Pablo on 3:35 pm on Nov. 22, 2001
They sound OK
The Clean channel is fantastic. I can get this great SRV tone out of it.
The Dist isn't that great compared to my Studio preamp
But it's chrome got a lot of knobs a blue light some hot glass inside and it says Mesa Boogie and that's good enough for me.
I'd buy it for the difference value. Everyone has a pod and in a few years the v-twin may become a 'vintage' amp
Flashy lights are always good
But yeah, thanks to the v-twin I lost all interest in distortion stomp boxes. They just didn't cut it compared to the v-twin. The thing also works best with a little eq'ing, and doing that and boosting the input signal to it you can get some really nice distorted tones out of it. Very fat and bluesy at times! I'd recommend it, in fact, the only reson I sold it was to finance my current triaxis, otherwise I'd have kept it...
To get over the top crunch, just make sure you eq it, boost the signal going in, and you'll be fine. That's what I used to do, oh, and roll the gain slightly back from full. And use the solo channel. it won't sound like a rectifier, but it will sound good.
And yeah, everyone's got a POD, so why not pick up a vtwin and be different?
A DUal recto preamp sounds cool, but I am not sure I could justify the cash for it...unless :biggrin:
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