Poll: Which amp?
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View poll results: Which amp?
Marshall JCM 900 head
6 18%
Kustom Dual 100
0 0%
Mesa Stiletto Ace 50 watt combo
10 30%
Marshall DSL 100 & 1960A slant cab
3 9%
ORANGE AD30
3 9%
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier
4 12%
Triple rectifier 2 channel with 1960 cab
7 21%
Voters: 33.
#1
Well time to bomb you all with links. which one is the right one for me? I play mostly high gain stuff like trivium, Kill switch engage, bullet for my valentine etc, but i'm in a indie rock band who plays stuff like bloc party, cage the elephant, etc, and i also like clean like RHCP and Jimi Hendrix. So that might be a lot to cover but what would suit me best?

I have narrowed it down to these 2

Mesa Stiletto Ace 50 watt combo
http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/1793952311.html

i dont have a link for this last one but It is a triple rectifier 2 channel with 1960 cab for 1250$


What are the difference and what are the pros and cons?
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The real question is why the **** are you talking to your mom about a Mesa?What the hell did you think she was going to say?"No dear, I prefer Dual Rec tone?!"
Last edited by Aashraya at Jun 16, 2010,
#4
whoa very fast response thanks!
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anyway, i must be off, my gf says we gotta go cause i poked her and now she's bleeding

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The real question is why the **** are you talking to your mom about a Mesa?What the hell did you think she was going to say?"No dear, I prefer Dual Rec tone?!"
#5
also sorry i forgot to add this

5150

http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/1783236263.html
Quote by MatrixClaw
anyway, i must be off, my gf says we gotta go cause i poked her and now she's bleeding

Quote by BobDetroit
The real question is why the **** are you talking to your mom about a Mesa?What the hell did you think she was going to say?"No dear, I prefer Dual Rec tone?!"
#6
I was watching the youtube videos and i'm leaning more towards

Mesa Stiletto Ace 50 watt combo love the clean & crunch on this Cant really find some high gain stuff on this amp.
ORANGE AD30 Great clean and crunch but didnt like it for metal. mabye with a boost
Triple rectifier 2 channel with 1960 cab Loved the high gain sound & clean was pretty good.
Marshall JCM900 Cant find a video with it doing metal, only thing i dont like is it has too much of a classic rock sound. I was looking for more modern tone.
Quote by MatrixClaw
anyway, i must be off, my gf says we gotta go cause i poked her and now she's bleeding

Quote by BobDetroit
The real question is why the **** are you talking to your mom about a Mesa?What the hell did you think she was going to say?"No dear, I prefer Dual Rec tone?!"
Last edited by Aashraya at Jun 16, 2010,
#7
anymore voting?
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anyway, i must be off, my gf says we gotta go cause i poked her and now she's bleeding

Quote by BobDetroit
The real question is why the **** are you talking to your mom about a Mesa?What the hell did you think she was going to say?"No dear, I prefer Dual Rec tone?!"
#9
alright man i leaning towards the stilletto
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anyway, i must be off, my gf says we gotta go cause i poked her and now she's bleeding

Quote by BobDetroit
The real question is why the **** are you talking to your mom about a Mesa?What the hell did you think she was going to say?"No dear, I prefer Dual Rec tone?!"
#10
Yeah, stiletto out of those. Definitely not the AD30, not nearly enough gain for the high gain stuff, even boosted.
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#11
Is the price for the stiletto average sale price or am i getting a good deal?
Quote by MatrixClaw
anyway, i must be off, my gf says we gotta go cause i poked her and now she's bleeding

Quote by BobDetroit
The real question is why the **** are you talking to your mom about a Mesa?What the hell did you think she was going to say?"No dear, I prefer Dual Rec tone?!"
#13
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AFAIK thats a pretty good deal, but I'm less familiar with US pricing on mesas...


well on ebay it is going for 1400+ Us dollars.
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anyway, i must be off, my gf says we gotta go cause i poked her and now she's bleeding

Quote by BobDetroit
The real question is why the **** are you talking to your mom about a Mesa?What the hell did you think she was going to say?"No dear, I prefer Dual Rec tone?!"
#14
I'd go with the JCM900

I mean it's got upgraded tubes and the price is pretty good, and with a pedal and eq I bet you could easily do modern metal.
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#15
hmm okay. The votes are very close together so i dont know what to get.

The orange, dual rec, kustom and mabye the DSL are out though
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anyway, i must be off, my gf says we gotta go cause i poked her and now she's bleeding

Quote by BobDetroit
The real question is why the **** are you talking to your mom about a Mesa?What the hell did you think she was going to say?"No dear, I prefer Dual Rec tone?!"
Last edited by Aashraya at Jun 16, 2010,
#16
Ewww, do not get a JCM 900. They are nice amps, but completely wrong for what you want. You will have to add a lot of stuff to get a passable tone and even then you'll end up growing bored of it quickly.


I still say 5150 or the Recto
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#17
haha okay

yea i'm not much of a Marshall fan for some reason.

Right now for me its down to the stiletto or the recto
Quote by MatrixClaw
anyway, i must be off, my gf says we gotta go cause i poked her and now she's bleeding

Quote by BobDetroit
The real question is why the **** are you talking to your mom about a Mesa?What the hell did you think she was going to say?"No dear, I prefer Dual Rec tone?!"
#18
I have narrowed it down to these 2

Mesa Stiletto Ace 50 watt combo
http://austin.craigslist.org/msg/1793952311.html

i dont have a link for this last one but It is a triple rectifier 2 channel with 1960 cab for 1250$


What are the difference and what are the pros and cons?
Quote by MatrixClaw
anyway, i must be off, my gf says we gotta go cause i poked her and now she's bleeding

Quote by BobDetroit
The real question is why the **** are you talking to your mom about a Mesa?What the hell did you think she was going to say?"No dear, I prefer Dual Rec tone?!"
#19
Hmm, I'd say the Recto. Clean channel is pretty good, high gain is pretty good (although not quite as good as Dual and Single IMO) and mid gain would be pretty decent with a boost. Plus that's an awesome deal.
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#20
hmm i'm just worried if it will be to loud.
since i play small gigs and mostly home and rehearsals playing.
Quote by MatrixClaw
anyway, i must be off, my gf says we gotta go cause i poked her and now she's bleeding

Quote by BobDetroit
The real question is why the **** are you talking to your mom about a Mesa?What the hell did you think she was going to say?"No dear, I prefer Dual Rec tone?!"
#21
Splawn Nitro will eat both for breakfast but you'll need a cab.

http://lexington.craigslist.org/msg/1783804509.html


But - you are not a Marshall guy so

I used to think I wanted a Stiletto until reading reviews in forums. The DSL can do modern metal with a boost and would be better for the likes of RHCP and JH me thinks.
#22
ehh that gets me scared lol. Its not that i dont like Marshall its just that i hate it because some people buy it just for the name and to me that ruins the product.

I WOULD LOVE A SPLAWN NITRO but it is too much for me. and i need something in austin texas that is in lexington.
Quote by MatrixClaw
anyway, i must be off, my gf says we gotta go cause i poked her and now she's bleeding

Quote by BobDetroit
The real question is why the **** are you talking to your mom about a Mesa?What the hell did you think she was going to say?"No dear, I prefer Dual Rec tone?!"
#23
voted tri rec on account of price
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#24
It won't sound as good quiet as it will at high volumes, at but it should be fine for home playing. If you want to turn it up a bit, an attenuator will take the edge off.


Disclaimer: When I suggest an attenuator, I dont mean get one and crank it. Attenuators are best to just take enough volume off so that you can 'open up' the amp a bit.
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#25
Quote by classicrocker01
It won't sound as good quiet as it will at high volumes, at but it should be fine for home playing. If you want to turn it up a bit, an attenuator will take the edge off.


Disclaimer: When I suggest an attenuator, I dont mean get one and crank it. Attenuators are best to just take enough volume off so that you can 'open up' the amp a bit.



hmm okay well i mean could i get the rectifier by it self to a level where it wouldn't make my parents destroy it or pawn it?

And thank god i have nice neighbors!
Quote by MatrixClaw
anyway, i must be off, my gf says we gotta go cause i poked her and now she's bleeding

Quote by BobDetroit
The real question is why the **** are you talking to your mom about a Mesa?What the hell did you think she was going to say?"No dear, I prefer Dual Rec tone?!"
#26
Yes, you could. I tested one just last week and played around with the volume knob. It will definatly go down that quiet. Bottom end gets kinda flabby, it's suitable for home practice. It gets much more define around full band levels.
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#27
alright thank you so much!

I'm set on the rectifier now! thanks for everyone who gave advice!
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anyway, i must be off, my gf says we gotta go cause i poked her and now she's bleeding

Quote by BobDetroit
The real question is why the **** are you talking to your mom about a Mesa?What the hell did you think she was going to say?"No dear, I prefer Dual Rec tone?!"
#28
Quote by classicrocker01
Yes, you could. I tested one just last week and played around with the volume knob. It will definatly go down that quiet. Bottom end gets kinda flabby, it's suitable for home practice. It gets much more define around full band levels.

I dunno what you'd define low volume at. But the 2 channel Recto I have isn't flabby at all at low volumes for me, in fact, I don't think I've heard it get flabby at any volume - 3 channels, that's a different story
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#29
every time i feel insecure about the purchasing it MC makes it all better lol
Quote by MatrixClaw
anyway, i must be off, my gf says we gotta go cause i poked her and now she's bleeding

Quote by BobDetroit
The real question is why the **** are you talking to your mom about a Mesa?What the hell did you think she was going to say?"No dear, I prefer Dual Rec tone?!"
#30
Ahh, I forgot that detail MC. I tried a 3 channel. I can only imagine the awesomeness of a 2 channel.
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Gibson Les Paul Traditional
Cort Explorer
Squire Standard Strat rebuilt with Fender USA parts
Squire Tele
Krank 1980
Orange Tiny Terror
Traynor YCV 50 Blue
Peavey Vypyr 75

Will fly for food. Call me Dylan