Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Chicagoland, IL.
Re: Rack setup?Warning: lots of questions about Rocktron Prophesy 2 and rack/preamp g
How about flexibility?
How about being able to dial in the same tones a head has, but then have 128 "channels" versus 2 or 3? The Triaxis for instance has the exact same circuits as the heads they made, I believe they say there are 5 or 6 amp circuits that drive the whole unit, then the midi controls bias and pathways, loops, etc. Show me a head that sounds as good and does all that for under a grand.
My opinion, for a $g-note, I'd g with the Mesa Triaxis, you can find 'em all day on eBay for 800-ish. I haven't heard the prophesy that I know of, but I seriously doubt its on par with the Mesa. Don't get me wrong, Rocktron is fine otherwise, but for sick tone from Recto chunk to the creamiest lead tone, Mesa knocks it out of the park.
Effects, sure, go Rocktron all the way, great stuff, I like TC Electronic too, G-force, G-Major, both impressive. I used to have the Chameleon and Replifex, both very capable.
A good tube power amp ties it all together.
I have the mesa 2/90, but honestly, any well made amp, like the Marshall, VHT, Mesa, will drive the tone home.