The nu metal sound! (PRS into Dual & Mini Rectifier)

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  1. Guitarjon

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    Hey guys,

    I got my beautiful PRS SC58 last week. I traded my Ibanez RGT320Z for it and I'm super stoked about it but that's another story. So when I think of PRS I tend to think of bands from the late 90s and early 2000s, you know, those 'nu metal' bands like Incubus, Limp Bizkit, Sevendust etc. So I really wanted to see how close I could get to that iconic tone with my Dual Rectifier and the PRS.

    The PRS has the 57/08 pickups, which are basically very vintage voiced pickups. They sound like old PAF's supposedly but they work very well for modern styles as well luckily.

    I ran that guitar through my Dual Rectifier and that sounded really nice but since I also own a Mini Rectifier I thought I needed to try that as well. And while I was at it, why not also do a comparison between the Dual Recto and Mini Recto? So I snuck that in as well. I think both amps sound really nice here but I would love to know your thoughts as well!

    Here's the vid:

     
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    sounds good dude.
     
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    I always wondered if, early on, the PRS & Mesa combination was something specifically sought-after or if a bunch of guitarists, w/advances burning a hole in their pockets, just walked into GC and bought the priciest guitar & amp in stock which inadvertently became a thing.
     
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    EVERYONE was using Rectos at the time, not just nu metal bands. And I think PRS was trying to really push their brand hard, so they sent guitars to a lot of nu metal bands.
     
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    Nice.
    Interestingly enough, I think much more of Ibanez than PRS when it comes to numetal.

    Everyone in the late 90's-00's was playing Ibanez.
    Korn, Limp Bizkit, Staind, Slipknot, Mudvayne. The list goes on :)
     
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    Fair point! I guess a lot of those bands have different 'eras'.
     
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    Yea I never understood the PRS into Mesa association with Nu Metal. Everyone played Ibanez.
     
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    Wes Borland played ibanez first, then PRS. Mike Einziger played PRS from the start I think. Nickelback also from their earlier albums. I guess it depends which bands you listened to and which albums/eras you enjoyed the most. :)
     
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    +1 for Mike Einziger. He was a huge huge influence on my playing. Funny enough I've tried out a lot of PRS's and only the McCarty has ever felt ok to me. Not sure why, but the rest just haven't felt right for me. I always wanted a PRS hollowbody like Mike had though.
     
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    I’m in the PRS+Recto= NuMetal camp. Bass heavy, not crazy Djent tight/clear, but very very heavy.
     
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    - Nice demo. I like your "format" or whatever you wanna call it. Good qualiity too. I'm pretty sure Wes Borland switched from Ibanez then had the first PRS 7 string then went back to Ibanez. I think He plays a Gibson V now or something.
    - I missed what Ownhammer Ir's did you use. Is there a bunch of them on there or is one panned left and right? I'm trying to rip off your tone it's little hard seeing as I have no modeller and none of your same gear. jk :lol:
     
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  12. Guitarjon

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    Same here! Love Make Yourself and Morning View especially. Those hollowbodies seem really cool. My Zach Myers SE kinda does that for me although it probably doesn't sound as fat and warm as the core hollows.
     
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    I mean I guess that does explain it because I would never consider Incubus or Nickelback to be Nu Metal haha. S.C.I.E.N.C.E. was Nu Metalish, but they left that sound behind almost immediately.
     
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    Sounds good! The Recto sound. I cant play mine without a boost (although I tune low drop B). When I think Nu Metal I think Godsmack with Gibson LP. When I think PRS I think Akerfeldt he actually knows how to play it.
     
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    Did mike have a hollowbody or an archtop (maybe both)?

    I will probably end up with a 594 hbii at some point. Maybe once daycare is done :lol:
     
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    He's used both. A Hollowbody (II?) and a McCarty AT.

    Heck he used both in this concert. Starts off with the HB then switches to the AT for the next song.

     
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    Sounds good -- it sounds like straight up 90's/early 2000's. PRS and Rectos were a big time popular combo for pretty much all styles of rock/heavy music back then. Really just Rectos in general were pretty abundant across several genres.
     
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    I feel the same. Every time I see a 15-20 yo custom 24 w rotary switch or mccarty switching, I get nostalgic for that era.
     
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