NAD: RedPlate Blues Machine

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Figaro, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Figaro

    Figaro Supporting Member

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    I received my Blues Machine yesterday. I think it just may be my last amp because it can do everthing I need WITHOUT ADDITIONAL PEDALS! I had a Tweedyverb that was great but I play about 75% at home and the it can get loud, even on it's low power switch and with 6V6s. The Blues Machine's master volume is exactly what I was looking for because I can set all the controls where I need them and then just use ONE knob (master volume) to control the volume without changing the tone or overdrive. It's pedal controls the Tweed, Drive and Boost settings so that gives four settings plus you can combine them for even more overdrive options. Also, it's cathode/fixed bias switch, smooth switch, humbucker/single coil switch and effects loop makes it way more versatile than any amp I've ever owned. It has plenty of clean headroom in the blackface setting and can get very LOUD. I don't see why anyone would need more power than this amp has. I got it with an Eminence Lil' Texas Neo magnet speaker and it sounds as good as I hoped it would. It sounds very close to the Jensen Neo 12-100 speaker and that is exactly the sound I was looking for. This Blues Machine weighs in at about 42 lbs which is only 5 lbs more than the Tweedyverb.

    I'm also looking forward to trying a volume pedal in it's effects loop to be able to control the volume while playing. Henry said this will work just like the master volume control. Has anyone tried a volume pedal in a RedPlate effects loop?

    For me, the Blues Machine is the perfect amp. Thank you Henry!

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  2. macmax77

    macmax77 Supporting Member

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    I am sorry but this is not true and i own a MDD

    You need a delay pedal! :D

    And Congrats on your new Tone Machine!
     
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  3. jspax7

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    I really want to try one of these. :drool

    Congrats on your new amp!
     
  4. saltydogg

    saltydogg Rock & Roll Enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    Congrats!

    Nice Tolex/Grille combination.
     
  5. synthnut

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    Congrats on your amp .....Henry makes some damn fine amps !!......Jim
     
  6. trucks

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    Beautiful amp!

    I tried farlowhigh's BM and waited all of a day to order an AstroDust 50R (BM with an additional drive). They are exceptional amps and Henry is an exceptional builder!
     
  7. joek86

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    Congrats on the BM, I just got me B-n-B last week!

    ~Joe
     
  8. saltydogg

    saltydogg Rock & Roll Enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey, I just got my B-N-B (45W head) yesterday! Congrats on another fine RP amp!
     
  9. joek86

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    What do you think?

    I got the 50 6L6 version...just decided to try something different and I wanted the Black V amp.

    ~Joe
     
  10. Figaro

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    Has anyone used a volume pedal in a Redplate effects loop?
     

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