HOTONE - Nano Legacy Amplifier Heads

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Re: HOTONE - Nano Legacy Amplifier Heads

Post by mackerelmint » Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:36 am

These're tempting for sure. I've just always wondered, it is "HO TONE", or "HOT ONE"?

I don't wanna sound like a ho.
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Re: HOTONE - Nano Legacy Amplifier Heads

Post by Filipe » Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:54 am

mackerelmint wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:36 am
These're tempting for sure. I've just always wondered, it is "HO TONE", or "HOT ONE"?

I don't wanna sound like a ho.
According to the FAQ on their website it's pronounced HOT TONE ;D

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Re: HOTONE - Nano Legacy Amplifier Heads

Post by mackerelmint » Wed Feb 03, 2021 2:04 pm

Seems to me they're one T short of Hot Tone. Buncha hos.
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Re: HOTONE - Nano Legacy Amplifier Heads

Post by tribi9 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:06 pm

These are cheap, we could all afford to have HOs in every area code we go to..

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Re: HOTONE - Nano Legacy Amplifier Heads

Post by andy_tchp » Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:15 am

It's definitely ho tone.
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Re: HOTONE - Nano Legacy Amplifier Heads

Post by tribi9 » Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:46 am

I did buy the bass version a while ago and it was crap. Returned it next day at best buy.

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Re: HOTONE - Nano Legacy Amplifier Heads

Post by Filipe » Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:11 am

Filipe wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:15 am
Jonesie wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:02 am
Shadoweclipse13 wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:34 am


That is very tempting now...
The reviews I read online said they don't need a load. I ran the tweed through my headphones and they sounded great. The headphone out doubles as a line out too, so if you wanted to do some quiet recording it should work out well.
I'm a bit confused by the headphones/line out. As I understand it, there's some kind of cab simulation on this output, to make it sound decent for headphones or direct recording.

But what if you want to use it with a cab simulation pedal or DI with cab simulation like the Palmer PDI-09? Would you connect it to the line out, the speaker out or the send?
Anyone who can answer this?

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Re: HOTONE - Nano Legacy Amplifier Heads

Post by redchapterjubilee » Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:31 am

I assume it's like the little Vox MV50's in that regard. The headphone out is "speaker simulated". But it's an EQ thing and not IR-based. I had much more success using an IR pedal (Mooer Radar) with my MV50AC from the headphone jack than I have with the speaker out into a Suhr Reactive Load IR.

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Re: HOTONE - Nano Legacy Amplifier Heads

Post by panoramic » Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:09 am

I almost bought one of these and then 100% didn't. I have owned a few of their pedals and they are great products though
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Re: HOTONE - Nano Legacy Amplifier Heads

Post by Filipe » Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:49 pm

I bought the Mojo Diamond to hide inside this old radio enclosure. I knew it would be small, but I was still surprised how small it actually is when I got it. Anyway, it sounds pretty good to me through the Celestion ten 30 I put in there. The pedal on the left is a Holy Grail Plus.

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Re: HOTONE - Nano Legacy Amplifier Heads

Post by sookwinder » Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:18 am

The second one of these HOTONE Nano Legacy 5W amps that are available arrived a couple of days ago.
Most of the Hotone Nano Legacy are too overdriven for my taste or at least if I want that level of OD I prefer to achieve it via the valves being pushed.
Also the tweed version, while sounding great, does not add anything to my pallet.

The first one I bought was a VOX AC15 / 30 sounding unit … very realistic .. even impressive.
This second one is their take on a Bogner Shiva amp.
I liked the clean sounds I heard on the demo vids and sure enough the amp does all that in spades. Plus the ability to thicken up and not just go into OD is also a great feature.
At about US$50 to your front door it is a great amp and a great price..

Here is a link to a vid demo of the amp head:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjgcvSzGYNc

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Re: HOTONE - Nano Legacy Amplifier Heads

Post by Jonesie » Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:26 am

sookwinder wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:18 am
The second one of these HOTONE Nano Legacy 5W amps that are available arrived a couple of days ago.
Most of the Hotone Nano Legacy are too overdriven for my taste or at least if I want that level of OD I prefer to achieve it via the valves being pushed.
Also the tweed version, while sounding great, does not add anything to my pallet.

The first one I bought was a VOX AC15 / 30 sounding unit … very realistic .. even impressive.
This second one is their take on a Bogner Shiva amp.
I liked the clean sounds I heard on the demo vids and sure enough the amp does all that in spades. Plus the ability to thicken up and not just go into OD is also a great feature.
At about US$50 to your front door it is a great amp and a great price..

Here is a link to a vid demo of the amp head:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjgcvSzGYNc

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Agreed about the others being high gain. I grabbed the Soldano one for fun, and there isn't a clean setting on it. It's just balls out distortion. Not gonna lie though, it's tons of fun.

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