NAD - Mesa Rectoverb 25 Head/Cab - Now With Clips

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  1. gbyrnes77

    gbyrnes77 Member

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    Went shopping for a new amp this weekend and bought a Mesa Rectoverb 25 head and 1x12 cab from The Guitar Sanctuary in McKinney, TX.

    I'm not gigging anymore so I was looking a low powered amp for jamming at home. I wanted something for rock/blues that sounds good at medium volumes for jamming and at low volumes for late night playing. Went in considering the Suhr Corso, Tone King Falcon, and Mesa Rectoverb and Mini Mark V. I was partial to the Corso going in.

    I played the Corso first. Great sounding amp at all volumes, overdrive and clean. Lots of tone options from the switches, just like the clips. Great bass end for 5 watts. Next I played the Rectoverb. I had fun trying the different sounds. The cleans were good and the various shades of overdrive provided a wide range of sounds. You get even more shades by adjusting the guitar volume. After that I played the Mini Mark V. That had really good cleans, better than Rectoverb. The overdrive sound was a tighter vibe than I was looking for. Decided on the Rectoverb because it has lots of options for about the same price as the Corso, a sound I like (rock, alt rock, etc.), and sounded good at low volumes.

    Digging it so far. Will post some clips.

    Update 11/1/14

    Still digging this amp. The manual is very helpful to help get an understanding of the eq knobs. It's important to adjust bass as gain is changed and the treble and presence knobs work together to control the brightness. I recorded a cover of "Little Black Submarines" because it has clean and overdriven tones that I thought would be a good demo of the amp. See links below.

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    Settings:
    Clean Rhythm Guitar

    Channel: 1 clean, 25W
    Gain: 1:00
    Treble: 12:00
    Mid: 9:00
    Bass: 12:00
    Presence: 12:00
    Master: 12:00
    Guitar: Telecaster, middle position
    Guitar Vol: 9
    Guitar Tone: 10
    Reverb: on about 9:00

    Dirty Rhythm Guitar
    Channel: 2 Vintage, 25W
    Gain: 1:00
    Treble: 10:00
    Mid: 9:00
    Bass: 10:00
    Presence: 11:00
    Master: 11:00
    Guitar: Telecaster, bridge position
    Guitar Vol: 8
    Guitar Tone: 9
    Reverb: on about 9:00

    Lead Guitar
    Channel: 2 Modern, 25W
    Gain: 11:00
    Treble: 10:00
    Mid: 9:00
    Bass: 9:00
    Presence: 9:00
    Master: 10:00
    Guitar: Les Paul, bridge position
    Guitar Vol: 10
    Guitar Tone: 6
    Reverb: off


    Version of just intro with clean guitar:



    Settings:
    Clean Rhythm Guitar

    Channel: 1 clean, 25W
    Gain: 1:00
    Treble: 12:00
    Mid: 9:00
    Bass: 12:00
    Presence: 12:00
    Master: 12:00
    Guitar: Telecaster, middle position
    Guitar Vol: 9
    Guitar Tone: 10
    Reverb: on about 9:00

    Clean Lead Guitar
    Channel: 1 clean, 25W
    Gain: 1:00
    Treble: 12:00
    Mid: 9:00
    Bass: 12:00
    Presence: 12:00
    Master: 12:00
    Guitar: Telecaster, neck position
    Guitar Vol: 10
    Guitar Tone: 10
    Reverb: on about 9:00

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  2. guitarman3001

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    Awesome. I have the combo and added an additional 1x12 mini rec cab. I've had it for a couple of months and it has displaced my DSL40C and Blackstar HT5R combo as my main gigging amp. I've also been playing it at home a lot. The different voicings are great to have. I don't use the modern voice a lot but the vintage does great classic and 80s rock tones. And the clean channel sounds great with both voicings. The clean voicing with the mids scooped and the gain cranked is very Fenderish and the pushed mode with the gain above noon is a great low to mid gain crunch tone.
     
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    Update. Hooked up effects into the effects loop yesterday (dd3 delay and Supa Trem) with good results. Effects sounded clear and tone stayed great.
     
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    OP... any uodates thoughts on it? Still diggin it? Is it a keeper?
     
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    Yeah I'm still digging it. Over the past few years I have tried many amps and this one fits me the best. It's very versatile. I can get all the tones I need for rock type music.
     
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    I just realized I didn't respond to this.
    Thank you
     
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    What did you end up getting?
     
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    Mesa Mark V:25
     
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    Update 1/3/2016. I just bought a used Mesa 1x12 Thiele Cab and remixed the song using the thiele for the dirty rhythm guitar. I seem to be liking the thiele with the Rectoverb 25 more then the mini 1x12 cab. It sounds clearer, especially in the mids. It's nice to have some options. Here is a link to the re-mixed clip. Dirty part kicks in at about 2:00.

     
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    Ooohh that looks sweet. Currently at work, but I can't wait to hear the clips!! Nice score, man!
     
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    Happy NAD and Sounds Great!!!
     

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