Let's play guess that amp

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  1. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire Thy Fart is Murder

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    I could have tweaked the mk3 to fit the guitar better but yeah, they all do very different things. That's part of why I keep em around.
    I'll try and do another vid with the f100 and FSM included later.
     
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    youngthrasher9 SS.org Regular

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    I was confident on amps 1 and 2, having owned two iterations of the XXX and listened to many clips of the Revv before this, but the last two were totally foreign to me. I found the Archon to be my least favorite but it had to do with some weird presence listening on my phone speaker, I’m guessing it’s in like the 8-10k range. I suspect that’s due to the translation of my listening device and not the amp itself.
     
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    narad Progressive metal and politics

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    I had the archon and XXX switched, but to be fair, haven't really heard either before. The 100p was hands-down the best-sounding one to me. Had Revv not been an option I would have initially guessed it was the Mark because it had so much anger to it.
     
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    KnightBrolaire Thy Fart is Murder

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    yeah the archon is overall a darker/smoother sounding amp. I've heard it described as a refined recto with a dash of uberschall. I don't have experience with the uber, but the recto comparison is pretty apt.
    I prefer it with a good amount of treble and presence, but it's still not anywhere as cutting as the revv or mk3 can get.
    The Revv is an awesome amp that doesn't get enough credit. Super versatile amp.
     
  5. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Really loved the Revv and MkIII as expected. Archon was pretty good but needed more treble and a bit less low mids. XXX was surprisingly my leastt favorite.
     
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    Mike_R SS.org Regular

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    Great video, thank you for posting! I have really enjoyed the comparison videos lately. I have to confess I was only fairly confident on the XXX and Mark. I've heard a bunch of the Archon, so I thought I had that right but haven't listened to a lot of Revv demos to be super confident.

    Sometimes I want to purge some of my amps and simplify my setup - especially because I wind up trying to dial in similar tones with them. I still probably will sell a couple of the 5150s I have. I personally have a hard time picking amps out sometimes once they are in a mix but this video is reminding me that part of the fun of different amps is the differences in character. I could see swapping my Recto for an Archon, or maybe even the Revv for my 5153 Stealth, but the Mark and XXX are so much their own thing.
     
  7. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire Thy Fart is Murder

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    the low mids are just part of the archon's sound. I had the treble and presence up pretty high on the amp, it just doesn't slice the way the revv or mk3 do.
    That's part of why I love the Revv and the Mk3. They have very unique sounds compared to most amps out there. I didn't really do the Mk3 any justice here but it was enough for people to get a feel for the amp.
    this is a better example of how the mk3 sounds:
    http://www.mediafire.com/file/xuq9f7lrky0244e/BW7_Mk3_medley1.flac/file
     
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  8. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire Thy Fart is Murder

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    Rather than make a new thread, I figured it'd make more sense to keep the game going in this thread.
    An older amp comparison I did with my prs mushok. I don't remember the IRs I used, but they were the same for all the amps.
    Amps used (in no particular order):
    Mesa F100
    Mesa Mk3
    Revv 100p
    VHT Pittbull UL
    Peters FSM
     
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    Nik/ Active Member

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    Eeek I'm gonna guess
    1 F 100
    2 Mark III
    3 Peters
    4 Revv
    5 Pitbull
     
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    c7spheres GuitArtist

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    I have no idea : ) This game is hard.

    Mesa Mk3
    Mesa F100
    VHT Pittbull UL
    Revv 100p
    Peters FSM
     
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    Nik/ Active Member

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    You're making me second guess all of my decisions lol
     
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    KnightBrolaire Thy Fart is Murder

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  13. efiltsohg

    efiltsohg SS.org Regular

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    1 Mk3
    2 Revv
    3 FSM
    4 F100
    5 Pitbull

    not as clear of a sound on that older video, I think your IR is much better on the new one
     
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    oneblackened Tube Amp Dork

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    Remarkable how messy the XXX sounds compared to the other 3.
     
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    KnightBrolaire Thy Fart is Murder

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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Yup that Mark 3 still kicks ass.
     
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