#1
Alright after a long search I can't find an amp to fix my exact tone spectrum. I've been looking for something CLEAR, tight as hell, and tons of gain on tap. I've been looking at the Fryette and VHTs for over a year of two now and I'm starting to think it might not be for me since I really don't like EL34s. I can't afford a UL though.

My Baron K88 is so close and I might send it out to get it closer to what I want but I'm a stereo kind of guy and two of the same amps is not what I want. I've owned a 5150 and an RM100 with custom mods but none of which have gotten me there.

I don't want something that's too smooth but I don't want that Marshall crunch. I can't find an amp that's in between. I play the Br00talz and it needs to be able to make a guitar and Drop A clear. Tube amps only. AxeFx just wasn't for me.

Should I stick with looking at VHTs or maybe move on to something else?

Suggestions?

This is the kind of tone I'm looking for. I realize it's next to impossible to get a studio tone but something close to this would be amazing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvDuMPd0-rc
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
#2
Whenever i see tons of gain, i think of a Rivera Kuncklehead Tre, although it looks like you know a fair share about your amps, you may have already come across it and moved on... but thats just my little recommendation..
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#4
you might try the k tre. but the k tre and fryette amps are on almost opposite sides of the spectrum. The ktre has creamy smooth violin on crack tones. The vht has in your face dry as **** crcunh.

I just grabbed a vht deliverance. i think you'd like it. cheap as heck for the 120 as well. 900 bucks used. It's a single channel amp but I think it'll do exactly what you need. I'm listening to this clip and I'm thinking my deliverance can definitely do it.

no marshall crunch in the deliverance either. just brootal chuggachiggitychug.
Jumping on dat gear sig train.
PRS Hollowbody II / BKP Warpigs
Strandberg OS6T / BKP Aftermath
Strandberg OS7 / Lace Poopsticks
Skervesen Raptor 7FF / BKP Warpigs
Skervesen Raptor 6 NTB / BKP Juggernauts
Hapas Sludge 7 FF / Hapas Leviathan
Anderson Baritom / Motorcity Nuke BKP Sinner Anderson H2+
Warmoth Baritone / BKP Piledriver
Ibanez Rg2120x / BKP Nailbomb

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Last edited by AcousticMirror at Jun 26, 2010,
#5
Soldano Hot Rod/Avenger, perhaps?
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#6
Clear, tight, high gain.

Mesa MkV? H&K Coreblade?
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#7
For some reason the Framus Cobra sounds nice right now.
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
#8
i only had it for about 3 hours when i recorded this clip.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7394209/higainamps/deli/devliballsout.mp3

i've done a tube swap, changed the cab i was running into and some stuff if you want a different sort of clip. lemme know.

also I see you trolling rig talks swap meet. I'd really like to try the deliverance too.
Jumping on dat gear sig train.
PRS Hollowbody II / BKP Warpigs
Strandberg OS6T / BKP Aftermath
Strandberg OS7 / Lace Poopsticks
Skervesen Raptor 7FF / BKP Warpigs
Skervesen Raptor 6 NTB / BKP Juggernauts
Hapas Sludge 7 FF / Hapas Leviathan
Anderson Baritom / Motorcity Nuke BKP Sinner Anderson H2+
Warmoth Baritone / BKP Piledriver
Ibanez Rg2120x / BKP Nailbomb

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#9
Quote by kylendm
AxeFx just wasn't for me.

Don't mention that around any fractal guys, they're like the jehovahs witnesses of guitar

I was the same way, sold it to finance my splawn setup.
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#10
Not sure what to do. I might go try a VHT out but the only dealer is 50+ miles away and I don't feel like driving

Framus and VHT is what I'm thinking. Bah..
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
#11
Quote by kylendm
For some reason the Framus Cobra sounds nice right now.

This. If that tone really is what you're looking for.
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#12
I'm gonna go and try and play a ul and a sig/x next week. Axe palace is only 30 minutes from me.
goddamit. I have no more gas so I'm just making up excuses to try stuff now.
Jumping on dat gear sig train.
PRS Hollowbody II / BKP Warpigs
Strandberg OS6T / BKP Aftermath
Strandberg OS7 / Lace Poopsticks
Skervesen Raptor 7FF / BKP Warpigs
Skervesen Raptor 6 NTB / BKP Juggernauts
Hapas Sludge 7 FF / Hapas Leviathan
Anderson Baritom / Motorcity Nuke BKP Sinner Anderson H2+
Warmoth Baritone / BKP Piledriver
Ibanez Rg2120x / BKP Nailbomb

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#13
^ Lucky ass mofo. Nick is a really cool guy.
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
#14
i know i email him about pickups and stuff all the time.
the problem is that he only has a pitbull cl and a d120 in stock right now.
Jumping on dat gear sig train.
PRS Hollowbody II / BKP Warpigs
Strandberg OS6T / BKP Aftermath
Strandberg OS7 / Lace Poopsticks
Skervesen Raptor 7FF / BKP Warpigs
Skervesen Raptor 6 NTB / BKP Juggernauts
Hapas Sludge 7 FF / Hapas Leviathan
Anderson Baritom / Motorcity Nuke BKP Sinner Anderson H2+
Warmoth Baritone / BKP Piledriver
Ibanez Rg2120x / BKP Nailbomb

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#15
Oh, yeah me and him are talking about an amp right now as well.
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
#16
wanted to go up there and check out a few diezels and a knucklehead 7 too. should be a fun day.
Jumping on dat gear sig train.
PRS Hollowbody II / BKP Warpigs
Strandberg OS6T / BKP Aftermath
Strandberg OS7 / Lace Poopsticks
Skervesen Raptor 7FF / BKP Warpigs
Skervesen Raptor 6 NTB / BKP Juggernauts
Hapas Sludge 7 FF / Hapas Leviathan
Anderson Baritom / Motorcity Nuke BKP Sinner Anderson H2+
Warmoth Baritone / BKP Piledriver
Ibanez Rg2120x / BKP Nailbomb

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#17
^ that does.

Anyone else?
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
#18
Quote by Raijouta
Soldano Hot Rod/Avenger, perhaps?


+1
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What the hell is a G&L.



Quote by Flux'D
Gay & Lesbian I think, the box smelled funny
Greg what did you send me??
#19
If you can find one (they don't have a lot of distributors), look at Diamond's Spec Ops. Expensive, but well worth it.
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#20
I was thinking of maybe an FJA Dual Recto. They aren't crazy tight but modded I hear they are very clear and Rectos aren't to shabby alone.

I'll keep an eye out for an Avenger/Hotrod.
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
#21
just keep in mind that a slo circuit is gonna be marshally.

check out a vht. do it. they nice.
did you see that mako darado on rig-talk? or the fortin.

you had a titan at one point to right.
Jumping on dat gear sig train.
PRS Hollowbody II / BKP Warpigs
Strandberg OS6T / BKP Aftermath
Strandberg OS7 / Lace Poopsticks
Skervesen Raptor 7FF / BKP Warpigs
Skervesen Raptor 6 NTB / BKP Juggernauts
Hapas Sludge 7 FF / Hapas Leviathan
Anderson Baritom / Motorcity Nuke BKP Sinner Anderson H2+
Warmoth Baritone / BKP Piledriver
Ibanez Rg2120x / BKP Nailbomb

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#22
Nah never owned a titan. From what I'm hearing the SLO isn't that Marshally.
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
#23
it gets there and beyond I suppose. but then again I never know what people actually mean they say pissed off marshall. feels like everyone else has that one sound in their heads except for me.

the train 45 I had sounded like a pissed off ac/dc record. the slo does that kind of on the crunch channel. the lead channel is like smoothing that out and making it rawer? like if angus young played nordic folk metal.
Jumping on dat gear sig train.
PRS Hollowbody II / BKP Warpigs
Strandberg OS6T / BKP Aftermath
Strandberg OS7 / Lace Poopsticks
Skervesen Raptor 7FF / BKP Warpigs
Skervesen Raptor 6 NTB / BKP Juggernauts
Hapas Sludge 7 FF / Hapas Leviathan
Anderson Baritom / Motorcity Nuke BKP Sinner Anderson H2+
Warmoth Baritone / BKP Piledriver
Ibanez Rg2120x / BKP Nailbomb

Blackstar ID:Core Beam
#24
Quote by kylendm
Nah never owned a titan. From what I'm hearing the SLO isn't that Marshally.


This was done with a SLO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89h-X-tZa_w

Judging from the YouTube demos, FJA does some amazing work. I rather like his Valveking mod, too.
Quote by DeathByDestroyr
What the hell is a G&L.



Quote by Flux'D
Gay & Lesbian I think, the box smelled funny
Greg what did you send me??
#25
Quote by Raijouta
This was done with a SLO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89h-X-tZa_w

Judging from the YouTube demos, FJA does some amazing work. I rather like his Valveking mod, too.


licking me slo now.
love you long time.
Jumping on dat gear sig train.
PRS Hollowbody II / BKP Warpigs
Strandberg OS6T / BKP Aftermath
Strandberg OS7 / Lace Poopsticks
Skervesen Raptor 7FF / BKP Warpigs
Skervesen Raptor 6 NTB / BKP Juggernauts
Hapas Sludge 7 FF / Hapas Leviathan
Anderson Baritom / Motorcity Nuke BKP Sinner Anderson H2+
Warmoth Baritone / BKP Piledriver
Ibanez Rg2120x / BKP Nailbomb

Blackstar ID:Core Beam
#26
whats wrong with the Dual rec? really you cant go wrong, its the biggest monster on the market for rhythms.
#27
Quote by surface54
whats wrong with the Dual rec? really you cant go wrong, its the biggest monster on the market for rhythms.


it's very pedestrian
Jumping on dat gear sig train.
PRS Hollowbody II / BKP Warpigs
Strandberg OS6T / BKP Aftermath
Strandberg OS7 / Lace Poopsticks
Skervesen Raptor 7FF / BKP Warpigs
Skervesen Raptor 6 NTB / BKP Juggernauts
Hapas Sludge 7 FF / Hapas Leviathan
Anderson Baritom / Motorcity Nuke BKP Sinner Anderson H2+
Warmoth Baritone / BKP Piledriver
Ibanez Rg2120x / BKP Nailbomb

Blackstar ID:Core Beam
#28
Quote by Raijouta
This was done with a SLO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89h-X-tZa_w

Judging from the YouTube demos, FJA does some amazing work. I rather like his Valveking mod, too.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4nZ1NIS54U <-- imo the best video about the SLO100, i also got some mp3s on my pc of the slo, and it can do the broots.
slo100 > mesa recto
#29
Alright I know what I am getting now. And I'm not telling

Something no one mentioned.
Guitars:
Ibanez UV777P
Ibanez RGD2127FX
Ibanez RG3120TW
Ibanez RGD7321
Ibanez RG6003FM
Ibanez SA160
Jackson Slatxmg3-7
Amps:
Baron Custom Amps K88
Rivera Knucklehead TRE
Fryette Sig: X
Randall RM4 /w Modded modules
Cabs:
Mesa 4x12
Bogner 4x12
Peavey 4x12(K85s)
#30
there's a deyoung'd avenger that just went up on rig talk.
Jumping on dat gear sig train.
PRS Hollowbody II / BKP Warpigs
Strandberg OS6T / BKP Aftermath
Strandberg OS7 / Lace Poopsticks
Skervesen Raptor 7FF / BKP Warpigs
Skervesen Raptor 6 NTB / BKP Juggernauts
Hapas Sludge 7 FF / Hapas Leviathan
Anderson Baritom / Motorcity Nuke BKP Sinner Anderson H2+
Warmoth Baritone / BKP Piledriver
Ibanez Rg2120x / BKP Nailbomb

Blackstar ID:Core Beam
#31
EDIT : Nevermind

Although you aren't looking for the Marshall Crunch, I thought the Splawn Nitro was definitely in that in between category
Last edited by Sputnik1 at Aug 5, 2010,
#33
No one realized this was an old thread? Shame
Call me Brent
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People would leave guitars for me in a box on the doorstep with a note "Please look after little Johnie, we just cant cope anymore, all he wants to do is hook up with Marshalls, We thought he would be a fender boy.

#35
where'd kyle go anyway.
Jumping on dat gear sig train.
PRS Hollowbody II / BKP Warpigs
Strandberg OS6T / BKP Aftermath
Strandberg OS7 / Lace Poopsticks
Skervesen Raptor 7FF / BKP Warpigs
Skervesen Raptor 6 NTB / BKP Juggernauts
Hapas Sludge 7 FF / Hapas Leviathan
Anderson Baritom / Motorcity Nuke BKP Sinner Anderson H2+
Warmoth Baritone / BKP Piledriver
Ibanez Rg2120x / BKP Nailbomb

Blackstar ID:Core Beam
#36
+1, haven't seen him for a while
Call me Brent
Quote by m33sta.

People would leave guitars for me in a box on the doorstep with a note "Please look after little Johnie, we just cant cope anymore, all he wants to do is hook up with Marshalls, We thought he would be a fender boy.