List your modules and rank them on a scale of 1-10

MTS module area including module modifications

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List your modules and rank them on a scale of 1-10

Post by SlickEnz » Tue Dec 02, 2008 5:57 pm

Hi all, I just got a Lynch Box amp about a month ago and I'm new to the module based MTS amps, but so far I'm really loving the idea of changing tubes/modding/etc and getting different sounds. I have an idea of all the modules, but I was curious to know what people's favorites are that they own.

Here are mine:

Grail - 6
Mr Scary - 7
UltraXL - 9
Brahma - 9
Super V - 5

I have a KH-1 on the way as well but I haven't gotten it in yet to rate.

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Post by JKD » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:12 pm

I'll play, you'll gather from this that I'm all high gain :D


KH3 8 or 9 depending on day
Grail 9 (Flat out 10 for a Pete modded Recto or Grail!)
Ultra 8
Brahma 8 (9 with a boost and or modded)
Mr Scary 8 (9 for modded version)
Ultra Lead 7
Modern 6 to 7 (depending on mood)
KH2 6 (7 or 8 with a boost)
Super V 7 (I like to use this for clean)

EG3/4 8 (9 with a boost ;) )
EG5 8 (great versatility)
UXL Custom 9
SL2 8 or 9 depending on mood

Modules I've owned that really got sold for other reasons than tone:

SL+ 6 (Pete modded one was around a 7 or 8 for flexibility...but there are better Marshall style mods)
Blackface 7 (bit too bright but nails clean tones)
KH1 8 (perfection of the Blackface)
Top Boost - 6 (sounds pretty good for that tone)
VX 9 (should never have sold it)
E'Rect 7 or 8 (prefer the Grail)
COD 7 (8 with a boost..needs moar gain!)
T/D - 7 (nothing wrong with the tones, just don't dig the Deluxe)
Deluxe - 5 (not a fan)
Tweed - 5 or 6 (OK but not my thing..does a blues hang)
Plexi - 6 (There's better Marshall tone to be had)
XTC - 5 (stock....7 for Pete modded...never got along with this module)
JTM - 7 (prefer it to the Plexi...great for noodling on with an LP..blues to crunch)

1086 - 5 (sounds/feels kinda fake...maybe a 6 with a boost and the right tubes) :D
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Post by buriedorburned » Tue Dec 02, 2008 7:42 pm

here's my 2 cents:

Blackface - 8
Super V - 9
Plexi - 8 (9 modded)
SL+ - 8
Mr. Scary - 9
KH-2 - 9 1/2 (amazing)
Ultra XL - 9
1086 - 10 (best out there)

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Post by audioholic » Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:51 pm

Egnater Bassman - 8
DF modded Topboost - 8
DF modded SL+ - 8.5
Ultra XL - 8.5-9

Previous modules
KH2 - 8-9
Randall Clean - 7 (did what it was supposed to just fine)
Plexi - 7-8

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Post by tonymustang302 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:59 pm

Pete modded recto 10
Pete modded SL+ 9.9

ultra 9
1086 8
clean 5
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Post by dboy5150 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:25 pm

I haven't recorded much with the RM100 yet, so my rankings are more from live perspective

Blackface: 10 best clean tone of any amp I've owned
Modded UltraXL: 10 best lead module of the those I've played
Modded Plexi: 10 sounds like an old marshall but with more gain
Modded XTC: 10 best modern high gain rhythm module imo
Stock UltraXL: 8 lacks some low end and a bit fizzy on top
XTC stock: 7 needs boost for live
Plexi stock: 8 a bit tubby; good vintage tone
KH3: 8 great for rhythm; could use a boost for leads live
Ultra Lead: 7 this is a 10 if you like Santana tone; one trick pony
Grail: 7 eh, i'm not a mesa guy

1086: 8 (requires boost or mod to really rock, thin for leads)
KH2: 8 sounds like a more modern plexi to me
Mr Scary: 8 (ditto to 1086)
Top Boost: 7 good vintage lead tone; doesn't get clean vox tone tho
Modern: 7 needs a boost

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Post by bj4rd » Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:16 am

i haven't gotten to try a lot of modules yet, but here are some rankings based on what i have played. all of my modules were stock:

grail: 10, love it for rhythym
xtc: 8, cuts through well for leads
ultra: 6.5, good scooped sound but seems a little thin
blackface: 8, great clean and sounds cool with ts9...need more headroom
top boost: 3, didnt sound vox to me, im sure it could be modded

modules i want to try: mr.scary, super v, kh1, kh3
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Post by shred-o-holic » Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:05 am

Pete Recto.....destroys a stock T-plate/Recto...9
Egnater SL++.....8.5
Treadplate....4 fizzy mess unmodded
Ultra XL..5 fizzy mess
Blackface....meh 6
XTC.....stock 6.5

Want to try:

Pete SL+ w/800 mod
Mr. Scary ( be here soon)
Pete Ultra XL (hear it's much better than stock of course)
Pete XTC ( of course!)
Pete Mr. Scary (maybe :) )
1086 stock and Pete modded..
Heck all Pete modded modules.. :lol:
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Post by Juggernaut » Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:11 am

1086 - 10
Ultra/XL - 9
KH3 - 9
KH2 - 8
SL+ - 8
XTC - 6
Grail - 6
Blackface - 8

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Post by crankyrayhanky » Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:08 am

Cool Thread! My grades are high because I love this line, and if a mod does 1 thing well, it has a purpose in my life! There are a few shockers with failing grades on my report, however

disclaimer: Keep in mind I sometimes like to add a tiny tiny slight boost with my MXR OD to give that extra edge to the mods. The only time I don't is with the EG5, and usually not the KH3 or PeteXTC. If I am really cranking volume, I'll be more prone to skip the OD

KH2: 9 very inspirational when I want to reach into my teenage years and chunk out some old school metal riffs

Brown: 10 this was modded by a mystery stranger- I love it! It delivers classic VH tones...I also like using it in the studio for supplemental tracks behind my modern crunch to deliver a cool clarity to my riffs

Pete modded
Blackface: 10 awesome

Tweed: 10 not my first flavor of choice out of metal/musical preference, but a strat and some blues riffs really shine here

JTM: 10 receives a 10 because it does the warm neck pickup jazzy clean tone with huge low end better than anything else + it gets that Jimi dirty tone

SL+: 10 Zakk Heaven

Treadplate: 10, orange switch: super 10!

XTC: 10 Lead Bliss- amazing, works well with any guitar

previously owned:
Deluxe: 7 if I liked country honk more, or played more Strat, it may be higher

KH1: 9 Killer clean

KH3: 8 best stock hi gain that I've had, versatile eq- there is something missing that would put it into a 10, I wonder if anyone with a PeteMod can chime in here

EG5: 6 something not quite right in the background of the tone during live/loud performances. Low grade due to ratio of high price to performance. Still, has a killer recorded 80s crunch tone that I regret losing- (though the KH2 fills that void)

Plexi 1! owned 3 of them, 2 stock, one was modded...I don't get it, I can get these half driven tones with other mods easy enough, but this Plexi doesn't go any further or bring anything more to the table. So far, I'm the only one on these boards who has not been happy with this module

1086: 3 highly disappointed. If this was your only module, it may be ok as you get a taste of a variety of tones, but none of the tones are as good as other stock options. Jack of all trades, master of none! Anyone using the Mesa side needs their head examined as the blankety muffle is not worth 2 minutes of your playing time. After all this bashing, I am curious what Pete's Mod can do to this, LOL

Modern 8 I miss my modern :( May not need to replace it as I have Pete modded TopBoost incoming

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