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NAD,NCD,NCD!!!!Hiwatt/Mesa/Aguilar Content

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by kulit17, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

    NAD = New Amp Day

    Been on my GAS list for a long time, but it's been very much elusive!!! Found it at a store for an awesome price!! I'm gonna get it re-tubed and looked over by a tech, but it's MINT!!!



    NCD = New Combo Day

    This was sitting in the store so lonely :help:



    NCD = New Cab Day
    Aguilar DB112NT

    Had this one paid for sitting in the store for a bit....finally picked it up since I had the amp shipped there too. It should match well with my existing DB112

  2. smeet

    smeet Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2006
    Woodland Hills, CA
    That Hiwatt looks amazing! How much was it, and what does it sound like? I understand they do the super-clean tube thing more than the dirty/compressed tube thing, is that correct?

  3. hennessybass

    hennessybass Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2008
    North East Texas
    Did you just win the lottery?!?!

    Nice. Especially the Hiwatt.
  4. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

    Thanks! Ya the Hiwatt was something totally unexpected! I played it briefly just to verify everything is in working order and that there's no weird anomalies with it. As far as I can tell, it functions as it should, but there is something weird occurring if I crank the presence knob. The Hiwatt does have a cleaner tonal character comparing it to my Mesa 400+. I'll give it a nice go though :bassist:
  5. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    Congratulations on your HiWatt score! I play through a Reeves Custom 225, its American cousin, and smile every time I do. :)
  6. Wow...sweet score on the Hiwatt!. I would ask your tech to test the tubes.(rather than replace them) With the condition of the head i would bet that there is lots of life left in the tubes. Unless they are not orig and your looking for a characteristic of a different tube.
  7. hennessybass

    hennessybass Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2008
    North East Texas
    Interested to hear wahat's up. I also have a Hiwatt DR201... but mine is the 6x EL34 version. Looks like you got KT88s in yours.
  8. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Beautiful congrats all away around.
  9. kulit17

    kulit17 Wal Collector #35 Supporting Member

    Thanks Dean! You got a good point - i'll give the tech I know a call later today to check if he got a tube tester.