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Direct comparison of 20+ high gain amps

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Lasse Lammert, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Lasse Lammert

    Lasse Lammert HCAF Blitzkrieg

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    #1 Lasse Lammert, Feb 3, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2016
    ~BURNY~ and rapucore like this.
  2. Rex Rocker

    Rex Rocker Call me Hugo!

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    AWESOME! :D

    But no love for Krank? :(
     
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    Very informative! Thanks
     
  4. Lasse Lammert

    Lasse Lammert HCAF Blitzkrieg

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    Well, to be honest I wanted to add the Blackmore, archon, krank and 5150 as well but unfortunately tripped over the mic stand and moved the mic a few millimeters. :(
    Thought it wouldn't make as much sense to compare when the miking position is a tiny bit different.

    And on top of that I got lazy, lol...maybe I'll add some more at some point
     
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    rapucore i really hate spiders

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    Like posted on Facebook, top notch!
     
  6. LeSedna

    LeSedna Mat or Mateo

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    The Bogner still sounds the best to me. And it makes me feel better psychologically for Gasing on the three bogner pedals I bought recently :p
     
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    I love the sound of the ENGL.
     
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    It's unbelievable how good the framus sounds.
     
  9. LeSedna

    LeSedna Mat or Mateo

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    I wanna give a double bump to this thread, because I have been looking for ages for such a comparison done. For practicity purposes (comparing amps) i would have put zero delay between the start of the video and the actual sound (to not spend 5 or 10s in between clips) although it's a minor workaround to simply load both videos.
    Just out of curiosity, did you set all knobs to 12o clock or did you use common sense to reach similar distortion and frequency levels ?
     
  10. Lasse Lammert

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    Common sense.
    Tried to showcase the sound of the amp, so distortion levels vary a bit of course
     
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    +1 for the Framus. I'm very surprised
     
  12. Lasse Lammert

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    SLO100 added:

     
  13. Lasse Lammert

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    aaaand my beloved RevF Recto:


     
  14. Lasse Lammert

    Lasse Lammert HCAF Blitzkrieg

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    oioioioioioioi
     
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    I am suprised how little the differences are.
    Makes me believe that I could eq 95% of the differences away (maybe not manually but with match-eq for sure)
     
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    Hehe that's so true. With almost all those tones, the point gets across well enough to the listener with all that high gain. Very cool to hear them all lined up, thanks to the OP.
     
  17. Lasse Lammert

    Lasse Lammert HCAF Blitzkrieg

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    next up is my beloved Driftwood Amplifiers Purple Nightmare.
    This one is with the "sizzle switch" in "most sizzle" position
    (it's got three settings, stock is Diezel like smooth presence, A is "more sizzle" and B is "full 5150 type sizzle".
    great fucking mod!

     
  18. Lasse Lammert

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    we haven't heard from this amp in a while, have we?

     
  19. Lasse Lammert

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    Engl Richie Blackmore
    Last one for today.
    some more Engl, Marshall and 5150s will follow tomorrow, so make sure to subscribe to my yt channel ;)

     
  20. Rex Rocker

    Rex Rocker Call me Hugo!

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    KRANK! <3

    Love its grind in the highs. Was this a V30 in your cab or a Greenback?
     

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