#1
My co-guitarist in my band is planning on getting one of these soon and I was with him when he tried it out in-store. It sounded ok, although, it wasn't anywhere near cranked, and I didn't have my amp going in tandem to get a comparison. I've never heard much of any praise about them or even seen them mentioned on UG so I'm taking that as a sign that theyr nothing to write home about, let alone post about. Correct me if I'm wrong.

My m8 (co-guitarist) is a sick guitarist but isn't the most knowledgable person when it comes to amps or tone yet (To quote him from a jam a couple of weeks back, when he brought a certain pedal from home to replace his usual ME-50: "Sounds freakn sweet hey?" *referring to Gibson LP Studio -> Boss MT-2 -> Fender FM 212R...*)

Basically what I want to know, for his future sake (when his ears are a lil better at judging tone) and the overall tone of the band, is:

Will a Mode 4 sound good next to a good high gain tube amp?

(I consider my Genz Benz El Diablo head to be a pretty good quality tube amp, certainly one of the most versatile amps I've ever heard and it can nail a heap of high gain tones. Also it has sweeet cleans.)

Our sound atm is pretty much around Tool/ Orange Goblin/ Black Label Society/ Karnivool.
Jackson DK2M
Washburn WD-18SW
Ibanez RGR421EXFM
Genz Benz El Diablo 100w -> Framus Dragon 412
Boss GE-7
Ibanez TS-9
Last edited by James13v at Jul 18, 2009,
#2
I heard a band recently that was using a Mode 4

The guitarist on the left had a triple rec, and the one on the right had a mode 4. To be honest I was impressed about how it was holding its own. They are good amps, and I think highly under rated. I wouldn't say it sounded as good as the Boogie, but it definitely held its own against it.
#3
They're not bad, but not amazing. They're overpriced and they're not quite as good sounding as older Marshall SS/VS amps.

The Mode 4 cabs are godlike though.
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