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Want to buy a guitar amp - Need your opinion!

Discussion in 'Backline' started by Heabow, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Heabow

    Heabow More cowbell!

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    Well, I have an Engl Savage which I use pretty often, a Peavey 6505, a Marshall VS8100 and a EVH 5153. I'd like to add a Rectifier but these are expensive as hell even on the used market. So to buy one I have to sell another one...

    The 6505 is easy to find at good prices but I want to keep it in my rig as I love it for many stuff. The 5153 is great but I finally don't use it very often so this is the one I'd sell to get a Recto. Does it sounds like a good idea to you? I tend to prefer the Dual but the single would be nice as well... What Recto would you pick up? Studio use only and I have a Recto 2x12 cab.

    Thanks.
     
  2. MrBongo

    MrBongo idiot at work

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    with the amps you already have, I´d get no Recto at all short of a Roadster, since they are the most versatile of their family imo. But goddammit, they are ridiculously expensive.
    If you do buy one of the smaller Rectos, chances are you´re gonna miss your 5153 some time
     
  3. Delitzsch

    Delitzsch Führendes Mitglied

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    Sell 'em all...Axe-Fx II? :cool:
     
  4. hsnyder

    hsnyder Harris Snyder

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    Another vote for the roadster, or maybe look for an old two channel recto?
     
  5. Manicompression

    Manicompression doing it for the kids

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    You can find Triple Rectifiers a litle cheaper sometimes too. I just picked up an older 2 channel triple for around $800. 3 channel duals can be had for a little under a grand pretty often. The highly regarded Dual Tremoverb model ive seen go for $800-$900 pretty regularly.

    I dont think the 5153 is as gratifying to play in person but for recording its much easier to get a good tone out of than any Mesa I have tried.
     
  6. bryan_kilco

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    Been GASing harrrrrd for the new JP-2C......supposedly they are killer.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Heabow

    Heabow More cowbell!

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    Oh yeah Brian, this one seems insanely good but I'd need to sell an amp plus one leg or something!
     
  8. MrBongo

    MrBongo idiot at work

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    that Petrucci signature alone costs like 500 bucks. Get one without, saves your leg :p
     
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    If you only have a 2x12 I'd consider getting a 4x12 instead of another amp.
     
  10. Heabow

    Heabow More cowbell!

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    Thanks for your replies!

    @MrBongo: So I'll buy just his signature :D
    @Flow Of Time: Good point. But I don"t have the place for a 4x12, I'd like tho!

    Saw some Roadster at 1500€... Hummm GASing!
     
  11. MrBongo

    MrBongo idiot at work

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    good price. Almost screams for a defunct unit

    I´m afraid the signature won´t make a sound, so that´s not gonna get you very far :D
     
  12. Heabow

    Heabow More cowbell!

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    What do you guys thing of Single Recto? How does it compare to the Dual?
     
  13. crillemannen

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    Recticraper.. it sucks. To loose for 99% of players even with Ts9.

    Get a JsX best amp I've tried and i have tried most of the popular high gain amps.
     
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    That's what makes it interesting and different. Loose isn't always a bad thing.
     
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    Ofc not! But it will probably make it stand in a corner collecting dust for most of the time :p its nice on bass guitar though haha!
     
  16. GrabtharsHammer77

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    Why all the Rectihate? With a tubescreamer (drive to 0) it can be quite tight for rhythm guitar, too. And I feel it has the overall richer, more harmonic sound compared to the omnipresent 5150/6505. Many, many great guitar sounds were recorded using a Rectifier (listen to all the Jens Bogren produced albums - he uses them quite often).
     
  17. Heabow

    Heabow More cowbell!

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    Matter of taste, I just want add this flavour to my set now.
     

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