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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-02-2011, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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What Solid State rackmount rig would compare to Mesa Triple Rec

Hi,

I have a Mesa Boogie triple rectifier, I need that extra chunk when playing palm muted at very high distortion levels.

I have an old Fender Solid State preamp (M-80) and I need a powerful poweramp to power two 300watts 4x12 (one at 4 ohm or 16 ohm and second at 16 ohm). I want to make it sound as loud ( I like the tone of the distortion)

I don't want the Rocktron Velocity 300 as it's not powerful enough for me needs, I was thinking about something more like 1500 watts. Since Solid State sounds a lot less loud than Tube, I figue 150 watts tube would be at least 1000 watts Solid State.

Yes? No? Maybe? The old Carvin DCM1500 I could get for $250. I put a 10 band Eq to cut annoying frequencies and boost the bass and I assume it will work.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-07-2011, 05:53 AM
 
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Re: What Solid State rackmount rig would compare to Mesa Triple Rec

You can pick up pretty much any decent PA power amp, I used a Sansamp PSA-1 through a Samson power amp years ago and that rig kicked ass!
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-02-2012, 07:38 PM
 
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Re: What Solid State rackmount rig would compare to Mesa Triple Rec

Triple Rec gets a LOT of it's sound from the power tubes, you might find you don't like the sound at all when you sterilize it through a solid state power amp. Seriously.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-03-2012, 01:45 PM
 
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Re: What Solid State rackmount rig would compare to Mesa Triple Rec

I have to ask the obvious, but where are you playing that you need all those speakers cranking? Are you sure you couldn't get by with the tri-rec into one of those cabs and then mic it into the house system....

Also, just to correct a possible misconception, watts do not equal volume and tube watts are not magically louder than solid state watts. There was another amp thread recently that talked about this but 10 watts is only half as loud as 100 watts through the same speakers. More wattage (in simple terms) translates to more clean headroom rather than greater db levels. It does have some affect on overall volume, but not as great as you would think based on that 1/10th rule above.

As for your question, I agree that pretty much any decent PA will work and you can just run the slave out on the tri-rec to hopefully preserve the tone. That said, I also agree that to change/take away the power section of the tri-rec is to change the tone of the amp, not because it's solid state as many using the silicon diodes rectification on those anyway (solid state), but just because the different circuitry will inherently be just that, different.

Honestly, I think you'd be better off mic'ing one of the cabs and using a switcher rigged to let you run the two preamps into the tri-rec's power amp.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-03-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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Re: What Solid State rackmount rig would compare to Mesa Triple Rec

Yeah, after a point the PA does the rest???
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-03-2012, 11:33 PM
 
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Re: What Solid State rackmount rig would compare to Mesa Triple Rec

SansAmp PSA-1 maybe?
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-04-2012, 12:10 PM
 
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Re: What Solid State rackmount rig would compare to Mesa Triple Rec

how are you gonna run it like that out of a power amp. the 2 16 ohm cabs on one side and the one 8 ohm cab on the other. i dont see a tripple rectifiers not being loud enough especially through 2 4 10 cabs. and then the pa should do the work.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 03:55 AM
 
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Re: What Solid State rackmount rig would compare to Mesa Triple Rec

Tube Works Mos Valve series. i had one of these with an ADA mp1 and it rocked!!! You can find them used all over the ne and it was the warmest tube like tone out of a solidstate power section ive ever used. Seriously consider this option..
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Re: What Solid State rackmount rig would compare to Mesa Triple Rec

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