NAD - Egnater Rebel 20

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Got my Gear Card statement yesterday with a $10 gear cred, so it forced me to buy something... :lol:
The little rebel was still available at my local CG.
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Listing at $410 - $510 on Reverb, new MkII's are $800, so a comparatively decent deal.
$10 off paid about half the sales tax. :shrug:
Picking it up after work.
At 14" wide, it's about the size of a micro stack head. :hmm:
Going to try it on all my different cabs with my DIY cab merger and see what speakers it likes best.
 

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Picked it up after work:
Very good condition if not better - no scrapes or dings.
And yes, it's the size of a micro-head

Tried on a few speakers:
Katana 12s in the Code MS - kinda sterile.
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V30 & T-75 in the JCA 212 - not bad
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V-Types - even better.
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Green backs - well, yes, of course.
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Haze T-66 through the BadCat - meh, those speakers seem to only work with the Haze.
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I think the V-Types were the best match so far.
Didn't bother with the S303s in the 6100 or the 4-10s.
I also have some G12L-35s from the ugly cab I need to mount in something...
Might make a 212 or a pair of little 112s.
I got plenty of black tolex & grill - could go with the stealth look and loose the tan stripe on the head.

JJ 6V6 & EL84 power tubes, Soveteks in the pre-amp / PI.
Probably going to try some Marshall JJs and compare.
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Gut shot - yikes!
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So far l like the power tube blend and the bright & tight switches.
Nice native gain tones form both 6V6 & EL84 - and I tried some dirt pedals when it was hooked to the O20H board.
Probably not going to use the watts knob much - it's just set to 20...
 

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why am i getting a feeling hes not exactly happy with it? :wallbash:
Not sure why you're feeling that.
The little bugger is far from a one trick pony.
Digging the 6V6 / El84 blend.
Great gain tones without any boost.
Needs a little reverb & chorus in the loop - as per my usual set up.
I'm going to need to pirate some loop pedals from my other rigs to run some experiments.

Been working on cab designs.
Not exactly digging the Egnater cabs available.
I'm leaning towards a narrow half slant 212 vertical.
 

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Not sure why you're feeling that.
The little bugger is far from a one trick pony.
Digging the 6V6 / El84 blend.
Great gain tones without any boost.
Needs a little reverb & chorus in the loop - as per my usual set up.
I'm going to need to pirate some loop pedals from my other rigs to run some experiments.

Been working on cab designs.
Not exactly digging the Egnater cabs available.
I'm leaning towards a narrow half slant 212 vertical.
yep a slight bit of reverb to get the job done.
i keep my blend knob dead center most of the time. it just works lol.
with the Egnater cab you need 2 of the 1x12's and its pretty damn cool.
 

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There's a 2-cab set on reverb:
Cabs dwarf the little 20w head.
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yes but they are the right size. ive tried smaller. just didnt have that right sound. Bruce did a nice interview yrs back on why that size cab was choosen. i dont remember much about it but he claims he tried
all sizes of 1x12 and these have the right air space or something like that.
i have to agree they make it sound its meanest lol.
 

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Cabs can definitely be too small.
I can see big 412 stacks for a 100w on a stage, but I'm not convinced cab size is as critical for a 20w in my living room.
I'm thinking something more like a thinner version of my Origin cab, or this Traynor set.
I should watch that vid on cab sizes again...
And I also like the idea of going all black stealth style.
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yes but they are the right size. ive tried smaller. just didnt have that right sound. Bruce did a nice interview yrs back on why that size cab was choosen. i dont remember much about it but he claims he tried
all sizes of 1x12 and these have the right air space or something like that.
i have to agree they make it sound its meanest lol.
The Tweaker 212 is 26.5 x 16.75 x 10.5
I'd be close to dimensions and a volume like that.
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Cabs can definitely be too small.
I can see big 412 stacks for a 100w on a stage, but I'm not convinced cab size is as critical for a 20w in my living room.
1936 and 2061 style cabs seem to work well with e.g. SV20. If the footprint is OK and you want more bass that might be an idea.
 

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