Belated NAD: HXDA 30 Watt Head!

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  1. MA Pete

    MA Pete SC 594 Addict

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    Yup!

    But it will be a great investment - you will love all of your amps more!

    (Warning: It may also cause GAS for Amps you owned before that you had to crank too loud to get the good tones from.)

    The best thing is that wife is very thankful that I no longer wake her up at 1 in the morning by pushing the envelope on how loud the amp is playing. Late at night, I just use the headphones, which sounds terrific. Now THAT makes it worth every penny - peace in the household on the guitar front! ;)
     
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  2. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    That’s what I’m worried about. I went back to the Kemper when the floor came out. Still have the Archon, which could benefit from the OX. Trying to avoid that amp rabbit hole!
     
  3. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Dude...that’s no rabbit hole...it’s a bear cave.
     
  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Ain’t that the truth!
     
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  5. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Great story Pete. I was there with you, having seen the studio I’m assuming you’re speaking of in videos!

    What a memory to cherish!
     
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  6. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc I like to party, mmm hmm, everybody does.

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    Bangin’!
     
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  7. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules On Double Secret Probation

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    I'm sorry, but I can't "like" this post because you returned an amp I've always wanted, the MDT. Other than that, I'd sure give you a like. But I just can't condone that type of behavior.
     
  8. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    ^^^Harda$$^^^:p
     
  9. MA Pete

    MA Pete SC 594 Addict

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    Thanks! It was pretty awesome.

    Funny thing is, there is a follow up story that it related to it. A couple of years later, I was traveling back from a conference from San Francisco to Chicago, where my band played. I missed my flight, and had to wait for the next one. I board the flight with a Private Stock in hand, and Paul boards the same flight a few minutes later with HIS Private Stock in hand. We get off the plane in Chicago (which is home for me), and he has a layover, he was headed to Sweetwater in Indiana for an event. We had lunch at Chili's at the Airport (with our Private Stock guitars), it was awesome to get him 1:1 for an hour plus. During that chat we talked about the amps, and he said "hey I have this one right now that is killer, you should have it". It was a 100W version of the MDT with all his mods. I was to contact my dealer and have them request the amp. I don't remember why, but I never did follow up and buy that amp. I really regret that now!

    Sorry! It was pretty great, it just seemed a little redundant to the HXDA.

    But don't worry, I will be buying more PRS Amps soon... ;)
     
  10. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules On Double Secret Probation

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    Well..., I don't want to be a hard a$$ about it, so... I guess we can be friends again. AFTER you buy more PRS amps. :p:p

    So seriously, which version of MDT did you have? The one with mids control? I have come SO close a couple times, but stopped only because of what has been mentioned again here in this thread. Sounds KILLER but needs to be loud to sound great. I just don't get to open them up that much. I still want one though. :rolleyes: You know how that goes... I really should just bite the bullet and by a Power Station or Ox.
     
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  11. MA Pete

    MA Pete SC 594 Addict

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    Mine was the one without the Mid control, just Treble and Bass.

    And yes, bite the bullet! ;)
     
  12. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Pete, I’m really glad the OX solves the volume issues! They’re great tools. I should probably invest in one at some point.
     
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