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The Rossness
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 3:35 am    Post subject: Grail Vs Others Reply with quote

I have a Grail. I bough it on a whim, expecting to mod it, but to my surprise, I've been quite enjoying it. I know people rag on the stock modules, but It's not that bad, is it? Does anyone else like the Grail? How does it compare to modded recto type mods?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I liked my stock Grail. Gigmods Recto includes a red channel that is modded to Grail specs, and to my ears they were extremely similar.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had my Grail modded into a Sacred Groove Diablo. Obviously I wasn't able to A/B them, but I made a recording of the Grail before I sent it out so I could compare afterwards. The difference between them was not as drastic as I was expecting. The Diablo is definitely more versatile, what with the orange/red channel switch. The top end on the Grail seemed a little more compressed and sort of "papery" than that of the Diablo--not necessarily in a bad way, just different. All in all, I'd say that the mod is worth it but not necessarily a must-have. The stock Grail is plenty capable of good early Recto tones.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

crankyrayhanky wrote:
I liked my stock Grail. Gigmods Recto includes a red channel that is modded to Grail specs, and to my ears they were extremely similar.


This is pretty much spot on....the Grail is extremely close to Pete's red mode. I had 3 or 4 recto style modules at one time....I still have my Grail and the only reason I kept the Deaplate over the Gigmods was this similarity....the Deadplate offers something a little different because of the way it's built.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grail was a very good stocker.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always enjoyed using my Grail for leads, it seems to sustain into feedback very easily.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the Grail is the only stocker that is worth keeping a stocker, loved getting that Soundgarden Superunkown type early recto sound with it.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2011 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto what he said.

Also Metallica 'Black album' is catered for nicely too.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I decided to update my Grail vs. Diablo comparison recording with a clip of the Diablo after its latest revision from Scott (he came up with a tweak in the circuit that makes it feel a little tighter). Here's a clip of both. Listening to it now, I definitely think the Diablo has a lead over the Grail in terms of accuracy and overall quality, but still, the Grail's fun.

http://genitalhercules.com/~mcrowe/misc_mp3/grail.mp3
http://genitalhercules.com/~mcrowe/misc_mp3/diablo.mp3
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mikal69 wrote:
the Grail is the only stocker that is worth keeping a stocker, loved getting that Soundgarden Superunkown type early recto sound with it.


I agree Grail is worth keeping for stockers. Still have mine and cuts like a knife. Definitely a nice change of pace from my Marshall/Bogner modules.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I assume the Grail is supposed to be closer to the 2 channel Rectos where the other stock recto mods are probably based on the 3 channels?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It'll sound really familiar to your tremoverb....
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mikal69 wrote:
It'll sound really familiar to your tremoverb....


That explains why so many people like it Cool
That would be awesome to be even 90% close to that tone without having to worry about something happening to my tremoverb, Grail is now on my wanted list!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow...the Grail actually sounds better than teh Diablo in those clips....alot cleaner and not as fuzzy....
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alowerdeep wrote:
Wow...the Grail actually sounds better than teh Diablo in those clips....alot cleaner and not as fuzzy....



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