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Thread: (Arrived) NAD Guild G500 - Report *Now w/pics*

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    Re: (Arrived) NAD Guild G500 - Report

    It seems to me that I remember a review when that amp was current, complaining about how the knobs worked backwards. Maybe you are turning up the bass inadvertantly??? Have you looked the amp up on Harmony Central? That review may have been in a real old issue of Acoustic Guitar...
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    Re: (Arrived) NAD Guild G500 - Report

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Ashton
    It seems to me that I remember a review when that amp was current, complaining about how the knobs worked backwards. Maybe you are turning up the bass inadvertantly??? Have you looked the amp up on Harmony Central? That review may have been in a real old issue of Acoustic Guitar...
    No, up really is up. I couldn't find any reference to the G500 which seems to be an odd duck. It's Tolex covered, rather than wood like the Aspen, Sequoia, etc. it also doesn't have Guild knobs and brown control panel rather than gold. The grill cloth weave is the same, as is the badge, but it doesn't have the notch filter. I'm wondering if it was a first run, and then they refined and expanded the line, dropping the G500. :?

    I've been fiddling (so to speak) some more, and changed the active switch to passive, which I knew it should have been. I hadn't been getting a lot of volume in passive at first, but more trying got it dialed in better.

    The "Plectron" knob is supposed to add more string presence (noise?), and when dialed down gives a rather muddy, organ-y, sound. I'm finding I like it close to dimed.

    It's growing on me as I work with it. I'll probably have to change the position of the iBeam to really get the EQ where it should be.

    I'll try to get some pics in a couple of days.
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    Re: (Arrived) NAD Guild G500 - Report *Now w/pics*

    Here's the pics of the G500. Label dates it to Oct. 1992, so right when the wood cab ones were being released. Speaker code IDs them as Eminence.



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    Chris
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    '56 A-50, '57 CE-100, '60 X-150, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80,
    '82 S-275, '86 T-250, '88 Detonator, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, '16 NS S-200 Thunderbird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 Thunderbass, '69 Thunderstar, '92 G-500
    Acorn House
    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

    '94 G&L Legacy
    '03 Elder Lute
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    And now with reloaded pics from Photobucket.










    Chris
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    '56 A-50, '57 CE-100, '60 X-150, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80,
    '82 S-275, '86 T-250, '88 Detonator, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, '16 NS S-200 Thunderbird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 Thunderbass, '69 Thunderstar, '92 G-500
    Acorn House
    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

    '94 G&L Legacy
    '03 Elder Lute
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    http://acornhouseworkshop.com/

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    Hey GAD, did you see this latest photo? How does this fit into you're review?

    If I were to guess, I would go with the early model theory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Guilds of Grot View Post
    Hey GAD, did you see this latest photo? How does this fit into you're review?

    If I were to guess, I would go with the early model theory.
    He's been notified. (It was his request, actually.)
    Chris
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    '56 A-50, '57 CE-100, '60 X-150, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80,
    '82 S-275, '86 T-250, '88 Detonator, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, '16 NS S-200 Thunderbird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 Thunderbass, '69 Thunderstar, '92 G-500
    Acorn House
    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

    '94 G&L Legacy
    '03 Elder Lute
    ---
    http://acornhouseworkshop.com/

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    That is a good looking amp Acorn! That is also the first one I have seen covered with the Tolex besides the G1000 which was the "Amp in a Seat" model that had shiny black paneling and tolex mixed. I love my Sequoia model. It also has a very small amount of Background noise but it doesn't bother me too much. I am sure this has been verified in the time since your original posting but just in case it hasn't these were made by Randall for Guild. Do you still play it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by txbumper57 View Post
    That is also the first one I have seen covered with the Tolex besides the G1000 which was the "Amp in a Seat" model that had shiny black paneling and tolex mixed. I love my Sequoia model.TX
    They also did a natural mahogany version of the G-1000



    I got this thing dirt cheap as a floor model at Sam Ash on 42nd Street in NYC. It was missing two knobs. The gray faced knobs are not original but I rearranged the missing knobs so the gray ones are for setting volumes.
    Last edited by The Guilds of Grot; 05-01-2017 at 05:57 PM.

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    I think all these acoustic amps by Guild are very cool. The look of the wood, etc. is great!

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  10. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by txbumper57 View Post
    Do you still play it?

    TX
    I trade off with the Marshall, depending on how much power I need.
    Chris
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    '56 A-50, '57 CE-100, '60 X-150, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80,
    '82 S-275, '86 T-250, '88 Detonator, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, '16 NS S-200 Thunderbird
    '54 Masteramp, '60 99j, '63 200-S, '66 Thunderbass, '69 Thunderstar, '92 G-500
    Acorn House
    '08 Parlor, '10 Butternut Deuce, '13 Rounder, '14 Kulakeiki

    '94 G&L Legacy
    '03 Elder Lute
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    http://acornhouseworkshop.com/

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