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Hi guys, about a week ago I started a thread asking about Krank vs. Mesa/Boogie and I got some excellent help from many people and have another question. Unless anyone remembers my little plea, I've ended up selling my Rect-o-Verb combo and going with a Dual Recto half stack with a Mesa/Boogie cab which suits me quite nicely, as I got the whole thing for VERY cheap. Anyway, as everyone knows the Dual Rectifier is quite a high gain amplifier and for the record, I usually crank the gain at around 8-9+. I'm going to be getting a new guitar soon and have pretty much settled on some Ibanez RG Prestige, but I'm not sure which one yet. I also plan to change the pickups to a PAF Pro in the neck position and an X2N in the bridge. My concern is that might be just toooo much gain and could sound very um.. bad. I think someone told me before that I don't need high output pickups with a high gain amp but right now I have a Mexican Fat Strat with EMGs in it (an 81 in the bridge) and I would say it sounds very nice through my Recto so I wouldn't think that a passive, however high output X2N would do any harm. Please advise.
#2
You know the gain does go to less than 8, like it can actually 5 or even down to 4. Also the Recto has what like 8 modes? 5 of which have less gain.
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Um.. ofcourse I know it can go to uh.. 1-10 yeah. I play on the Lead channel on Vintage. And actually, I was trying to sound less crazy than I am but to be honest I like always have gain on 10. But yeah, I know I have the physical ability to turn it down, I just try to get the most agressive metal tone I can. That also includes putting the Presence pretty high too.
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1-10? My gain goes to 11. It's like 1 more than what you blokes are rocking at.
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You know the gain does go to less than 8, like it can actually 5 or even down to 4. Also the Recto has what like 8 modes? 5 of which have less gain.




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1-10? My gain goes to 11. It's like 1 more than what you blokes are rocking at.


haha, my amp goes to 12...thats like 2 more than all...altho i dont rip gain out like that, im a bluesman...sorry if i wasted a post i felt the need to exclaim
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Um.. ofcourse I know it can go to uh.. 1-10 yeah. I play on the Lead channel on Vintage. And actually, I was trying to sound less crazy than I am but to be honest I like always have gain on 10. But yeah, I know I have the physical ability to turn it down, I just try to get the most agressive metal tone I can. That also includes putting the Presence pretty high too.

There's no need really to have a high gain amp like a Dual Rectifer with gain cranked to 10. It's get to the point where you've gone past the 'aggresive metal tone' and starting to hide your mistakes with the large amount of gain. Hense, your playing will start getting sloppy.
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bah, recto's pre amp gain is meh. all its OD is in the poweramp. SO having the gain that high on a dual isn't that bad imo. because even with it's gain dimed it wasn't that much on modern i thought. but then again i am UG's #1 gain \/\/hore

why not just get EMG's in the prestive? imo 81 >>>>>>>> xn2. why change if you're happy with your tone? you seem to have a problem with that. haha.
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bah, my XXX doen't have numbers so i'm assuming it just goes to infinity.
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I don't really want to get EMGs again. I don't like having to change the battery (although it would probably be an easier process in a guitar without a pickguard) and idk, I'm just looking for something new. As for why I'm getting a new guitar, I don't care for my action and I really don't like my Floyd Rose, it's been messed up too many times by local guitar techs or whatever you would call them. Oh and about the sloppy playing thing... I wish I could cover up my mistakes with distortion but I generally get things to sound very even and "right" without my amp just to make sure I don't play sloppy.
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well yeah you can always turn down the gain if theres to much.
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#13
well i like my amp gain at 10 and i have the EMGs with a gain booster......
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haha, my amp goes to 12...thats like 2 more than all...altho i dont rip gain out like that, im a bluesman...sorry if i wasted a post i felt the need to exclaim


My amp goes to 20!

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