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NAD Park (built by Mitch Colby) Rock Head 50 with matching 2x12 cab (G12m Heritage)

Pellman73

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This is a good one!

Worked with Mitch Colby who built this beautiful head and cab to go with. Two channels... you can get all the marshally stuff you like! And I love how it looks.

This is Mitch's take on some old Park circuits but giving you some options to

There's enough options with the knobs and things that you can really dial in what you like- but not so complex that its too much.

its a keeper!

here's how he describes it:



The Rock Head 50 is a channel switching version of our, big tone, hand wired amplifiers. Based on the vintage Park Rock Head from the 1970s, the new Rock Head 50 offers what original 1970s Master Volume amps never offered; channel switching with both great clean and overdrive sounds with independent level control.

The Rock Head 50 is capable of beautiful, sparkling clean tones, overdriven blues from a hint of OD to full-blown OD and classic rock sounds; all at any volume level. Belying its simple control layout, the RH50 has some clever circuitry which allows it to perform it’s magic. Using the PPIMV (Post Phase Inverter Master Volume), the clean channel offers a variety of clean tones in addition to moderate crunch. Its great for overdriven chords. Unlike most amps with a “high gain” OD channel, the Rock Head’s OD channel’s can be used as a second clean channel or produce bluesy overdrive to classic rock with just Gain and Master controls and no extra gain switches.

Curious?..............There's more the the amp than its front panel would indicate.

Also included are three push-pull pots for the following functions: Clean channel Bright switch, OD channel "Mellow" switch and OD channel "Aggressive" switch. By using the two OD channel push-pull pots this channel is capable of everything from a warm bluesy overdrive to a 1980s Master Volume type crunch to aggressive lead distortion.

Features include Volume, Bright Switch, Treble, Mid, Bass, Brightness, Gain, Master, EL34 power tubes, a 12AX7 driven preamp with switchable cascaded gain channel, cathode follower tone stack, passive series effects loop and overall post phase inverter master volume (PPIMV).

The Park Rock Head 50 offers full bodied sound, superior tonality and feel with two foot switchable channels. Hand wiring offers ease of servicing, longest life and reliability, plus it’s welded chassis is strong and lightweight.
 

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I listened to the demo and it sounds great- I really like when he chopped off the "top" with the gain up. So Mrs Doc will be a guitar widow for the foreseeable future.
 

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I listened to the demo and it sounds great- I really like when he chopped off the "top" with the gain up. So Mrs Doc will be a guitar widow for the foreseeable future.

And I'm not sure if there are any deaf CT surgeons but I might be the first!


the B&G sounds REALLy cool through it too.

why is it that we sound better to ourselves live than when you try to video yourself? Its like the guitar equivalent of singing in the shower. I tried to do a couple videos but I realize I suck... maybe if I can do one that isn't half bad I'll post it.

BTW the grill cloth has some navy blue in it which looks super sharp and the cab has a slight angle to it in the front-- Mitch has a guy who makes the cabs out of wood for him. this is real small shop stuff... the best kind!
 

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It’s from playing alone. Time to find a gig. But it can be humbling.
 

Pellman73

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It’s from playing alone. Time to find a gig. But it can be humbling.

I was in a band for a few years and we gigged around town here for a while doing hair metal. We stopped last year mainly because the lead singer and bassist lost interest. It was a ton of fun.

I'm on the right.

Pretty hard right now due to time, work and two 15 year olds who just started high school. I'm trying to focus just on that kind of stuff (being an adult. who wants to do that?)

I am talking to a couple guys though about doing some things and getting going again

 
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