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Old 10-14-2012, 10:48 PM   #21
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New amp. Don't waste the money. Your dollars will stretch more used.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:28 PM   #22
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I had the same problem with my tonezone and I replaced it with a dimarzio Fred. it was a vast improvement, Its not as flat sounding as the tonezone. I would look into getting one of those.....
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:35 PM   #23
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Reading all your posts this morning, made my Monday a whole lot better!

Anyways, I know you probably don't want to hear it... but, the only real solution to your predicament is to upgrade your amp.

I know you probably think the thing sounds great now, but in all honesty, it's probably because you haven't fully developed your ears to picking up the fine points of a guitars/amps tone yet.

When I first got my peavey rage 8 years ago, I thought it was the best thing on the go. But once I started playing more, and experimenting with different equipment, I soon realized how bad the thing actually sounded (compared to a nice tube amp!).

But if you’re happy with your tone, that’s completely fine. Just STOP posting topics on this forum, and then bad mouthing everyone that offers you help or an opinion. The whole purpose of this forum is for us to help each other! If you don't want help, then stay away!
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:52 PM   #24
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High output tube amps are the way to go. But if you don't want the tone zone, send it my way lol.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:59 PM   #25
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Okay so after all of this time my amp has started dying. I'm planning on getting a Peavey Bandit 112 (hopefully the red striped version). I still wanna get my Tone Zone back into my neck, so I'd like to hear from someone a good bridge to compliment it.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:07 PM   #26
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Note: I also like using the middle position a lot (bridge and neck in series) to add a little bit of top end, so I'd like to make sure the bridge isn't too thin of a sound. I'm not sure how much the output would affect it but as I said I'm open for ideas.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:09 PM   #27
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Also I've tried the Crunch Lab in the bridge previously and it was really thin, so anything beefier or darker than that would be what I'd be looking for.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:15 PM   #28
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Spend as much as you possibly can on the amp and worry about getting a new pickup later. I think a Peavey Bandit is pretty lacking myself.

I can't offer an opinion on a pickup to compliment the Tone Zone in the neck as I've never heard or looked into that. Sorry.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:53 PM   #29
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I've never heard a single person complain about a peavey bandit 112. What version was it?
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:56 PM   #30
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Never mind. I've been listening to some videos of the Super 3 online. While the videos are pretty shitty quality I could hear a really saggy low-end thump that I like.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:24 PM   #31
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I've never heard a single person complain about a peavey bandit 112.

You just heard me complain about it. I think there are better amps in the same price range, but even then, if you pay a bit more you get even better amps. A used Vypyr Tube can be found for $300 around here, sometimes with a Sanpera pedal.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:14 PM   #32
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Dude, have you ever tried thicker strings or boosting the bass and mids on your amp?
Both maybe
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:40 PM   #33
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I've never heard a single person complain about a peavey bandit 112. What version was it?

I've never heard a single person say anything particularly good about them

They're reliable and built like tanks, the clean channel on mine was great as was the reverb but as far as distortion went it just wasn't there at all and got very boxy if you cranked the volume.

Solid, but decidedly unspectacular amps. Great as a backup amp but not what you should be looking at as a main amp given the tones you're looking for.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:26 PM   #34
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Do not get a Bandit. I hated mine, the distortion sucks. It's just another run of the mill SS amp. By getting one, you would not be upgrading.
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