Tell me about Modern Metal Amps

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  1. Talmaci

    Talmaci SS.org Regular

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    Bogner Uberschall
    VHT Ultralead (or Deliverance)
    Splawn Quickrod (fantastic amps)

    Couldn't find something more interesting.

    Rectifiers - will always be saying that are overrated awful amps, the one and only great Mesa amp is Mark. But cabs are good. Very good.
    5150s - Too tritely. Two from three modern metal albums where recorded with 5150.
    Diezels - No charisma, just qualitative amps.
    VHTs - Unique sound, can't find analog.
    Bogner Uberschall - Crushing low end, the most aggressive amp I have ever heard. Especially Rev 2. It's crazy. IMO for super-low turnings Rev. Blue is better.
    Splawn Quickrod - Deserves much more attention.
     
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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    gunch chungus

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    I want one but it seems like every other person who I see gets one has a dud. I thought the whole draw to SS/Hybrid amps was that they were pretty hardy creatures
     
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    op1e Spirit Taker

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    ^ A lotta people are dummies and don't put the right tube in the power buffer or think it's a SS amp and they never would have pre tubes go bad.
     
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    Wizard of Ozz Arch-Mage of Metal

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    I couldn't disagree more. Especially with the 5150/6505 and Mesa Rectifiers. These 2 amps are the definition of the modern metal sound. I love Mesa Marks too, but the Rectifier is one of the quintessential amps that are the very foundation of the modern metal sound. Go try a new Multi-Watt Triple Rectifier if you haven't. It might change your opinion. Or maybe not.
     
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    Talmaci SS.org Regular

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    lul, if they where used by a lot of shitty bands all around the world doesn't mean they are good amps.
    Rectifier became popular just because of endorsement and advertising campaign. Kids love rectifiers because they "idols" play rectifiers.
    If so, then foundation of modern metal sound is SLO100. No? It's not modern?
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    No, rectos became popular also because they do a certain thing very well.

    Clearly the recto hurt you in some way.
     
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    Deadpool_25 SS.org Regular

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    Rectum hurt via recto?
     
  10. narad

    narad Owned a Zune

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    In the same way the Fender Bassman is the foundation of modern metal...
     
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    Talmaci SS.org Regular

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    To understand Recto is gardage you should:
    1. Play boutique amps NOT in small local store, but a couple of days at home/with band.
    2. Grow up.

    Rectifier is perfect to put it under Uberschall, to make it easier to turn its knobs.
     
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    Talmaci SS.org Regular

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    Of course
     
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    Talmaci SS.org Regular

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    They became popular because were popularized by a lot of bands, who were endorsed by Mesa. I don't know bands that were endorsed by Peavey (5150) but it would kill Mesa.
    Krank also endorsed a lot of artists and became very popular in a couple of years. Right after Krank died everyone started to say about how shitty Kranks are. And they are really shitty amps. Kids were dreaming about Rectifiers because saw their idols playing them and because they DIDN'T know that there are little known qualitative boutique amps with greater sound. They just didn't understand what sound means, they just wanted to see chrome faceplace. Will repeat - Mark and Rectifier cabs are awesome.
     
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    narad Owned a Zune

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    I don't know where you get your facts, but mesa didn't endorse the thousands of artists that use(d) rectifiers. It's okay if you don't like them, but calling them bad amps makes you sound pretty ignorant.
     
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    Talmaci SS.org Regular

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    First, all the famous alternative metal bands.
    Recommend me modern metal bands to listen that are using Rectifiers. It is really interesting.
     
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    budda Guiterrorizer Contributor

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    You seem to believe it's easy to get a mesa deal :lol:
     
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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    Come on, Mesa are well known for making signature amps for every single John Petrucci that has ever asked for one
     
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    What does this even mean?
     
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    FILTHnFEAR Dread it, run from it....

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    I look forward to it being explained. lol
     
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