Modules for my Egnater MOD50

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  1. m4tt

    m4tt Member

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    I am picking up an Egnater MOD50 very soon and need help narrowing down some modules. I like the whole concept, so ultimately I plan on owning a bunch of them. However, at this point, I can only afford 2.

    The current project dictates a lot of pop-rock-punk sorta teenage stuff. So I am leaning towards Twin/Deluxe and something higher gain. I come from a Marshall background so typically I went for the SL2 -- however, tons of those guys are playing Mesas. MHG Module perhaps?

    TGP's gotta have the answer!
     
  2. Pat Healy

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    Oh boy, get ready. You will LOVE the Mod50, but prepare for M.A.S. (Module Acquisition Syndrome).

    I have the T/D, VX, SL2, and COD modules. I had the EG5 but sold it. IMHO, the T/D and SL2 should cover everything you need for the style you mentioned. I can't recommend the SL2 more highly as a high gain module. It's fantastic. It's cops the JCM800 and hot-rod Marshall thing really well, but to my ears it actually does modern rock/nu-metal very well also, if you EQ it right. It has more gain than you can imagine. I never push the gain control past noon.

    I've not played the MHG, and I don't see many people who have. I'm not sure why that is...most guys seem to opt for the SL2 or EG3/4/5 when choosing a high-gain module.

    The only module I was not crazy about was the EG5. There was a certain fizziness in the high end that I found unpleasant and could not get rid of. Might be right up your alley if you like the Mesa Recto thing - I know a lot of guys love that module.
     
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    LavaMan Gold Supporting Member

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    I have the SL2 and the Bman modules and love both. I plan on buying the E2 when it becomes available and their new 8-channel foot switch and I will probably add the T/D and VX modules for one rockin' set up...
     
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    The cant live without moduls are the SL2 and T/D, that being said the bassman is really cool as is the vox, also for what I would consider modern gain I actually like some of the randall modules such as the recto and Ultra XL, EG 5 was not my thing nor was the COD, I have had the MHG and some of the others like eg3/4 and always came back to the SL2

    check out grailtone website I think its grailtone.com
     
  5. Buckeyedog

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    The T/D is great or you could go with the VX for your clean/crunch. Really good. I'd go with the SL2 as it is fantastic or the EG5. You can put some different type pre amp tubes to tame it down a bit. It's amazing too, but more along the SLO lines probably than Marshall whereas the SL2 is pure Marshall. I get great neck blues tones with the EG5 too. You would never think that, but it's really cool. I guess I didn't help you narrow it down...........sorry!
     
  6. m4tt

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    Thanks for all the input guys. Looks like the SL2 might be the thing for now...

    what kind of tubes are you guys using? (twin/dlx + sl2)
     
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    I think most of the guys really like the Tung Sol 5881's. Seem to do a good job of "the best of both worlds" for the clean and crunch. A guy on Rig Talk just mentioned the new Tung Sol EL34B as a good option if you hang on the Marshall tones more. I've got several sets. The winged C EL34's are great too. I've got the 5881's in there now. the JJ 6V6 is also a lot of fun. Knocks the wattage down to like 20 and 5 on low power.
     
  8. MightyGuru

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    I played a friends MOD50 today. He had the SL2 and T/D modules. Really liked the D in overdriven mode. With a tele it was a sweet pushed vintagey Fender blackface with a hint of Bassman.

    The SL2 was de-lish. Very smooth NOT buzzy and really poured on the compression with the preamp gain. Great sustain and clarity. Loved the amp.
     

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