Family Portraits (aka Post Your Stiletto Rig)

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Re: Family Portraits (aka Post Your Stiletto Rig)

Post by ValveHeavyTone » Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:05 pm

Here is my latest stage 1

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Re: Family Portraits (aka Post Your Stiletto Rig)

Post by screamingdaisy » Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:32 pm

A lot of these look sweet. I wonder how much more popular the Stiletto would've been if they'd chosen something other than the crocodile headshell?
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Re: Family Portraits (aka Post Your Stiletto Rig)

Post by ValveHeavyTone » Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:41 pm

You know you have a great point there because i think the key to great Stiletto tone is some stage volume and with a different look it may have sold more who knows!

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Re: Family Portraits (aka Post Your Stiletto Rig)

Post by ifailedshapes » Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:16 pm

ValveHeavyTone wrote:Here is my latest stage 1

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Okay, this is easily my favorite. You guys are making me miss mine, haha.
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Re: Family Portraits (aka Post Your Stiletto Rig)

Post by noodles » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:59 pm

screamingdaisy wrote:A lot of these look sweet. I wonder how much more popular the Stiletto would've been if they'd chosen something other than the crocodile headshell?
Yeah, I hate the croc, which is why I ordered it with the black plate. That is actually an old pic, since I now have black Recto knobs on it. I tried to order the Mini Recto that way, but Mesa isn't customizing them. :(
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Re: Family Portraits (aka Post Your Stiletto Rig)

Post by noodles » Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:02 pm

ValveHeavyTone wrote:You know you have a great point there because i think the key to great Stiletto tone is some stage volume and with a different look it may have sold more who knows!
I bought mine because two Rectos in the band just wasn't really working for us. One was always stepping on the other, and since the other was a Triple, I was usually the one stepped on. I find the Stage II Fluid Drive and ch3/Modern really shore up the gaps in the eq range of each other.
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Re: Family Portraits (aka Post Your Stiletto Rig)

Post by mikey383 » Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:16 pm

noodles wrote:
ValveHeavyTone wrote:You know you have a great point there because i think the key to great Stiletto tone is some stage volume and with a different look it may have sold more who knows!
I bought mine because two Rectos in the band just wasn't really working for us. One was always stepping on the other, and since the other was a Triple, I was usually the one stepped on. I find the Stage II Fluid Drive and ch3/Modern really shore up the gaps in the eq range of each other.
I was in a band with a Dual Rec and a Triple Rec, and didn't really have the problem of stepping over each other....then again, we were running different tubes (E34Ls vs. 6L6s) and had them EQ'd very different.

Still, I think we would have benefit from different amps with different sonic territory.
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Re: Family Portraits (aka Post Your Stiletto Rig)

Post by noodles » Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:36 am

I was using a Roadster, and we both used 6L6s (not a fan of EL-34s in Rectos), so I simply got buried. I really grew to dislike the Roadster, since I was expecting a simpler Road King, and instead got a dark rock amp.
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Re: Family Portraits (aka Post Your Stiletto Rig)

Post by screamingdaisy » Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:25 pm

I really like Rectos, but I wouldn't want to have two of them in my band. It's not that it can't be done... I just think it works better when each guitar has a distinct voice.
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Re: Family Portraits (aka Post Your Stiletto Rig)

Post by siggy14 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:18 pm

He still to this day wonders if he should have kept the road king he sold me... Then I got the stiletto and now have one of each..... Next purchase will be a Mark V
noodles wrote:I was using a Roadster, and we both used 6L6s (not a fan of EL-34s in Rectos), so I simply got buried. I really grew to dislike the Roadster, since I was expecting a simpler Road King, and instead got a dark rock amp.

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