Any AMT C2 users?

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  1. HeHasTheJazzHands

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    Kinda curious about this pedal. Hearing clips, it's got a bit of a rolled off high end but a very aggressive, mid-present sound. It has a lot of gain on tap as well. I'm just worried it might be a bit too muddy on the low end.

    Any experience with this deal?
     
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    I think you’ll have to be the guinea pig on this one. If you do end up getting it make sure to do an NPD! Im curious about this one as well.
     
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    I ended up talking to a metal dude that owned one, and I'm gonna give it a try.

    He said what I assumed; it's got a lot of midrange cut but can be muddy in the low-end. Still worth a shot though.
     
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    Ive been following your quest as im on a similar one. amt P2 is great but wish there was a control to fill in the low mids-mids to get a "fuller body".
    Ive got my eye on the keeley filaments for its "body" control.
    And yeah please let us know how it goes if you get the C2.
     
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    I'm debating on getting a Two Notes Le Lead now, as well. Seems like it has that sound I wanna go for as well. A thicker, growlier sound. But it sounds like it has a bit of Recto-ness to it that I want.
     
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    I just bought a Le Lead... because I def don't own enough pedals lol.

    Not sure how I feel yet and it is probably mostly my fault. I played around with it for about 20 min before reading the instructions. It sounded very digital and fake. The fusion setting that is in parallel sounded like a bad mixture of the fake dirt and a clean channel with the bass on 11 and volume dimed. I was not pleased. But after reading the instructions I want to go back and give it another try... I think I had it dialed in completely wrong and I'm hoping I'll fall in love with it once I find the correct settings.
     
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    I'm not entirely sure that you did 'have it dialed in all wrong'. I've heard several demos of it and although it does sound decent, whenever the person started using the "Fusion mode" it didn't sound that great. Perhaps it sounded better through an amp but the audio in the demos was less than impressive.
     
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    Well shit, nevermind. :lol:

    And yeah, the Fusion mode seems extremely useless. It sounds like it tries to do the cascading preamp design of the ISP Theta, but falls short in that regard.

    Guess that means the C2 is still on the list. But the more I listen to demos of the R2, the more interested i am in it.
     
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    Again, don't know about the AMT take on a Cornford,
    but the digital models in the FAS & KPA are damn near
    'djenty'.

    I think the R2 is the one you want.
    Or just grab a V-twin pedal and be done with it.
     
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    Some dude showed me a recording of his AMT C2 tuned down to drop A. It's faaaaaaaaar from djenty. :lol: Very smooth high end, and pretty flubby in the lows. Kinda sounded like an unboosted Recto with the mids bumped to high hell.
     
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    I used to have a V-Twin years ago but I don't recall it having anywhere near the gain the AMT R2 pedal has (if it did I probably would have kept it.. lol...) That being said, when I had it I never thought to put an od pedal in front of it like I would with an amp, so perhaps that could improve it a bit but they're still pretty expensive for a used pedal.
     
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    Going by video reviews alone, the V-Twin doesn't sound up my alley.

    Goddammit I wish someone made a Mesa Mark 4 or Uberschall in a preamp. :lol:

    EDIT: I just remembered... Any opinions on the SS11B? It sounds like it's meant to be a more tubey version of the SS20, as well as a higher-gain and more aggressive version of the SS11(A).
     
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    If unboosted recto is what you're after the R2 may suit best. It has tons of bass and mids on tap. I prefer bottom heavy tones and I don't run the bass higher than noon even when boosted. Lots of mids on tap too.

    A lot of gain as well, more than the axe fx recto models.
     
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    Isn't that what the AMT B2 is based on ? :scratch:

    That being said, unless it's 100% necessary that you have a 'cab sim' output, there is the Bogner Uberschall pedal. Also, just to 'put it out there', have you thought about trying out a Tech 21 US Steel ? It does have a speaker sim output and might not be that hard to find at a local store to try out.
    There's an 80% chance that it's NOT what you're looking for but you never know...
     
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    The b1/b2 is based on a Bogner Hafler Triple Giant.
    Also cab sim is a no no.
     
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    Okay, yeah, after thinking about it, I'm gonna get the R2. Seems like it would be more common 2nd hand.

    If I feel like the R2 doesn't cut it, I'm gonna try the SS11B. I wanna get the one with the fugly yellow coloring, because it supposedly sounds better.



    It sounds exactly like what I want here. Makes the SS20 sound weak here.
     
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    I remember looking into getting one of those SS pedals a while ago but the price tag on it... woof... :erk:
     
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    Yeah, it's a killer. :( But it sounds badass.
     
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    Yeah, I was always cutting lows in the Cornford models,
    but they all had a very present 1-2k spike, hence the
    'djent' part.
     
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    Always thought there was "enough" gain in my old
    V-twin pedal.

    And I always had a Turbo RAT clean boosting/low cutting in front of it.
     
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