NAD - Marshall's here

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by bhatta, Jun 29, 2021.

  1. bhatta

    bhatta Gretschie

    Jun 29, 2020
    Hello to all,
    7 days of trucking and the Marshall's here.
    Seems like a duplicate post, but couldn't resist, this is my first NAD post in 26 years of playing...
    Mainly because only other forum I'm part of is and I don't post there, only lurk around :)

    Had about 8-10 amps but never posted a NAD before :confused:

    Well, Marshall cleans, definitely not Fender but got me super pleased.
    Love the EL34's... I am able to dial in the right amount of dirt!

    The 20w mode is more open sounding than the 10 but for after office I will stick to 10. 20 is for weekends;)

    Loving it!
    Here's a couple a pics to ensure it ain't a dream, look at them big tubes glow:cool:

    IMG_20210629_210543.jpg IMG_20210629_112844.jpg IMG_20210629_140459.jpg
  2. dougmon

    dougmon Synchromatic

    Jan 9, 2013
    That's beautiful! I really love the sound of EL34 amps.
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  3. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    Congrats! Nice one.
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  4. SAguitar

    SAguitar Synchromatic

    Jan 17, 2020
    Jack Plate, Oregon
    Oh yes, you are definitely in the in crowd now! Get your glow on, brother.
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  5. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congrats, looks a nice amp!
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  6. MKunie

    MKunie Country Gent

    Feb 8, 2012
    I just got the DSL 40 about a week ago, and these amps are truly amazing for the price. Was looking at the 20 but I wanted the 12 inch speaker. But the tones are amazing. My Gretsches sound great through them and to my surprise more pleasing to my ears for some stuff than my bassman!. Maybe because my first real good amp was a Marshall. Anyway, Best of luck with it! Enjoy!!!
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  7. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Congrats! Marsgall is such an iconic brand, so much great history.
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  8. bhatta

    bhatta Gretschie

    Jun 29, 2020
    Thank you all! Glad you all approve.
    Yes, couldn't just look away from a Marshall!

    @MKunie the 20cr also has 12" speaker, But 40 has better speaker, G12V type.
    The 20 comes with 70-80.
    Cheers on your 40!
    Let me break in the 70-80 while I save up for something better!

    But it's a beast alright! Plenty loud and no boxiness like my previous blues jr...
    This is perfect for the small club venues I play, used to play, twice a year and for noodling.
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  9. Jerzey Bob

    Jerzey Bob Synchromatic

    Apr 3, 2021
    North Jersey
    'Gratz, a 100 hr. breakin is recommended. That includes intermittent standby time.
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  10. hcsterg

    hcsterg Friend of Fred

    Feb 13, 2012
    Congratulations @bhatta ! :cool::cool::cool:

    Me too I recently bought 2nd hand (for 200 Euros) on a local craiglist a little Marshall Class5 - Version III, with the intention to mod it a bit...


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  11. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Congrats and enjoy.
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  12. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    Congrats on a fine new amp. Enjoy to the fullest.
    I have a couple of EL34 amps but they don't say Marshall.
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  13. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Congrats again on the DSL, like you said the Marshall clean is not Fender clean, its own thing but still good.
    The more you crank it though the more you wont want to play clean lol.
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  14. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Cool amp. Nothing goes KERRAAANNG like a Marshall. Enjoy.
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  15. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    Congrats, looks like a lot of fun!
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  16. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Congrats on a sweet amp!
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  17. TubeLife

    TubeLife Synchromatic

    Jan 23, 2020
    Congrats indeed!! Got me looking now into the DSL20 head. Enjoy!!
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  18. Archtops

    Archtops Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2021
    I had that amp and it was a great amp. Congrats!
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  19. bhatta

    bhatta Gretschie

    Jun 29, 2020
    Thanks a ton...
    Check them out, surely won't disappoint.
    I am loving just plain overdriving my combo...
    nice headroom
    nobody gave the tone shift any importance in reviews I saw but that's a nifty little switch that I am appreciating much...
    @Jerzey Bob thanks for the suggestion, will keep that in mind.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2021
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  20. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Congratulations and enjoy!
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