Mark V 35 vs Mini Rectifier 25

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Guitarjon
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Mark V 35 vs Mini Rectifier 25

Post by Guitarjon » Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:46 pm

Someone requested a comparison between my Mark V 35 and my Mini Rectifier 25 and I thought it was a great idea! Both amps are amazing but they have very unique voices and features. The dirtier it gets the bigger the differences are between the two. I love both so I wouldn't want to choose so luckily I don't have to :)

I did clean, crunch, rock, lead and metal-ish tones and I featured all the channels and modes (all on the highest power settings). I dialed all the tones in a particular way to suit the music of the segments but of course the amps are even more versatile than presented here. For example, I did a 'british' rock tone on the crunch channel but that channel is also great at high gain/metal. All the amp settings are shown during the video so if you like the tones you can copy them and try them for yourself!

So which one would you choose based on this comparison? The Recto has more low-end oomph and sounds more scooped like you'd expect from a Recto but the Mark has that nice articulate and tight midrange-y sound. The Mark V can be a bit more tricky to dial in because of all the variables and the way the tonestack works but it is more versatile because of that. It's hard to beat the tone of a Recto though...

Ok, enough talk for now, here is the comparison:

https://youtu.be/DA8iamm661g

mace
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Re: Mark V 35 vs Mini Rectifier 25

Post by mace » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:35 pm

Thanks for that! I find that with the Rectoverb 25 (i think the same as the mini rec 25 but with reverb) sounds best *loud*. Much more so than the Mark which I think is great for bedroom volumes and gigs. The Rectoverb is pretty 'blanketed' at bedroom levels but just blossoms so nicely when driven at gig levels.
Rankings: #1 Mark V head, #2a TC50 combo, #2b Rectoverb 25 head

Guitarjon
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Re: Mark V 35 vs Mini Rectifier 25

Post by Guitarjon » Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:49 am

Yeah, I use mine for recording mostly but I tend to look for a sweet spot where the power tubes are just starting to cook a little.

richprice79
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Re: Mark V 35 vs Mini Rectifier 25

Post by richprice79 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:37 am

I love your channel by the way. You have some of the best tones on youtube with killer chops!

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Re: Mark V 35 vs Mini Rectifier 25

Post by Guitarjon » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:36 am

richprice79 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:37 am
I love your channel by the way. You have some of the best tones on youtube with killer chops!
Thank you! Much appreciated! :)

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