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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-23-2006, 07:51 PM
 
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Re: Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier..........

I'll second the recomendation for the VOX amps. My son has one and that is a sweet amp for lower volume level playing.
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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-07-2006, 05:31 AM
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Re: Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier..........

???

A Flextone III is a modelling amp and mine shakes the room on level four on the master, and goes above 100 dB. They have powerful SS poweramps and are 75 watts and according to Line6, will reach very loud volumes, and as I said, the room shakes above 3.5, so is there really a big difference?

You do get a strong tone at low volumes with a Flextone, but even so I find the higher you crank it, the tone gets stronger, though thats partly because you can hear it better...
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post #18 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-07-2006, 07:13 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier..........

^Flextones and Line6 stuff..............................

I hate that type of amps....bahhh

That's not for me....But I have to admit that they are better than my Ibanez practicer amp lol


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Re: Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier..........

Well then blacky jacky, get the V2 if you want loads of power that doesn't have to be turned up all the way for loads of tone.
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Re: Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier..........

I've got an ENGL Screamer 50, mainly for room and a few gigs with more in mind, and it's just perfect. I preferred it waaaay over the Mesa Boogies I tried, namely the F30 and F50. You'll love it.
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Re: Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier..........

I used to have a JCM900+4x12 as a bedroom amp...
It's just a wrong idea mate, trust me.
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post #22 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-07-2006, 06:04 PM
 
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Re: Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier..........

Hi there. I own a dual rec and yes it is a little much in it's default form for bedroom only playing. However, there are some work arounds.

http://forum.grailtone.com/viewforum.php?f=4

You can read the mesa boogie forums and research using a THD hotplate with your amp. That way the hotplate soaks the volume yet you get the benefit (tonewise)of the amp sounding as if it was louder then it actually is. Also you can remove 1/2 the power tubes to drop the amp's wattage in half. This is explained in detail in the manual.

Mesa boogie tone is so very sweet, it is worth it to use these workarounds instead of just going with another amp.

Good luck.
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post #23 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-08-2006, 02:02 PM
 
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Re: Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier..........

For what it's worth, my experience has been Rectos are the least volume-forgiving of the entire Mesa line. They don't really come into their own until they begin moving some air.

Just about everything else Mesa sells, however - F-series, DC-series, the Nomads, the Lone Stars, even the Marks - actually sound quite lush and full at bedroom levels. Sure, they get better as they go up, but I do most of my recording on my Nomad at pretty low levels and I still get great results.
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post #24 of 26 (permalink) Old 06-09-2006, 04:59 AM
 
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Re: Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier..........

I don't think that the Retrifier got enough "middel-sound" in solos... I prefer the Engl, or even a Rivera Knucklehead-TRE... That's NICE
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Re: Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier..........

I think that Mick Thompson uses or used those Rivera...


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Re: Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier..........

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I think that Mick Thompson uses or used those Rivera...


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I also used to love the Retrifer (I'm a huge Mesa-fan), but now I can't stop visiting my guitarshop and play the Rivera all day xD
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