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Another NAD ... Tone Hammer 350. Update - Just died too.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Phlipper, Jan 29, 2018.


  1. Phlipper

    Phlipper

    Feb 5, 2013
    Fayetteville, NC
    Endorsing Artist: Old SS Peavey Lead Sleds and Peavey tube amps
    I've been playing thru my Avatar cabs all afternoon one at a time. Both are 4 ohms. It realy sounds good thru either one. Just like my Max 700 I set it up totally flat and used the EQ on my basses. It dials up a nice punchy base tone, a slap tone, mid-heavy but not-so-glassy Jaco tone (I've been learning The Chicken), a low treble blues sound. And with a twist of the drive knob it yields up a grinding hard rock/metal thing. It is pretty sweet and warm. Not as much highs as the Max but still does a great scooped slap just from the guitars. In a band mix I might goose the highs just a bit.

    About volume ... I didn't need to worry about that. Thru the 4 ohm B212 I set the Gain and Master both at noon and things were rattling off the mantle over the fireplace and my ears were hurting. It definitely pushes all 350 watts out and does it sweetly. And the thing is so light it's like picking up a shoebox with nothing in it.

    Can't wait to push it with a band. I'm kinda impressed so far.

    I may not reorder another Elf after all.
     
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  2. johnpbass

    johnpbass

    Feb 18, 2008
    Glen Mills, PA
    Congrats! The Tone Hammers are great amps. Sounds like you've dialed your tones in pretty quickly. I'll admit, it took me a bunch of knob twiddling until I understood how the gain, drive, and mids interact.
     
  3. Phlipper

    Phlipper

    Feb 5, 2013
    Fayetteville, NC
    Endorsing Artist: Old SS Peavey Lead Sleds and Peavey tube amps
    I think it's only because I do so much knob twidling on my SRs. Without an active preamp I could definitely see having to spend some time with the amp.
     
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  4. Phlipper

    Phlipper

    Feb 5, 2013
    Fayetteville, NC
    Endorsing Artist: Old SS Peavey Lead Sleds and Peavey tube amps
    Definitely a smoother, rounder tone than what I usually use. It's a keeper. Been playing all night. Sounds great with the flats on my fretless, too.
     
  5. Phlipper

    Phlipper

    Feb 5, 2013
    Fayetteville, NC
    Endorsing Artist: Old SS Peavey Lead Sleds and Peavey tube amps
    Aaaaaand amp fail number 2 in one week.

    Came home this afternoon and hit the switch .... nothing. Changed power cables. Changed outlets. Checked breakers. Zilch.

    I think I'm just not cut out for class D minis. First the Elf ... now this.

    It sure sounded good while it was working though. Much like the Elf did. Awesome ... till it stopped working. :roflmao:
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2018