How are the reborn rectos at bedroom volumes?

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  1. Edika

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    Now I'm starting to really miss my Triple Recto and GAS for one again.
     
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    There's really nothing like these amps. I admit, they aren't the best for low volume playing, but once you kick up that volume a bit, you unleash an iconic sound that can only be achieved with a recto...as I'm sure you already know since you've owned the Triple.
     
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    How about the Multi-Watt vs. a Rev G Triple?
     
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    That will give ya an idea of the differences. I haven’t received mine yet, should tomorrow, but I found that video pretty informative for hearing the differences.
     
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    How about a Rev C Triple??? ;)
    This would be the best comparison... but I'd still take the current MW Triple. The early Rev C Triple Recto which had no recto tubes, hardwired for diode rectifier and still said "Dual Rectifier" on the front panel. My pick for the early ones.
     
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    Was just curious. My Triple is an old 2-Channel Blackface Rev G. I think it was one of the last ones, because I think it is a '99.
     
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    I do like the the Rev F/G way better than the 3 channel Rectos that came out after by a wide margin though. The overall versatility is a big + with the MW. Straight up boosted red on a Rev F/G is closer to the stock unboosted MW tone.
     
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    It sounds like the Multi-Watt is a bit more mid scooped. I kind of get a similar tone because I usually run a Boss GE-7 in the loop of my 2-channel and scoop the mids a bit.
     
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    That sounds about right. I think when you crank the mids too much on any Recto, regardless of version, you get more flub and sag (usually cause peeps up the bass or lower the presence to compensate). Scooping them just a bit with the right settings, tightens everything else up nicely.
     
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    I never liked any of the original 3-channels I played in stores. Mud and fizz. The best sounding ones were always the 2-channel Triples. Sadly, I haven't really spent much time with MWs since Guitar Center never has Mesa anymore.
     
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    That was my experience with a '01 3-channel Triple. Mud and fizz. :(

    Makes me want to try a multi-watt or a 2-channel one.
     
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    I tend to almost always use some Tubescreamer based boost, and a GE-7 in the loop for a slight mid scoop and bass boost (if low volume). Actually, I have been playing my Axe-FX and Katana more lately. I need to fire up the Triple soon.
     
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    You know, for some reason I have not even loved most of the Duals, and the Singles either. There is something golden about the Triple that fixes the issues the others have.
     
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    Yeah. That sucked when they dropped Mesa. I remember walking in seeing all the Mesas stacked up. Now nothing.
    :noplease:
     
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    For those of you with a MW, try channel 2, Raw mode, gain cranked. Then try it with a boost!
     
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    I remember going into GC as a teenager, and seeng all of the new 3 ch. Rectos everywhere, and thinking I would NEVER be able to afford one. A recto was just so unobtainable, yet it was THE amp to own back then.
     
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    I grew to hate the Single i had. It sounded like crap unless it was cranked. The Series 2 had a real nice clean channel though.
     
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    I have a 3-channel (non-multiwatt) dual that I really like, boosted with an EQ in the loop. Modern on channel 2 is almost perfect in my mind. I don’t like channel 3 as much, is fizzier and less thick / lacking in low mids.

    After reading some of the 2-channel and multiwatt praise I kind of half-want to try one, and half-don’t. Curiosity and gear-whorage makes me want to try them, a desire not to hate my 3ch dual makes me not.

    Raw mode is pretty fun. I don’t really like the vintage mode so much though. I’m not sure why.
     
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    Now you got stacks of Line 6 Spider amps, and Fender Mustangs, lol.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Yup. 100% true.
    Only big-boy amps I saw were used 2nd hand deals. A 2nd hand Engl and Orange stack.
    The only new amps I saw were cheapo practice amps.
     
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