NAD....finally got an Origin 20 !!

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  1. eastsidecincy

    eastsidecincy Active Member

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    This amp is awesome so far...so clean tho....have not cranked it yet...would post a pic..but it looks like brand new..but slightly used..for only $325...did I get a good deal?
     
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    BanditPanda Well-Known Member

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    As long as it doesn't go all " splatty " on you it's a reasonable price/.
    BP
     
  3. Mitchell Pearrow

    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    I think it’s a good deal.
    Yes they are clean, put your favorite boost pedal in front of it,
    I use the footswitch and gain up
    to 7-8 volume at 3-up any power mode and you will hear it start to open up, with the volume above 5 is where it gets nasty in a good way.
    Cheers Mitch
     
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    Mitchell Pearrow Well-Known Member

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    And a happy new amp day
    :cheers:
    Mitch
     
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    It's about 1/2 going rate in my area, so I would say yes! My preferred use of this amp is gain cranked without boost and master over 1/2 way, use guitar volume to control the mayhem. after 1/2 of master you start getting natural overdrive and compression and not much more actual volume. I get the same result with all three power levels, so for me this is just a gem of an amp. Hope you enjoy finding the sheer amount of flexibility this amp offers from a basic layout.
     
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    Hell yeah that’s a good deal...congrats! Crank it, it will get a bit dirty! Hit it with a pedal and look out! Great amps those Origins.
     
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    Congrats! The best tones are gain and volume at or above 7 in 20W mode. MiniMass it if you like your hearing.
     
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    A good trick for bedroom playing is to crank the master to around 8 and use the gain as a volume. Then use a pedal for some dirt. I find it sounds the best that way for home playing.
    I tend to run my bass at noon and mids and treble at 2 or so to tame the brightness
     
  10. Peter McAteer

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    Happy New Marshall Day! Sounds like you got a great deal...enjoy the amp!
     
  11. Biff Maloy

    Biff Maloy Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a deal. Enjoy!

    Unless I missed it. Combo or Head? I have the 20H.
     
  12. ampmadscientist

    ampmadscientist Well-Known Member

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    Start the reactor... Free Mars!
    The best thing to do is turn it up really loud.
    It won't sound good until you turn it to at least "7."
    I will advise you that it is in your best interest to do this immediately. :agreed:
     
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    HNAD, Congrats
     
  14. eastsidecincy

    eastsidecincy Active Member

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    The Origin 20 is one of the best amps I have played thru..so far..so far I like it better than my Bluesbreaker Combo...GREAT clean sound too!...I am using low power mode...because in the past I have blown many speakers....:jam:
     
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    scozz Well-Known Member

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    I think that's a great deal!!! How come I never run across deals like that?!?! :noplease:

    Congrats, great amp at a great price! :thumb:
     

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