Good Recto type pedal

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  1. 59model

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    Looking for something that can do the Godsmack, Nickelback type crunch for a cover band I`ll be jammin with. Just has to be close as we`re only doing a few of these tunes and my Wreck clone has the classic-rock thing covered. Any ideas?
     
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    Both the MI Audio Tube Zone and Subdecay Blackstar. The Blackstar is livelier, but the Tube Zone has a larger range of midrange scoop to hump.
     
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    DNA analogic gainfxxker
     
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    Mesa V-Twin? (Ducks)
     
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    What's your amp?

    V-Twin is actually solid state.

    Soldano Supercharger is all-tube. Its circuit is very close to the preamp section of a Mesa Dual Recto head. Great sounding pedal, but can be noisy.
    Edit: Modifications are available to eliminate the GTO noise issues. Feel free to contact me for details.
     
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    +1 on the Gainfxxer

    It will also do the insane fuzz into Marshall sound that Fripp used on the first few Crimson Albums. Great EQ control and articulation, even with stupendous amounts of gain...

    Splatt has some clips up somewhere of it if you do a search they should turn up...
     
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    +1 on the MI Audio Tube Zone. Very Boogie like.:AOK
     
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    I have personally not found one that can do this, but you may want to look at the Jekyl (spelling) and Hyde pedal from Visual Sound.
     
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    +1 on the 6 knmob tube zone, definitely nails modern distortion sounds
     
  10. el34power

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    Yep:BEER
     
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    closest I've gotten is the MI Audio TZ as well.

    I have tried the VS Jekyll & Hyde and would not recommend it for this use IMHO.
     
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    [FONT=&quot]Man I’ve been searching for a while now and I still can’t find those clips of the DNA Analogic pedal. Can someone with better searching skills point me to the thread or place with those clips. Thanks. :drool[/FONT]
     
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    I used one of these for several years and it nails the recto tones. It uses two 12AX7 tubes and is excellent. Highly recommend.
     
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    I looked and coudn't find them either. They may have been swept away when TGP had the hard drive issues. PM Splatt, he may still have them somewhere...
     
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    A big +1 on the 6-knob MI Audio Tube Zone.
     
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    Thanks for all the ideas, I really appreaciate it. Looks like the MI Tube Zone won the popularity contest, and the way everyone takes their pedals serious here, I`m pullin the trigger on one right now. The clips on their website also show a good range of other sounds, so it definately won`t go to the Emporium when I`m not doing numetal. That Ed D can really burn up a guitar on his clips at MI. He`s got his own thing happening where I could pick him out of 100 different players. Real real good!:dude
     
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    The Mesa V Twin on the lead channel gets closer than anything else I've
    ever heard.

    I put two Mullard valves in mine, and have experimented with many others.
    and while I've no doubt that there will be all sorts of electric gubbins in there
    the choice of tubes do make a difference, very much so..

    If you can try one out, as they're no longer made, you may be glad that you did
    I've tried so many pedals out this last year or so, some very good indeed
    the 'Blackstone Appliances', comes to mind.
    I have a Tech 21 TRI OD, which has a Recto mode, and is actually pretty good, but valves are the key to that sound IMO, and the V Twin does it for me.
    Bear in mind these are my own findings, and so as ever YMMV best of luck.

    Regards,
    Sol
     
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    Hi Pete how are you!
    I'm using the newest version Tube Zone myself it's very versatile it will easily do the heavy tones you are looking for and it will do a boat load of others as well. Once you get the feel of how the controls all work its a breeze to dial in your tone!
     
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    I've said it before...when I searched for the scooped or more modern recto tones, I tried lots of peds. The TZ wa snice (older version I think), but when it came down to it the old Hot Brit beat everything, until I got an old Lovepedal Toxic, run the Toxic into a RC or eq and man, awesome.
     
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    Hi John, good to hear from you! It`s good to know that this unit can do other tones too, cause I change gear like I do my socks, so maybe this one will stick around a while, LOL! Come to think of it, I gotta go change my socks.
    :BEER
     

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