What is your next guitar/gear purchase gonna be?

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  1. MFB

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    I did a quick search online, I found more for the guitarist Ekber somethingorother than the brand. Of the guitars I did see, 99% of their Telecasters that were listed on Reverb where actually Strats, and priced incredibly cheap, so I'd be wary of what they are. Maybe they're like SX/Agile stuff?

    Now that I'm off the clock from work, I've been playing around to see where I could go tonally with it; running the gain at around 10/11, with the tone at 11, this thing is the Guardians of Aasgard in a box which is 100% fine by me. I've considered Twilight of the Thunder God to be the best tones from Amon Amarth, and if not that then With Oden on Our Side, but I believe they're both done using H&K Triamp MKIIs.
     
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    I've got a Marshall MX112 which came stock with a 70/80 which people seem to shit on. But with this? It's helping to balance out the low end which is good, so I'm not opposed to it. All the amps I have are pretty bottom heavy between this and my Micro Dark, so it works for me and I say fuck the rest.
     
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    Twilight was a krank apparently, and most of their stuff has been 6505s/5150s from the stuff I've seen.
     
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    If it works, it works! I actually prefer to run an eq pedal in the loop, as with my cab it's a bit woofy, and I'd gladly avoid it if possible.
    Havew fun!
     
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    Yeah, those are sold by Irvine Music or something, but the ones Ekber himself is selling are $600 and look pretty cool.
     
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    Pretty sure I'm just going to go ahead and get the Neural Quad Cortex thing.
     
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    Son of a bitch, I thought the Kranks were Surtur Rising but I'm not crazy that they were on Twilight. I'm not sure why they switched so quickly from the H&Ks, their rigs are al over the map from Mesa > H&K > Krank > I think BACK to H&K and now on Peavey; they're probably the only ones to make Kranks sound THAT good, but for now I'm gonna be running this thing as much as I can since it's giving me exactly what I was looking for.
     
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    If an extreme metal album was recorded in between 2005 - 2008, there's a good chance a Krank was on it. They were handing amps out like candy. See: Amon Amarth, Nevermore, Fear Factory, Kittie, even fucking Hetfield was sent a Krank.
     
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    With the big ol' asterisk that just because a band is sent an amp and seen in promotional materials for said amp, and even if they take it on the road, there is a {fairly good} possibility that it wasn't ever used to record.

    It's no secret that bands dropped Krank the second the checks stopped clearing.

    Not that they were bad amps, the second revisions were solid and the cabs were awesome. But the beginning and end of Krank the gear was..."suspect."
     
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    Didn't he use it on Death Magnetic?
     
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    Big big allegedly. They sent him a custom Krankenstein with KT88s IIRC? Knowing James it was probably just his usual Wizards and Mark IIC+.

    After the Great Krank Fucking-Upening of 2007/2008, the only guy that really seemed to stick with them (to memory) was Michael Wilton. And he stopped using them after a couple of years too.
     
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    He claimed to use it on the recording with his typical Mark II crunch berries.
     
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    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    They're fairly complex, PCB based amps of often dubious quality, keeping these running if you get a dud is a heartbreaker.
     
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    Glad I never bought one.
     
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    I actually dug the clips of the 1980 I heard to be honest. ALLEGEDLY (big allegedly) Wilton used one to record Dedicated to Chaos (was probably actually his Silver Jubilee) and to be honest as massively ass as that album is... The tone on the song At the Edge is great.
     
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    I wish I had held onto the cabs. Other than that, I don't miss my Rev2.

    If I came across one for a good price though, maybe I'd grab it.

    Again, not bad amps, and they did have thier own thing going.
     
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    How have I been playing this long and not had one of these until now.
     
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    That band has been flabby, cottage cheese ass cheeks since DeGarmo left to fly planes for a living.

    They could have the greatest thing tone wise, but if they are prone to malfunction and have resale value of $500 (vs the new price), then it's a moot point. The cabs did seem like decent wooden boxes.
     
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    Knew you'd dig it. :cheers:
     
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    I'll probably buy the Neural Omega Granophyre sim while it's on sale, just been testing it out for a week or so before I buy. Seems pretty cool once using my own IRs
     

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