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post #1 of 81 (permalink) Old 04-04-2007, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hei,
i really need some help here. I am living far away from any decent guitar store. A few days ago i came back from Munich were i got the possibility to test out the Mesa Boogie Express 5:25/50, a Soldano, some Marshalls a Mesa Boogie Rectifier and some other amps which didn`t blow me away.
I would like to have the sound you can here on the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WWvG...elated&search=

(He has the following gear:

Guitars: Ibanez JEM7VSBL, Ibanez Double Edge RG2020X modified.Pedals: Dunlop Original Crybaby wah, MXR Wylde Overdrive, Digitech Whammy 4, TC Electronic G-Minor MIDI foot controller.
Rack: Furman PL-Plus II Power Conditioner, TC Electronic G-Major guitar processor, Mesa/Boogie Rectifier Recording Preamp.
Amplifier: Marshall 30 Anniversary Series 6101 made in 1992 (only output stage used))
I am now considering to buy one of the following choices:
1. Peavey JSX Combo
2. Carvin legacy Combo+ Rectifier preamp
3. Mesa Boogie Roadstar rectifier
My limit is about 3200 Euro.

Which of the options would you recommend to get that sound?
P.S.: I read a lot about the different amps here and got some good information but i can`t still make up my mind what kind of gear i should choose. I send also a message to Cesar but didn`t get a concrete answer which means he recommended me to try out the stuff, but i don`t have that option.
Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 81 (permalink) Old 04-04-2007, 12:41 PM
 
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Re: Mesa Boogie Rectifier Preamp or Peavey JSX

The Rectifier preamp is basically the preamp section of a Rectifier head, with some extra circuitry added to help with direct recording.

So unless you actually need to record, you could just buy a rectifier head. It would be cheaper than buying a rectifier preamp and separate power amp.
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Re: Mesa Boogie Rectifier Preamp or Peavey JSX

Hei and thanks for answering. I read somewhere that the advantage of the rectifier preamp compared to the head would be that you can get that rectifier sound at any volume. Found out in the store that you really have to crank up when playing a Rectifier head to get that high gain sound. At lower levels it doesn`t sound espacially good. I have the same concern about the Legacy. A lot of players stated that you don`t get useable tones unless cranking it up until your ear-drum pops up.
I am also wondering if you can get the sound of the video with a simple Peavey JSX and a Boss GT 8?
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I am also wondering if you can get the sound of the video with a simple Peavey JSX and a Boss GT 8?
IMO, I believe you could get that sound with a JSX combo and a Boss GT-8. But it also depend on your guitar and the way you play... but again, I think you could with the JSX and the Boss. I would go for the JSX.
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Re: Mesa Boogie Rectifier Preamp or Peavey JSX

I suppose the Rec pre is a good option for what you want.

I use mine through a mesa 20/20. So i can get 40 watts in stereo (very loud), 20 watts mono (loudish), and if i need really quiet levels, i can just run it into anything that takes a line-level signal.
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Thx again for answering.
I play for 15 years and have the Ibanez JS 1 and the JEM FP. I am extremely happy with both guitars. I always had just one amp a Roland DAC 15 XD which now gave up on me, which means i need a new one. I am very tempted to buy both the Peavey or Legacy + Rectifier. But that would mean i couldn`t afford the Fender Malmsteen Strat which i am also longing for. You see the GAS is a terrible disease. So the question now is Peavey + Malmsteen Strat (and the Rectifier in 2 or 3 years) or Peavey + Rectifier Preamp and the Malmsteen Strat in 2 or 3 years??
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Re: Mesa Boogie Rectifier Preamp or Peavey JSX

I'd go for the Peavey and the YJM now, and the Rectifier later. At least, you'll have a great amp to play with. The other thing can wait, IMO.
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Re: Mesa Boogie Rectifier Preamp or Peavey JSX

That's one of the few guys that SHOULD own a Jem.

I'm going to play with my JSX and see how close I can get to that, I'll post up when I get it recorded.

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Looking forward to it, thx.
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Looking forward to it, thx.
Ok, I don't know how to play the song...at all. But here goes. The 1st part is with a PRS Tremonti SE D tuned, the 2nd part is my Prestige standard tuned. I'm in front of my 2 CRT computer monitors, so the guitar has picked up a bit of noise. But you'll get the idea.

http://chriswoodwardmusic.com/JSX%20Horsie.mp3
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Re: Mesa Boogie Rectifier Preamp or Peavey JSX

I'm going to do that again..C tuned.
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Thanks a lot Darin! That was absolutely fabulous!!! I also read your review on this amp earlier today. Very kind of you to record that sound sample! You totally convinced me with that!!!! I will order this amp tomorrow (now its half past 12pm her- that sample made my day).
Again thanks a lot, because that is so absolutely the thing i am looking for!! Did you use other effects or just the JSX?
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Re: Mesa Boogie Rectifier Preamp or Peavey JSX

C tuned. XT Live in the loop for verb and a TINY bit of EQ. But the eg is hardy making a difference.
http://chriswoodwardmusic.com/JSX%20...0c%20tuned.mp3

The 1st clip was on the crunch channel, this one is the ultra channel.

I'll do another quick one bone dry.
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As i wrote before that nailed the sound i want. This amp i have to have. One last question: What recording devices did you use?

Best regards Andreas
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Bone dry, nothin but JSX here:
http://chriswoodwardmusic.com/JSX%20Horsie%20dry.mp3
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