This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

NAD: Bedrock 650

Discussion in 'Backline' started by ~BURNY~, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. ~BURNY~

    ~BURNY~ Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2005
    Messages:
    5,097
    Likes Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    48
    New old amp day.:headbang:

    Here is a short clip of my super awesome 50w Bedrock head.

    OD808 -Mesa OS-57-GAP DLX low impedance-Audient i/o

    Not your typical modern high gain amp but more of a thick, juicy, gooey, creamy tone machine, thanks to the EL84 power section.
    I love this thing.

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
     
  2. Nuno Filipe

    Nuno Filipe You talkin' to me?

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Messages:
    2,717
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Portugal
    A bit muffled but the tone has big balls! Nice. How much for the amp?, if you dont mind the question.
     
  3. ~BURNY~

    ~BURNY~ Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2005
    Messages:
    5,097
    Likes Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    48
    450 euros. :D

    There's no post-processing btw.
     
  4. Nuno Filipe

    Nuno Filipe You talkin' to me?

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Messages:
    2,717
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Portugal
    For the price and for his sound, seems a great deal. Congrats man.
     
  5. Max Morton

    Max Morton Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2008
    Messages:
    768
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    UA, Kyiv
    I dig the tone! Very cool.
     
  6. Jarkko Mattheiszen

    Jarkko Mattheiszen The FU guy.

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2006
    Messages:
    6,524
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Lappeenranta, Finland
    Nice find! Man, I really love these love these old oddball amps. Anyone can grab a 5150 and a V30-loaded Mesa, stick a TS and a 57 in there and get a good modern chugga chugga tone, but it's always the weird ones that are memorable, and it's all the more pleasing to get something good out of a piece of gear that isn't widely recognised!

    By the way, you might want to keep a spare matched quad of EL84 nearby. From what I understand, Bedrock keep the 600 series biased really hot. The maximum plate dissipation for an EL84 is 12W, so the maximum power output for a quad is 48W total, and the generally considered safe bias is at around 70% making the "safe" total around 34W. I think these beasts actually do put out close to the maximum, which is kinda nuts, but apparently sounds good in this case! It does wear the tubes out really quickly, though, so I'd either keep some matched spares around or adjust the bias a bit colder and see how it affects the tone.
     
  7. ~BURNY~

    ~BURNY~ Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2005
    Messages:
    5,097
    Likes Received:
    67
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Thanks for the hint Jarkko.

    The previous owner told me it has been fully serviced, with new tubes and bias setup but I think I going to play it safe and bring it to my tech (who is also my brother lol) to check if everything is ok.

    The older I get, the more I want to hunt for rare and obscure gear. I love to get the ability to create something unique not to mention the mojo.
     
  8. MultiM

    MultiM Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2013
    Messages:
    223
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Paris, France
    It sounds great, really thick and meaty, didn't expect it to sound that great!
     
  9. Jarkko Mattheiszen

    Jarkko Mattheiszen The FU guy.

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2006
    Messages:
    6,524
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Lappeenranta, Finland
    Heh, it's exactly the same for me. Shit, I've had this little 20-watt Jet City for some years, and while it pulled off the basic JCM high gain trick really well (even used it to reamp the guitars for a melodic death metal album), it really couldn't do anything else. I just had it's preamp modded to more of a Tweed Bassman type of sound with plenty of clean headroom, and now I absolutely love it. Great cleans, awesome dirt (nowhere near metal territory) and it eats fuzz pedals for breakfast. I also gave it a new look to complement the new sound:

    [​IMG]

    Next I'll get rid of the V30's in my 4x12 and replace them with something smooth... :)
     

Share This Page