Mark Morton officially making the switch to the Royal

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DWAKO
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Mark Morton officially making the switch to the Royal

Post by DWAKO » Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:23 am

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'
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2009 Mesa Electra Dyne
2012 Mesa RA100
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Re: Mark Morton officially making the switch to the Royal

Post by BostonRedSox » Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:33 am

Yup. He is using a Green Rhino OD for his leads as well.

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Re: Mark Morton officially making the switch to the Royal

Post by KH Guitar Freak » Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:01 pm

Interesting...

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Re: Mark Morton officially making the switch to the Royal

Post by glassjaw7 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:54 pm

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.
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Re: Mark Morton officially making the switch to the Royal

Post by rabies » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:35 pm

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...
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Re: Mark Morton officially making the switch to the Royal

Post by stephen sawall » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:39 am

Not as tight as a Mark ... but tighter than a DR....
The fact that Stephen appears from nowhere, is sentenced to death in an emotional public trial without anyone interfering at all and is then altogether forgotten as if nothing happened, is already suspicious.

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Re: Mark Morton officially making the switch to the Royal

Post by danyeo1 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:53 pm

LOG manages to make Mark IV's and V's sound like garbage. Wonder if they'll do the same to the RA?
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Re: Mark Morton officially making the switch to the Royal

Post by rabies » Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:43 pm

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...
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Re: Mark Morton officially making the switch to the Royal

Post by stephen sawall » Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:41 pm

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...
The fact that Stephen appears from nowhere, is sentenced to death in an emotional public trial without anyone interfering at all and is then altogether forgotten as if nothing happened, is already suspicious.

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