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Old 09-25-2012, 03:03 AM   #1
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Double NAD!

I was recently away from home for a job and with the money I saved I thought it would be cool to buy my dream amp, the Mark V. After hours of trying it something just didn't feel right to me, so I began a tireless search for the perfect amp. I was very close to taking home a new Savage, 5150 III, or 5150 III 50w. In the end I found these two used for good prices.

The original idea was to have 1 tweaker amp and 1 plug and play amp (I'd pick one of the two new heads and sell the other...where I live both of these amps are very rare), but I think I've convinced myself to keep both of them and sell my 6505+. I'll give myself some time to get over the honeymoon period and tinker with the amps (it'd take a month to get truly comfortable with either of these) and make the decision, but for now I don't see myself using it all that often. I'm very happy with both amps, and they compliment each other well. When I took the VHT for its first test drive I was pleased to find out that, even though it's a tweaker amp, it pretty much sounds good however I set it up. The Rivera is a bit touchier to set up and requires approximately un-mic'ed drum volume to start sounding good, but is definitely a monster. A monster that can do beautiful cleans by the way!

So without further ado here are my two new babies (3 if you include the cab I guess), the VHT Sig:X and Rivera KR7!

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Old 09-25-2012, 03:12 AM   #2
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:13 AM   #3
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:16 AM   #4
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:31 AM   #5
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Very nice! HDNAD! I'd like to hear some clips of that KR7 if you ever get around to it. That thing is sex.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:34 AM   #6
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:07 AM   #7
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The VHT is the sexiest. Have never played either, but definitely want to.

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Old 09-25-2012, 08:06 AM   #8
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:11 AM   #9
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:15 AM   #10
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Good job. I really really want a SigX. That Rivera is damn sexy too. Is that some kind of gun metal color for the tolex? Reminds me of a CEC amp. Anyway. Happy scores.

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Old 09-25-2012, 09:57 AM   #11
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:46 AM   #12
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:42 PM   #13
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Damn.... just damn... HNAD. ****ing Jealous.

Can the KR7 do more than slipknot?
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:45 PM   #14
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:34 PM   #15
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Very nice! HDNAD! I'd like to hear some clips of that KR7 if you ever get around to it. That thing is sex.

I plan to record many clips of both of these amps, both through V30s and K100s (and possibly 2 V30s with 2 K100s in an X). There aren't many clips of them around the internets, but a few good ones I can recommend are from Death Monkey at HCAF (Sig X) http://www.mp3lizard.com/download.cfm?id=25801, this one of Mick jamming it out on one ,and this one of some Rivera dude going through the EQ . I'm still waiting for my microphone to come back, but I'll see if I can find something better than my digital camera in the meantime lol.


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Good job. I really really want a SigX. That Rivera is damn sexy too. Is that some kind of gun metal color for the tolex? Reminds me of a CEC amp. Anyway. Happy scores.

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Rivera calls the tolex ash. To be honest when I first saw it I thought "aw man, I wanted black", but upon seeing it in person my thoughts changed to "hey this is pretty cool!" haha.
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Damn.... just damn... HNAD. ****ing Jealous.

Can the KR7 do more than slipknot?

Oh man can it ever. I'm actually not really a Slipknot fan at all, I was thinking of even removing the 'seven' plate but I figure it's ambiguous enough to leave on, it's just a number right? But anyway, it seems Mick Thompson knows his stuff about sound, and Rivera is a company that I really trust. That being said I owned a K-Tre in the past and couldn't love the gain channel no matter how much I wanted to (without a boost atleast), and this amp fixed everything I didn't like about the Tre. It's tighter, clearer, and more articulate while still maintaining the ability to do sweet Rivera cleans. The KR7 excels at downtuned stuff, more than the Sig X IMO, but it doesn't have to be in drop C or lower to sound good. I sometimes fart around with dropped C stuff, but usually don't go lower than D standard or dropped D and it sounds sweet.

The quickest way for me to describe the sounds of the two is that the Sig X has the VHT/Fryette dry and tight thing going on and the KR7 is more pissed off and meaty.

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Old 09-25-2012, 02:45 PM   #16
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Ha ha

watching Mick in the video was like watching a normal person in fast motion.

i'm not a Slipknot fan either but I respect the guy.

The CEC amps are done in a similar tolex. I really dig it. So do you know what the physical or technical differences (upgrade) there are to make it a Seven sig amp?
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:02 PM   #17
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:16 PM   #18
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I think you're an asshole and you should die!!!


I also think you're an asshole and you should die!!


and that amp is, you're an asshole and you should DIE!!?!?!


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Old 09-25-2012, 03:54 PM   #19
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Very nice! Love the ash color of the KR7.
Was that just an aquisition story or your review? I only see pictures otherwise...
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:27 PM   #20
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Damn, that's awesome.

Have you bust out an ABY yet?

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