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  1. Zepp88

    Zepp88 Arktanian Diplomat Contributor

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    Today I received my 2/90/2 bought from Zimbloth here on the forum. I'm really impressed with it so far, I got to mess with it a little before it got too late.

    I'm using it with the AxeFx, and all of the models shine through much clearer than with the 50/50 I was using, I noticed that immediately. The Fryette is also a lot more aggressive, especially when you push the voicing switch. The presence control is also a lot more useful. On the 50/50 if I turned the presence down, it sounded much too dark to my ears, so it stayed at 10. On the Fryette it can go from very dark to very bright, all in all the control serves more of a purpose.

    I've also returned to using the Vader, which works very nicely with the Fryette.

    I have not had too much time to mess with different models on the AxeFx, but I did test out the Energyball model, which was awesome, soooo much better sounding through the Fryette. I've never played a real Engl, but the model definitely has the right vibe, with the voicing switch pushed on the Fryette, it's pure aggression.

    On the power amp sims.....I still prefer them off so far. I tried them off, on, and on-no thump, and still the power amp sims just don't work for me through a tube power amp.

    The Fryette shipped with Sovtek KT88s and Ruby 12AX7s. Some funny things are, the circuit boards are stamped VHT and the box it came in is a VHT box, turned inside out, with the VHT logos blacked out.

    I'll take some rig pics later :)
     
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    Hell yeah.

    I want to hear some clips.
     
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    what amp is the 50/50 ? I laughed at the box part, sounds typical of a rename.
     
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    Peavey.
     
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    We're going to finally start tracking for the album soon, so we'll make some clips while we're at it I suppose.

    Yeah, I found it hilarious when I noticed the box thing :lol:

    The 50/50 is the Mesa power amp.
     
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    Scweet!!
     
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    Awesome :yesway: any samples ??
     
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    Wi77iam Ibanez fanboi

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    we were promised Fryette content :squint:
     
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    In time.

    I'm a bit busy at the moment, but we plan on tracking today, so we'll get some clips and pics.
     
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    Harry Doom man of Doom. Contributor

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    Very nice stuff.
    I'm considering one of these power amps too, they seem better value for money than the Mesa stuff, in Australia at least anyway.
     
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    Rick ALL HAIL DJOD Forum MVP

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    Oh, so you can't take pics at the same time as tracking?

    What kind of help are you? :squint:
     
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    Awesome, I this was the setup I was wanting if I ever got the $ to get it XD

    Can't wait for clips/pics
     
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    damigu stay tuned

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    pics or it didn't happen. :squint:
     
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    Whores....you've seen a 2/90/2 why are the pica necessary? :lol:
     
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    I've seen DD's, too. Don't mind seeing more DD's.
     
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    Congrats man, these are some sweet power amps. :yesway:

    If you would like to have a bit "fun" with your new stereo power amp, try to find a bass enclosure(I use a Hartke 2x10) Then run your normal guitar rig with one side of the VHT/Fryette and with the other side, run a crossover along with your preamp into the bass enclosure. Crank your normal tone to taste then slowly bring up the subs till it starts filling in the tone. This sounds phenomenal!!! :metal:

    Worth at least checking out, unless of course, you plan on using that other side for something useful. :cool:
     
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    Snapped a few pictures for you guys while recording today, clips forthcoming.

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    Harry Doom man of Doom. Contributor

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    I see the pictures.
    I approve of the pictures:agreed:
     
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    damigu stay tuned

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    me likey!

    what 2 mics are those?
    looks like an SM57 and a heil PR30?
     

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