I'm bitting my tongue Matt. My mom uses the expression "You win more flies with honey than you do with vinegar".
You used to be Rob's biggest supporter. Why all the hostility towards him and his mods? What did he do to you? After you sold all your JF mods, I could have sworn I saw you praise in a thread how good the venom and Vybe deluxe were, yet you sold yours.... It almost seems to me that you're trying to do marketing for salvation mods. ? Last year I thought the MarkUS was such a good module, I bought a MarkV. The MarkUS is the one and only module I've ever bought and sold and bought back. Truthfully, It doesn't sound like a mesa. Its better sounding the the MKV. I'm not doing marketing for Antoin. Even If he were giving me free modules, if one of them wasn't up to par, I'd share my feelings openly. How can things be improved upon if the status quo is blatantly accepted? I don't pull any punches when it comes to my reviews. I try to be open and honest. Look at my youtube channel. I try and post honest reviews from a consumer standpoint. Because I'm not a great guitar player, I get s*&t all over with negative comments. While not great by any stretch of the imagination, my playing has improved. Instead of deterring me, the comments make me want to play better. I'm still going to share my opinions openly regardless of what people think of me.
I've played modules from about every pro/ semi-pro modder out there besides Pete, and while some of their mods are great, other are steaming piles horse s*&t. IMHO, the Salvado Deluxe isn't a steaming pile of horse s*&t, Its just a regular POS. It has a nice lead tone, a cool faceplate and people talking it up to be some colossal sounding module, but for me, and my finicky as heck ears, it wasn't. Keep in mind Matt, the only tone I want a soldano module to sounding like are the two examples I posted.
I posted this in my review:
"In full disclosure- When asked about different mts modders from people on this forum, I was never too keen on Jaded Faith Mods. I had a few of them, but they never did it for me as much as some of the mods, from other modders. So when I was interested in possibly getting another JF mod, I decided I needed to play them first and took an almost 4 hour trip down to see the man himself."
If I were doing marketing, why would I say that?
How about this one... modules I can't recommend.
Salvation MashAll+- Boomy, too thick. Can't dial the thickness out of the module. The Jose setting sounds good. The rest is shitty
JF 1959RR- Did the classic rock thing very well, but didn't sound like a heavy metal marshall to me. And when I got mine, a switch was broken. I have a JF mod that does the cranked marshall sound very well. the 1959rr isn't it.
Friedman Brown Eye- The BE100 amp is amazing. The module based on it, sucks like the NY Yankees. I had to run my tubes very hot to get the module to sound good (I had 2 brown eyes and they both needed hot tubes). The tubes were running so hot, the other modules I had in my RM100 didn't sound so good with very hot tubes. I can't recommend it because of the poweramp issue.
Maybe I can end on a good note. I don't favor one guy's mods over another. In the past, I was a heavy supporter of the work Antoin did and thought it was far superior to everything else out there. I'm not a fanboy in the least though. I'm open minded. In the non-MTS world, I'm a flaming liberal progressive socialist, maybe that will tell you something about me. If something comes along that's better, why not embrace it and embrace change? The conservative way of thinking is set in the past and the past is accepted. I, The Rossness, accept the future. For the style of music I play, the Douchy Douchbag is great and the salvo is the pits. What's so wrong with that? What's so wrong with my opinion? Why jump down my throat for sharing my opinion honestly?
I don't have or hold grudges against the Salvation guys. I was one myself. I'd very much like to get the buddy module. I'd also very much like a Silverado. I'd like an Egnater Armageddon in a MTS format as would I like an Axe FX. Why can't we all just get along?
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2 RM100's with Salvo Stonerverb, Cammerock, and MarkUS, Ultra XL EVH 5153, TC Electronic BG250, Kemper
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