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    Sounds good! Perfect for practice volumes. You can dial in the volume or eq that you want and then use the guitar's volume to control clean or dirty. It gets dirty pretty quickly and it actually takes more dialing to get a clean sound than vice versa like most amps. It has some reasonable vintage tone when clean and some pretty good clean breakup. Although it's not as rich as a nice amp.

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    Had not heard of these. Are they just designed as a practice amp, or something else?
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    It gets an ideal balance between clean and dirty for practice volumes. I'm sure you could have a jam with it through a good cab. Not sure it would work for stage volumes but it might be possible thru a 2x12 or 4x12. I didn't crank it through my 2x12 today to see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    Had not heard of these. Are they just designed as a practice amp, or something else?
    For historical context, these were one of the few (the only?) micro tube amps options available on the market before the lunch box craze took off in the mid '00s.

    Now just about every amp company has some sort of low watt/micro amp model.

    Perhaps the Nanohead was the progenitor of which Orange drew much inspiration and success from.
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    ^ Do you know if the 1,2,3 switch is a wattage control or just a volume switch? I can't find jack on the operation of the switches although the other 2 are self explanatory.
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    Cool, never heard of those, before the micro amp era, most people bought Peavey Backstages, or maybe a Pignose amp.... both pretty terrible.
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    ^ It's friggin good!! U can get clean tube toanz or clean breakup at super low volumes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint 55 View Post
    ^ Do you know if the 1,2,3 switch is a wattage control or just a volume switch? I can't find jack on the operation of the switches although the other 2 are self explanatory.
    If it's the same "skinny/medium/fat guy" switch from the original paint job design, then it should be a bass control.

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    Here's a demo. It's also my 1st try using 1 condenser to close mic and the other for room mic. It sounds grungy as eff!

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    Bought one of those when they came out (early 2Ks) partly as a curiosity but also to solve my "it's too damn loud" issue (which I figured out years later w/ slaving)

    Cool little amp, but I sold it eventually. 2x micro tubes power it.
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    It doesn't have epic tone, but it sounds pretty damn good and the breakup point is pretty quiet letting you get clean or dirty at really low volume. I thought about returning it, but I'm gonna roll with it.
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    Those can definitely be fun for bedroom level playing and I'm sure through a good cab, sound just fine. And they don't tend to destroy your ears.

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    ^ Yep for sure. It's turning out to be the best practice amp ever. Forget bothering neighbors, I'm kickin out the jams and not even disturbing others in my own house!
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    I now have the power soak on the Nano lol! Epic tone at 2 decibels.
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    I'm disturbing the priest... (not kidding.. there's a catholic priest in the next building. It's a fair bit away, but I'm loud enough to give him hell )

    But then, to be fair.. I disturb everybody

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