#1
does the mesa f-50 have enough distortion for hi-gain stuff such as death metal and pantera and unearth kind of stuff?
equipment:
Esp EC-1000
ibanez rg550
Peavey 5150 combo
Boss ML-2 Metal core pedal
DB-01 crybaby from hell

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Last edited by kazra90 at Nov 12, 2007,
#2
i think that depends on how you like to play it. i think it has just enough ot pull off metallica type stuff and sound great. too much gain kills the tone, IMO. i have an express 5:50 (replacement for the f50) and it's got plenty of distortion for me, and i like to play lamb of god and stuff.

you're not going to get triple rect tone out of that amp, but it will sound good. i tell you this, put a friggin pedal like hte krank distortus maximus or a metal muff and you're going to get killer metal tone.
#4
acutally, i'd go with that and a maxon OD808 for hi-gain stuff.
Gear:
ESP Eclipse 300
Jackson RR3
Bugera 6262 head
Trace Elliot straight cab
Boss NS-2
Boss DD-3
#5
+1, that'll do the job nicely.
The Carl Martin Rock Drive is my current fave for overdrive, give that a go too.

But the F series was modelled on the Dual Caliber, which was in turn modelled on the Dual Recto's Lead and MkIV cleans...so yeah, it does a pretty good recto impression!