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Five watts of purple.
Cute, isn't it? Sure, until you dump the output into a cab and it starts to melt your face. Purple Wind is a 5W Class AB Guitar Amplifier Head that screams more than you would ever think it could. It captures the main tonal characteristics of the legendary Plexi Super Lead. With 3-band EQ and Gain/Volume control you're set for classic rock on the stage or at home.
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Nano Legacy Purple Wind Guitar Amplifier Head
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Comments about Hotone Effects Nano Legacy Purple Wind Guitar Amplifier Head:
If I had only played it for 4 or 5 minutes, this would be a glowing review. Believe it or not, this thing really does capture the main characteristics of a Marshall Plexi. I liked every thing about it when I first flipped the power switch. That is until I played it for a few minutes. After about 5 minutes of play, I noticed a drastic change in the tone. The notes no longer decayed, they just sorta fuzzed out. I tried different guitars, cords and even tried it on a couple different speaker cabs. Nothing helped. I came back and tried it again later that night and again, it sounded great... that is for another 5 minutes. Then the notes began to lose definition and once again, started fuzzing out and dying.
Assuming I had just gotten a faulty unit, I boxed everything back up and contacted MF. They were not able to do an exchange because I paid with PayPal. They instructed me to send the unit back for a refund and told me that I could reorder if I wanted to try another unit so that is what I did.
The second unit showed up yesterday so I was anxious to give it a try. Plugged it in and flipped the switch. Everything sounded good. I played for a good 10 minutes and was still going strong when all of a sudden, there it was. That familiar fuzzy sound. I'm not sure if it could just be a bad batch or if it is some type of design flaw that will happen with all Hotone amps if you play them for an extended period of time. I just know that it is unusable for me because I never play for just a few minutes.
I really like the concept of this amp and if I was confident that I could get one that didn't have this issue, I'd order again tomorrow. My advice to anybody that still wants to try one after reading this review is to make sure you play it for an extended period of time as soon as you receive it. If anybody else out there has tried one and had the same issue or possibly not had this issue, please write a review. I'd like to know if I just got a couple duds. I'd also like to point out that Musicians Friend was very helpful and gave me no issues whatsoever about returning either unit. Customer service was awesome to deal with. I didn't know what to expect this is the first issue I've had in 25 years of buying from MF.
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