Hadean Bullet Tube Amp

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  1. ImproveWithError

    ImproveWithError New Member

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    Hey,

    Has anyone purchased the Hadean Bullet Tube Amp that they sell at Rondo? They have them on sale for $99 right now 11-21-18. Are they any good? Thanks for any info.
     
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    idiotsdelight Well-Known Member

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    I'm curious about those too. An EL84. I wonder what that speaker is or the wiring diagram.

    Faux tweed though. I think the Monoprice might have it beat.
     
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    For the record, the Hadean Bullet is tube preamp and solid state power amp. I'm not a solid state hater by any means, just putting that info out there.
     
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    The Monoprice tube amp is the same price, and all tube.
    Granted, you’re dropping from 20 to 5 watts but it’s all tube.
     
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    Partscaster Well-Known Member

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    and 5 watts is plenty for me to blast 112 or 212 cab in my house. I dont even dime it,or I'ld want ear pro.
     
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    Hadean Bullet = Orange Micro Terror in a cab. That's not a bad thing.
     
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    MichaelR Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    If i needed another amp I'd probably jump at this deal.
     
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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    If you are gonna mix solid state and tubes, methinks it sounds much better with a solid state preamp and tube power amp!
     
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    True that. Absent the tube power amp you'll most likely have no output transformer either. Both of these are a significant part of the sound of a cranked tube amp. Tubes in the preamp cannot make up for this.

    I imagine that most manufactures who make hybrids go with a tube pre and a solid state power section for cost reasons.
     
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    ^ I agree on the cost savings. Yet, I've done that combo of tube front-end and SS output for thickening up a sterile SS amp. Especially for bass guitar to tame the transients.

    The other way around (SS front + tube back), the Musicman Sixty-five is undeniably slick. It sounds great (a must try for Jazz or Southern rock 'barely-clean' tones) and has an impressive circuit that keeps the bias in the sweet spot when the source AC wall power to the amp drifts.

    I was thinking of designing & building a hybrid with a discrete JFET & Mosfet front end, then a tube output. I am stuck on if I should use 6V6 or EL-34 tubes in a class B push-pull.
     
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    I just checked that out. That is a really cool amp. I might have to pick one up.
     
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    the old Vox UL730 is one.
    Many leads on Revolver and Sgt Peppers era used an amp with that.
    Had its unique sound. The "She Said She Said" guitar line, for example.
    Taxman leads, etc. I love that sound.
     
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    I know this is an older thread, but wouldn't the point of doing the hybrid in the Tube Pre, SS Power Amp method be so you can dial in the tone you want via the pre and just adjust the volume without really changing tone? I know this doesn't get you the cranked tube sound, but it has the benefit of the volume control of a SS with a possible and certainly subjectively better pre-amp breakup tone of a tube amp? Only pointing it out as another design choice in addition to "cost savings" as mentioned above.
     
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    Heres the all tube one 15603577119977943319836000195791.jpg
     
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    dearlpitts Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Had one in fender cyber twin, and it did make a differance, cause when it went out I could only play non pre tube channels. Big difference
     
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    Sooooo....................Did anyone ever buy one of these from Rondo? Right now they are on sale. I am curious as to whether or not they are any good.

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    Count me among the group with no info on the hadean but a great experience with the monoprice 5w. I got mine cheaper than the $85 the hadean is currently on sale for, but even at the regular 115 price, the MP5 is a killer deal.
     

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