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by silentbob
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Pre-Amp / Power amp Tube Set for Dual Rectifier
Replies: 6
Views: 1581

Re: Pre-Amp / Power amp Tube Set for Dual Rectifier

I loved the old STR-420s and wish I could find something that sounds as good as they did. So far my favorite V1 tube is an EH 12AX7, though most people prefer the Tung Sol
by silentbob
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Rectoverb 50 Combo Fizzy Distortion
Replies: 8
Views: 1611

Re: Rectoverb 50 Combo Fizzy Distortion

As others have mentioned, pulling back on the treble (to noon or below) and using the presence to add the top end can help a lot with the modern setting. It really helps to get the amp up to a level where the amp really opens up and the girth really comes out. It's well above bedroom levels, but bel...
by silentbob
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: New Mesa amp: Fillmore 25!
Replies: 13
Views: 3106

Re: New Mesa amp: Fillmore 25!

Got a chance to play one the other day and it was a nice amp. I could see myself using one for my original stuff, but I need more channels for my cover gigs.
by silentbob
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Dual Recto w/ EL34s
Replies: 5
Views: 1288

Re: Dual Recto w/ EL34s

As mentioned EL34s sound great under higher gain, less so as the gain comes down. I can get my Road King bright enough with 6L6s and almost never use the EL34s at all.
by silentbob
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Single Rectifier vs. Rect O Verb vs. Dual / Triple
Replies: 14
Views: 4947

Re: Single Rectifier vs. Rect O Verb vs. Dual / Triple

Not sure if this will get any responses. But recently I played a rectoverb through a Marshall 1960 lead cab. It sounded remarkably different than the single rectifier I had earlier this year. Single rectifier was very bright and brash and honestly didn't sound very good. But the rectoverb sounds al...
by silentbob
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Rect-o-verb 50 Series 1 footswitch issue
Replies: 3
Views: 1288

Re: Rect-o-verb 50 Series 1 footswitch issue

I have a series 1 single recto that is my backup. Great amp, love its simplicity and ability to do mid gain stuff.
by silentbob
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: New Mesa Amp: Fillmore 50!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 5173

Re: New Mesa Amp: Fillmore 50!!!

I like the idea, I just want two channels with the "tweed" setting from my Road King
by silentbob
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: micing bass amps
Replies: 2
Views: 2500

Re: micing bass amps

I've had great luck with the MXR Bass DI+. It sounds better into the board than a lot of amps that I've tried.
by silentbob
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: One 4x12 or two 2x12?
Replies: 2
Views: 1398

Re: One 4x12 or two 2x12?

Oversized cabs tend to make the low end loose, regardless of manufacturer, in my experience.
by silentbob
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: RK2 Slave Out
Replies: 3
Views: 1813

Re: RK2 Slave Out

By using the slave out, you will get more of the Mesa character coming out of your wet amp. Unless you are intentionally trying to get a different character (in addition to the effects) out of the wet amp, I don't see an issue. Only you can decide if the additional coloration from the wet amps is go...
by silentbob
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Dual rectifier - cabinet question
Replies: 7
Views: 4370

Re: Dual rectifier - cabinet question

That would have been an awesome rig but I wouldn't want to be the one loading and unloading it from the truck every night.
by silentbob
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Is this worth it?
Replies: 4
Views: 2050

Re: Is this worth it?

The biggest knock I've heard on the RK I was the reverb level, doesn't sound like that would be an issue for you. I used a roadster and have a RK II now, and see no reason to ever buy another amp. Given the lower availability in Canada and increase in prices, I would do it if you can swing the travel.
by silentbob
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Road king 2 cutting out.Foot switch maybe?
Replies: 9
Views: 3768

Re: Road king 2 cutting out.Foot switch maybe?

Call their tech support number, you will get guys that know their stuff.
by silentbob
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: New roadster 2x12 combo owner
Replies: 6
Views: 2813

Re: New roadster 2x12 combo owner

I just use a CAE boost to hit the front end harder when I need it, but I also use low to medium output pickups.
by silentbob
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Foot Pedals & Misc Mesa Stuff
Topic: Muff Pi in front of a Mesa? Mark5:35 vs Rectoverb25?
Replies: 1
Views: 2652

Re: Muff Pi in front of a Mesa? Mark5:35 vs Rectoverb25?

I know I'm late to the party but I've never had a fuzz pedal play well with my single recto. It's just too bright and aggressive, it just sounds awful and harsh. Conversely, my RK II sounds great with fuzzes.