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Boy_Narf

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N(old)AD!
« on: March 29, 2020, 03:46:57 PM »
Hello Everyone,

So I've been hunting for a cab for my TT for the past year or so. I tried a few 112 at the store a few months back but left unsatisfied. 112 cabs never come up for sale locally and shipping them in is just too much. I decided a while back to delete all of my Kijij and Reverb notifications as I just don't need to be ripping through gear and wasting money like I used to.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/uvEUQXPVc1uZ25Hu5

SOOOOOO! I was very bored recently and decided to hit the old Kijiji. I stumbled upon an ad for a TT Combo for a very reasonable price. It was a little more beat up than I prefer but I will be using this one live so it's going to get banged around anyway. We did the responsible thing had him send me a video play through the day before. We stood 20 or so feet apart waiting for the etransfer to go through then he stepped away while I went up and grabbed the amp. Hand sanitize after the transaction of course then straight home for a soapy bath :) Turns out we are out of magic erasers so the black scuffs will remain for the time being, but a few dabs of superglue sorted out the big rip on the bottom. I plugged it in and oh man what a tone! It has the first run of G12H speakers and boy do they sound big coming out of that tiny cab. The serial number ends with 0810 so it's either Aug 2010, or Oct 2008. Regardless it sounds dang nice! The biggest issue (since I didn't try it out) was that the knobs were all stripped. Thankfully the pots are fine so a little piece of painters tape on each post sorted that.

About 8 years ago I went to try out a TT combo. The kid said it was immaculate but upon arriving it had a bunch of rips in the tolex. I still gave it a jam and was amazed by the tone but decided to walk away from the deal (dumb of me at the time as I think he was asking $400CAD but I was pretty broke back then and was obsessed with all of my gear looking pristine).

There is something "magic" IMO anyway, with Orange combos that just doesn't exist in the head/cab versions. Both my R30C, and TTC both have a sweetness that their cab-less counter parts don't posses. Some folks say it's the vibrations from the speaker hitting the tubes, others say it's the close proximity to the magnetic field that does something. Regardless I'm quite pleased :)

No more cab hunting for me!

P.S. The ampramp under is amazing. What a simple but effective idea (that they may or may not have burrowed from Markbass heh) Costs about $20 CAD and folds up flat. Much cleaner than sticking a pedal box or backpack under the amp that's for sure!

~RemainJoyful.
« Last Edit: March 29, 2020, 03:49:45 PM by Boy_Narf »
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Re: N(old)AD!
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2020, 12:39:30 AM »
Congratulations!   I noticed there aren't any vents - which I like.  Although the vents serve a secondary purpose of holding picks (very convenient) I'd be concerned that something could get spilled into those vents. 

Boy_Narf

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Re: N(old)AD!
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2020, 09:17:30 AM »
Vents eh?

Now that you mention it my R30C has vents! AHHHH.

Not sure these ever had vents, but there was another version with the handle on the top. I wonder if there would be overheating issues with this model then? Interesting.
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Re: N(old)AD!
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2020, 11:57:30 PM »
I wonder if there would be overheating issues with this model then? Interesting.

No problem. My AD15 doesn't have vents and doesn't overheat.
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