Pic: Hetfield's current rig

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Re: Pic: Hetfield's current rig

Post by boss4 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:58 am

They still have a kick-ass tone live no matter what we all say!
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Re: Pic: Hetfield's current rig

Post by screamingdaisy » Mon May 30, 2011 3:41 pm

Notice the new amp over James' shoulder...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc1FMJvNXCg
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Re: Pic: Hetfield's current rig

Post by zodiac272 » Mon May 30, 2011 6:52 pm

james has used triple rectifiers back stage or out front in smaller shows. I've seen youtube clips with a TR halfstack. kirk has used the dual recto as well, though now he's got his Randall sig.

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Re: Pic: Hetfield's current rig

Post by ryjan » Mon May 30, 2011 10:23 pm

screamingdaisy wrote:Notice the new amp over James' shoulder...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc1FMJvNXCg
The VH4 or the Recto?
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Re: Pic: Hetfield's current rig

Post by screamingdaisy » Tue May 31, 2011 11:42 am

ryjan wrote: The VH4 or the Recto?
His practice rig has had the Diezel for a long time, however he used to always have a 2 channel Recto in it. That's a 2010 Dual behind him.
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Re: Pic: Hetfield's current rig

Post by zodiac272 » Tue May 31, 2011 1:13 pm

screamingdaisy wrote:
ryjan wrote: The VH4 or the Recto?
His practice rig has had the Diezel for a long time, however he used to always have a 2 channel Recto in it. That's a 2010 Dual behind him.
yeah it looks shiny and new, and you are probably right, but how can you tell it's not just another 3 channel triple rec?

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Re: Pic: Hetfield's current rig

Post by ryjan » Tue May 31, 2011 2:06 pm

That's their practice room at HQ. I think there's 2 of every amp ever made in there. He only used the 2 channel triple recto in his practice rig for a couple months. He's used Kranks, Blackstars, and Marshalls but has had the Diezel's in there for the longest. Can't say I'd blame him. :D
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Re: Pic: Hetfield's current rig

Post by screamingdaisy » Tue May 31, 2011 6:12 pm

ryjan wrote:That's their practice room at HQ. I think there's 2 of every amp ever made in there. He only used the 2 channel triple recto in his practice rig for a couple months. He's used Kranks, Blackstars, and Marshalls but has had the Diezel's in there for the longest. Can't say I'd blame him. :D
His practice rig has been a JC-120, Dual Recto and Diezel VH-4 for a long time.

Just because he plays an amp and someone takes a picture of it doesn't mean it's part of his rig.
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Re: Pic: Hetfield's current rig

Post by boss4 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:00 am

The sticks of Diezel and JC120 in the Mesa/Boogie amp switchers let us know that his live rig not confines only to that rack!
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Re: Pic: Hetfield's current rig

Post by MesaENGR412 » Mon May 07, 2012 7:24 pm

zodiac272 wrote:
screamingdaisy wrote:
ryjan wrote: The VH4 or the Recto?
His practice rig has had the Diezel for a long time, however he used to always have a 2 channel Recto in it. That's a 2010 Dual behind him.
yeah it looks shiny and new, and you are probably right, but how can you tell it's not just another 3 channel triple rec?

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It has a stacked 6-button footswitch sitting on top of it which would indicate that it is a Multi-Watt, which is what I think what Screamingdaisy is talking about. Can't tell if it is a dual or triple because you can't see the back. They are not his main tone live but at least he has one on tap to mess with. Never know when you'll need a Recto :twisted: .

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Re: Pic: Hetfield's current rig

Post by r0nn!e » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:43 am

What do you know about Behringer XR4400 Multigate Pro? Have Hetfield ever used it or still uses it? Or was is just lie?

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Re: Pic: Hetfield's current rig

Post by Heritage Softail » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:33 pm

The newer tone is fat and more balanced. Just like the Dr. Feelgood disc tone that Lars said they wanted to advance on. Some like the thrashy missing bass tone of AJFA. Meh, not so much. Broken Beat and Scarred has a killer one on the disc and live when I saw them. And Sad But True? That is some beat down riffing right there. FWIW more people sang that song at full scream than any other.

Diezel is killer gear. Herbert or VH4. Mixing metal amps is the way to go IMO. A Mark and a Rec together bring the pain. Bogner and Marshall. Cantrell gets sick tone in Rooster.

I'm just glad Hetfield and the boys still drag their rich old asses out and tour. a young metralhead not getting to see Metallica would be an injustice for all...


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Re: Pic: Hetfield's current rig

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Re: Pic: Hetfield's current rig

Post by ryjan » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:46 pm

liquidchris wrote:James with Mark V :twisted:

http://www.montyjay.com/jha2012.html
I'd love to hear Jaymz play that back-to-back with the VH4.
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