I think the vetta is the better option. If you search for the vetta used you should be able to find it for the price of the 6505+ combo new plus it is a lot more versatile. The vetta also will sound better than the 6505+ when played at bedroom volumes and does a pretty good job at modeling it if you just want to use that tone.
Low wattage tube amps can not do metal very well, especially not without a boost. What happens is because when you are pushing the preamp hard enough to get the right gain out of the preamp you end up with power tube saturation, which makes your tone muddy. For metal you want a preamp thats driven as hard as you want then a really clean power amp.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? From "anchoring"? LOL! That doesn't qualify as repetitive motion. The guitar world is full of different and varied techniques. It's only a bad habit if it keeps you from progressing.
Ever hear of Steve Morse. Great guitar player, but can no longer play like he used to and he will even admit it is because he anchored. Petrucci is the same way he has not got it yet, but wishes that he never started anchoring.
hmmm okay thanks, theproblem i find is that I have to turn the presence on my peavey 6505 all the way up to get the same agressiveness. Is this normal? Are there any better ways to go about doing this? (I also play onpretty low volume even thoughi play on what is a stage amp, guess that might have some effect ? =/)
It's the low volumes most likely, usually the more you push a tube amp the better it sounds. Now you don't ant to push it so hard you get power tube distortion, just enough for a lot of preamp distortion.
I'm a huge fan of Arif from Protest the Hero, but I have no idea what amp he uses. I've heard from people who have seen him live say he uses Aguilar Ag500's but nothing I have found ever confirms. Recently I found this video and the picture they use shows him playing what I believe is an Ampeg SVT, but I can't find out the model does anyone know what it could be, or what he is using now? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96Gq0S1m44s
I also agree with Mr. Fibble here, another thing is that your hands has nothing to do with your tone, technique and playing style =/= tone. Vai can't make an MG give a good tone, but he can play a song that sounds good.
Actually for metal you do want a higher wattage. You drive a small wattage amp and then you will get powertube saturation which you do not want, so it is best to have a higher wattage amp so this doesn't happen. Edit: I do admit I said the pushing tube thing wrong, I edit saying what I meant to say.
it's going to hard to get a sound like Justin Chancellor, seeing as that he usually plays on a Wal and if I'm not mistaken he bi-amps as well, using one clean and one dirty channel. But boosting your treble and scooping your mids may be your best bet
Sober is from the days when Paul was the bassist. Paul has a really bright tone, most likely because of the ric and really aggressive picking. Part of it is also his Mesa.
The problem is not so much the cold weather, it is rapid climate change. If moving a bass from really hot to really cold or vise versa the woods will rapidly expand or contract which can cause problems
The reason that know one is answering is because there no active that are similar to an evo. You could try blackouts if you would like a less sterile sound, but you are not going to get a similar sound to evo's in an active.
I would not go with emg's because they will require you to route your guitar. Blackouts are a good choice though, also the live wires aren't available as a 7 string pickup. If I were you I'd go the dimarzio route and get a crunch lab or a blaze custom for the bridge and an Air Norton in the neck.
Don't you DARE pay for something you can do yourself. An OFR fits exactly in the place of an Edge 3. Should take two minutes. Five if you've got no thumbs.
OFR are always a direct fit it depends on the guitar with the edge 3 and changing a floyd is not a two minute job from removing the edge to putting in the floyd and setting it up, it could take an hour to a few hours
So in theory you could order a locking nut and put it on a cheap fixed bridge model RG and end up with the same end product? Is that fair to say and possible? Can you order a locking nut afterwards or not? Do they make that much of a difference because if they do and you can do that, then I'll just do that.
No because a locking nut causes your tuning to go sharp so you would need fine tuners to adjust it.
Unless I'm missing something the mtm2 has an Edge III bridge which is just the same as any other tremolo as in it has springs that need adjustment if tuning is changed.
The MTM2 actually has a fixed edge 3 (you can see the bolt in back) so no springs evolved, the advantage to this is you get the tuning stability of a locking nut, but you still need the fine tuners so the had to have the tremolo their. Due to the bolt it can not move so their is no need to worry about the problems found with an edge 3. Honestly though if you dont wish to fork out the cash for a signature, a normal fixed bridge also works very well.
If you have a floating tremolo you would have to adjust the spring tension every time you change tuning. Now the MTM2 has the best of both worlds, because of the double locking it can hold tuning well, but there is no tension to adjust. If you don't plan on abusing the tremolo I recommend you get a fixed bridge for the simplicity, or a design like on the MTM2