The Greenest NAD ever (dream amp content)

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  1. Agileguy_101

    Agileguy_101 Member

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    So I played one of these many years ago, when I was still relatively new to the guitar. It impressed me even then with my undiscerning ears, enough so that I wanted to track one down after I sold my gigantic Dual Showman 2x12. I remembered right - it's an amazing amp. So many great tones that might even sway the Mesa haters.

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    Ees so preeety
     
  2. Hiatt1991

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    Gorgeous! You have very nice taste in gear sir!
     
  3. DV52

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    Very Nice
     
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  4. Moot

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    I loved my Stiletto Ace! It was a very versatile, indestructible amp. I got one of my best ever Jazz tones from its clean channel, but most people dismiss that statement just because it was a Mesa.

    The drive channel was awesome! It covered old Marshalls, modded Marshalls and more. I miss that amp.

    Congratulations!
     
  5. RussB

    RussB low rent hobbyist Silver Supporting Member

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    I'm green with envy! Congrats
     
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    i don't know why people don't feel Mesa amps are great for jazz.
    Most of my jazz friends consider it a go to amp.
     
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    I like the colour combination.

    I had an Ace head for awhile. It was a cool amp, just wasn't right for me but I'm not really a Marshall guy either. Does the combo have reverb?
     
  8. Agileguy_101

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    Thanks guys!

    No, the combo doesn't have reverb. Thank god too because that'd push it close to 90lbs.
     
  9. supergenius365

    supergenius365 Silver Supporting Member

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    Dang I just love green gear. Enjoy!
     
  10. amdowell

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    Glad to see more Stiletto love! I gigged with a Stiletto Deuce II for years back in the day. I had been using a Mesa Maverick for the last few years and, although a great sounding amp, it didn't quite fit what I needed. I found a used Ace head recently and have been absolutely elated with its sound. It enabled me to get rid of SO MANY dirt pedals. I can't say enough good things about it. Enjoy, brother!
     
  11. sickboy79

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    Awesome! Congrats! Great looking rig.
     
  12. ledzep618

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    People always hate on the Stilettos but I thought they sounded great
     
  13. big mike

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    great amps. They sound good. They're the mesa for marshall guys really.
    Love the green PRS too, I had a singlecut trem in that color for awhile.

    Nice combo. Enjoy! I'd still nab one of the stage 2 heads if I had cash laying around.
     
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    Agree entirely. I use my Express + with a Powerstation and a Steamboat Hemp 100 and the cleans are amazing for jazz/fusion/jam music. Very expressive
     
  15. Timbre Wolf

    Timbre Wolf GoldMember Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice to meet another green fiend! :D

    Here's a shot back for you:
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    :beer

    - Thom
     
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  16. big mike

    big mike Moderator - EL34 Emeritas Staff Member

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    Oh how i miss my thundercheif.
    Hi Thom!
     
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    Timbre Wolf GoldMember Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    At least there was something red in that photo for you to look at, Mike. Cheers!

    - T
     
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    People who don't know how to turn down a treble knob didn't like the Stiletto series.
     
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    I can't believe the number of people who didn't know how to dial in these amps. They just assumed they were supposed to sound like a creamy, mid-rich sound, when it's clear the sound was meant to kick you in the throat and create a searing, sizzling top end. It's such an exciting sound. It's the updated, modern version of that throaty, crushed-glass distortion from the 80s and 90s, but it's like everyone wanted it to sound like a rounded SLO. That's too bad--there was a lot of great music to be made with those amps, and there are still very few amps made to sound like it to this day. Everything today has to sound 'bone-crushing' and 'brutal', but that has led to the decline in rock 'n' roll and instead gave us the depressing melancholy of modern metal. I'd love to see that Stiletto type of tone make a huge comeback.
     
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    I've had a couple of Stiletto amps! I loved them! Should have probably kept one of them! Great tones, nice bottom end and love the fluid gain on it!
    The only con of it is the weight of that beast! Carrying that bugger up the stairs was not fun!

    Congrats!
     

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