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Best Module for cleans...

Post by khingpynn » Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:38 pm

what are you guys/girls using. Have you used more than one clean module and what do you believe is the best and why?

I've had the Twin, now own Blackface and Super V.

The Super V is a great clean module but it's quite gainy therefore to get cleans the gain needs to be backed off lots. This reduces this modules overall volume... further to this I need to dial back my other modules line volume to compensate... I prefer to keep the line volumes close as possible to 10 on all modules.

I will try less gain preamp tubes tonight.

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Post by Mattfig » Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:02 pm

Hiya,

I have two clean modules that I have modded myself...But really, I believe that Salvation's Loneclean or Twinface gives the best cleans with tonal variety...

Having said that, KH-1 and Clean are both awesome stock modules...Better than any others including Deluxe, Blackface, etc....The KH-1 would certainly solve your volume issues as it doesn't break up much even at high volumes yet sounds awesome...Drop a 5751 into V1 and you can crank your cleans finally instead of dialing everything else back...Lastly, a little extra EQ with a Clean or KH-1 will get it to do anything you need...

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KH1

Post by guitarzan » Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:31 pm

I'll second the KH1. I have the Blackface, Super V, and KH1. The KH1 is my fav. It's the only one that sounds decent with my EMG loaded guitar as well. :D

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Tweed

Post by audiomidijace » Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:48 pm

Contact Jaded Faith and tell him you want the Jace Tweed mod. Best Clean tone I've EVER heard from an MTS module.
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Post by wakeguitar » Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:44 pm

i have blackface and kh-1. Kh-1 is more dry and BF is more saturated but otherwise fairly similar at low gains.

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Post by Mikal69 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:39 pm

+1 on the tweed, absolutely stunning, plus it takes all my pedals with class, something none of the other clean modules i've tried does.
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Post by Hamner1 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:48 pm

I like the Clean mod. Right now I am digging the Plexi with the guitar volume rolled back to clean it up.
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Post by Mikal69 » Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:54 pm

i agree with you on the plexi, I absolutely love an Ei 12au7 in it, with an old GE 12ax7 in V2, simply killer.
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Post by eyeball987 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:50 am

I have had an Egnater single channel DLX, Randall Blackface, and currently have a KH1. A 5751 in V1 really saves the clean modules if you want them to stay clean louder. I will say that I think I might have liked the DLX and Blackface clean tones a bit better at lower volumes but they break up way too fast. The KH1 sounds better clean at louder volumes.

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Post by Lucius » Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:35 pm

My KH-1 sounds pretty rad at high volumes with my EMG's. Can get alot of different tones with that gain knob alone. Cheers, Lucius
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Post by Mister Joshua » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:21 pm

Loneclean is the ultimate. I also use a Blackface with a 12AY7 in V1. EH just released the new production 12AY7 and i like them. About as much gain as a 12AT7 but built for tone unlike the 12AT7, which is best in reverb circuits and PI's.

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I love a good clean tone..

Post by GtrGeorge! » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:26 pm

I love a good clean tone..
one that allows you to really work the guitar an hear every nuance, and its all musical.

I have Salvation Lonestar and its REALLY excellent. I have also used a blackface for cleans, and while I love the SuperVs basic tone..it really is always to much gain-crunch to be clean module.
I havent had the good luck to try a KH-1 or Salvation's Twin...but they always seem to do it for some people.

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Post by khingpynn » Sun Dec 05, 2010 10:45 am

Thanks for all the feedback guys... I'm gonna look around for a KH1 in the near future... for now I'm going to keep my Blackface and try some different tubes in teh V1 socket.

Anyone here tried the Brahma for cleans?

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Post by Hamner1 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:51 am

Clean mods distorting: Another thing to try is swapping the 12AX7 in the amp/RM4 V1 with a 12AU7. I did this the other day & it really helped with the gain coming from the EMGs to the front of my RM4. I plugged the Clean mod in again to test before shipping it out. With 12AX7s in V1 & V2 of the mod it was still very clean even up to about 1:00 o'clock. This had little affect on the high gainers, I didn't need to adjust the gain on those much if at all.
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Post by rlhjr34 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:07 am

I'll also vote for the KH-1 especially if you have active pickups.

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