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Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by M3CHK1LLA, Feb 28, 2013.
Just ordered a Softube Console 1 mark II.
So on top of getting the Skolnick... I found a Michael Kelly 507X tele for a fucking steal.
I didn't NEED another 7-string, but I've been wanting to try these forever.
ordered a 10 band eq for my f100. If ever an amp desperately needed eq help, it's this one. It's nothing like the f30.
How do they compare? I wonder if it’s just the power amp difference or if the pre’s are different.
the high gain sound is completely different. The f100 is much grainier and has a weird quality to the midrange. The f30 on the other hand feels more like a snarly recto/mark hybrid. Both have great cleans but I vastly prefer the f30's gain sound even though the low end is a bit squishier.. The closest approximation to the f100 would be a Mark, but with the 250 and 750 hz sliders set too high and the deep knob pulled.
I made a clip comparing my mk3 to the f100 (same guitar/pickups/IR used). F100 part starts around 4:15.
Nevermind. Cancelled the order for the Michael Kelly. Didn't wanna risk possibly getting a lemon with it being so cheap. Plus the routes weren't able to fit EMG pickups, so fuck that.
Gonna save for an LTD BUZ7 or something.
Shit, the Michael Kelly. The Skolnick is still coming home. Totally my biggest regret selling that guitar.
Michael Kelly is generally nice stuff though
EQ should help a ton. Besides the tone shaping, just to be able to lower the Volume and Gain sliders on it will allow you to open the amp up a little bit, which can help a ton with some of these Boogies. Otherwise, it might be a potential candidate for a small bias circuit and screen Resistor mod to swap tubes. You might even try these: https://www.thetubestore.com/siemens-6l6wgb-made-by-jan-philips
as a tube swap, though at the price for 2 pairs you could easily mod it for EL34’s or KT77’s.
At least you have the F30. Another example, like the AC30, where small tubes compliment the preamp circuit better than big glass. You could also just sell it and just grab a .50 Cal
Goes with that I always thought; for some reason, the power amp is a huge factor with Mesa amps.
i'll try it with the eq, shouldn't take too much tweaking to get a decent sound. i thought about getting a .50 cal but they're also getting harder to find, especially the built in eq versions. worst case i sell this for basically what i paid.
If all goes well I'll be grabbing a Katana head with tax money once that comes in but that's not for a little while.
I liked my Boden Original quite a bit when I had it and I just snagged a red singularity off reverb. I think I'm gonna throw some red DiMarzios in there.
So yeah, the Michael Kelly didn't work out.
So I got something cooler to fill the void.
That IS pretty cool.
I think I want to upgrade my practice setup power amp. I'm currently using a Rocktron Velocity 120. I don't need anymore power necessarily, it just sounds a little sterile with preamp pedals.
Something like a Quilter Microblock seems nice, could sound worse than the Rocktron though I feel like. Same with a Powerstage 170, seems like a side grade if anything.
Mosvalve 942 (the 500 watt one)
It’s a GREAT old solidstate poweramp. Really i can’t say enough good about it. It lacks a little low end but it’s super clear and crisp. It has a pleasant quality to it that i haven’t found in other SS poweramps. If you have an EQ (I use the Amptweaker DepthFinder) you can dial that low end back in without a problem. They go used for about $200 to $250.
I'm definitely gonna have to keep my eye out for one of those, it might be exactly what I'm looking for. I probably need to grab a DepthFinder to see if that works out my issues with the Rocktron.
I find my Tight Metal Pro lacks a bit of treble even with the highs dimed, and with my S&K VHD and Megalith Delta I'm adding a lot of treble as well. It might just be an inherently dull amp.
TightMetal, VHD, and Megalith Delta? Sounds like we enjoy the same kind of tones. Definitely check it out