#1
So I picked up a Triple Rectifier recently from a guy closing a music store he's had for the past two years. The Rectifier was a floor model and got normal demo usage from customers. The original tubes are still in the thing but it sounds fine. I've been getting a very smooth distortion out of it and what I really like is a chunky distortion. Will putting EL34's in this thing help with that? I'm trying to get a tone similar to Mark Tremonti's live tone. It's very chunky
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#2
EL34s might help. Have you tried running an overdrive/boost in front? A lot of people looking for chunk tend to prefer boosting their Rectos.
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#3
I don't think you will get a huge difference with what power tubes you are using, mainly because they aren't being overdriven.

People like to boost their Rectos, do note that Rectos have to be played around a lot to get a better tone, it's not much of a plug in, EQ in 10 seconds, and play amp.
#4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgGnWufCjso

You mean like this guy's tone??? He runs a boost.
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Last edited by sg4ever at Aug 31, 2010,
#5
Quote by sg4ever
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgGnWufCjso

You mean like this guy's tone??? He runs a boost.

Yeah. That sounds pretty good. Thanks. I've seen that video before but I never really put it together.. So what's a good way to boost it? I have a Line 6 M13 stompbox with mods of all the famous overdrives so what would you guys recommend? Just a tube screamer mod?
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#6
Not familiar with the pedal but you could try that tubescreamer one. Set it as follows:

Drive/Gain: 0
Volume/Level: Full
Tone: To taste

As also stated earlier, the EQ is tricky. Recto EQs work somewhat differently from other amps' EQ sections, so there's a good amount of tweaking involved.

While different tubes CAN make a change, the Triple Recto has a whole bunch of them so it won't exactly be cheap. EQ settings and possibly a boost will be your cheapest options.
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#7
Quote by DrNick
Not familiar with the pedal but you could try that tubescreamer one. Set it as follows:

Drive/Gain: 0
Volume/Level: Full
Tone: To taste

As also stated earlier, the EQ is tricky. Recto EQs work somewhat differently from other amps' EQ sections, so there's a good amount of tweaking involved.

While different tubes CAN make a change, the Triple Recto has a whole bunch of them so it won't exactly be cheap. EQ settings and possibly a boost will be your cheapest options.

Alright. Thanks for the help. I appreciate your concern about money, but I'm not looking for the cheapest method, but the best method. And since these tubes have been in the amp for over two years, I think I will be replacing them soon and I'll probably get some EL34's to try. This is my first tube amp so I'm looking to do a lot of experimenting.
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