Amp trade...

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by BigMark85, Jul 31, 2018.

Keep EVH or trade for Dual Rectifier?

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  1. BigMark85

    BigMark85 SS.org Regular

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    Ladies and gentlemen! I've been lurking on the forums for years but finally registered! I'm currently looking at possibly trading my EVH 5153 100W for a 3 channel Dual Rectifier. What say you guys? I love Metallica along with other genres of metal. I would be using it through my EVH 4X12. Thank you for any help :)
     
  2. pearl_07

    pearl_07 SS.org Regular

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    Any other info on the Dual Rec? There's a difference between a 3 channel Dual Rec and a 3 channel Multi-Watt Dual Rec (most recent version) that I think would be important if I were in on the trade. A pic of the front of the amp would give you that information.
     
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  3. BigMark85

    BigMark85 SS.org Regular

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    He said it's a late 90's model. Biased and tubed last summer according to him
     
  4. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    You're just about even on value, so it depends on if you like Rectos.
     
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  5. BigMark85

    BigMark85 SS.org Regular

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    I have an Maxon 808x I can use to tighten it up. I have a 6505+ 112 too. Would a DR get me in Metallica territory?
     
  6. FitRocker33

    FitRocker33 My tone is tighter than my hamstrings

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    If you look at Kirk Hammetts mid to late 90’s touring rig, he had a pair of rackmount dual recs in there so I’d say yes.
     
  7. BigMark85

    BigMark85 SS.org Regular

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    That's comforting! As much as I love my EVH I have always wanted a Rectifier
     
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  8. budda

    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    Sounds like you answered your question.
     
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  9. BigMark85

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    I just wanted reassurance I guess you could say!
     
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  10. cwhitey2

    cwhitey2 BlackendCrust Metal™

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    Get the Recto.
     
  11. DudeManBrother

    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    Both amps are so easy to come by I say make the trade and you can always grab another EVH down the road if you want to.
     
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  12. LiveOVErdrive

    LiveOVErdrive CNC hack

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    Isn't Metallica tone more about a Mesa mark than a recto?
     
  13. BigMark85

    BigMark85 SS.org Regular

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    Their early career up to Black Album. I believe they did rectos on Load/Reload if I'm not mistaken he does VH4/MESA blend these days
     
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  14. BigMark85

    BigMark85 SS.org Regular

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    One last question will it sound good with my EVH 4X12 paired with it?
     
  15. lemeker

    lemeker SS.org Slacker

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    The way I always heard it was Kirk played the Recto's, but James ran a mark pre through a Marshall power stage. I could be wrong

    also, yeah I'd make that trade too.
     
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  17. BigMark85

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    Anyone know how well the EVH 4X12 cab pairs with the Dual Rectifier? He doesn't have a comparable cab to trade...
     
  18. BigMark85

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    Well he's coming down my way this Friday to test both! *fingers crossed.
     
  19. DudeManBrother

    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    You’re just going to have to try the cab and see. It’s basically greenbacks loaded in your EVH cab. At least they are legit Celestions vs the old Sheffield’s from the Peavey 5150 cabs, which are also greenback clones, but copied after Ed’s super broken in Marshall cab, so they’re a bit dark and woofy. Hopefully the Celestions have a bit more “life” to them.
     
  20. BigMark85

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    I'm praying they're a good match! Either way I'm probably going to do it seeing as how I have a 6505+ 112 which gets near the 5153 tone wise. Friday cant come soon enough!
     

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