Zvex nano head?

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    MetalSG Active Member

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    I saw a demo of this 0,5 watt tube amp through a cab with Greenbacks and it sounded sweet. Anyone in here ever played one?
     
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    Ever priced one? Ridiculous.
     
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    I had a nano head for a while. Long term loan. The good: It's cute and small

    The bad: it's a total one trick pony and that trick is spitty grainy distortion.

    Zvex did hit a home run with their nano stereo amp. That thing sounds great. Really great.
     
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    Basically I’m looking for a small amp not made in China. The Quilter 101 (Solid State) would be another option. Sounds good in YouTube, but I must play it personally.
     
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    The quilters have always sounded very solid-state-y to me even through YouTube. If small is the goal here and SS isn't a problem, I'd nab a US-made Peavey Rage or Envoy used and never let go of it. Had a silver-stripe Blazer for a while. Cheap, cheerful, and surprisingly throaty little bedroom amp.
     
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    That’s an option too. Quite a few classic Scandinavian Metal albums were made with Gibson guitars through Japanese made Boss pedals trough solid state US made Peavey amps
     
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    Those peavy amps are pretty gnarly sounding.
     
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    I suppose I can look for them in eBay ... I’ll check it out
     
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    They come up on GC's website for peanuts on the regular. Here's a teal-stripe Envoy for a good price (~90 dollars after shipping and tax)... http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Peavey/Envoy-1x10-40W-Guitar-Combo-Amp-113738350.gc

    And a silver-stripe Rage for less than a chewed up Craigslist Boss tuner pedal (~$55 after shipping and tax)... http://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Peavey/Rage-158-1X8-15W-Guitar-Combo-Amp-113634683.gc

    These aren't uncommon at all, although recent love for these amps driven by popular YouTube personalities seem to be driving these up in price on the used market... Particularly Bandits and Envoys.

    I dream of one day finding an unloved XXL 212 combo and giving it a good home. :rofl:
     
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    Thanks for the tip!
     

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