#1
I've played a mesa dual rectifier and I LOVE the distortion(really all that I'm concerned about because I rarely use clean sounds.) and I cant find any store that has a krank in stock to try out. I know many pro players recent switched up their amps to play these, so I wanted to know if they are better than mesas. I like most of the players who use them as well. They cost the same amount so I figured why not pick the better one? Can anyone please help even if you've only tried them out.
#2
Mesa = pwn.

Krank = craptacular. They have ZERO treble, ZERO clarity, and they sound like there's a fat kid standing in front of the speakers.
#3
ive used both

krank is ok im not a big fan i think there dirtys are sub par at best

Mesa is the way to go
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Mesa Pwns End Discussion

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Quote by Danno13
Mesa = pwn.

Krank = craptacular. They have ZERO treble, ZERO clarity, and they sound like there's a fat kid standing in front of the speakers.


I'd expect the Krankenstein to have craploads of treble, being Dime's sig.
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#8
i thought dime used solid state....
or maby that was back in the day
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#10
^ Agreed i love the Warhead to bad its outta production thats the only solid state amp i would ever play with
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Quote by timi_hendrix
I'd expect the Krankenstein to have craploads of treble, being Dime's sig.


well....it dosent, i suppose his dimebucker took care of that issue.
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#13
I prefer the tone of the Mesa by quite a bit. Unless you're after a black metal or grindcore kind of tone, then you'll deffinately want to go for the Mesa. Krank amps don't have any versatility.
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#14
I remember some video where Dime was "testing" the krankenstein, he'd do an amazing shred... then hed turn the amp on, do a power chord, turn the amp off and shred some more. I think he knew it sucked.
#15
MESA

that amp is a beast
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Quote by wylde_overdrive
I remember some video where Dime was "testing" the krankenstein, he'd do an amazing shred... then hed turn the amp on, do a power chord, turn the amp off and shred some more. I think he knew it sucked.


please direct me to this video
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I'll try to find it (it was on a guitar world cd-rom)

It's in flash format so i recorded it with my webcam. The quality sucks, but you can make it out.

Uploading as we speak...

EDIT: There you go.
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#19
Quote by Danno13
Mesa = pwn.

Krank = craptacular. They have ZERO treble, ZERO clarity, and they sound like there's a fat kid standing in front of the speakers.


Weird, the Krank REV Combo my friend has too much treble...
#20
i think the guys you see with kranks arent just running straight into them, u know!?

You see em with shiitloads of rackmounts behind them, equalizers etc

Mesa can be used at home without shelling out for other stuff, im a marshall man meself, i like how the midrange crunch carries!
#21
Quote by wylde_overdrive
I'll try to find it (it was on a guitar world cd-rom)

It's in flash format so i recorded it with my webcam. The quality sucks, but you can make it out.

Uploading as we speak...

EDIT: There you go.


thanks bro
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#22
oh well i saw god forbid do a lesson in guitar world and you could see they were both plugged straight into the amp, and they were getting their usual tone.
#23
Quote by Danno13
Mesa = pwn.

Krank = craptacular. They have ZERO treble, ZERO clarity, and they sound like there's a fat kid standing in front of the speakers.


*looks around*


*steps away from the speaker*

...

*shifty eyes*


anyways...yeah...umm...is there any kind of contest? lol

Mesa >>> Krank
#24
mesa destroys krank. i mean that literally as we speak mesa execs are runnign to krank head quarters and slaughtering them for saying krank has the best metal amp
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