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  1. No, I saw a friend of mine got it. I’ll check it out.
  2. !3's? metal pick and fat neck? damn, this dude works harder than I thought. The solid state amp is not a surprise (to me) at those levels of gain though.
  3. After many years of trying to make it I have never been able, my wife works on Saturdays and I simply cannot drag my young kids out there to get in a line to see if I get a limited edition record. The one time i tried it was a hassle. It is hard to beat resellers...and hipsters, they will be there before you, they are so confident that they post items for auction before they have them. A couple of years ago I finally made my mind, I don't even try. No record is worth it, plenty of other old records to choose from although they are getting expensive. As for new records I buy them but know that 99% of them are not from an analog source. The market is pretty ruined IMO, at some point I'll stop buying altogether.
  4. Some time ago Duane V (a member here) posted the exact part number and supplier for those little connectors but it has been a while.
  5. Riffster

    NAD

    Oh yea, it's a new model, they unveiled it at NAMM, not available yet. A lot of people replace speakers in modeling amps it's tricky to know how that speaker will color the sound of the models though. Ideally you want a speaker that will simply reproduce the sound of the model rather than being a factor in the sound. When I had a Fender Champ XD I ran it through a JBL speaker and sounded much better.
  6. Riffster

    NAD

    Yep, check it out. It is new for 2018, not sure if there are NAMM reviews floating around. http://www.audioxpress.com/news/celestion-debuts-f12-x200-full-range-guitar-loudspeaker-designed-specifically-for-use-with-amp-modeling
  7. Riffster

    NAD

    The new speaker pushes more air and the small cab on the CODE 25 just doesn't have the room. Any 10" speaker I looked at needs more room for a closed enclosure application. The replacement speaker did sound better for music playback and does not sound horrible when playing guitar is just that it isn't overall much better. As I said, I am sure these amps could have a much better speaker but to find that exact speaker to match all the needs and specs of this amp is tough. Celestion is now making a speaker for modeling amps by the way, but it is a 12" Frankly for me it was a timing thing, got the amp, noticed the subpar speaker then went on vacation where I had plenty of time to look at replacement speaker online and bought one. Probably if I had played with the amp settings first I would've make it sound better and would not have bought another speaker. Another thing that crosses my mind is that an 8" may be better suited for the CODE 25. Sad thing is I used to have one and gave it away.
  8. Riffster

    NAD

    Well, I installed a new speaker but, it's a no-go. You gain something but lose something. I am sure these amps would sound better with a better speaker, the problem is that speaker would have to meet a series of specifications that would prove a suitable replacement speaker hard to find. I am sure the CODE 50 has more options for speaker replacement since it has a 12" speaker. Frankly I think the CODE 25 should have an 8" speaker, that small close cab is simply too small for the air that a 10" speaker can generate. The good news is that I have started modifying presets and the amp sounds better right away. I started with the Silver Jubilee presets, lowered gain to half, adjusted EQ and lowered the noise gate and it sound more pleasant right away.
  9. I'm liking the sound of the Sennheiser HD 380 PRO set that I bought recently. They are over the ear so no ear ache. They were a bit stiff at first but softened after a week of use. They sound great and fold into the included case in order to transport them. I even take them to the office now.
  10. That's the real deal. Nobody is faking that logo style and those tuners go for a pretty penny. There are a ton of things to get right on a fake Norlin era instument to be producing fakes.
  11. Riffster

    NAD

    Very cool amp, congrats. The thing about those is that they are timeless. When I started playing I looked st one of those in tweed as well and I always regretted not buying it because I went on to buy several amps that came and went before I got something I truly liked.
  12. I like the guitar a lot except for the fretboard. it's cool in a way but too much to fit into it.
  13. Great video. He makes those guitars sing.
  14. Riffster

    NAD

    I was in San Antonio for almost a week but I have been playing mine for the last few days through headphones. It does the job, plug in guitar, plug in phone with songs or drums app, headphones and start jamming. A lot of people prefer the Boss Katana and I can see why but to me it does not quite sound like a Marshall. The Code 25 is not a fantastic sounding amplifier but it is very sufficient for me and the features and layout are perfect. I am going to read the manual to make sure I am not missing anything. It was cool to discover the tuner can be changed to alternative tuning using the app very cool to be able to tune to whatever using the amp.
  15. Thanks Rabs! Nope Travis, I bought it on eBay, the seller makes guards for several models that do not come with one from factory. I like this style that extends into the side of the freboard like a 1960's special does. Note how I went with a single dot inlay at the 24th fret, I only had one left and looks better this way.
  16. And there it is, before and after.
  17. Riffster

    NAD

    I watched the video. That guy cracks me up. - This isn't a tube amp. - it's got pcb, transistors and processors, simply not a tube amp. - no transformers or tubes! - this isn't made in England. and it isn't a tube amp. - the speaker does not even have a Marshall sticker on it. - the effects are trying to hide that this isn't a tube amp. - this isn't a made in England Marshall Stack. - an app? Marshall tube amps don't use apps. Then he gives it a 7 out 10 rating... Truth is the CODE 25 comes with an absolutely horrendous speaker, all you have to do to know that is to play music through it using your phone, it isn't and issue of frequency range but rather quality of the speaker itself. I rolled the dice and ordered a full range speaker for mine (50hz to 5000khz), the speaker has a rubber surround which tends to smooth the glass-like sound these amps tend to produce (my opinion). I had a Fender Champ XD and it was the same situation. Once I receive the speaker and install it I will post my findings.
  18. My 2014 SG Futura has a silver silk-screened logo that is shaped exactly like the MOP current version. My 2013 has a gold silk-screened logo that is also the current shape but it’s like 25% larger
  19. Riffster

    NAD

    I like it a lot, the layout of the buttons is very well thought out, which is very simple at the same time by following the signal path. The settings on my amp were uneven but it was an easy fix. I reset the amp to factory then plugged it in to my computer using a cable from my TC Electronic Delay and updated the firmware that was indeed out of date. It was very quick. I like how light it is and the convenience of everything in a single package. These amps always benefit from a better full range speaker but I will leave it alone for now. The noise gate needs to be adjusted in a lot of the settings, I had read this somewhere and it is true, kind of overkill but it is an easy fix.
  20. Riffster

    NAD

    I just picked my amp at GC, got the notification it was in this morning. Good timing because I was craving a brisket burrito from the place next door. Amp is in great cosmetic condition and clean, seems like I will not be getting a venereal disease from it. I'll plug it in tonight.
  21. Riffster

    NAD

    I didn't look at this type of amps for a log time until a youtube demo played while I was watching and hearing the sounds and reviews made me look into the features and it seems it has it all, even tuner. The idea of an all integrated practice amp seemed very appealing these days when I am trying to sell stuff I do not need.
  22. Riffster

    NAD

    Oh yea, I forgot. I do always update software in these situations. I hope it comes with the cable or that I have one, probably the cable I use with my TC Electronics pedals will fit. And you are right about the possible state of the amp. I hesitate to buy stuff like this used but I decided to flip the coin this time. I did however chose the pick up at store option, I will open it there and inspect it, if there is an issue I'll address it right there.
  23. Riffster

    NAD

    I already ordered it yesterday. I thought I'd browse eBay, Reverb, etc. well, Guitar Center had one used and looked very new. $150 all-in. It's on its way. The advantage of getting used gear through Guitar Center is that if anything is wrong they'll make it good.
  24. Riffster

    NAD

    Thanks for the review, I am going to get one and get rid of a few things to make space.
  25. My first reaction is that somebody left the string hanging out and tuned the guitar and the tip of the string scratched the finish. By the way, nitro is fully repairable, that line can be easily sanded off or if too deep it can be filled in and then sanded off. I mean I just got done refinishing a headstock after inalying stuff in it and I am not a luthier.
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