Does anybody like the high gain modules without the cap mod?

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Does anybody like the high gain modules without the cap mod?

Post by goldsparkletop » Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:25 pm

I'm still waiting on my power amp to arrive, so I've yet to test drive my shiny new RM4.... :(

However, I can see that my Recto and Ultra Lead modules have the old/stock .0047 caps. Based on all I've heard about the tighter response of the smaller value caps, I was wondering:

Do any of you actually prefer your high gain modules with the original/higher rated caps? Or should I just go ahead and change them while I wait for my power amp to get here?

Also, what are your feelings on changing the cap on the Plexi module? I know Randall initially indicated it wasn't necessary on this module, but was wondering how it turned out for anyone who's tried it.


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Post by tubetone » Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:36 pm

i kind a like em the way they are,,i did the cap mod on my recto and modern module i tried both .001 and .0022 and i find the .0022 is by far the best choice if you like a bit of bottom end in your tone that is..i use orange drop capacitors witch or great sounding caps espacialy for bass tone caps..

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Post by StrangeLand » Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:36 am

I love the plexi the way it is. Its very full sounding. It responds well to being goosed as well.
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Post by Sixstringhotshot » Sat Mar 11, 2006 6:50 pm

Yeah, but the Ultra, Modern, and Ultra Lead modules are totally useless in their stock configuration. Too much gain, too much mud.

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Stock 1086

Post by distortoman » Tue May 09, 2006 8:29 pm

Hello Gary,
In my opinion, my stock 1086 sounds good as is. I think, since this module is newer, I think that Randll must have taken into consideration some of the comments made by people on these forums and made a Hi-gain module that stock, has good note definition, monster crunch, and versatility all in one. I feel that any modificaions to the 1086 would not improve the tone, per se, but probably make it a little "different."

Hope this helps,
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Post by Felipe R » Tue May 09, 2006 10:02 pm

i also love the plexi stock, no mods so far.

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Post by rickgk » Wed May 10, 2006 12:38 am

I personally like them the way they are, i haven't done the cap mods though. I hear alot of people doing the mod to the 'Recto' module but i think it defeats the purpose of that module, a real recto has a loose bottom end just like the module it's not real tight at all, i sold my dual recto head to get the randall head and i have never looked back, the recto module reminds me so much of the head i had minus the fizzy top end.

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