Z Vex Nano or THD Univalve?

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Boutique THD Univalve or Z Vex Nano Amp or...?

Poll ended at Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:56 pm

Z Vex Nano Amp
4
44%
THD Univalve
4
44%
Orange Tiny Terror
0
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Other (leave comment)
1
11%
 
Total votes: 9

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Re: Z Vex Nano or THD Univalve?

Post by tribi9 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:02 pm

The Nano has an annoyingly loud fan.
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Re: Z Vex Nano or THD Univalve?

Post by Maggieo » Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:03 pm

tribi9 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:02 pm
The Nano has an annoyingly loud fan.
I don't find Zhivago annoyingly loud. :ph34r:
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Re: Z Vex Nano or THD Univalve?

Post by Logrinn » Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:59 pm

I have no experience with either the Z Vex or the THD, but I do have some experience with the Tiny Terror. But my choice would be the Victory RD-1 (or BD-1).
Like the Tiny Terror it won’t give you pristine cleans but rather ”cleanish” at that end of the spectrum. But the overdrive though ... To die for. Love it.

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Re: Z Vex Nano or THD Univalve?

Post by zhivago » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:20 pm

tribi9 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:02 pm
The Nano has an annoyingly loud fan.
That is not exactly correct. Early ones do, and there is a fan kit that solves that for these units.

In fact, in my Nano thread you can see a step-by-step of how to do this.

You can also completely remove the fan, if you like, and nothing bad will happen to the amp. Zvex even supplies a grill that you can screw on to cover the fan hole.
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Re: Z Vex Nano or THD Univalve?

Post by zhivago » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:21 pm

Maggieo wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:03 pm
tribi9 wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:02 pm
The Nano has an annoyingly loud fan.
I don't find Zhivago annoyingly loud. :ph34r:
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Re: Z Vex Nano or THD Univalve?

Post by tribi9 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:03 pm

I traded a couple of pedals for a Nano today, and boy, does it sound good. I dont remember the first one i owned sounding this good. I'm running it through a 6 ohm 2x12 Hi-Tone cab.

The fan is not that loud on this one, not enough to annoy me anyway. Cant hear it while playing.
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Re: Z Vex Nano or THD Univalve?

Post by zhivago » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:21 am

tribi9 wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:03 pm
I traded a couple of pedals for a Nano today, and boy, does it sound good. I dont remember the first one i owned sounding this good. I'm running it through a 6 ohm 2x12 Hi-Tone cab.

The fan is not that loud on this one, not enough to annoy me anyway. Cant hear it while playing.
This is excellent news!!! Got any pics?

I still adore my Nano!!! 8) :-*
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Re: Z Vex Nano or THD Univalve?

Post by tribi9 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:00 pm

Well, if you insist.. :blush:

My current pedalboard/amp, are being replaced by a line 6 M9, a Boss MT-2 and the Nano.

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Re: Z Vex Nano or THD Univalve?

Post by mbene085 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:17 pm

I mean, the nano is super cool, but I'm still bummed that nobody here is going for the univalve! It's such a killer amp and basically a tweaker/tube nerd's dream.

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Re: Z Vex Nano or THD Univalve?

Post by zhivago » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:50 pm

tribi9 wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:00 pm
Well, if you insist.. :blush:

My current pedalboard/amp, are being replaced by a line 6 M9, a Boss MT-2 and the Nano.

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Woah! Looking good there!!! 8)
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Re: Z Vex Nano or THD Univalve?

Post by Maggieo » Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:40 am

Oh, I never posted a pic of my Nano here!

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Z.Vex Nano Head, August 15, 2018 by Maggie Osterberg, on Flickr

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