Re: How does the JEM7VWH sound through a Dual Rect ? Muddy?
5 and half year old post ,but still very actual to me .
My Mesa Combo Dual Rect Road King II is now almost two months old .
First couple of weeks was really panic ,I was desperate !
Jem 7wvh sound was like a sh..t through Mesa , and I want to kill my self spending money on such a crappy amp. Fuzz,buzz,muddy ,no definition , too much dynamics ,you name it .
It was million miles away from Vai ,Satriani sound ,I was desperate .
More,before that I bought and bring back even more worse amp-Express...
Then I sit down and play with knobs,different modes ,channels,tubes ....
Amazing ,new world starts to opened for me.
Then I retube it with JJ high gain tubes ,and found my holy grail tone .
Don't take me wrong ,now,I like my sound better than Vai's sound ,because Mesa gives me more possibilities ,it is endless Ocean of different beautiful tones from raw rock /blues to heaviest metal riffs one can make.
I am using ONLY Satchurator ,with tone zero,gain zero and volume on half.
I bought and bring back Boss GE7 ,I don't need it , and its noisy .
I don't use anymore my old Boss CS1 , I did try bunch of pedals,I don't need it anymore.
With Satchurator , I have endless sustain if I want ,and beautifull feedbacks on command . :-)
And yes,Mesa is musical instrument ,not a plug and play plastic toy.
So,I'll never sell my Mesa , 7VWH simply shine through it ,and can make every sound I want, I mean,really almost everything ! Neck pickup,single one,bridge one -are three different worlds,three different sounds , endless combination altogether with amp possibilities.
On the end, I can say I am finaly happy with my sound(but still to work on it for a many years..) and Jem and Mesa are two full blood, musical instruments ,making amazing combination I'll never let it go.
On the end ,I am too old to that anyway ,but it was really pleasure to find out brand new World of sounds.
It was my 2 c ,maybe will help o someone ,especially new Mesa/Jem combination owners ...:-)