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advice on mesa, marshall, gibson, would you do this trade.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by toolshed, May 15, 2011.

  1. toolshed

    toolshed Member

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    i have an 05 dual rectifier solo 3 channel head.... a guy wants to trade me a marshall 9000 series power amp with el34 tubes, its a 9005 50+50, a mesa boogie studio preamp, and bbe, with a gibson faded flying v with seymour duncan pickups in it. it has a jazz in the neck and a custom custom in the bridge.... would you do that trade?
     
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    nope, I'd stick with the dual rectifier.
     
  3. Tonefreak1527

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    HELL YES!
    Mesa mark pre+awesome power amp+sweet guitar=win
     
  4. toolshed

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    im still up in the air on this deal
     
  5. Bobby D

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    it really depends on what kind of music YOU play, and if you gig or not.

    i think the other stuff is probably worth more if you sold it than your boogie head.

    but what do YOU need????
     
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    i play alot of ambient prog metal. The dual rec just is lackluster to me.... I'm more of an el34 tone type.. really like that brent hinds tone. I like clear tone with alot of saturation. the dual rec seems to loose clarity.... Plus ive been gassing for a v
     
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    I used to have a rig based around a rack preamp, fx, and that exact Marshall power amp. I sold it to get a Dual Rectifier.

    Keep the Dual Rectifier.
     
  9. toolshed

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    I'm just gassing So hard Got a flying v
     
  10. james...

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    I used to have a Mesa Studio running into an EL34 power amp, so it's fair to say I can comment on that setup.

    The Studio is basically a Fender Blackface clean channel with a Mark II lead channel. Even Kirk Hammet used it for a while so obviously it can cop those Mark II tones without a hitch.

    If you want a more organic, British sound, then the Studio is the way to go. Make sure you do your homework on what tubes to put in it and how to dial it in. It's a bit tricky. But if it's saturation you want, the Studio will do it. The lead channel will do Nirvana/Metallica/Dream Theater tone very easily.

    Also, the clean channel kicks the Rec's ass. Period.

    A word to the wise though, scrap the BBE. Those things are utter horse crap.
     
  11. toolshed

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    thanks for the input... im thinking that the tone from the two is going to blow the dual rec away.... I'm all about that marshall type distortion and fender clean. that's why i love my rivera so much.... I have a digitech 2120 that im thinking might pair up with this really nice
     
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    thanks for the input guys
     
  13. SyKrash

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    keep the dual rec. You can still sell it later on. the Duals keep their value better than that marshall.

    Tonally, try some tube or speaker swaps before you ditch the dual. Especially for the type of music you play.
     
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    WTF do we know about what works best for you?
     
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    We all suck. It's just that a faceless automaton would probably get better recorded/live/personal jamming tones with the recto vs that rack for most tones.

    Those mesa studio racks are pretty scratchy sounding even with nice power amps.
     

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