Camerock vs Camerica

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Camerock vs Camerica

Post by aside » Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:08 am

Anyone care to weigh in on these two?

I have a Camerock and love it. Wondering if the Camerica differs much tonally, and is worth pursuing.

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Re: Camerock vs Camerica

Post by RipperShred » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:07 pm

aside wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:08 am
Anyone care to weigh in on these two?

I have a Camerock and love it. Wondering if the Camerica differs much tonally, and is worth pursuing.

Rock.
Being on the flip side of this ( have a camerica and never played a camerock) I can tell you that I think it's awesome. Best Marshall sounds, especially higher gain, of any mod I've got so far.

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Re: Camerock vs Camerica

Post by mfgobbi » Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:12 pm

They have essentially the same circuit/tone but Camerock is more tweekable, and can do anything camerica does and a bit more. Camerica however is easier to use.
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Re: Camerock vs Camerica

Post by aside » Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:27 am

This makes sense, I was hoping they were a little different so I had an excuse to get one.

Thanks guys.

mfgobbi wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:12 pm
They have essentially the same circuit/tone but Camerock is more tweekable, and can do anything camerica does and a bit more. Camerica however is easier to use.
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Re: Camerock vs Camerica

Post by blacksun » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:11 am

Good to know, thanks for the info. So in essence, the Camerock can do everything the Camerica can, and then some. Seems I can drop that hunt for a Camerica then :D
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Re: Camerock vs Camerica

Post by Detroit ABA » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:55 am

I really like the Atomica in the Axe II and would be interested in trying out the Camerica but you don't see them come available in the used market very often

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Re: Camerock vs Camerica

Post by RipperShred » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:09 pm

But is the CCV and Atomica the same amp? If they aren't then I imagine there's some tonal difference. Is the CCV just an Atomica+? I'm curious now.

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Re: Camerock vs Camerica

Post by Rising Farce » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:47 am

They're not the same amp. The CCV is much more modern, while the Atomica is essentially a modified Jose circuit.

The modules, however, seem to be quite similar tonally.

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Re: Camerock vs Camerica

Post by RipperShred » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:36 pm

Rising Farce wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:47 am
They're not the same amp. The CCV is much more modern, while the Atomica is essentially a modified Jose circuit.

The modules, however, seem to be quite similar tonally.
Thanks. That's a surprise though, as Antonin doesn't seem to be one to repeat himself. With all the toggle switches on the camerock I would figure it would have the modern voice in there somewhere that you're talking about though.

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Re: Camerock vs Camerica

Post by Spencer4hire » Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:46 am

Had a Camerica and did not like it. It did not play well with other modules. Had to have the volume pot dimed on it and it would still not be any where as loud as other modules in the amp.Matt said it was working properly.

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Re: Camerock vs Camerica

Post by warmachine67 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:21 am

I had the same experience with the camerica and that is the same reason I had to let it go.

I think somebody somewhere said it had to do with the diode clipping the camerica uses. I got tired of trying to make it play nice considering there are so many other modules out there.

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Re: Camerock vs Camerica

Post by Spencer4hire » Sat Sep 28, 2019 4:22 pm

warmachine67 wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:21 am
I had the same experience with the camerica and that is the same reason I had to let it go.

I think somebody somewhere said it had to do with the diode clipping the camerica uses. I got tired of trying to make it play nice considering there are so many other modules out there.
Glad it wasn't just user error on my part and someone else had the same experience with the module.

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