cdr_salamander
or simply Nick
Join date: Mar 2009
90 IQ
#1
Sup folks. Got me a Rectoverb today. It's pretty sweet.



It does with a Single Rectifier does pretty much, except with the added bonus of a reverb tank.

2x EL34, 5x 12ax7; still has factory tubes. Might change that sooner than later, who knows. I think it originally came with 6L6s, but honestly it doesn't really matter.

I haven't had a single-speaker setup in a really long time, and I was a bit skeptical when buying this, but it surprisingly sounds pretty big. I mean, not like 4x12 big but comparable to a smaller-cabbed 2x12 maybe? It has the Mesa Black Shadow speaker in it.

As far as versatility, it gets around the bases fairly well. The clean channel sounds really sweet, and has a swtich to push it a bit into the clean/crunch kinda sound depending on your pick attack. I really like sparkly cleans though, and this pulls them fairly well.

The gain channel is pretty brutal. It has modes for a raw, vintage and modern sound, with modern being the typical "Black Album" tone with out a boost and can get really mean sounding with a decent boost. I have always liked the loosened, fuzzy characteristics of Rectifier amps when pushed hard. Not too harsh, and really tameable.

The reverb is nice. I like natural sounding (tank) reverb, and it nails it pretty good. Heavy pick attack at higher settings sounds boingy, but that's always expected of springs. I keep it around 9 o clock on the clean channel and turn it off when br00ting.

All in all, it's a great amp. Not the biggest, badded Mesa out there but it gets the job done in a bedroom setting. The output knob at the end of the chain really helps to keep it from blowing windows out, and since I am getting ready to move into an apartment, I considered it a must-have feature.

And it has casters. Rolling it around is fun.
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#2
clever wordplay...
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R45VT
Doesn't speak guitar
Join date: Dec 2009
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#5
I want clips of you rolling it around. Get a GoPro and attach it to the amp and take it down the street while playing guitar.


Happe Mesa Day !!!
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#9
very nice! HNAD!
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cdr_salamander
or simply Nick
Join date: Mar 2009
90 IQ
#10
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HNAD!

The other guitarist in my band plays the head version of this. Can I ask what settings you use for a Modern Metal sound, un-boosted?

I keep the treble a little past noon, the mids are mildly scooped at about 9 o'clock and the bass is around 10. I push the gain just a bit before it starts getting retarted and adjust the master/output to taste. Oh, and of course I use the "Modern" setting.
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R45VT
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#11
Quote by Blktiger0
HNAD!

The other guitarist in my band plays the head version of this. Can I ask what settings you use for a Modern Metal sound, un-boosted?



There is a settings thread you newb.
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#12
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#14
Quote by R45VT
I want clips of you rolling it around. Get a GoPro and attach it to the amp and take it down the street while playing guitar.


Happe Mesa Day !!!

NICE! Used to do that with my MS-2 and piss off the bugs. Although the Mesa would be much more impressive.

Nice amp indeed dude! Enjoy it and make them riffs flow boy!
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