Vht/fryette tone

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  1. JoeBob

    JoeBob Supporting Member

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    Can they do Van Halen, Satriani, Metallica, Californian distortion, Blues-rock ?
    With a decent clean ?
     
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    fusionbear exquirentibus veritatem Gold Supporting Member

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    The Deliverance will do all of the above with the exception of Metallica. The Deliverance will do "Kill them all" and "Ride the lightning", but only a Mesa MKIIC+ and Deizel's will do the later albums.

    The Pitbull will come pretty close for later Metallica.
     
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    Plenty of clips at the vhtusers forum. Here's a clip of one of the members and his Ultralead.
     
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    didn't know they had a forum...Thanks !!!!
     
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    fusionbear exquirentibus veritatem Gold Supporting Member

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    Great tone and a nice Suhr guitar....
     
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    The Deliverance is truly an amazing amp. So dynamic, so responsive. A good guitar with usable pots and you can get from sparkling clean to full on crushing dirt. I like to use mine in "less" mode and use pedals to go into heavier dirt with different flavors. Every pedal sounds good into this amp. However, sometimes I bust out the Jackson, dime the gain and chug. I have a Boogie IIC+ and the VHT can chug just as well, IMHO. It also has a "clarity" that the Boogie does not have. These amps have a very Hi-Fi sound, and are tight. Pedals can give them a more loose feeling, if you so desire. I think the Deliverance is really an under the radar amp, I can't believe one just sold for $850 on the Emporium. You will never find a better modern amp in this range.

    Mike
     
  7. JoeBob

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    Can the Pitbull UL do Van Halen ?
     
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    I don't know...the Deliverance does a good job though...enough to sound convincing. If VH is your goal, get a VH inspired amp. Reeves '78, Mojave Peacemaker, Blankenship Variplex, etc.

    Mike
     
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    Steve Fryette once worked on VH's Marshall. The Deliverance can get you there, dunno about the UL.
     
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    I own both.The Deliverance in the low gain mode will get you very close...
     
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    How do you all set up your Deliverance for VH tones?

    Mike
     
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    Both gains at 11:00, Switch set to less gain, Deep and Prescence off. Tone controls at 12:00 into a 4x12 preferably with old GB's or Scumback M75's, master at 12:00
     
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    I owned a Pitbull Ultra Lead for a brief period...great sounding amp with a lot of flexibility, BUT it was waaaay to tight and dry for me. I can see where it would excel as an amp for those who do a lot of high gain/ palm mute type stuff, but I was looking for a looser, spongier response. To me, that's one of the key elements of the VH tone.

    Still, it was a really nice amp- just not quite "me."
     
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    I will give those settings a shot. Of course, I am not going to run the master that high. LOL.

    Mike
     
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    i'd say that, from my POV, the deliverance, the sig-x & (certainly) the memphis amps are all,
    to varying degrees,
    significantly more "rubbery" and/or "spongier" in feel than the UL;
    but, as a general characteristic of fryette's amps,
    they all seem to maintain enough headroom to play the amp unusually well.... from the guitar, from yer fingers:
    even when utilising high-gain.
    of course, they each also sound (& feel) better to me when pushing the power section,
    which is something i expect of a great guitar amp.

    personally..... i don't think of these amps as "hi-fi" in any way at all.
    but, i was raised by my dad,
    who designed high-end "hi-fi" amplifiers for a good portion of his life, so.

    dt / spltrcl
     
  17. Deathmonkey

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    Total Fryette fanboi here. I've used em exclusively for my own stuff for the last three years or so. I play dance metal, and I use the Deliverance for all my recorded tones, and the SIG X for the live stuff.

    Rough demo: http://soundclick.com/share?songid=8102621

    teh siggy live (the long haired fella is using a Mesa DR) lead tone at 2:53:
     
  18. splatt

    splatt david torn / splattercell Gold Supporting Member

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    ha!
    fun live clip, dude.
    dt / spltrcl
     
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    stratzrus Philadelphia Jazz, Funk, and R&B Supporting Member

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    I liked the lead tone at 4:38. One of the things I've always liked about the Sig is it cuts, you can hear each note clearly.
     
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    Midrange. I has it :D
     

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