PRS MT15w Tremonti Signature amp

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  1. DudeManBrother

    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    You’re probably right. It’s the same group of guys that feel like tuning to drop D somehow makes their generic rock riffs magically “metal” but I digress.
    I really have no need for a 15 watt take on an Uber/Archon hybrid when I’ve got both of the real amps already; but I’ll definitely be trying one out at the local music store when they show up...with my CU24...tuned to drop D :rofl:
     
  2. Andromalia

    Andromalia Pardon my french

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    Probably the latter, but then the artist also uses PRS guitars so it makes sense to grab one of his sigs for the demo.
     
  3. The906

    The906 Hella rad Contributor

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    I can see that. I hope this thing is all that is anticipated. My pre-order still stands.....
     
  4. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Yup. The lead designer said if you gave him 30 minutes, he could make this amp a full 50 watts with a couple of component changes and a tranny swap.

    TBH I wonder if they'll do that mod if demand is high enough.

    The same dude also said this amp was voiced specifically for V30s, since that's Mark Tremonti's favorite speaker.
     
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  5. DudeManBrother

    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    Oh dude I bet it’s going to be the best lunchbox built to date for high gain. I’m not knocking PRS or the amp at all. I legitimately want to check it out myself. Moreso to see if I can do a Kemper profile the Uber/Archon together to cop the tone of one. But shit, I have a room full of amps, so what’s one more?

    I’m just amused that every high gain amp gets into the hands of the same cheesey demo guys before the release; so you always have to imagine what it might sound like for modern metal. Marks actual demo is definitely helpful at gauging what it can do.
     
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  6. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I'm surprised they didn't send one to Keith like they did the Archon.
     
  7. narad

    narad SS.org Regular

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    Yea, it's like the Soldano HR25 in that regard -- proper 6L6s but with custom transformers to run at 15/25W. I think that's why I'm psyched on this one tonally vs. other high-gain lunchboxes running EL84s or something.
     
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  8. DudeManBrother

    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    Yeah not sure what they’re waiting for. Keith and Ola should’ve had one to try by now
     
  9. Mathemagician

    Mathemagician SS.org Regular

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    I have a helix. I use the same 2-4 tones for everything because I’m a simple metal fan. I don’t play in a band or need it in any way.

    But I waaaaaaaaaant it. Ugh.
     
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  10. DudeManBrother

    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    Your situation seems like the perfect scenario for these kinds of amps. It’s relatively affordable, has legit glass and gain stages, and you could use the power amp to run your helix through as well.
     
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  11. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Pretty much the reason I went back to real amps. I only used like 4 amps on the AX8. The 2 Cameron amps, the IIC++, and the Mark IV.
     
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    Mathemagician SS.org Regular

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    Oh I wasn’t complaining. I actually LOVE the helix. If I want to mess with a ton of effects I can. And then I can swap between my favorite few with a few buttons. And it also sounds fantastic even at low volume which is 90%+ of my playtime.

    The helix is a studio setup and works for me.

    But if I get half an excuse to get an amp + cab this is way way up on my list.
     
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    Wolfhorsky Regular idiot

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    Kyle Jordan Ace of Knaves

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    This little amp still continues to impress the more I see of it. Kudos to Mark and the PRS crew.
     
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    Elric SS.org Regular

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    If you bumped this to 50W you basically get the 50W Archon, right? :drool:
     
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    The906 Hella rad Contributor

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    So...talk on the official PRS forum has some customers getting their MT15 ship notification a few days ago. First batch has arrived, next larger batch due July. Going to be some NADs, GO NADS!
     
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    BlueTrident SS.org Regular

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    IMO the only competitor to this amp is the EVH LBX II, a comparison would be pretty sweet
     
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    rexbinary MOD King

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    Would mark v 25 not be competition as well? Or Brent Hinds amp
     
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    Depending on how good the clean channel is, I may consider selling my MKV 25 and picking one of these up with change to spare!
     

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