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Unread 10-18-2010, 12:42 AM   #1
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Future amp question

Ok so I have about 800 dollars right now

I can buy a Single Recto head for that price but i really want to save the extra cash for an AXE FX

i've always loved the Recto's but I got a feeling the Axe fx is worth it.

do you guys think it's a no brainer to save my cash? kind of a stupid question i know but i never really had a Valve head before and i always hear "You gotta go Valve brotha"

That's why i'm asking this... I owned a Vetta II before so i am quite fond of solid state heh
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Unread 10-18-2010, 01:26 AM   #2
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I'd take a valve amp over a solid state anyday, but valve vs digital is a different story.

Personally, I'd save for the Axefx. Not really a recto fan though. If you end up being disappointed at all the extras Axe Fx has to offer, it has a recto model you can just fall back on

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If you're in L.A., you should just head over to your local music store and try them out. Try out at least two other amps as well on the same day. If you can dial in the tone you want, then remember your choice and take note of your settings.

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Ok so I have about 800 dollars right now

I can buy a Single Recto head for that price but i really want to save the extra cash for an AXE FX

i've always loved the Recto's but I got a feeling the Axe fx is worth it.

do you guys think it's a no brainer to save my cash? kind of a stupid question i know but i never really had a Valve head before and i always hear "You gotta go Valve brotha"

That's why i'm asking this... I owned a Vetta II before so i am quite fond of solid state heh
well, the answer to your question lies in what you are going to be using it for and what gear you currently have. For recording, no contest- the Axf-Fx is going to be your best value *if* you are willing to put in the time to tweak, tweak, and tweak some more to constantly improve your tone. The Axe-Fx is also great for live situations *if* you have a good power amp and cab to put it through (if you don't have these, then that's much more money you're going to have to invest), or you are going to run through the PA (which you can't rely on having for every gig).

If you don't like spending loads of time tweaking, then a tube head may be more up your ally.

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If you're in L.A., you should just head over to your local music store and try them out. Try out at least two other amps as well on the same day. If you can dial in the tone you want, then remember your choice and take note of your settings.


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Unread 10-18-2010, 11:15 AM   #5
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If you've never had a tube amp before, get the recto. Once you have a good grasp of how it works live and should sound in a recording, sell it and buy the axe. It's no use buying an axe fx if you don't know how a recorded guitar sounds unmixed in the first place, since this is what you must dial in.
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