Favorite recto

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zombieskank
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Favorite recto

Post by zombieskank » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:48 pm

What’s everyone’s favorite recto or Mesa module??

warmachine67
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Post by warmachine67 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:52 pm

There aren’t many compared to a Marshall flavor.

I have a JF erect and it was close enough for me to sale my Mesa boogie rectoverb amp. It has the red/orange channel. I also had him make me a series 2 blackout, but I liked the erect better, so the blackout didn’t last.

Never tried an Egnater, but owned a few of the stock Randall’s. Lynch’s Grail was the best stocker. The Jf erect was much better than any stocker, but the grail much better than a stock recto type Randall.

I have a Sm Dreadplate coming soon so I will finally find out what it sounds like.

Don’t forget the framus types. Both modders have good versions.

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Post by JKD » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:24 pm

Grail for cheap/simple, or Salvation MarkUS.

I have a JF Dual Erect that kicks ass but pricier, obviously
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Randall - Brahma,Scary, Grail, GTO, SuperV

warmachine67
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Post by warmachine67 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:59 pm

Missed the part of the op that asked about Mesas in general.

MarkUS is great and sounded Mark II ish to me. Had one but ended up getting a JF mark x that sounded more like my Mark iv. The mark x actually replaced the real Mark IV I owned. The JF MKC is more of the mark II sound to me (had it too, but the mark x won).

As far as Mark series goes, it just depends on what you think a Mark should sound like.

I think the stock Randall Modern was suppose to be a Mark sound and it did sound sort of that way when I owned one. The mods are the way to go in the Mark realm.

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Post by Patrick45015 » Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:17 pm

Salvation MarkUs is awesome

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Post by The Rossness » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:15 am

Randall Grail was my fav recto. Salvation Mark US is still one of my fav mods ever!
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Re: Favorite recto

Post by Ulf » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:07 am

I also like the Randall Grail but had a tight switch added which cleared the sound up. Looks nice, too.
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Re: Favorite recto

Post by JKD » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:18 am

Ulf wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:07 am
I also like the Randall Grail but had a tight switch added which cleared the sound up. Looks nice, too.
For what it's worth, I permanently modded the input of my RM50 with a smaller cap..it made everything sound clearer :D

I actually increased c3 (?) on my Stock Grail..since in combination with yeti head, was too tight.

I'll get around to building a switch on that RM50 some day, so I can select different values.
Synergy - HBE,SLO,VH4,TDLX,Plexi, ENGL,OS,BB/BE
Salvation-Deadplate, Spawn, MarkUS, Dual Salvado+JJ Dirt+Terrier
JF-Dual Erect
Gigmods - Mark
Hilly-Snorkeler
Egnater -COD, ERECT
Randall - Brahma,Scary, Grail, GTO, SuperV

zombieskank
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Re: Favorite recto

Post by zombieskank » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:51 pm

Do you have any guidance on how to do that?

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