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rhettro
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A while back, my wife bought me a new amp that she was impressed with, a Spider 3 - 75 watt combo.


I liked it fine but as time drew on I found it's gain a bit dry for my taste. So later on I invested in a Digitech Metal Master distortion pedal.


The Metal Master was a nice improvement and gave a good range of different gain tones, but it to seemed to be lacking in some areas. I have read many reviews of the Krank Distortus Maximus distortion pedal that said it had a warmer sounding gain.


But Musician's Friend had them on backorder. Luckily, they had an even higher end, but more expensive Krank distortion pedal in stock. I thought you only live once and ordered it. It got delivered yesterday.


The first thing I noticed was that it was delivered in a larger box than what I was expecting. The reason for that soon became apparent as my new Krank distortion pedal is a lot larger than my Metal Master.


Oddly, though it is missing a foot switch on top.


It has a handle where one would expect a switch to be. In that regard I guess it's like a Line 6 Pocket Pod. A quick view of the owner's manual says you can add a footswitch to it but it cost extra. Go figure.


I also noticed that the pedal has some gimmicky lighting in the back, simular to those custom gaming computers a few years back. Must be cold cathods or something. It doesn't seem to affect the sound so I can't complain.


One happy surprise was that Musician's Friend must have had a special going on because they sent me a free speaker cabinet with the purchase of the pedal.


On a whim I plugged in my Krank pedal directly into it and it was loud! I had no idea you could do that with a pedal, I might need to consult the manual as I don't know if running it in that configuration can damage it. So far though it sounds pretty good. I haven't even bothered to plug it into my Spider yet, but if this configuration works out, maybe I won't have to. In any regard, for those fellow Spider owners, I whole heartedly recommend the Krank purchase.
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I believe you are facing it the wrong way, the red button should face up
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nice ;D

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Obvious Troll is obvious.

DON'T FEED IT!

Edit: Some people are thinking that I said this on a serious note.

I knew the TS was kidding, but I thought it would be funny if I accused him of trolling.

I thought wrong
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rhettro
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Quote by Horlicks
I believe you are facing it the wrong way, the red button should face up


*smacks head* Of course!
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LOL, no offense TS but that post was funny. It looks like they gave you a Krank Rev Jr. halfstack by accident. The lack of footswitch is funny, I even lol'd with the picture of your foot on the head. The "gimmicky lighting" is tubes. It's not a pedal, it's an amp. Which is lightyears better than the Spider.
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that looks like one sick pedal
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lol

nice upgrade bro

is that single channel?
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Nice amp man and an entertaining way to present it as well Kudos
Any soundclips?

EDIT: Are people taking this first post as serious? I can't tell if theres a lot of sarcasm floating about or if this has gone straight over peoples' heads? (possibly myself included) - I'm looking at you sonicxlover...
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lmao

nice, man, nice
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Quote by Sonicxlover
LOL, no offense TS but that post was funny. It looks like they gave you a Krank Rev Jr. halfstack by accident. The lack of footswitch is funny, I even lol'd with the picture of your foot on the head. The "gimmicky lighting" is tubes. It's not a pedal, it's an amp. Which is lightyears better than the Spider.



... really?
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... really?


Nevermind, I guess that was a joke.
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Quote by shaakaal
lol

nice upgrade bro

is that single channel?


no it's a 2 channel amp. the new version of the rev jr. even comes with a footswitch.

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Quote by Sonicxlover
LOL, no offense TS but that post was funny. It looks like they gave you a Krank Rev Jr. halfstack by accident. The lack of footswitch is funny, I even lol'd with the picture of your foot on the head. The "gimmicky lighting" is tubes. It's not a pedal, it's an amp. Which is lightyears better than the Spider.


I hope you were kidding and know TS was just pulling off a joke and that he does know they made a mistake?
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#18


that was good

nice little amp as well
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Obvious Troll is obvious.

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fool

Quote by Sonicxlover
LOL, no offense TS but that post was funny. It looks like they gave you a Krank Rev Jr. halfstack by accident. The lack of footswitch is funny, I even lol'd with the picture of your foot on the head. The "gimmicky lighting" is tubes. It's not a pedal, it's an amp. Which is lightyears better than the Spider.


fool

TS: , nice going

EDIT: ^^fool

EDIT2: i sure hope i understood this right
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Quote by rhettro
Oddly, though it is missing a foot switch on top.


You should try that live.

I thought the Guitar World review for that amp looked pretty good, and thats saying something.
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fool


As you can't really see... I was kidding

Lol TS
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#22
how much did it cost? ive wanted it for ages now, but a new guitar is more important atm, plus i dont think ill have that untill i can get a job

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rhettro
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#24
Should I let the cat out of the bag yet? I'm getting a kick out of everyone's responses. LOL

Thanks for all the well wishes.
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Oh wait, they didn't make a mistake did they? you actually ordered the amp


hahhhahahha
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LOL this is a funny thread but anyways congrats on your new pedal! (aka Krank Rev Jr Amp lol)
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EDIT: Are people taking this first post as serious? I can't tell if theres a lot of sarcasm floating about or if this has gone straight over peoples' heads? (possibly myself included) - I'm looking at you sonicxlover...

+1....

Funneh, but we this thread is worthless without clips!!!
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This was by far THE most entertaining post in a while! Kick ass pedal bro! Congrats!
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rofl @ everyone who thinks the OP is serious

I must admit, I chuckled. Impressive thread, and the amp's impressive, as well. Good purchase.
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Awesome thread. I was so prepared to come in hear and crush a spider newbs dreams and tell him his setup sucks. I didn't realize that it was a joke until you pulled out the cab.
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Damn that was funny!

Thanks for the levity - i actually disregarded it for a while as i didn't want to hear about your Spider.

Classic stuff man. This could even get an award!


Agreed, his bare foot on the top of the head was priceless.
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Haha nice one.
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Hahaha, great post, I lol'd at the foot-on-amp and again when I noticed the "WEEE" on the cabinet box.
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#38
excellent! we could've done without that gratuitous shot of your leg though... o_O

Quote by Sonicxlover
LOL, no offense TS but that post was funny. It looks like they gave you a Krank Rev Jr. halfstack by accident. The lack of footswitch is funny, I even lol'd with the picture of your foot on the head. The "gimmicky lighting" is tubes. It's not a pedal, it's an amp. Which is lightyears better than the Spider.


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Best thread of the year.

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#40
I got a cornford pedal too for my Marshall MS-2. they didnt send me the cab tho