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Tell me about the 1086?

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:46 am
by Ricey
I have a RM-50 loaded with KH-1 and 1086 Modules on the way. I know that the 1086 was Dan Donnegan's signature module, but what is it based on? Is it simply a variation of Randall's Plexi module optimized for higher gain and tweaked to Dan's taste or is it something altogether different? Is it a Marshall based module? Where does it fit in with my Plexi, Brown, SL+ and Ultra XL Modules? Any info would be appreciated.

Posted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:24 pm
by warlok
I LOVE my 1086. It's my only stock gain module left. I actually started with my RM100 and KH-1 and 1086. To me, it's 2/3 Mesa Mark-ish with 1/3 Marshall stirred in. The bottom end is the best of all my modules in that it never gets that flubby, loose sound no matter how low you tune or how high you turn the bass up. Has the perfect amount of compression. I keep the mids on the non-scooped side and knob about 11:00. IMO, the scooped side is too much. I think of Type O Negative when I flip to that side.. lol. It's about 50/50 on the love or hate on this site..

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:54 pm
by Ricey
is the 1087 a modded 1086 or was it an actual production module?

Posted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 12:56 pm
by JayDA
Ricey wrote:is the 1087 a modded 1086 or was it an actual production module?
The 1087 was a mod to the 1086, by GigMods...who no longer exist.

Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:42 am
by Ricey
I am loving the 1086 so far! it is now my favorite module and I am not even familiar with Dan Donnegan or Disturbed. I really like the selectable gain and midra nge switches. I also like that sound remains focused and punchy and does not lose clarity or definition under high gain.

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:09 pm
by Ricey
I found an old Randall price list on-line. It describes the 1086 as covering "any Plexi to Rectified tone". Does anybody know which position of the Mid Voicing switch is supposed to cover Plexi and which covers Recto?

Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:41 pm
by celticwarrior777
I have the 1086 in my RM 50 and when I play out I always have dudes asking wtf is that! I have the palomino head i took the front off so you can't really tell what it is....lol It looks generic. I gotem all fooled ;)

Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:57 am
by Ricey
What mid settings are you using?

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:43 am
by isolated1523
I currently use my 1086 as my "lead" channel, and it fits the role well for me at least. I found that as a rhythm channel, it was a little lacking in the bottom end voicing. But man does it sing in the mid, and there's no shortage of gain/distortion lol.

-Adam

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:57 am
by hunter
Ricey wrote:I found an old Randall price list on-line. It describes the 1086 as covering "any Plexi to Rectified tone". Does anybody know which position of the Mid Voicing switch is supposed to cover Plexi and which covers Recto?
From what I'm hearing I'd say the left is more classic Marshall with more upper mids.

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:28 am
by thefett9
I found that the 1086 was great as a lead tone. I never really used it too much for rhythm though. I had trouble getting the Plexi sound out of it. Then again I already had the plexi module in my RM100. I also had the 1086 modified to a dzilla, so take what I am saying with a grain of salt.

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:52 pm
by RonZombie
I have a 1086 and just got a Salvation 1666. The 1666 blows it away! It is my favorite module so far.

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:09 am
by Ricey
What is the 1666 supposed to sound lke?

Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 3:21 pm
by RonZombie
The 1666 is a Salvation modded 1086. It rips!