Koch Amp

snoopy1@isoc.ne

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What do you all think of Koch amps I have a Multitone 2X12 and love it I laso have a Splawn quick Rod head and cab with a line 6 vetta 4X12 also. Let me know thanks
 

Roe

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i like the multitone. but the distortion channel needs to be played loud to get a good distorted sound.
 

snoopy1@isoc.ne

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Originally posted by Roe
i like the multitone. but the distortion channel needs to be played loud to get a good distorted sound.

I agree 100% but you cant beat the clean channel, I use my Splawn for the distortion
 

aleclee

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When I first got mine, I loved the ultragain, liked the clean, and tolerated the middle channel. Over time, my affinity for the lead and clean channels diminished and I was frustrated with my inability to get a satisfactory crunch tone. After I got my Soldano Decatone, I can't say I missed the Multitone.

Of course, the Soldano got sold off a while ago because it was too compressed for my taste. :)
 

Chiba

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I've been using a Twintone for about a year & a half now and really love it, especially the clean channel.

--chiba
 

Roe

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I've started to use my multitone combo again with a mojo 2x12 and a bogner 2x12. Sounds much better than the stock speakers.
What I love about it is that it has a lot of headroom. In 50watt mode it is really punchy and loud.
 

Leonc

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Well, I owned Alec's MT before him and it looks like he eventually came to pretty much the conclusion that I came to. It is versatile. It does have 3 different capabilities...but each ultimately left me wanting.

It's fine if you like sort of a Carlos Santana type overdriven tone and don't care much about a great clean sound or mild crunch. I found the clean channel to be what I consider sort of sterile...void of sparkle/personality. The second channel...hmm...don't remember much about it. Guess that says something. The third channel was good for that one Carlos kinda thing or maybe for cookie-monster metal, but it made every guitar sound the same--strats, PRS, Les Paul, whatever--all adopted that generic-sounding heavy overdrive. I can understand someone liking it...someone with radically different taste than me... ;)
 

Roe

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Originally posted by Leonc
Well, I owned Alec's MT before him and it looks like he eventually came to pretty much the conclusion that I came to. It is versatile. It does have 3 different capabilities...but each ultimately left me wanting.

It's fine if you like sort of a Carlos Santana type overdriven tone and don't care much about a great clean sound or mild crunch. I found the clean channel to be what I consider sort of sterile...void of sparkle/personality. The second channel...hmm...don't remember much about it. Guess that says something. The third channel was good for that one Carlos kinda thing or maybe for cookie-monster metal, but it made every guitar sound the same--strats, PRS, Les Paul, whatever--all adopted that generic-sounding heavy overdrive. I can understand someone liking it...someone with radically different taste than me... ;)
well, you can get a good clean and lightly overdriven (rhythm) sound out of it, IMHO
 

Ricker

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Originally posted by Leonc
Well, I owned Alec's MT before him and it looks like he eventually came to pretty much the conclusion that I came to. It is versatile. It does have 3 different capabilities...but each ultimately left me wanting.

It's fine if you like sort of a Carlos Santana type overdriven tone and don't care much about a great clean sound or mild crunch. I found the clean channel to be what I consider sort of sterile...void of sparkle/personality. The second channel...hmm...don't remember much about it. Guess that says something. The third channel was good for that one Carlos kinda thing or maybe for cookie-monster metal, but it made every guitar sound the same--strats, PRS, Les Paul, whatever--all adopted that generic-sounding heavy overdrive. I can understand someone liking it...someone with radically different taste than me... ;)
I don't know bro
I think that channel 3 on the MT must be one of the most versatile channels on any amp..........it sounds really great with my LP and SG..........I can hear both guitars sound distinctly different with the MT.........I think that that's one of the Koch's strengths........it allows each guitars sound to come through.............wierd how we all hear things so differently..........Good ...lets keep it like that:)

Rick
 

Roe

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Originally posted by Leonc
Well, I owned Alec's MT before him and it looks like he eventually came to pretty much the conclusion that I came to. It is versatile. It does have 3 different capabilities...but each ultimately left me wanting.

It's fine if you like sort of a Carlos Santana type overdriven tone and don't care much about a great clean sound or mild crunch. I found the clean channel to be what I consider sort of sterile...void of sparkle/personality. The second channel...hmm...don't remember much about it. Guess that says something. The third channel was good for that one Carlos kinda thing or maybe for cookie-monster metal, but it made every guitar sound the same--strats, PRS, Les Paul, whatever--all adopted that generic-sounding heavy overdrive. I can understand someone liking it...someone with radically different taste than me... ;)
To my ears the most sterile of the koch clean sounds is a powertone with 6550s/kt88s that is not played loud.
The studiotone has the least sterile clean sound - it has a nice sparkel in the high mid.

If your after alot of jangel/sparkle/chime ala vox/matchless/alessandro/bruno/drz a koch might not be the amp for you. Pickups, tubes and speakers are important here so it is possible to experiment with a koch amp.
To be honest I prefer my alessandro rottweiler for jangly country tones.

ch. 3 doesn't just sound like santana or paul reed smith. It has a nice, compressed clean sound as well. You can get a nice crunchy sound that will satisfy some players. Eventhough I prefer this channel for lead playing, you can get some nice distorted and clean rhythm tones form it as well. it has a nice eq.

ch 2 has a different tone than ch. 1 - more edgy (and distorted) high end. OR perhaps: not so sterile. I think it's best for overdrive or light crunch (i.e. master=10; gain=2,5-4,5).
 




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