Dual Recto or Sig:X

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  1. wakjob

    wakjob SS.org Regular

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    I imagine that the equivalent models sound the same.

    But do you think there's a component/build quality difference?
     
  2. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Why would there be?
     
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    TRENCHLORD Banned

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    I believe that absolutely everything is exactly the same.
    All they did was sell the brand name. They didn't change their factory at all.
    Same builders, same components, same quality, different brand plate on the front.

    When Mr. Fryette sold the VHT logo, nothing else went with it, especially not his designs and component choices.
     
  4. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Pretty much this. I believe Axl Guitars owns the name now.
     
  5. daarken

    daarken Active Member

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    Alright, I thought it was completely same... Can't wait till I finally plug the guitar in lol..
     
  6. WarriorOfMetal

    WarriorOfMetal The Dragonrider Contributor

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    Have you ever played a Sig:X? Considering that all 3 channels can be played like a single-channel amp, and two of them will go all the way from pristine cleans to metal, without touching the settings on the amp, I'm gonna have to disagree with you.
     
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    Deliverowned Tabernach

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    You cant remove the bass, the fatness, the saturation and the compression of the mesa core wet tone.

    You can add whatever you want to the nice clean dry tone of the vht/fryettes amps especially with the 2 gain knobs on the Sig X.
     
  8. mike0

    mike0 SS.org Regular

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    i think i heard somewhere that they switch out some parts for more efficient ones that they use in their current builds, nothing big, maybe things like resistors, tubes, caps, and what have you. pretty much a complete tune up as well as putting the fryette nameplate on the front. but that may all be a lie and i'm talking out of my ass for all i know :lol:

    on topic of which to get, i say sig x. not because it's my dream amp and i have fallen completely in love with it.. wait, yes it is. seriously though, unbiased-wise i'd say go for the sig anyway. they both may be very versatile but i think the sig edges out the recto. mainly due to the wacky amount of gain-shaping options. plus, sigs don't come around too often, if you're not happy you could probably sell it for a (much more common) recto, possibly even for a profit. :yesway:
     
  9. budda

    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    I can get a triple rec to do the same thing though.
     
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    Having owned a DR and owning a Deliverance now - the Recto is not even in the same league of volume/touch/etc. sensitivity.
     
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    For the gamut of tones I'd go for the Sig:X. Plus, they are tight amps, cut well in band mixes. THe Fryette tone takes a little getting used to, but it's very very cool :)
     

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