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Old 02-19-2013, 12:34 PM   #21
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If you like Metallica's live tone, Rectifiers are a good place to start. James Hetfield uses the Triple, but play around with Dual first before you splurge more - I don't know which drive channel he uses.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:08 PM   #22
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I love my dual rec. it's a work of art, and its a beast.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:10 PM   #23
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Hmmm, alrighty where to start?
I like metallica, foo fighters, lamb of god, steve vai, paul gilbert, john petrucci, breaking benjamin, and theres many..many more but I hope that gives you an idea of the tone I'm after.


I think a Mesa Mark IV or V would be a better choice than a Rectifier. It's certainly better for shreddy/virtuoso stuff, it'll nail LoG & DT and some Metallica. The only areas where the Rec would be superior are FF & BB.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:30 PM   #24
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I think a Mesa Mark IV or V would be a better choice than a Rectifier. It's certainly better for shreddy/virtuoso stuff, it'll nail LoG & DT and some Metallica. The only areas where the Rec would be superior are FF & BB.



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Old 02-19-2013, 10:49 PM   #25
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I agree that with the artists you listed, the Mark V would be a much better choice.
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Good, we are all agreed then. TS, Blktiger0, Offworld, and I will take our consulting fee via paypal by Friday, PM us with account info.



















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Old 02-19-2013, 11:02 PM   #27
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Do you really need 120W of power? You may be better off saving your money and buying the toaster version of the Dual Rec, or a Roadster. The Roadster is a nicer amp in my opinion as it lacks a lot of the scooped mids that can make the Dual Rec sound flubby.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:05 PM   #28
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Good, we are all agreed then. TS, Blktiger0, Offworld, and I will take our consulting fee via paypal by Friday, PM us with account info.








way to leave me out. I nailed it on page 1.
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way to leave me out. I nailed it on page 1.


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Old 02-19-2013, 11:09 PM   #30
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way to leave me out. I nailed it on page 1.



Well I suppose, but I didn't count yours as a full recommendation, you just kind of hinted at it.....










Your post inspired mine, and like all good inspiration, it goes unmentioned when the inspired collect their checks.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:24 PM   #31
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Yes. The Rectifiers are great sounding amps.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:42 PM   #32
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Hmmm, alrighty where to start?
I like metallica, foo fighters, lamb of god, steve vai, paul gilbert, john petrucci, breaking benjamin, and theres many..many more but I hope that gives you an idea of the tone I'm after.
A Mark IV/V would suite those styles better than a Recto, but both are solid amps at what they do. Save yourself a giant chunk of change and find yourself an older 2 channel Dual Rectifier (if you decide on the Dual). The 3rd channel doesn't cut through very well and sounds like ass, and the 2ch versions sound better on both channels.
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If you like Metallica's live tone, Rectifiers are a good place to start. James Hetfield uses the Triple, but play around with Dual first before you splurge more - I don't know which drive channel he uses.
Don't get a Triple Rec, they're such a pain in the ass because of the oversized power section. You can't use them with most 2x12's and they're hella expensive to retube. Unless you're playing stadiums or gigantic outside venues there isn't a practical need for a Triple, a Dual will serve you just fine.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:47 PM   #33
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I love Rec's as much as next guy,but make sure to try a 5150/6505 first.Clean channels won't be as good,but the metal channel kicks arse.Better to be safe then sorry,and realize two months down the road you'd rather have a 6505.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:53 PM   #34
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For the bands he listed I wouldn't want to use a 5150/6505. Too tight for Metallica, too aggressive and tight for the Foos, and too aggressive for Breaking Benjamin (I think, I'm not a BB fan in the slightest).

The Rectos are a hard rock amp that can do balls out metal and have a good clean channel. The 5150/6505 is a balls out metal amp that can do hard rock, and happens to have a clean(er) channel.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:41 PM   #35
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I'm a proud Roadster owner, I love Rectos. Finally getting mine was a dream come true, I had wanted one for years.

But the one thing that irks me is that it doesn't have MIDI control. You can get something like an Amp Gizmo to control it, but to me it's an inconvenience to have more cables to plug, another thing to power, another piece of gear to place around the head... I'm just super picky and like to have my rig shrunk down as much as possible without sacrificing anything as far as sound and control. This may have absolutely no effect on you though.

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Old 02-21-2013, 11:19 PM   #36
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I think my 3ch Trec had midi control but I'm not sure. I never used it if it did
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I didn't really think MIDI was that common on amplifiers, maybe on the high end stuff, but it is really something you see a lot, I don't get why people use it as a critique of an amp when most other amps won't have it either.

It's just like, yeah, it is awesome when you have it, but I don't expect it to come on most amps
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:36 PM   #38
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My 2 channel Triple didn't have one, just a 1-button switch.

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For the bands he listed I wouldn't want to use a 5150/6505. Too tight for Metallica, too aggressive and tight for the Foos, and too aggressive for Breaking Benjamin (I think, I'm not a BB fan in the slightest).

The Rectos are a hard rock amp that can do balls out metal and have a good clean channel. The 5150/6505 is a balls out metal amp that can do hard rock, and happens to have a clean(er) channel.

I wasn't saying buy a 6505,I merely said he should try one before he settles on a Rec.
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I have a rectoverb, which is the single rec with a reverb and it covers a lot of my favorite tones. I've only had it for like 2 days too .

Buy one, you won't regret it.
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