What's you favorite model/revision Rectifier?

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What's you favorite model/revision Rectifier?

Post by James Lugo » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:24 am

I've been playing a Racto for a while that I love, I believe it's a rev G 2 channel Dual. I heard a clip the other day of a 2 channel Rev F and thought it sounded insane, also heard a triple Rev G that I really liked and pre 500 that I thought was nasally. Which model/rev do you guys like most for modern rock?

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Re: What's you favorite model/revision Rectifier?

Post by JCDenton6 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:17 am

So far even though I liked all the revisons of the 2 channel rectos, I like the Pre 500 Rev C the best for metal, followed by my modded Triple. My Triple stock would really work for a modern rock sound though.

I think it's the more aggressive sounds from the Rev C that win me over.
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Re: What's you favorite model/revision Rectifier?

Post by James Lugo » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:28 am

JCDenton6 wrote:So far even though I liked all the revisons of the 2 channel rectos, I like the Pre 500 Rev C the best for metal, followed by my modded Triple. My Triple stock would really work for a modern rock sound though.

I think it's the more aggressive sounds from the Rev C that win me over.
What do you think about this clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FFB3JsY ... e=g-user-c

I don't really do intense metal, mostly modern heavy rock ala Puddle Of Mudd, Alterbridge, AIC etc...

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Re: What's you favorite model/revision Rectifier?

Post by JCDenton6 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:39 am

Ah Lasse's clip, the Rev F is a bit more open, aggressive and tighter, but not overbearing like the earlier revisions can be. (although I dig that about them)
I dig the sound of his Rev F recto.
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Re: What's you favorite model/revision Rectifier?

Post by James Lugo » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:52 am

JCDenton6 wrote:Ah Lasse's clip, the Rev F is a bit more open, aggressive and tighter, but not overbearing like the earlier revisions can be. (although I dig that about them)
I dig the sound of his Rev F recto.
Man thanks for taking the time to help me out. One question; is the main difference between a dual and triple more gain? Is there a tone or voicing difference?

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Re: What's you favorite model/revision Rectifier?

Post by JCDenton6 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:56 am

No problem! :)
The tone is the same but the Triple is tighter due to the extra 50 watts of headroom.
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Re: What's you favorite model/revision Rectifier?

Post by James Lugo » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:02 am

JCDenton6 wrote:No problem! :)
The tone is the same but the Triple is tighter due to the extra 50 watts of headroom.
It seems like a lot of guys record with triples but every time I've played triples they sounded fizzy to me. But I think I've only ever player the newer 3 channel triples. You have a 2 channel triple rev G that you modded to an F? You like it better as an F?

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Re: What's you favorite model/revision Rectifier?

Post by JCDenton6 » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:08 am

It was modded to a Rev D, but I worked on it further last night and think it's really close to being a "C".
I used to own a 3 channel dual but I played on the Triple I own now and thought it was way better, way less fizz than the 3 ch models. Warmer, More open and organic sounding

I sold the 3 ch dual and picked up the 2 ch triple to replace it. I do like the stock rev G sound but I wanted to experiment with this head a bit tonewise, I like how it sounds now though :)
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Re: What's you favorite model/revision Rectifier?

Post by James Lugo » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:15 am

JCDenton6 wrote:It was modded to a Rev D, but I worked on it further last night and think it's really close to being a "C".
I used to own a 3 channel dual but I played on the Triple I own now and thought it was way better, way less fizz than the 3 ch models. Warmer, More open and organic sounding

I sold the 3 ch dual and picked up the 2 ch triple to replace it. I do like the stock rev G sound but I wanted to experiment with this head a bit tonewise, I like how it sounds now though :)
Thanks for the help. I've always been a Marshall guy but have really gotten into rectos lately and have gotten better at recording them.

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Post by Elpelotero » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:37 am

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Re: What's you favorite model/revision Rectifier?

Post by James Lugo » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:42 am

Elpelotero wrote:James, welcome to the board! I've seen a lot of your videos and appreciated the amp showdown you did a few years ago. That was insane!

If you have any questions about rectos as you dig deeper into this, let me know as I have more information than any sane person cares to know.
Thanks man. You do seem to have a thing for Rectos...lol Would it behoove me to ad a 2nd one to the Racto I already have? Do you think a Dual rev F silver face would be a good 2nd Recto?

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Re: What's you favorite model/revision Rectifier?

Post by screamingdaisy » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:04 am

James Lugo wrote:I've been playing a Racto for a while that I love, I believe it's a rev G 2 channel Dual. I heard a clip the other day of a 2 channel Rev F and thought it sounded insane, also heard a triple Rev G that I really liked and pre 500 that I thought was nasally. Which model/rev do you guys like most for modern rock?
Roadster.

I have a Rev F, owned a rack mount, and have played through a few others and I prefer the Roadster.

For me the difference is the fullness. The rev F is brighter, tighter and more agressive than my Roadster but it's response is also flatter with less sag, giving it a lack of depth relative to the later Rectifiers. Additionally, when playing rock I don't always want to be going balls out so the lack of any mid gain option leaves me feeling like my hands are tied, particularly when one of the amp's two extremes (the clean channel) isn't exactly anything to write home about and any attempt to use the FX loop sucks the life right out of it.

That said, I've A/B'd the two and found I can thin the Roadster out to achieve the rev F sound but I can't thicken the rev F to achieve the Roadster sound... Which when i consider all of the above makes the choice a no-brainer for me.
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Re: What's you favorite model/revision Rectifier?

Post by YellowJacket » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:56 am

Reborn.

I love my Rev F but it is simply not flexible enough for my needs. 3 channels, rectifier tracking, multiwatt, improved raw mode, tighter and brighter tone. It's an easy decision!

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Re: What's you favorite model/revision Rectifier?

Post by James Lugo » Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:04 pm

Been messing around with the Racto today and getting some great sounds, changing some settings and mic placement.

Does anyone know what year and rev it is: R-004246?

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Re: What's you favorite model/revision Rectifier?

Post by 94Tremoverb » Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:09 pm

James Lugo wrote:Does anyone know what year and rev it is: R-004246?
It will be a '94 Rev G, since my Tremoverb is R-0039-something and it's May '94. The Tremoverb came after the Rev G.

The answer to the original question is Tremoverb, of course ;). Kind of "Rev H", although it was never given a Rev letter.

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