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Mark Morton officially making the switch to the Royal

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:23 am
by DWAKO
I found this recently on his twitter account:

"MarkDuaneMorton Mark Morton:
Royal Atlantic. crushes all. i'm switching. (real talk)"

And in reference to the RA versus the Mark IV/V:
"its different....not as versatile, but for metal riffing....its better.....more modern...heavier bottom end...it rules."

I dig the RA, but I recently got the Mark V and I don't see it going anywhere. I may convince the other guitarist in my band to get an RA, that way I can play on both. :D It has to be a sick head for Mark to make the switch. Just sayin'

Re: Mark Morton officially making the switch to the Royal

Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:33 am
by BostonRedSox
Yup. He is using a Green Rhino OD for his leads as well.

Re: Mark Morton officially making the switch to the Royal

Posted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:01 pm
by KH Guitar Freak
Interesting...

Re: Mark Morton officially making the switch to the Royal

Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:54 pm
by glassjaw7
Doesn't surprise me. Dude on rig talk described the RA as having a TON of useable, controlled gain and a low end somewhere between the Mark and Recto, but with a character all it's own. :) I really need to check one out soon.

Re: Mark Morton officially making the switch to the Royal

Posted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:35 pm
by rabies
LOG is badass but they do generate the daffy duck nasal tone on the lead lines/riffing that the mark series is known for (just heard it on an old DT song on XM). i wonder if it's as tight as the mark series, those amps (I've owned III + IV) are tight as hell for fast riffing.

I should have tried out the RA fully at NAMM this year...

too bad used ones are hard to find...

Re: Mark Morton officially making the switch to the Royal

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:39 am
by stephen sawall
Not as tight as a Mark ... but tighter than a DR....

Re: Mark Morton officially making the switch to the Royal

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:53 pm
by danyeo1
LOG manages to make Mark IV's and V's sound like garbage. Wonder if they'll do the same to the RA?

Re: Mark Morton officially making the switch to the Royal

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:43 pm
by rabies
danyeo1 wrote:LOG manages to make Mark IV's and V's sound like garbage. Wonder if they'll do the same to the RA?
they really have that daffy duck nasal sound going with the single note leads.

rhythms are sick, no question (omerta!)

i had a love/hate relationship with the mark iv. spent too much time tweaking and not playing, bottom line...

Re: Mark Morton officially making the switch to the Royal

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:41 pm
by stephen sawall
I have more of a Pepe Le Pew lead sound ... but definitively rhythm is Yosemite Sam. I play a far amount of funk so Road Runner and Marvin the Martian type clean stuff...