#1
Basically, I want to get closer to John Petrucci's sound. I know he's god and he's got thousand of dollars in equipment, but I want an amp that will take me at least a bit closer to his tone.
I'm more interested about his lead tone, and my budget is about $2000, maybe more?
#2
what you looking for exactly??

guitars? amps? pedals?????


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#3
Your MH-1000 Should do fine emulating most of his tones, grab yourself a Mesa Dual Recto (Roadking is out of price range) and fiddle with knobs!
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#4
crap, I forgot to mention I'm looking for an amp... Any specific mesa boogie models?
Also, it has to be somewhat versatile, stretching to hard rock and maybe some blues, and most metal (not the brutal grindcore/ deathcore kind of metal), but it needs a decent amount of gain.

How much is the Roadking?
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#6
i know he uses/used Mesa Mark IV and Rectos...
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#8
i dont really see why not... a good margine of the sound comes from the amp...


if you go try out a mesa mark IV (of which john uses) then take down your strat and give a whirl and decide for yourself
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#9
hehe, there goes the big problem. I can't really try out this stuff as they don't sell any of it where I live. I'm going to buy based on reviews, youtube demos, that kind of stuff.
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#10
ahhh... fair enough.

well out i doubt youd find any bad reviews for a mark IV. and it was exactly what you asked for...

so wheres the problem?
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#11
If you want something versatile that can still nail the tones, try any mesa with more than one channel, really. Most of their amps have so much tweakability that even a nomad could do the thing, just go try a bunch of them if you can find a shop that carries many of 'em in stock. Trying the amp with a humbucking-equipped guitar could help too.

EDIT: Beaten to it, just stick with the mark then !
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#13
Ya I think a Mark series would be best, from what I've heard. I have never played one so don't buy just on my account, not that you would.

I think the tone most people know him for is actually a Mesa Mark IIc+, but those are pretty rare so I'd say just look around and see what you can find.

Also you said you know he has thousands in gear, I think you may be underestimating the effect that has, not to mention post production. Its gonna be very hard to get anywhere near the clarity and sustain he has, but you can come close with a Mark.
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#14
mesa mark V /end thread
and a mxr wylde overdrive for a boost
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#16
A mark iv or a dual recto could do it.
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#17
last year he was using a lonestar and 2 mark IV's so maby looking into the mark stuff i know his rythem and lead tone is the mark IV
#18
hes using all mark V now isnt he, i read that somewere!
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#19
Mark IV or Roadking/Roadster.
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