#1
so the last purchase(s) i made at the end of last week seem to have been just what i've been wanting.

the vox V847A: sounded GREAT just how i got it EXCEPT for the high end ear raper, which i hear is common. so i adjusted the treadle and it's less trebly. i can't detect it sucking tone and no volume loss detected either. VERY fun pedal, after my Crybaby classic died i kinda did w/o wah for a year or two and i guess it served me well on learning to focus on sound w/o effects. contrary to UG popular belief, it can handle higher gain just fine, i guess it's all about EQing it. the wah is very prominent all over the neck, tho on the 22th fret it's less noticeable than the 5th fret if ya catch my drift lol. Praise and Worship is now officially funkafied.

the Digitech Bad Monkey: second digitech product i purchased and surpisingly it's as good as the last (whammy). right on the clean module, it drives those tubes hard and gives a ballsy bluesy crunch. makes a nice crunchy rhythm for the praise and worship band, and combined w/ the wah is equally as fantastic.

revisited, the whammy: still great fun pedal that i haven't even finished learning all the different harmonizers for. crazy effect and i use it tastefully, tho not in the P&W band.

Conclusion: i feel as if i've made the most of my dolla dollas w/ my last purchases!!
and i have a friend who wants to see how i handle a wah, so i'm prolly gonna hit up the youtube and post a sample of me doing some bluesy funky wah stuff. nothin spectacular but of course it wil be fun! and i look forward to being critiqued by fellow UGers, and of course it's inevitable that i will also be insulted on there b/c there's always at least one person wanting to hate what you put on the web!

thanx all
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*Agile AL3000 Les Paul w/ Alnico IIs
*Randall RM50
*Dunlop CFH
*fellow LEO feel free to give a shout out
#2
grats id like to hear some clips.


edit : i could of sworn i read that you got a new amp. I need to goto bed i guess
Last edited by jimmy666page666 at Feb 9, 2008,
#3
ha well my amp is fairly new too, only got it halfway thru december.
and i totally forgot that i had a presence and density knob on it (i guess a couple months ago i found a setting that i liked and never bothered to change it) and just now remembered!!! so i'm gonna mess w/ them tommorow and see if i can't define my sound even further!!
My MAIN Gear
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"They call him the 'Sand Spider.' -Why? -Probably because it sounds scary"
*Agile AL3000 Les Paul w/ Alnico IIs
*Randall RM50
*Dunlop CFH
*fellow LEO feel free to give a shout out
#4
hows the randall? im thinking of saving for one. does it do every sound good, or are they only a coyuple good ones and a bunch of okay ones? i like to have a couple idfferent sounds, and that just seems like the best option right now lol.
Originally posted by primusfan
When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.


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#5
in all honesty i haven't had the luxury of owning all the popular boutique amps that this MTS series likes to make its modules based on. i've played through a few at shops, but you know how it is....even being the shop's faithful customer i don't spend more than 15 or 20 minutes on the nice amps to know exactly how they sound....

but in my humble opinion, the SOUND and TONE of these modules are incredible. my buddy who is more knowledeable and talented than me has a craving for heavy tones. owned two 5150 heads and quite a few shredding guitars and all that metal deal. he visited town during xmas break and had no gear (left them in his barracks) and asked to borrow mine for a jam session (mind you this is w/ a well known local band he used to play lead for). he said that the recto module sounds so close to the actual mesa/boogie one.

what you need to do is find out where you can play one and ask them to try out some modules and if you let them know ur serious about purchasing one, then they should be able to give you a good amount of time w/ it. if you're thinkin bout savin for it and buyin it w/o trying, chances are you'll still be very happy w/ it. b/c it does ALL kinds of genres (hence all the different modules) and you can get it setup to have fender bassman cleans and marshall plexi crunch, which isn't available in typical amps....and of course it's ALL TUBE.
My MAIN Gear
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"They call him the 'Sand Spider.' -Why? -Probably because it sounds scary"
*Agile AL3000 Les Paul w/ Alnico IIs
*Randall RM50
*Dunlop CFH
*fellow LEO feel free to give a shout out
#6
yeah i want to try to find a place with one but i cant seem to. if all else fails, ill track down someone who owns one and beg to try it hahaha. which brings me to my next point...where do you live? haha. seriously...you know if you wouldnt mind. but chances are, we dont live near eachother. i also cant decide whether id like the 50 or 100 watt better. i like a good clean, MY sound, and a good metal sound. my sound is like a classic rock-sorta sound, but with higher gain. enough gain to almost play metal. i play like southern hard rock stuff. im guessing the sl+ module would be great for that. hot rodded marshall? perfect. haha
Originally posted by primusfan
When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.


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#7
i live in jacksonville, NC if that helps u out any, i wouldn't have ANY prob lettin a fellow guitarist try an amp, cuz lord knows i've been in that situation before! only none of my guitar friends had a tube amp...go figure.

btw the 50 and 100 watt, that's preference i think. i'm sure clean headroom is a factor there. but my cleans stay nice and strong at a high master volume, and you can change how succeptable to breakup it is w/ the gain control anways. (as u should know, each module has seperate EQ: Gain, Bass, Mid, Treble, and Master-gotta love the tweakability of each channel!!!"

also, the 50 watt has two channel slots while the 100 has 3. now if ur worried about achieving three different tones w/ the 50, dont even stress. you can get a clean module, then a higher gain module for the second channel. just roll the gain back and such whenever you want it to be YOUR sound, and when you want that third sound (the higher gain of the three) you just adjust ur gain back up. OR you can use an overdrive pedal on ur distortion module however u see fit.

i myself have no problem acheiving many different tones just by adjusting the gain and three other EQ knobs, it's very responsive to tweakage!!

my final opinion: get the 50 watt (assuming ur talking bout combo) b/c that alone will be heavy lugging around. that wattage alone is enough to raise up the devil in a jam session. the 100 watt would prolly give you a lil more clean headroom-which to me doesn't seem necessary b/c my clean doesn't break up at high master volume unless i EQ the gain that way- but it would also weigh twice as much and you'd be pissed anytime you couldn't jam at ur house!!! lol. i talk a LOT about this amp cuz i absolutely love it and definitely see it as one of those "last amps you'll ever need". alritey, any more questions? got no prob answerin them!!
My MAIN Gear
____________
"They call him the 'Sand Spider.' -Why? -Probably because it sounds scary"
*Agile AL3000 Les Paul w/ Alnico IIs
*Randall RM50
*Dunlop CFH
*fellow LEO feel free to give a shout out
#8
how good is the bad monkey for anything ranging from clapton to lets say AC/DC?
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#9
Congrats on the new gear. New gear is the BEST!! (whether or not it's used or new, it's new to ME).


I tried out one of the newer Randall 100W stacks at NAMM last month. The interchangeable channel/tone modules are an absolutely brilliant idea. The sounds were pretty good across the board, but it seemed to be missing just a little something in the dynamics dept, BUT we they didn't have a sound room, so we couldn't really crank it. Every bit I creeped up the master volume, though, just sounded ballsier. I was setting it to a Metallica-esque tone, & was VERY impressed how easy it was to dial in good tone.
I didn't include it in my NAMM spam thread because I couldn't give it an extensive enough review. Too many guys waiting in line to play it!
Those modules may be the wave of the future for versatility in tube amps!
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i live in jacksonville, NC if that helps u out any, i wouldn't have ANY prob lettin a fellow guitarist try an amp, cuz lord knows i've been in that situation before! only none of my guitar friends had a tube amp...go figure.

btw the 50 and 100 watt, that's preference i think. i'm sure clean headroom is a factor there. but my cleans stay nice and strong at a high master volume, and you can change how succeptable to breakup it is w/ the gain control anways. (as u should know, each module has seperate EQ: Gain, Bass, Mid, Treble, and Master-gotta love the tweakability of each channel!!!"

also, the 50 watt has two channel slots while the 100 has 3. now if ur worried about achieving three different tones w/ the 50, dont even stress. you can get a clean module, then a higher gain module for the second channel. just roll the gain back and such whenever you want it to be YOUR sound, and when you want that third sound (the higher gain of the three) you just adjust ur gain back up. OR you can use an overdrive pedal on ur distortion module however u see fit.

i myself have no problem acheiving many different tones just by adjusting the gain and three other EQ knobs, it's very responsive to tweakage!!

my final opinion: get the 50 watt (assuming ur talking bout combo) b/c that alone will be heavy lugging around. that wattage alone is enough to raise up the devil in a jam session. the 100 watt would prolly give you a lil more clean headroom-which to me doesn't seem necessary b/c my clean doesn't break up at high master volume unless i EQ the gain that way- but it would also weigh twice as much and you'd be pissed anytime you couldn't jam at ur house!!! lol. i talk a LOT about this amp cuz i absolutely love it and definitely see it as one of those "last amps you'll ever need". alritey, any more questions? got no prob answerin them!!


well if i play it and end up loving it, i may just go with the 50 watt combo. i can always tke modules out and change them around and stuff if i need another sound. thats the whole point of the amp right? hahaha

edit: by the way, thanks for all the help. if i have any more questions you may be receiving some pm's lol. oh and i live in louisiana so you are a little out of reach haha. one other dilemma i have with the amp is that i always wanted to have a stack. and yes, just to look cooler haha. i played a stack for the first time a couple weeks ago and now realize that the bass is just so much more powerful with a 4x12 cab. i just cant decide whether to get a combo or save a little longer and get a stack lol.
Originally posted by primusfan
When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.


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Last edited by InanezGuitars44 at Feb 9, 2008,