external pedals but I used a BB Preamp with the Dyne and that brought things a lot closer. Dyne was still rounder sounding, Shiva was a bit more grindy in comparison. Both amps sounded great.
     
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    :D:D
    Thanks for chiming in, Andy. It's pretty obvious that the Dyne and the Shiva overlap quite a bit, at least according to this thread. :DFor those seriously considering a Shiva, the Dyne would certainly be a more cost effective option and should not be overlooked!
     

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