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NAD - Old amp brought back to life - now with clips

infiniteposse

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I got this old feller off CL about 6 months ago or so. Here's the post I made ages ago when I first got it - gut shots and old cab pics: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/555834&highlight=electromuse

I had a little trade credit at my fav local guitar shop, the Portland Custom Shop, and those gentleman did this little amp right. The amp's been recapped, cleaned up and rehoused in a reproduction cab built by Jeremy @ PCS. This little guy just oozes grit and vibe now. The circuit was supposedly a 5B3 Tweed Deluxe-ish one, but it sounds way heavier than my 53 Deluxe. I'll try and do some sound clips in the next couple of days. For now I just thought I'd share some eye candy.





 
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DBBlues

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That's gorgeous!
It looks like it could also be a great harp amp.
 

infiniteposse

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This thing sounds amazing. The 3rd input has way less gain than the first two, which is nice. The first two are the screamers. I'm not sure of the technical explanation, but my tech explained that the volume knobs on the amp are wired in such a way where it's always dimed, so the best way to work it is dime it and then use the guitar volume to control amp volume. I'm explaining this poorly, but it's different than any of my other amps. It's something we may mess with down the line, but for now he wanted me to just get used to the amp and see if I was happy with how it sounded.
 

erksin

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I got this old feller off CL about 6 months ago or so. Here's the post I made ages ago when I first got it - gut shots and old cab pics: https://www.thegearpage.net/board/index.php?threads/555834&highlight=electromuse

I had a little trade credit at my fav local guitar shop, the Portland Custom Shop, and those gentleman did this little amp right. The amp's been recapped, cleaned up and rehoused in a reproduction cab built by Jeremy @ PCS. This little guy just oozes grit and vibe now. The circuit was supposedly a 5B3 Tweed Deluxe-ish one, but it sounds way heavier than my 53 Deluxe. I'll try and do some sound clips in the next couple of days. For now I just thought I'd share some eye candy.





Those PCS boys DO NOT screw around. :bow

Nice score, Lee - and amazing work, Jeremy!!!
 

erksin

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This thing sounds amazing. The 3rd input has way less gain than the first two, which is nice. The first two are the screamers. I'm not sure of the technical explanation, but my tech explained that the volume knobs on the amp are wired in such a way where it's always dimed, so the best way to work it is dime it and then use the guitar volume to control amp volume. I'm explaining this poorly, but it's different than any of my other amps. It's something we may mess with down the line, but for now he wanted me to just get used to the amp and see if I was happy with how it sounded.
Might have been originally designed for lap steel use? That might explain it.
 

infiniteposse

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Might have been originally designed for lap steel use? That might explain it.
I think that's it Erskin. Everything I've found on the brand is for lapsteel. Supposedly this is a Valco amp, although I've yet to 100% verify that.
 

Leonc

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That is one mighty fine lookin cab and amp. Way cool. Look forward to hearing some clips!
 

erksin

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I think that's it Erskin. Everything I've found on the brand is for lapsteel. Supposedly this is a Valco amp, although I've yet to 100% verify that.
Looking at your old thread about the original - it almost looks like it was a PA originally to me.

I don't think it was Valco-made. It resembles the old Flot-A-Tones a lot more than anything Valco that I've seen.
 

bandit9569

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Hi I just happened to find an old electromuse myself. Idetical to yours mine has model 46 on it. My tube numbers are gone. I cant tell what the input tubes are. All the tubes are marked continental was yours? My amp plays but the sound isnt as loud as my champ with single 6v6. Im planning on ordering tubes and seeing where that gets me. Is yours loud enough to keep up with a drummer? Looks Awsome!!!
 

infiniteposse

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Hi Bandit-

The preamp tubes are 6SL7-GT's. If you're looking at the chassis from the rear/with the knobs facing you, they're hard left one in front of the other. To their right are the 2 6V6's, side to side above the knobs and then behind the transformer is the rectifier, which I think is a 5Y3. It's tight in the space though and I couldn't get it out.

I hope this helps.
 

infiniteposse

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Soundclips at last. Can't say the playing will wow you, but you'll get to hear the amp... I describe setup a little at the start of each clip and the voice is quiet but the guitar gets quite a bit more loud, so be careful.

No pedals used until about the middle of the tele clip. COT50 with a smidge of gain. As you'll see, the amp is pretty darn crunchy all of the time, so the COT50 gets quite gritty.

63 CS Tele-->Electromuse = http://soundclick.com/share?songid=8629999

Greco LP-->Electromuse = http://soundclick.com/share?songid=8629987

Enjoy.
 




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