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NAD lil’ Brown Jug

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Not that much really gets me excited actually that is stretching the the point. The hell with this let's get to the pics talk later!

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I'll explain the controls later. I have to plug in!

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The Sharpie graphic font is really highbrow....

– Tartan Phantom

He offered to mark it out with a sharpie. I told him leave it as is . Let them guess what's up. It's not hard to figure out what's what. Volume, treble , bass, raw, trem and speed. The brown jug has darken and presence that mine is missing. The trem will work with a vintage fender foot switch but not needed. You don't hear it at all when turned down. Key words are loud and clean headroom.

Oh I'm following you now. This is a prototype. He would have 50 faceplates made if ordered. This thing was such PITA to build he told me this will be the only one.

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Congratulations on the new amp. I am positive you will enjoy it. I have a 1962 Fender Vibrolux already so I took delivery of one of his Classic 57 amps a couple months ago and I an thrilled. I am surprised yours is a prototype, I thought he had been making these for while. David and I talked about the differences between the two amps on the phone. He is a great guy to work with and builds great amps. Thanks John

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Hey, I just had something very similar built by a friend - a one channel brown vibrolux built into a princeton chassis, in a Princeton cab with a single 12.

Super cool amp, more headroom than a Deluxe, not as loud as the big OT 6L6 amps, great tremolo.

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This can be loud. Two short bottle 6l6s it can be setup w/ 6v6 and a 5y3. Had some before work with it. Fun to be had.

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Congratulations on the new amp. I am positive you will enjoy it. I have a 1962 Fender Vibrolux already so I took delivery of one of his Classic 57 amps a couple months ago and I an thrilled. I am surprised yours is a prototype, I thought he had been making these for while. David and I talked about the differences between the two amps on the phone. He is a great guy to work with and builds great amps. Thanks John

– powerwagonjohn

The regular full size is the production model. Like I said earlier this is roughly the size of a BJR. He started this at the start of this B.S. pandemic. He had to use a SS transformer for 5881's it will do 6v6s with a 5y3. I'm leaving well enough alone for the time being.

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Ok I'll try to explain this but I knocked my back out so I really haven't spent much time with it.

It's based on a brown era vibrolux w/ 2-5881s ,3-12ax7a I think A SS rectifier which I wasn't to thrilled at first but found that it really didn't matter. I can put 6v6s and a 5y3 in it.

Presence and darken are missing compared the full bore brown jug. I can't say if they're missed.

This amp is all about head room and the tremolo. I despise spring reverb so it's not missed. I'll visit that at a later date. Maybe plate maybe a good room.

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Ok just an update of things to come early next week. I don't know I'll regret this as I said before I'm not a big fan of spring reverb. Thought about a Flint but decided on a Fender tre-verb what ever. Besides this amp I guess could use it for my other Allen and my deLise my only other amp w/ reverb is a Princeton Stereo Chorus and so much for that.

I did get a vibrato switch for this amp which maybe I didn't need but I'm not sorry I got one also Monday a NOS 5y3 GE and NOS 6v6 GEC coke bottles. The 5881 can be a bit loud for the house.

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I am interested in how you like the 6V6 's in there. I tried them in my Classic 57 but really prefer the 5881. I have all NOS glass in there now but the amp sounded fine with the new production tubes until a couple pre amp tubes went wonky. I have been using a Talisman plate with mine. Enjoy the amp and let us know how it works out. Good luck with your recovery! Thanks John

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I am interested in how you like the 6V6 's in there. I tried them in my Classic 57 but really prefer the 5881. I have all NOS glass in there now but the amp sounded fine with the new production tubes until a couple pre amp tubes went wonky. I have been using a Talisman plate with mine. Enjoy the amp and let us know how it works out. Good luck with your recovery! Thanks John

– powerwagonjohn

Well now I have to reach deep for a quote from Mr Gomer Pyle surprise, surprise surprise! And much to my surprise the post office made a Sunday delivery. The tubes came they should be in tomorrow.

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So what amp is this supposed to be a "take" on? Alot of the Allens are his "takes" on various Fender circuits... which one is this? Assuming it's from the brownface/blonde family, hence the name....

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So what amp is this supposed to be a "take" on? Alot of the Allens are his "takes" on various Fender circuits... which one is this? Assuming it's from the brownface/blonde family, hence the name....

– ruger9

It's based off of a brown faced vibrolux just like his brown jug except it's shoved up the backside of a Chihuahua (the cab)the darken, presence are gone and the rectifier is ss which I wasn't to crazy about at first. I can pretend there's more sag there. The trem and the raw switch are phenomenal.

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I always wanted an amp with a RAW control, a great idea... that I've never seen any other builder use. And in some internet discussions I've had, it seems like a fairly simple thing: some people mod small amps (like the Champion 600) to lift the tone stack out of the circuit with a switch... more volume, more mids, more gain. The RAW control is the same thing, but a knob instead of a switch.


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