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NGD: 370/12RM JG

Postby (Very Occasionally) » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:50 am

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Re: NGD: 370/12RM JG

Postby (Very Occasionally) » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:19 am

I've noticed the compressed output selections (positions 4, 5, 6) have considerably less output than the non-compressed options (positions 1,2,3). I'm wondering: is the norm for these? This is the only RM model with built-in compressor I've had a chance to play and I'm surprised to find this is the case.

Otherwise, she's hands-down the finest electric 12 I've come across. I've played many and currently own a 1992 360/12 and a 2018 660/12, both of which are excellent instruments. But this one has a special quality that outshines the others.

I'm grateful to have her and she'll certainly see plenty of stage time.

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Re: NGD: 370/12RM JG

Postby (jdogric12) » Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:50 am

Fresh 9V battery?
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Re: NGD: 370/12RM JG

Postby (Very Occasionally) » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:04 am

jdogric12 wrote:Fresh 9V battery?


Yeah, I think the batt is good: 9.17 Vdc and a ton of compression. But the IC is an NTE 996, which can't possibly be the original. I'm going to install a CA3080 and see what happens...
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Re: NGD: 370/12RM JG

Postby (Very Occasionally) » Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:44 am

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jdogric12 wrote:Fresh 9V battery?


Yeah, I think the batt is good: 9.17 Vdc and a ton of compression. But the IC is an NTE 996, which can't possibly be the original. I'm going to install a CA3080 and see what happens...


put in the CA3080, but finding the NTE996 works just as well in this design. More details in this post: "Improving the E1 Circuit in a 370/12RM". viewtopic.php?f=44&t=415876
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