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JimmyM is the devil! (NAD)

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by tbirdsp, Dec 5, 2013.


  1. tbirdsp

    tbirdsp Supporting Member

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    Well after reading how my TCE combo sounds like a bad mp3 of an Ampeg, I finally succumbed ;) :D

    Big brown truck delivered my V-4B yesterday. Merry Christmas to me! :hyper:

    Still need to try it with BOTH of my Genz Focus 115's, but it sounds damn good with one. Doesn't really match though - crap, may have to get a SVT-212AV too :rolleyes:

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  2. Groovy_Gravy

    Groovy_Gravy

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    Jimmy M is an ampeg fanboy but we love him.
     
  3. Deepwoods

    Deepwoods

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    Nice! Could you cover your metal grills with matching grill cloth?
     
  4. Mosfed

    Mosfed The mighty mighty

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    I think that 2x 212AVs would be a BOMB setup. Drool worthy FER CHUR!

    Congrats. And to me, Jimmy's Ampeg knowledge and passion for the brand has definitely helped me. I wouldn't change a thing about him!
     
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  6. millsbass5

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    Wow. I had one of those, along with the flat-back cab. And, you know, like a big dummy, I never even gave it the time of day, back in the 80's. Isn't it sad when you can say, "I used to have one of those! BTW, how do they sound?"

    Seriously, how does it sound? Is it SVT-like?
     
  7. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny Gold Supporting Member

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    That's what I'm doing to my old EV single 15 cab. Maybe this makes me shallow and image conscious but Ampeg heads just seem to cry out for Ampeg grill cloth. Trouble is there are several versions of "Ampeg" grill cloth and matching is a pain.

    And is Jimmy really the dark lord or just one of his little helpers?
     
  8. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    I'm just getting even with everyone for my horrible childhood ;)

    Mills, with knobs at noon and ultra switches off, the V4B has pretty flat response, whereas SVT's with the same settings have a gradual rolloff of mids and highs. But you can get the same sounds out of either with some knob twisting, and the overall vibe is very similar.
     
  9. johnpbass

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    Thanks tbirdsp for really upping my already bad GASsing for a new V4B:D. I'd be running it with those same cabs - 2 Focus 115s!
     
  10. tbirdsp

    tbirdsp Supporting Member

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    While I'm not an SVT expert - I agree. I'm not really going for that tone so I have the ultra switches off and bass about 1:00, mid and treble at 12:00. Passive MIA Jazz with rounds. With the ultra switches on it sounds like an SVT to me. I'm trying to keep it fairly clean so I'm running the gain at about 11:00 and master to suit volume.

    Just for grins I ran my VT Bass v2 pedal through it to get a really gritty sound. Worked well. Turning the speaker emulation on (SVT 810 cab sim, I normally run it off) had almost the same effect as engaging the ultra high on the head.

    jeffbonny - let me know if you find the matching grill cloth. I might do that. Might just try to cut a piece of wood to fit the front plate on the head and cover that in black cloth though. Plate is held on with something similar to that 3M "dual lock" heavy duty plastic velcro stuff.

    johnpbass - I am going to have to drag out the second Focus 115 to try it out. I'll post a pic and let you know how it sounds.
     
  11. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    You want the AV grillcloth. Available at www.fliptops.net and most other places that sell grillcloth.
     
  12. tbirdsp

    tbirdsp Supporting Member

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    Maybe just a minion :D
     

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  13. JACink

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    Fixed it for you:
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  14. hasbeen

    hasbeen

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    that is a beautiful looking amp. Congratulations.
     
  15. TC.65

    TC.65

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    Complete review please?
     
  16. tbirdsp

    tbirdsp Supporting Member

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    It will be a while before I use it live. I have 4 gigs coming up in Dec, but logistical issues dictate using another rig (probably my TCE BG250 combo). I am starting up with a new band plus a side project in 2014 and plan to use it a lot with those groups though.
     
  17. johnpbass

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    looking forward to hearing how it sounds with 2-15s!:)
     
  18. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey Roger, it's great to hear from you again!!! :D

    I also think that the amp looks great just as it is.
     
  19. hasbeen

    hasbeen

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    good to hear from you too Paul.

    Man...I had an amp that looked just like that in the 70's...it was a V4 though....without the "B". I used it on top of a 4x12 for a guitar amp.:bag:
     
  20. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

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    I've yet to try this one for guitar. I really should. Maybe I'll give it a go tonight after my wife leaves for work.
     
  21. hasbeen

    hasbeen

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    I'm afraid it was so long ago for me, that I really can't remember. Plus, when I was 17 years old, I didn't really have "ears" anyway.
     

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