Nomad gets some great tones, but...

F-30, 50 and 100's

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Nomad gets some great tones, but...

Post by balokker » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:43 pm

I have a Nomad 100. I've done the stock mods (serial loop, remove the mud caps, etc). This amp has never had the punch or low end solidity of my other Mesa, Marshall or PV heads.
Anybody see anything on this schematic that jumps out as odd or possible culprits? The amp is actually very similar to the Dual Rec - similar circuit and values - no cold clipper on the Nomad - but there is something definitely going in in the Nomad circuit that is drastically changing the sound.
I would just ditch the Nomad for a Rec but the Nomad cleans up very well with the volume knob which is 90% of the gig. I can't get a Rec to do that.

Nomad: ... mad100.pdf

Dual Rec: ... tifier.pdf

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