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  • Liverpool, Blonde or California

    The first 2 are used, so cheaper, but I was looking for the California. I'm looking for a clean sound and some breakup as well as a smooth lead sound. I've watched videos and read reviews, and the first two seem to sound better for clean and raunchy, but I'm afraid I'd miss having the Mesa gain when I feel meaner.

    Help.


    You boxes suck.
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    Originally Posted by cratz2


    Your shirt is the manliest shirt I've ever witnessed.
    And the fact that you haven't punched Cockbobbler Chickenguy in the naughty bits for making fun of it proves how much of a stud you truly are.

  • #2
    I was all over one of these for running direct, but then I saw the new models that are coming out. I'm holding out for the Leeds (Hiwatt) version.
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    Originally Posted by echodeluxe


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    • #3
      Oh, but from what I've read/heard, the Blonde would be the way to go for what you describe you're looking for.
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      Originally Posted by echodeluxe


      needs more juice.



      Good Deals with: NITEFLY182, Spudro, Tolling Bells, Duderanimous, IRG, raine36, Clorox, ATauO, sparky_8, timeforheroes, Amplifier Worship, rohr28 and several others here and at TGP

      HAVE FOR TRADE/SELL:

      WANT:

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      • #4
        It does seem very thick and full, I could play the Superbowl next time...

        The new ones are more about rock and metal, looks like. Does the US Steel do clean at all?

        Do you feel the Vox clean is not as sparkly and beautiful?
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        Originally Posted by cratz2


        Your shirt is the manliest shirt I've ever witnessed.
        And the fact that you haven't punched Cockbobbler Chickenguy in the naughty bits for making fun of it proves how much of a stud you truly are.

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        • #5
          I have the California pedal. IMO it does clean and slight overdrive very well, but the high gain sounds are not to my liking at all. It can do a nice Santana lead sound with my PRS SE Custom, but it just doesn't sound right for high gain crunch sounds.
          http://www.zazzle.com/mrmikers

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          • #6
            The Recto sound in the Burger video is very messy indeed, but I thought it was just bad dialing. I like Petrucci more, any better there? Thanks.
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            Originally Posted by cratz2


            Your shirt is the manliest shirt I've ever witnessed.
            And the fact that you haven't punched Cockbobbler Chickenguy in the naughty bits for making fun of it proves how much of a stud you truly are.

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            • #7
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              • #8
                Thanks. Larry is a cool player, but he only shreds on smooth OD. Burger has a thorough vid, but all those youtube guys seem to ignore the perhaps excellent active EQ and stick to the Character and Drive knobs for demos.
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                Originally Posted by cratz2


                Your shirt is the manliest shirt I've ever witnessed.
                And the fact that you haven't punched Cockbobbler Chickenguy in the naughty bits for making fun of it proves how much of a stud you truly are.

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                • #9
                  Which pedal are you leaning towards?
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                  "Business acumen, institution building, and shrewd political maneuvering are the only way to protect conscious artistry."

                  "The more fragile harmonics can survive in a vacuum tube, where they seem to be eliminated or squashed in the solid state crystal lattice. Maybe it just comes down to that." - the wise Alexander Dumble

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                  • #10
                    Which pedal are you leaning towards?

                    I'm pretty much set on the Liverpool now, for clean and occasional fat breakup.
                    I think I will look elsewhere for Mesa sounds, maybe the AMT, the Calif is meh for that, I think.
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                    Washburn Sonic 7 > V847 > Tube King > Nano Stone > Fender Champ 600







                    Originally Posted by cratz2


                    Your shirt is the manliest shirt I've ever witnessed.
                    And the fact that you haven't punched Cockbobbler Chickenguy in the naughty bits for making fun of it proves how much of a stud you truly are.

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                    • #11
                      Don't rely on a pedal for Mesa rec style sounds, you're better off just getting a Mesa for that. The Liverpool should work well for that clean, fat breakup that you're talking about.
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                      "Business acumen, institution building, and shrewd political maneuvering are the only way to protect conscious artistry."

                      "The more fragile harmonics can survive in a vacuum tube, where they seem to be eliminated or squashed in the solid state crystal lattice. Maybe it just comes down to that." - the wise Alexander Dumble

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                      • #12
                        Don't rely on a pedal for Mesa rec style sounds, you're better off just getting a Mesa for that. The Liverpool should work well for that clean, fat breakup that you're talking about.


                        I felt like one of the Character pedals could be enough for my needs, but no. Close, though. thanks
                        I was thinking more tight Petrucci sounds, my Hot British into the Champ is super cool for Marshall stuff, but Radial doesn't make a Mesa tone.
                        I'd never buy a 100w amp again, even if I buy a house one day.
                        Founding member of the HC Seven-String Syndicate
                        Founding member of the HC Scalloped Squadron
                        Washburn Sonic 7 > V847 > Tube King > Nano Stone > Fender Champ 600







                        Originally Posted by cratz2


                        Your shirt is the manliest shirt I've ever witnessed.
                        And the fact that you haven't punched Cockbobbler Chickenguy in the naughty bits for making fun of it proves how much of a stud you truly are.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Somebody on TGP linked to a video where they ran the US Steel pretty clean, and it sounded pretty good. It was actually at about 40% gain, so there was some breakup, but I feel like it has the capacity to still do clean.

                          Having not played them, I'm still torn between the California and the Liverpool. I don't have much interest in the Fender dirt sound, but the Vox clean sound is very interesting to me (I prefer bright tones). Also, I was pretty impressed with the California's range from the videos I've seen.

                          Friday I plan to drive two hours to the nearest Tech 21 dealer and sit down with the four originals- British, Blonde, Liverpool, and Cali- to see which one I want to buy and run direct. I'll report back on my findings.

                          EDIT: What do you think are the odds that they'll pull a Line 6 and just put them all into one box for $250?
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                          • #14
                            I felt like one of the Character pedals could be enough for my needs, but no. Close, though. thanks
                            I was thinking more tight Petrucci sounds, my Hot British into the Champ is super cool for Marshall stuff, but Radial doesn't make a Mesa tone.
                            I'd never buy a 100w amp again, even if I buy a house one day.


                            Um if you're hellbound on getting a pedal that can create Mesa tones, AMT's Legend Series might be a good springboard. Check out the AMT R-1 Rectifier

                            http://www.effectsdatabase.com/model/amt/legendamp/rectifier
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                            "Business acumen, institution building, and shrewd political maneuvering are the only way to protect conscious artistry."

                            "The more fragile harmonics can survive in a vacuum tube, where they seem to be eliminated or squashed in the solid state crystal lattice. Maybe it just comes down to that." - the wise Alexander Dumble

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                            • #15
                              The R3FX Dual Resistafier is great for rectifier sounds! I love mine. Here's a link to their website.

                              http://www.r3fx.com/pedal-dr.htm
                              www.osarcabs.com

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