I've been playing on this:
It's actually awesome. Build quality is what you'd expect but it sounds so cool. The single coils sound absolutely mental for the low tunings and the switches give you a...
Recently picked up a PRS Mark Holcomb 7 and while the guitar itself is great, these pickups aren't working for me. Some really honky upper mids, which makes sense given the person the guitar was built for, but I mostly record music these days and I want something more relaxed in...
I guess to actually answer your question, I found Racto's to be a little darker, saggier and more of a throaty midrange than the following generations. The newest Recto's are tighter and brighter.
I'd buy it for 1200 personally but it's different up here.
If I can ask, what didn't you like about the Meshuggah? I love the Marshall sound, but also play 7 strings tuned to drop Z, so any anecdotes on these modded JCM's is appreciated.
What do you feel is strange about the Gargoyle?
Racktifiers are one of the most sought after amps in the entire history of their lineup. Buy it, if you don't like it, sell it for more than you paid for it, because someone will absolutely snatch that up. Me included.
There's a post in here somewhere about the Gargoyle and according to FourT6and2 (I think that's his name), it has some minor design changes from the Meshuggah. That said, the original Meshuggah design is based off of the modded JCM circuit, and so overall it's probably going to be close, but not...
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At this point we all know what a 5150 sounds like so why not fuck with it and see what you can do. Maybe it sucks, or maybe you make the next Fortin Meshuggah. For the price of a used 5150 who cares
Guy what's wrong with forums is people like you who come in here name dropping acting like you know better than everyone else. I've been tracking and recording for over 10 years and I'd never ever write off an amp without testing it first. Some mods are garbage and some aren't. I've played...
You don't find any issues with the softer low end? Nothing a boost or LP can't solve I suppose.
Appreciate the response.
I'll have to check them out then! I like the sensitivity. So much nuance can be created through the right hand and I don't want to lose it to shitty pickups.
Thanks budday! I've played a Painkiller and that high mid range would be perfect for like, 80's thrash but not quite where I wanna go. The Cold Sweat is still a bit too 90's upper mid voiced for me as well. Like, remember the JCM900 thrash tone? The CS would crush at that. I want something more...