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NAD finally

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by pghjeeper, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. pghjeeper


    Mar 11, 2011
    I finally pulled the trigger and bought a new head for my bass rig. I have been using a 1985 GK 400rb since I traded my Marshall 1971 Marshall super bass for it back in 1985, who wanted to deal with tubes solid state was the wave of the future lol.
    Anyhow after much ado I finally pulled the trigger on a left over Peavey VB2 head. It was a demo that got put in the dark cornor of a local gc back room. I got an amazing deal and they threw in a one year pro warranty and retubed it with a new sextet of JJ's El34's and EH 12AX7's all for free.
    I'm going to run it through a mid nineties ampeg svt 810e and then I let everyone know what I think.
    My one question is there a specific 1/4 to speakon cable I have to use? The GC salesman said something about a four pin speakon cable not a. Standard two pin, common with PA's ?
  2. otherclef


    Aug 10, 2011
    Download the manual and read about the speaker outputs... if there is still some confusion do not plug in until you get it straight. Someone will help on here i'm sure.
  3. pghjeeper


    Mar 11, 2011
    I just did 1/4 to 1/4 for now but I would like to use the speakon jack in the back of the 810
  4. Afaik, speakons are 1 & +1 pos & neg. That simple.
  5. A Neutrik NL4FC is the most common speakon connector. It is a four conductor connector, but can be used as a two conductor when wired as the above poster stated. Neutrik also makes an NL2FC which is just a two conductor speakon. IMHO, the NL4FC is far more durable than the NL2FC and is just a couple of bucks more, and that's why they are more common.
  6. pghjeeper


    Mar 11, 2011
    Got my 1/4 to speakon and lugged my heads and cabs to my music room on the second floor.
  7. pghjeeper


    Mar 11, 2011
  8. Very nice! Diggin the Traynor also.

    That VB-2 is one I considered while tube amp shopping. It's got just the right amount of power for nearly everything. The only reason(s) I didn't opt for it was I couldn't get a deal on one and my heart currently belongs to another brand and if I had bought anything else, it would've bugged me later.

    Enjoy your amp!
  9. bassfran


    Mar 1, 2012
    Endorsing artist: Lakland basses
    2ND FLOOR?!

    You're sure to rattle some windows with those rigs.

    Congrats on an awesome choice.
  10. pghjeeper


    Mar 11, 2011
    It's rediclous how bad the whole house rattles

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