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  • #16
    Man, these are threads I like. There should be threads like these more often (about other amps too!).

    I love reading other people's tricks and such with their amps.

    Well i just stuck some Ruby El34s in my Rectoverb combo, took my bass to like 90 o'clock and played with everything else a bit, stuck my Ge-7 in front for a nice boost and a basscut/mid boost and man, this thing roars with a bit of volume!

    I had been very frusterated with the amp for about two weeks (i actually went to go play some amps a few days back), then i stuck thje 34's in...man I am very happy. Sounds much smoother with more harmonics...just roars and screams more in vintage mode!

    I need to play with my cleans more but the reverb adds such a nice effect to the cleans. I don't play pushed much, but I do play with raw every now and then, usually with my same settings as I have with vintage, it usually transfers very well as a more rock oriented tone compared to the more heavy tone in vintage mode.

    Great amp.
    -Trent-

    Gear:
    Jackson DKMGT(Sh-5-Bridge/A2P-Neck)
    Mesa Boogie Rect-O-Verb Combo
    Boss Ge-7

    Amp Clips and Songs: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page...?bandID=127157

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    • #17
      I have a pair of el34s I might take out of my ashdown combo to try in this amp. never really liked teh lack of headroom that the el34s had. i like the fullness of the 6l6s.

      Just played with it a bit more, tried the trick of boosting with my ts9dx out infront. very cool. I actually took the "clean settings" and just clicked into pushed, lowered the bass some and can cop the warren hayes tone on the live in central park with dave matthews band. Damn, this amp rocks. Wish I had some place to really let it rip..

      Oh, I'm using my etymotic ear plugs so i can keep my hearing

      Anybody have issues with their effects loop? I've got my dd-20 and my ce-20 that won't work in the effects loop, I start to get a real bad low vibration starting really soft and then starting to get louder. It worked alright with my pigtronix phaser. But whats the secret to the effects loop?

      I realize i'm going into a parallel loop instead of the serial that i'm used to but what changes do i need to make to my pedals to stop the feedback loop?
      "She's all concerned with stupid girly bull**************** like...getting out of debt....savings accounts....etc. etc. BOOOOORRRRING!!!
      How in the **************** is that going to help me to rock?" - Thelonius


      "Don't do the flashcards. Funny in theory, deadly in reality when the ahole becomes infuriated at his own inadeqaucy and shoots you on the spot. " - Taganov

      items for sale:
      Ashdown Peacemaker 20 watt 350.00 OBO

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      • #18
        I love my early 2 ch. It's a 93 leather wrapper unit and I crammed some KT88s in there. The amp just flat out rocks !!! It is very picky about too much pre amp dialed in, but if you don't overdo it, you can get some very cool vintage like tones. The modern channel is killer too .....

        An under rated amp in my opinion.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by StrykeBack
          I have a pair of el34s I might take out of my ashdown combo to try in this amp. never really liked teh lack of headroom that the el34s had. i like the fullness of the 6l6s.

          Just played with it a bit more, tried the trick of boosting with my ts9dx out infront. very cool. I actually took the "clean settings" and just clicked into pushed, lowered the bass some and can cop the warren hayes tone on the live in central park with dave matthews band. Damn, this amp rocks. Wish I had some place to really let it rip..

          Oh, I'm using my etymotic ear plugs so i can keep my hearing

          Anybody have issues with their effects loop? I've got my dd-20 and my ce-20 that won't work in the effects loop, I start to get a real bad low vibration starting really soft and then starting to get louder. It worked alright with my pigtronix phaser. But whats the secret to the effects loop?

          I realize i'm going into a parallel loop instead of the serial that i'm used to but what changes do i need to make to my pedals to stop the feedback loop?


          Wish I could help, but i know jack about the loop...im no good with it either.

          So i could use some help with that too, anyone?
          -Trent-

          Gear:
          Jackson DKMGT(Sh-5-Bridge/A2P-Neck)
          Mesa Boogie Rect-O-Verb Combo
          Boss Ge-7

          Amp Clips and Songs: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page...?bandID=127157

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          • #20
            Do most people think that the 2 channeled is better than the 3 channeled dual?
            FJA 5150Wolfgang

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Dimes Bag
              Do most people think that the 2 channeled is better than the 3 channeled dual?


              Yes, but some think the other way. Try them both. The three is more versatile though.
              -Trent-

              Gear:
              Jackson DKMGT(Sh-5-Bridge/A2P-Neck)
              Mesa Boogie Rect-O-Verb Combo
              Boss Ge-7

              Amp Clips and Songs: http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page...?bandID=127157

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              • #22
                Originally posted by gonan111
                I dont care what anyone says, I have a 2 channel dual recto and mine just sings. I can pull off a lot of amazing tones. Pushing the clean channel can get plexi like. But I am in love with this amp. Its definately not a "nu metal" amp.


                Same here!

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                • #23
                  damn,...I thought this thread was dead,...cool.

                  Hail all Recto's!!! My Tremoverb is still king.
                  Fight The Bear








                  Originally Posted by themadscientist


                  What's with the TGP like attitude around here when it comes to women?

                  Some people obviously want to get their dick wet, others are waiting for handwired NOS mirage pussy.









                  Originally Posted by Sheik_Yerbouti


                  I've had a raging 5153 priapism ever since.









                  Originally Posted by Oblivion DC


                  You're confusing Socialists and Hippies. Socialists will slaughter their own for the good of the Collective. Hippies just smell bad.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Cibyl
                    damn,...I thought this thread was dead,...cool.

                    Hail all Recto's!!! My Tremoverb is still king.


                    Hey, Cibyl.
                    I think your recent Recto threads have been some of the best on the board for a while. I've had my '92 for a quite a while, and along the way I've come to many of the same realizations that you - and other forumites - have come to. It's great to see a useful and thoughtful thread on HC once in a while. Nice work, dude.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by 61SG


                      Hey, Cibyl.
                      I think your recent Recto threads have been some of the best on the board for a while. I've had my '92 for a quite a while, and along the way I've come to many of the same realizations that you - and other forumites - have come to. It's great to see a useful and thoughtful thread on HC once in a while. Nice work, dude.


                      Thanks bro. I think it's really easy to get caught up in all the hype that comes along with the next "cool" boutique amp model that comes out,...when all along most of the work horse amp will do the job just fine. Don't get me wrong,....I love amps by companies like Budda, Bogner, Dr Z, Bad Cat, etc,....but staples like Marshall, Fender and Boogie are classics that will never go away.

                      Bill
                      Fight The Bear








                      Originally Posted by themadscientist


                      What's with the TGP like attitude around here when it comes to women?

                      Some people obviously want to get their dick wet, others are waiting for handwired NOS mirage pussy.









                      Originally Posted by Sheik_Yerbouti


                      I've had a raging 5153 priapism ever since.









                      Originally Posted by Oblivion DC


                      You're confusing Socialists and Hippies. Socialists will slaughter their own for the good of the Collective. Hippies just smell bad.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Cibyl


                        Thanks bro. I think it's really easy to get caught up in all the hype that comes along with the next "cool" boutique amp model that comes out,...when all along most of the work horse amp will do the job just fine. Don't get me wrong,....I love amps by companies like Budda, Bogner, Dr Z, Bad Cat, etc,....but staples like Marshall, Fender and Boogie are classics that will never go away.

                        Bill


                        hype is the key word there. i don't know if bogner belongs in there though. but that's a discussion for another thread! none the less i used my dual recto tongiht for the first time live. i've only had it for about 2 days now so i don't have much input but this thing is sounds great. i really haven't found a bad sound in it. tomorrow (tonight technically) i have a night off without travel. i plan on tweaking the amp a little more. unfortunately we're going form playing in a medium sized theater to an 80 person capacity bar then to a music hall and so on. so it's tough. not to mention hotels don't appreciate you cranking the **************** out of tube amps at 1 am.
                        ...

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                        • #27
                          The recto is a great amp. I had one of the originalls (no. 1000 to be exact) and found so many killer tones in there. I remember using the amp ass backwards - like using the red channel for clean rythms and the orange channel for leads. Setting it to modern and then dialing in a vitage tone. Setting it to clean, but then cranking the gain to get it to do clean crunch. There were so many great tones in there. It's really to bad it has become associated with the drop tuned, knuckle dragging neanderthals because they are great amps.
                          Is it you or the equipment?

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                          • #28
                            I was in the position to get a new amp a few months ago. I still wasn't quite sure what I was gonna get, but I knew it wasn't gonna be a Recto. I was sick of the sound, plus everyone and their brother plays one. I bought a Bogner cab from Dominick (from this board) and when I went to get it, he had this Boogie head and I got to play through it. I was very, very impressed. Had the Boogie thump and hugeness w/ a more Marshally vibe than any Recto I had heard. Anyway, about the time a get the money for the head, Dom posts the DR up for sale. I figured that I should jump on it because it was one of the prized old ones. Let me tell you, after having had this head for about three months now and cranking it many, many times since then I can honestly say that this is the best Dual Rectifier I have ever heard. I jammed with a guy that teaches drums with me at my music school the other day. He's a real Jazz kinda guy. We ventured into some metal kinda stuff along the way and he said I had the best heavy tone of any guitarist he ever jammed with. I thought that was pretty cool coming from a Jazz drummer!

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                            • #29
                              i'm still quite satisfied with my DR...it's no cobra but i surprise myself everytime i fire this amp up by how much better it sounds than i thought it would (and that's taking into consideration that god awful hissing sound i can't get rid of )
                              Framus Cobra, Mesa Mark III, VHT Deliverance, Ampeg SS150
                              Splawn OS 2x12 & two 4x12's

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                              • #30
                                Anybody had any issues with your parallel effects loop on your rectos? I keep getting a low rumble feedback loop on my rectoverb series 2.
                                "She's all concerned with stupid girly bull**************** like...getting out of debt....savings accounts....etc. etc. BOOOOORRRRING!!!
                                How in the **************** is that going to help me to rock?" - Thelonius


                                "Don't do the flashcards. Funny in theory, deadly in reality when the ahole becomes infuriated at his own inadeqaucy and shoots you on the spot. " - Taganov

                                items for sale:
                                Ashdown Peacemaker 20 watt 350.00 OBO

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