#1
So i have a hand wired cusom built 60w Roccaforte.
It sounds amazing for cleans or vintage plexi crunch.
(it has a master vol and gain)

the problem is.....I play metal. ultra hi gain metal!

I got it from an endorsee for such a good deal i could not pass it up.
I figure when im old and in to that vintage sound I will be really stoked on it.
Ive been checking out a lot of distortion pedals to try to get the tone i want.
but they have all been lacking.

the other day I got to play a guys rack system with a Engl e530
and it was siiiiick!

I found they run alot cheaper than the engl fireball (that i love the sound of).
I was wondering if it would be a good idea to have an fx loop added to my amp and run the Engl preamp into it.
Instead of spending more to get a power amp and full rack system?
and puting my amp in a closet till im 40.
#2
If its not going to cost the earth to add the loop then it sounds like a nice plan.

Also the nice bonus is that theres a whole myriad of different preamps out there so you can chop and change as your tastes change.
ESP M-1 - Dimarzio Super3
Ibanez RG3270 ToneZone/Blue Velvet/Paf Pro
Ibanez RG1527
PRS CE22
Mercer Blackmachine Replica

Diezel Herbert
Diezel Einstein Combo
TC GMajor

Gain Wh0re and Diezel Mafioso
#3
Quote by halikus
If its not going to cost the earth to add the loop then it sounds like a nice plan.

Also the nice bonus is that theres a whole myriad of different preamps out there so you can chop and change as your tastes change.


This. Go for it if adding a loop isn't too expensive.
WTLTL 2011
#4
If you got such a great deal on it, why not just sell it for a profit then go buy what you actually want/need?

Why do you automatically assume that you will be into that "vintage sound" when you get older?
Gear

Gibson '57 Les Paul Reissue
Marshall TSL 601
EHX: Big Muff, Metal Muff, Small Stone, POG, 2880
Ibanez TS808
Voodoo Labs Microvibe
Analogman Chorus
Morley Bad Horsie II
Keeley Compressor (C4)
Nova Delay
MXR 10-band EQ
#5
Quote by Guitartist
If you got such a great deal on it, why not just sell it for a profit then go buy what you actually want/need?

Why do you automatically assume that you will be into that "vintage sound" when you get older?


Sell it??? but then I wouldnt have a vintage sound for my arsenal of tone.
im not sure if you have heard these amps, I work at a rehearsal studio in Hollywood and get to hear vintage and boutiqe amps every day. when i heard this one i was blown away. it made me start playing ac/dc and zep. thats stuff i have never been into. I know for a fact that i would never let this amp go. this amp sounds better that any vintage style amp i have heard and the better i get, the more genres of music i get into.
I dont think ill ever stop playing metal. and some day ill save up for a Engl SE but I know that I would regret getting rid of this amp.
and it would cost 150 for the loop mod and 300 for the engl preamp till I can save up 3000 for the SE