Roccaforte HG100

BrentSP

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Tell me about it. I love J-marts clips but I've never played one myself. There was someone here that wanted to trade theres for a Bruno Leadman but I forget who.
 

evhtone

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Yes, I had one and I miss it dearly every day! I will have another down the road.

It was the boldest sounding Marshall-type amp I've ever had. Killer vintage high gain but, when dialed in correctly, could get some of the most beautiful cleans I've ever heard. A simply amazing amp. If you have a good clean boost you can get some blood-curdling heavy tones ala Zakk Wylde. I honestly wish I hadn't sold it. It was a gem. Plus, it had the best build quality of any boutique I've owned.

If you want to call me sometime pm me for my number and we'll chat!

Greg
 

Erik

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Originally posted by BrentSP
I edited it, don't want any confusion ;)
Thanks...gotta speak a little slower when I'm around.

Not to totally derail this thread, but looks like you have some killer gear for sale!!!
 

BrentSP

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Originally posted by Erik
Thanks...gotta speak a little slower when I'm around.

Not to totally derail this thread, but looks like you have some killer gear for sale!!!
Yeah I'm selling a lot of stuff. Ready for a change.
 

BrentSP

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Originally posted by evhtone
Yes, I had one and I miss it dearly every day! I will have another down the road.

It was the boldest sounding Marshall-type amp I've ever had. Killer vintage high gain but, when dialed in correctly, could get some of the most beautiful cleans I've ever heard. A simply amazing amp. If you have a good clean boost you can get some blood-curdling heavy tones ala Zakk Wylde. I honestly wish I hadn't sold it. It was a gem. Plus, it had the best build quality of any boutique I've owned.

If you want to call me sometime pm me for my number and we'll chat!

Greg
From my understanding the recent HGs have been tweaked not sure what was done though. I remember your Mojove ghosting experience and then moving over to the Roccaforte. That was the first time I had ever heard of Dougs amps.


Congrats on the /13 ;)
 

barman

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I own one and love it. The one word that comes to mind is BRUTAL! The sound is thick and heavy yet articulate. It is in the Marshall sound family, which means it tends to be a little bright as opposed to a Mesa which tends to be a little dark. If you use your tone controlls on your guitar you can get some killer tones. Back off the gain and you can get some classic rock tones.
 

evhtone

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Originally posted by BrentSP
From my understanding the recent HGs have been tweaked not sure what was done though. I remember your Mojove ghosting experience and then moving over to the Roccaforte. That was the first time I had ever heard of Dougs amps.


Congrats on the /13 ;)

Thanks! I can't wait to get it!

The whole Mojave thing is water under the bridge. In fact, a few months back I had a chance to play through one again and it was very nice! Not as much ghosting as the one I had(I think I had serial#8) which they had said at the time they would fix. Anyway, this one sounded nice. I know a lot of guys who have 'em and love 'em.

As for the Rocca, I know Doug has tweaked it somewhat. I'm just not sure exactly what those tweaks have done to it's tone. I can only imagine they have made it better. I have heard Jeremy Marten's clips and they are stellar! Great playing from that guy and the tone is pure Rocca.

We'll talk soon.

:)
 

bluesmostly

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Brutal is a good word to describe the HG 100. It is the nastiest, thickest, thumpingest, snarling, screamer I have heard. Incredible bass. It is an aggressive amp and rewards aggressive an aggressive playing style (like EVH, SRV, Wylde...).

The Master Volume is the best and the touch sensitivity and guitar volume thing can create a world of tones just by themselves.

I have a good clean boost (Time Machine Boost) and it sends the amp into some liquid searing lead territory.

It really is almost too much amp for my playing ability but the tone is unsurpassable for nasty rock stuff... imo

I had the Bruno Leadman and the Rocca. I still have the Rocca. The Rocca is definitely in the Marshall, Vintage Rock vein. The Leadman is smoother.

Doug has the HG 30 now,... :(
 

regotheamigo

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I have a Roccaforte Custom 100, and it is the best amp that I have ever played hands down. It is the first amp that I have ever owned that has inspired me to play and sound better. I could go on about this amp all day, but don't have the time right now. I will probably write a review on Harmony Central in the near future.:)
 

J-Mart

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Originally posted by bluesmostly
I think they are the same,... Maybe Doug can chime in here...
Doug has made some non-master volume 100 watts. I don't think he sells them to regular customers yet. I think he made some for Mark Ford, Steve Stevens and Zakk Wylde. Hg's say custom 100 on the back, but they have a master volume.
 
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theelectic

Are HG100s loosely based around a JCM800? Just looking for a tonal "base" I can get my head around.
 

BrentSP

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Originally posted by theelectic
Are HG100s loosely based around a JCM800? Just looking for a tonal "base" I can get my head around.
I believe there 70's JMPs but it does have a bit of 2203 to.
 
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Originally posted by theelectic
Are HG100s loosely based around a JCM800? Just looking for a tonal "base" I can get my head around.




No where close to a JCM800.
The HG100 has a four stage preamp, and no cathode follower
circuit.
The Custom series(30,40,80) are more traditional
Marshall style circuits, but not clones.

The new DRRS is a non-master dual channel single input
design. Marc Ford is the only one who has this amp
right now, the other non-master amps I built for
other artists are all custom "one off" amps tailored
for their needs.
Zakk Wylde's amp is a stock Custom 80.
Doug
 




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