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Syn 5050 is not that great of a power amp, I’d go with literally anything else. I have both a Mesa 2020 and Mesa 2:90 in my rig, and have zero headroom issues.
Agreed. Seems like there are a lot of people who like the 5050 PA too.I think I will give the 5050 a chance. I see Steve Vai are using the exclusively now. Recent live stuff sounds as good as ever.
Latest photo of Vai's setup:
Or...It's interesting that Steve is running his SYN-2s right on top of each other. I have a 1/2 space gap between mine. They run quite hot. Mine have functioned perfectly, and I assume that Steve's have too, so it probably doesn't matter. So, it must be: Hot = Rock.
For those of you that own the OS module, can you get a lead tone like Mayer gets from his Dumble here?
Ive never heard his tone come close to being this distinct since, theres these odd overtones that shine through even when hes playing through the envelope filter (he uses slight overdrive for that section too)
All the OS demos ive seen sound really boring compared to what John is getting from his gear here.