Amp Shootout. Engl, Framus, Rivera, EVH, Mesa.....

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by Metalingitus, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Metalingitus

    Metalingitus Guest

    Hey guys I'm in the market for a new head.
    I'm looking at some high gain heads that seem to be popular.
    I don't have the opportunity to test all of these heads. So I might have to go by your opinions.

    After some research, this is my tentative list.

    Engl Invader
    Engl Powerball
    Rivera K-Tre
    EVH 5150 III
    Framus Cobra
    Mesa Mark 5

    All of these heads have a good clean channel. So I'm not worried.

    As far as what tones I'm looking for.... Something like this....
    Listen to .02 to .10 seconds in the beginning of the video. That is my ideal rhythm tone.

     
  2. budda

    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    what Can you try out?

    narrow it down to that list. proceed from there :)
     
  3. Metalingitus

    Metalingitus Guest

    I can't try most of them.

    I'm just trying to get some opinions from people that have played these amps.
     
  4. tonymustang302

    tonymustang302 SS.org Regular

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    My Singer knows the guitarist(Mark) from Veil of Maya and he uses a randall V2.
     
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    newamerikangospel Tonight.......you

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    The framus doesn't have the low mids of the clip. I would say maybe the k-tre or the mark V. I dont know too much about the tone stacks of the 5150iii. But a 5150 may get you close :shrug:
     
  6. CynicEidolon

    CynicEidolon And still he waits..

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    Scoop the mids on whatever you get 'cause in that clip, they sound UBER scooped.
     
  7. maliciousteve

    maliciousteve Lord Green Fingers Contributor

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    Out of those in the list, The Powerball or Cobra will get you something like that. But he does use a Randall V2
     
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    TJey SS.org Regular

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    Marc Ocubo from Veil of Maya uses randall v2 and randall cabs haha.

    washburn wm526 with emg 81 85

    boss gt10 and rc20 through fx loop


    btw. on wounds and pillars those eerie noises are looped in reverse
     
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    bulb SS.org Regular

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    for the recording they miked a vetta 2 with meshuggah's vetta 2 preset, so perhaps that might be your best alternative?
     
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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    Like i said, narrow it down to the ones you Can try.

    Bulb, i was told it was a POD they used - thanks for clearing that up. I find the tone is a little scooped on that album, still good though.

    I saw mark using the RC, a phase shifter, and i think maybe something else - no GT-10. 3 pedals or 4 on the floor, one of which was a floor tuner IIRC.
     
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    tonymustang302 SS.org Regular

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    He loops it forward and then in reverse.
     

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