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Salvation or JF Mesa (mark and recto) vs triaxis
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do like the JF-Erect alot. I have EH tubes in mine and it is real thick and chunky. I'm going to try some differant Tube combos.

I have Electro Harmonics, JJ's, Ruby, and a pair of Tung Sol on the way.

Are there any other brands I should try?

That being said I will have a Dreadplate II in my hands this week and they will be sitting next to each other for the "Recto Challenge".
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

blacksun wrote:
Thanks guys for all your input. Been also talking to a lot of non-mts gearheads and based on the general opinion it seems that the triaxis will not give me the higher gain mark tone nor the authentic rectifier tones I'm looking for.

Looks like the mts-world will save the day, hence need some more advice here Smile

For more modern high gain Mark V tones - Salvation MarkUS or JF MarkX?

Rectifier tones - Salvo Dreadplate or Jaded faith?

Since I'm in Europe the most practical obvious choice would be perhaps salvation mods, but I see Jaded Faith has a lot of great reviews..Anyone compared the two? Question



Salvation for the Mk series,no doubt and JF for the Recto....The Salvation Recto is cool as well,but it is more of a hotrodded recto tone,whereas te JF is more authentic....
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For recto tones I rely on my Gigmods Recto but have owned a Salvation Deadplates, JF Erect, and SG Diablo.

Quite honestly, they are all good but different.

For good measure I would like to throw the Salvation Mamba (I know Framus-based) into the mix as it is one of my personal faves...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JF MarkX hands down...and Rob can tweak it if you want to narrow your own sound down. The only improvement would be for it to be midi controllable with 100 presets Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Riculus wrote:
JF MarkX hands down...and Rob can tweak it if you want to narrow your own sound down. The only improvement would be for it to be midi controllable with 100 presets Laughing


Laughing +1 for the Mark X as well ... A hundred MIDI controllable presets that displayed by simple motorized faders and toggles! Shouldn't be too much to ask from our modding community - I mean, there's all that wasted space in there already- might as well do something useful with it. Although, my Mark X is pretty dialed in where I like it so I'd be wasting 99 presets. Don't think I've touched the settings in the last several uses.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was a Triaxis player for many years. At first I used a 2:90, but I was much happier with the tone of the 50/50. I agree that you'll never get a proper recto tone out of the Triaxis.
I think the MarkUS is best at vintage Boogie tones. Mark I to Mark III.
The JF MarkX is better for Mark IV and V tones.
The JF Erect is a bad ass Recto mod!
I'm totally in love with my Mamba, but I think the JF Erect is a MUCH better "Recto" tone.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mattfig wrote:
Riculus wrote:
JF MarkX hands down...and Rob can tweak it if you want to narrow your own sound down. The only improvement would be for it to be midi controllable with 100 presets Laughing


Laughing +1 for the Mark X as well ... A hundred MIDI controllable presets that displayed by simple motorized faders and toggles! Shouldn't be too much to ask from our modding community - I mean, there's all that wasted space in there already- might as well do something useful with it. Although, my Mark X is pretty dialed in where I like it so I'd be wasting 99 presets. Don't think I've touched the settings in the last several uses.


mmmm. Motorized faders...dialing Rob as we speak. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know I am somehow alone here on this opinion, but If you want Boogie tone.....get Boogie.
I love my MTS, especially the Angel, but the MarkUS didn't cut it at all for me.
I've owned a Rectifier ,Mark IV, and Triaxis.
I have yet to hear a module that sounds like a Mark IV or Traxis.
There are some good Rectifier mods though.

And going back to the original questions, I've heard the MarkUS right next to a Mark IV and no comparison, sorry (but I gueass it's not supposed to sound like a Mark IV)....whatever.

Also, a RM4 through a 2:90 kills.

AND... whoever said the Triaxis is not a metal preamp is crazy!
That thing gets some crushing high gain tight metal tone!

If you're gonna stick with MTS, Try a handful of modded modules and sell the ones that didn't work for you.
Don't try and "match" a tone you've had or heard before.
That's a Line 6 mentality.
A lot of them really aren't like the original anyway. Some may may even be better while different from the original.

Tight high gain...try SISO, Trillogy, Angel, Mamba, XMG...etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@audiomidijace

I din't personally care for early Mark series amps, but love the Mark IV and V. So it make sense that I don't like the MarkUS

I haven't heard the MarkX yet other than youtube clips and quite frankly, they don't make me want to buy one. I talked to Rob about the quality of Jaded Faith clips out there and he agreed. He said he was working on good quality clips for a bunch of modules.

I may try out the MarkX if I like what I hear.
(although the Salvation MarkUS clips sound amazing)
The MarkUS I had sounded nothing like what I heard.

Kinda goes back to my point about trying out a bunch of modded modules before you know which is best for you.

And so the addiction continues......
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grbassist wrote:
@audiomidijace

I din't personally care for early Mark series amps, but love the Mark IV and V. So it make sense that I don't like the MarkUS

I haven't heard the MarkX yet other than youtube clips and quite frankly, they don't make me want to buy one. I talked to Rob about the quality of Jaded Faith clips out there and he agreed. He said he was working on good quality clips for a bunch of modules.

I may try out the MarkX if I like what I hear.
(although the Salvation MarkUS clips sound amazing)
The MarkUS I had sounded nothing like what I heard.

Kinda goes back to my point about trying out a bunch of modded modules before you know which is best for you.

And so the addiction continues......



Here ya are...
http://www.jadedfaithmods.com/Media_Samples.html
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool.

I'm still not sure I would get the MarkX after hearing those.
Sounded good, but so did a couple others.
The Trillogy sounds killer (already knew that)
The XMG+ is good but too scooped (maybe how he set it)
The modded Ultra lead sounds REAL good.

That's nice, 'cause Rob is modding my Ultra XL right now.
He's adding a 2-way gain switch, 3-way tight switch, 3-way mid switch, mid sweep pot and presence pot.

I believe it's the most options possible (and useful) on a mod.

I have high hopes for this mod because I already like the stock Ultra XL even against my best custom mods.
These options along with his base mod SHOULD make this one a winner.

I'll give a review after getting it. I think it may be something others here would like as well.
If it sounds killer, I'm taking the credit!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grbassist wrote:
@audiomidijace

I din't personally care for early Mark series amps, but love the Mark IV and V. So it make sense that I don't like the MarkUS

I haven't heard the MarkX yet other than youtube clips and quite frankly, they don't make me want to buy one.


In my opinion, none of the clips really do the JF mods justice.
Obviously what you listen to the clips on makes a big difference too.
I played a Triaxis and a Mark IV for quite a while and I think the MarkX covers those tones VERY well. The only way to know is to try one.
Pretty easy to sell if it's not for you.
And I COMPLETELY agree that the Triaxis can be a metal monster!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grbassist wrote:

That's nice, 'cause Rob is modding my Ultra XL right now.


Is Rob making you an Ultra Lead (VHT Pittbull) or just making you the ultimate Ultra XL?
I LOVE the stock ULTRA and XL! What Rob can do to improve on those is just amazing! I had him do a similar mod for me a couple of years ago.
The VHT Ultra Lead I'm NOT a fan of. More than anything I just want to make sure that you're both clear on what you're getting! I would hate for you to be expecting your Ultra XL tone and receive a VHT tone!
I hope you love it!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duh!
I thought it was a modded Randall Ultra Lead
I forgot there's a new VHT "Ultralead" mod.
Maybe he shouldn't have named it the SAME name as a Randall module
Razz

I'm getting a modded Ultra XL
I specifically told him not to alter the basic tone.

Anyway...the "Ultralead" module sounds good to me.
VHT Ultraled is another amp I love.
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

grbassist wrote:
Duh!
I thought it was a modded Randall Ultra Lead
I forgot there's a new VHT "Ultralead" mod.
Maybe he shouldn't have named it the SAME name as a Randall module
Razz

I'm getting a modded Ultra XL
I specifically told him not to alter the basic tone.

Anyway...the "Ultralead" module sounds good to me.
VHT Ultraled is another amp I love.


Hello,

any info on the Ultra XL mod? Is it worth to do it?
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