Greatest Metal Micro Amp

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by Angus Clark, Aug 13, 2011.

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    If this RECTO LUNCHBOX is for real...I WILL own one!!!! :hbang:
     
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    Recto lunchbox. If it exists, it shall sell.
     
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    **regarding 50w heads**
    Without hearing all in person, the Carvin does however have a draw to me since its fully 3
    channel amp with dedicated EQs for each channel.

    I do like manufactures shrinking their amps into lower wattage but i wish more were like Carvin and didnt have to remove features in order to meet the form factor.
     
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    talk to me about pre-amp tubes...
     
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    I have this this bad feeling that they're gonna overprice the shit out of it. And I live in the UK, where Mesas are already overpriced.
     
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    That's interesting! :eek:
     
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    daniboy what?!?

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    anyone tried the hellhound 20 personally?

    only downside is the lack of an effects loop.
     
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    Now I'm just speaking out loud here, but a two channel dual terror with an fx loop would just be the Thunder 30, wouldn't it?

    I've talked with a few people, the way the board is laid out the FX Loop would only fit and work on one channel. But they could be wrong.

    I think it'd be great if they did a Dark Dual Terror with an FX Loop. I love my Dual Terror. It slays with an OD in front of it.
     
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    The ART DST8080 is pretty damn difficult to beat for a small, great sounding, hi-gain amp. The great thing about it is, it also performs beautifully at band volumes. I have lot and lots of recordings & clips with one, if you're interested. For example, the first 6 vids here are all DST-8080:

    themammonmachine's Channel - YouTube
     
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    I just love the fact that it was released some time after you said this :lol:
     
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    Does sound fab but aren't they awfully, awfully rare?
     
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    I think that clean channel on the Hellhound was a pretty big downside personally. I pretty much only go in for the Fender Twin / Deluxe sort of clean though so that limits things a bit in the small head arena. The gain was certainly abundant but the voicing on it wasn't really my thing. Would really need to play that one before pulling the trigger personally.

    The clean demos for the Mini Recto sound pretty fabulous though. The Blackstar HT series have a wonderful clean channel for humbuckers, but don't take pedals very well. Seems hard to get one amp that does everything well, but the Mini Recto might very well be the first.
     
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    Rare, yes, and rarer still in good working condition. That said, they're not impossible to find (I currently have one), and when you do find them, they're usually pretty reasonably priced. Well worth the wait.
     
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    Arghhh, I just want a mega fucking heavy metal amp that doesn't cost a kidney and doesn't break your back, and also doesn't have to live with the master on 2.

    I really dig the 'From Mars to Sirius' and onwards gojira tone, and I believe for that album they used 5150/6505/5150II/6505+, and from what i've seen, they currently use the 5150III. I'll be getting a Zilla fatboy cab (probably with V30s) to go with it, and i'll be using a Way huge Green Rhino with the gain on zero and volume on full, with the other knobs to taste (if the amp requires it). My current main axe is an ibanez RGA, with stock pickups, but it's soon to be replaced by a heavy ass mahogany les paul style beast for songs which are mainly based on heavy riffing. I'll put a pair of BKP aftermaths in there.

    My main tunings are D standard and Drop C.

    Basically, I want a brutal metal amp that my wallet wont cringe at and can sound at its best.
     
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    I have looked around but the top search results lead back to your thread here :lol: but I'll keep my eyes open. Sadly ART gear is even more rare in the UK so once again, I'm not holding my breath :)

    They do tick all the boxes for my particular tone foibles however.....
     

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