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Scott Appleton
Member

From: Half Moon Bay, California, USA

posted 31 January 2005 05:53 PM     profile     
Finally after a few weeks of gigs I can say without
reservation .. the 112 now has the sound I was hoping it would. The truth shines out .. you have to
break the speaker in for a while before the responce
comes alive. I had allmost given up on this amp
and was ready to sell it .. but I hung in there and It
paid off. What a difference a little playing time will do
to improve the tone of a new speaker. So for those of you who wonder if its true I am here to testify yes it makes a difference with these standard speakers.
I never noticed this with my JBL's as much. They sounded good from the start and got better. The stock PV speaker sounded bad and then got good
after some serious stage time. I will take the NV112
to any small gig now without worry.

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Mullen S12 Almost Mooney
71 Tele, Regal 45
Sho Bud S10 NP
Line 6 Flextone 3 + JBL D130, Nash 112

Brad Sarno
Member

From: St. Louis, MO USA

posted 31 January 2005 05:55 PM     profile     
Yup, speaker break-in is a very real thing, even with JBL's. I've heard many new speakers sound bad and then become wonderful. They're paper.

Brad Sarno

Dave Zirbel
Member

From: Sebastopol, CA USA

posted 31 January 2005 06:00 PM     profile     
Glad to hear it Scott. I just got mine on Saturday and I'm having trouble dialing in my sound. Guess I'll just have to break it in!

Dave Z

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Ken Fox
Member

From: Ray City, GA USA

posted 31 January 2005 06:32 PM     profile     
An easy way to break in is to play a cd thru it for a day or so! I use a DR-5 sequencer and play the sample track to break in a new speaker. The different frequencies from music help loosen up the speaker's spider very quickly! Some say it takes 30-40 hours to break in a speaker!
Mike Brown
Member

From: Meridian, Mississippi USA

posted 01 February 2005 06:12 AM     profile     
Every new product has a breakin period, but thanks for hanging in there as the Nashville 112 is a great little amp.

Mike Brown
Peavey Electronics Corporation

Ronnie Burks
Member

From: Pasadena, Texas, USA

posted 04 February 2005 07:50 PM     profile     
WELL I'LL BE A SUCK EGG MULE---THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE EVER HEARD OF BREAKING IN A SPEAKER----LEARN SOMETHING EVERY DAY---I JUST GOT MY N-112 LAST WEEK---ONLY PLAYED IN THE HOUSE SO FAR BUT WILL TRY IT OUT THIS WEEKEND----SOUNDS GREAT IN THE HOUSE--BET IT WILL SOUND GOOD IN A BIG ROOM ALSO---I HAVE A N-1000 AND IT SURE IS HEAVY BUT NOW I THINK I HAVE THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS--WHAT I HEAR SO FAR I LOVE--I HAVE A CARTER AND EMMONS AND THEY BOTH SOUND GREAT AT HOME--WE WILL SEE---
Mike Sweeney
Member

From: Nashville,TN,USA

posted 23 February 2005 06:59 PM     profile     
All I can say is WOW! I got mine last week and have used it on three live gigs two rehearsals and two sessions and it has got the job done well each time. Some of the jobs I do I get drowned out with a 200 watt amp so I see no need to break my back with a heavy load. But this little amp cuts through well and handles the low end rather well. And it's the best recording amp I've ever used so far. It's very clean and has plenty of headroom. It's not as wide sounding as a big amp with a 15 inch speaker but, if you need it wider get two of them and spread them out and you'll have a permanent smile on your face. My hat's off to Mike Brown and all the folks at Peavey for making what I think is one of their best amps ever. My back loves y'all for it.

Mike Sweeney www.freewebs.com/steelgitarmusic/

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Mike Sweeney

Eric West
Member

From: Portland, Oregon, USA

posted 23 February 2005 07:40 PM     profile     
Mike.

My thanks again for your hospitality, and your GREAT playing At Roberts. I'll remember it a long time.

I noticed another gentleman there has, and was using two 112s. Mr Hughey, playing at the Station Inn. Least that's what they looked like.

I use a 112 alone or double up with my Nvl 400.

EJL

Mike Brown
Member

From: Meridian, Mississippi USA

posted 24 February 2005 01:33 PM     profile     
Thanks for the supportive comments guys!
Jerry Brightman
Member

From:

posted 24 February 2005 04:17 PM     profile     
I Thought this link might add some more information about the Nashville 112 and some settings were using...Great Amp! http://www.peavey.com/partners/tsga/

Cya in Dallas!
Jerry Brightman http://www.slidestation.com

Bill Ford
Member

From: Graniteville SC Aiken

posted 26 February 2005 05:56 PM     profile     
Bill Ferguson was playing thru one at Saluda, Sunday,sounded real good to me. Cool thing, no effex, nothing but VP between it and his Carter, he did'nt play any "lownote" C6, only E9, I were impressed.

Bill

Ronald Moore
Member

From: Mindoro, Wisconsin, USA

posted 27 February 2005 08:59 PM     profile     
I just came from the Northeast Iowa Steel Guitar jam. I was part of a Round Robin Jam Session. Lefty Schrage and I both used Nashville 112's. We both had all the stage volume we could stand. We both played high notes as well as real low notes. The Peavey 112's sure nailed it. Ron
BILL OCONNOR
Member

From: Castle Rock, Washington, USA

posted 08 March 2005 09:33 PM     profile     
The NV 112 is a real kicker for fiddle.I have had one for a month now. And it works as well for fiddle as for steel.Haven`t had to pre amp over 3.5 And don`t worry about bottom it has more than you need.So are any of you 6 string guitar picker going to give this super little amp a shot?

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Mike Brown
Member

From: Meridian, Mississippi USA

posted 09 March 2005 06:55 AM     profile     
I just returned from the Texas Steel Guitar Jamboree this past weekend. As always, it was great to see old friends and meet new friends. But, I just want to say "thanks" to those players who have purchased the Nashville 112 and Nashville 1000 amplifiers. These models have been well received in the steel guitar community, which makes us want to continue our research and developement of yet more improvements for future models.

Thanks for your support.

Mike Brown
Peavey Electronics Corporation

Jim Cohen
Member

From: Philadelphia, PA

posted 09 March 2005 07:02 AM     profile     
At Dallas, Peavey also introduced the new custom look of the 112 amps that you can special order them in: my personal favorite was the reddish-brown ostrich skin. Wow. I believe I'll order me one of those once they're available. I understand they'll cost about $100 more than ordering the stock amp, but boy do they look great. Mike, be sure to let us know when they'll be ready for delivery.
Jack Stoner
Sysop

From: Inverness, Florida

posted 09 March 2005 07:53 AM     profile     
I'll find out about the 112, I'm picking up a new one this afternoon. I've played through it with the store owners Sho-Bud and I've heard Roy Ayres with his new Excel and 112.

Our Steel Guitar Club's monthly jam is this evening so I'm going to "break it in" at the jam.

Brad Sarno
Member

From: St. Louis, MO USA

posted 09 March 2005 07:57 AM     profile     
Yea, Dallas was a full on NV112 fest. They were everywhere. Hal Rugg used a pair, Paul Franlin did too and they sounded great. I've got mine. Way to go Mike (and Peavey)! You seem to have really hit on something with this little combo. Johnny Cox shared a discovery that stacking the pair is a cool way to go. The one on the floor will give the more bassy response because of the floor coupling. Need more lows, turn up the bottom amp. Others have been discussing the merits of the 12" speaker and how it's low-midrange is actually fuller than a 15" which tends to be kind of scooped out sounding. I think it's a combination of that Blue Marvel 12" and the correctly sized/tuned cabinet in which it's mounted. Also the NV112 has a very smooth sounding analog power amp compared to the NV1000 which uses a very powerful, but digital switching type amp.

Brad Sarno

Mike Brown
Member

From: Meridian, Mississippi USA

posted 09 March 2005 08:09 AM     profile     
I will make an announcement about our custom covering as soon as we have the "specifics" nailed. Thanks for your comments and it was good to see you again at the show.
Pete Burak
Member

From: Portland, OR USA

posted 09 March 2005 08:28 AM     profile     
Hey, has anyone tried a Peavey Transtube "Express" 112 Amplifier for steel (Sheffield speaker)?
Is it similar to the Nash 112?
'Reason I ask is, there is one for sale locally at a very reasonable price.
Thx,
~pb

[This message was edited by Pete Burak on 09 March 2005 at 09:21 AM.]

Mike Brown
Member

From: Meridian, Mississippi USA

posted 09 March 2005 11:09 AM     profile     
Peter, there are no similarities between the Nashville 112 and the Express 112. The only similarities are that both are instrument amplifiers.
Pete Burak
Member

From: Portland, OR USA

posted 09 March 2005 12:57 PM     profile     
Thanks, Mike.
BTW, I play alot of gigs with Black Box > Rv3 > Nash 112 + Session 400.
Good combo!


Herb Steiner
Member

From: Cedar Valley, Travis County TX

posted 09 March 2005 01:28 PM     profile     
I got a NV112 at Dallas. I haven't played through a 12" speaker in 26 years. I may have to start again. It's a way-cool amp.

Mike Brown explained to me that the 112 basically a NV1K pre-amp with a new power amp and a properly matched speaker/cabinet combination. At the moment I'm playing dobro through it and it's working beautifully.

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Jack Stoner
Sysop

From: Inverness, Florida

posted 09 March 2005 07:21 PM     profile     
Picked up the new 112 this afternoon and played it tonight at our Steel Guitar Club jam. Doesn't sound like the speaker needs "break in" to me. Sounds good the way it is. I set the EQ the exact same as what I use on my NV1000.

The analog power amp does make a difference (improvement) over the digital power amps. I have a MosValve 500 Power Amp (analog) and also a DPC1000 power amp and for musical instrument sound, the MosValve 500 is much better and even considering the difference in weight the MV500 is still better.

Fred Rushing
Member

From: Odin, IL, USA

posted 09 March 2005 09:22 PM     profile     

Did anyone notice how JC wired his amps?

Thanks Fred

Mike Brown
Member

From: Meridian, Mississippi USA

posted 10 March 2005 06:22 AM     profile     
I'm glad that more players got the chance to check out the Nashville 112. It was good to discuss this amp with all who visited our booth.

As the Fender Steel King taught us, it is impossible to manufacture a "lightweight" amplifier rated at approximately 200 watts without using heavy analog components such as transformers. Will players ever "warm up" to a digital amplifier, I don't know. But, some players prefer the preciseness and clarity of a digital switching amplifier such as the Nashville 1000.

Here we go again, digital versus analog and tube versus solid state. That's one of the reasons for research and developement.

Thanks again for choosing the Peavey Nashville 112 amp.

Bruce Bouton
Member

From: Nash. Tn USA

posted 13 March 2005 07:19 PM     profile     
I used my New Nashville 112 at a gig the other night. What a sound.Not only did it sound great ,it felt great.i've used it on a few sessions and it worked fine. I need to put a speaker jack in it however, because of the many times I put my cabinet in another room.It would be great to have a cover for it.
BB
Jack Stoner
Sysop

From: Inverness, Florida

posted 14 March 2005 03:16 AM     profile     
I used mine Friday night at a 600 seat theatre in Port Charlotte, Fl working with Tommy Cash. We were rehearsing before the show and the sound man didn't have the amp mikes set up yet. Tommy asked him about miking the amps and the sound guy (from the rear of the house, in the sound booth), said the "steel doesn't need an amp". I had the pre gain set on 4 and the master gain on 5. (the guy did mike all the amps).
John Cox
Member

From: Bryan, Texas, USA

posted 14 March 2005 08:41 AM     profile     
Had the chance last week to use one in the studio, the sound was flawless. I sure like the two I use. J.C.
Bill Miller
Member

From: Gaspé, Québec, Canada

posted 14 March 2005 01:07 PM     profile     
I can't make up my mind to switch to a Nashville 112. Unfortunately I can't try one...I'd have to order one from hundreds of miles away. From reading all the comments on here I'm convinced I'd like the tone but the power issue is holding me back. Jack says he used his in a 600 seat venue...but I assume that's with an audience just sitting there listening. I'd be using mine in a room that sits about 200 people but a lot of the time at least 100 of them are on the dance floor whooping it up. Buying two 112's is not an option right now and I'm not sure one would cut it. I realize I could mike it or run through the PA system but I still require quite a bit of stage volume to hear myself in a 6 piece band. Decisions, decisions.
Mike Brown
Member

From: Meridian, Mississippi USA

posted 14 March 2005 03:10 PM     profile     
This is really great guys! Thanks.
Tony Rankin
Member

From: Miamisburg, OH USA

posted 16 March 2005 12:53 PM     profile     
I just received my two new Nashville 112's today from Bobbe Seymour. All I can say is, WOW. I too was a little skeptical about the power issue. Not any more! These things could make your ears bleed. I will have more than enough power for the jobs I play and the tone is great!

Thanks Peavey and thanks Bobbe for a great deal!

W Franco
Member

From: silverdale,WA. USA

posted 16 March 2005 01:30 PM     profile     
I bought one in Dallas from Carter steel Guitars.l They said it should arrive by Friday. I recorded Tommy Dodd in the Peavey room in Dallas with my mini disc recorder. He was using 2 112's. It really sounds great. Can't wait.
Jerry Roller
Member

From: Van Buren, Arkansas USA

posted 16 March 2005 06:18 PM     profile     
I am totally sold on the Nashville 112. I have two of them and they just keep sounding better and better. I leave one at the "Little O'Opry" and carry the other on Sunday nights to different Churches large and small. I keep them set right where Randy Beavers told me to try them and I never have to think about tweaking them. They always sound great. I can't imagine needing more volume than they can produce.
Jerry

[This message was edited by Jerry Roller on 16 March 2005 at 06:18 PM.]

Bill Holly
Member

From: Pineville, Louisiana, USA

posted 17 March 2005 06:53 AM     profile     
Jerry, my wife just got her 112 yesterday. Any chance of you, or Randy, sharing those settings so she can test drive them too. Thanks!
Jerry Roller
Member

From: Van Buren, Arkansas USA

posted 17 March 2005 07:15 AM     profile     
Bill, here are Randy's recommended settings and they sound great to me.

Hello Jerry.
Here's the range I set mine.
Low: +6
Mid: -4
Shift: 800
Highs: +3
Presence: +3
I'l usually set the master at 5 and the pre at 3. These settings should be fairly close for your guitar.

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Randy

[This message was edited by Jerry Roller on 17 March 2005 at 07:16 AM.]

Bill Holly
Member

From: Pineville, Louisiana, USA

posted 17 March 2005 09:07 AM     profile     
Thanks Jerry & Randy, that's pretty close to what she had but it did help to tweak it. We appreciate it!
Bill & Polly
Jack Stoner
Sysop

From: Inverness, Florida

posted 17 March 2005 09:14 AM     profile     
My settings (for both a Nashville 112 and a Nashville 1000) for my Franklin D-10 with Lawrence 710 pickups and a Hilton Volume Pedal.

Low: +9
Mid: -2.5
Shift: 800 Hz
High and Presence both +.5

W Franco
Member

From: silverdale,WA. USA

posted 17 March 2005 04:03 PM     profile     
Will, I'm on my way out the door with my just delivered 112. The box was just kinda taped shut so I wonder if it was one of the amps that they used for display at the Dallas show. If so good, maybe it is broke in a little, probably very little at that volume. The room is pretty good with not a lot of echo. I already know of a couple of places I would only use my Walker setup with the sealed speakers because of the terrable accustics but I'm pretty confident that this should work out fine. Report to follow.
Jay Jessup
Member

From: Charlottesville, VA, USA

posted 18 March 2005 08:00 AM     profile     
I just got mine home yesterday, yikes this thing sounds awful! I tried one out at Billy Coopers while checking out some GFIs and the demo model sounded fine maybe not quite as good as the Steel King sitting next to it, but certainly acceptable. I was already aware of the posts above so I didn't panic but yuk! I am not currently playing any live gigs, how much low volume playing time will it take for this thing to loosen up? I have some 60's era D-120 F's sitting around, why shouldn't I put one of those in it?
Jack Stoner
Sysop

From: Inverness, Florida

posted 18 March 2005 10:23 AM     profile     
Mine hasn't had any "break in" and it sounds good. I've played two jobs and one jam with it, so far.

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