Originally posted by BlueFusion
[QUOTE]Originally posted by BryanMichael
Well now that was a well thought out response..
But I see you are using the Rockmaster- thus I cannot further help you.
I had one.>>
Thank you, but I don't quite understand your dislike for the rockmaster, personal taste? I actually prefer it over the tri for lead stuff, it's quieter, less flubby, and doesn't cost so damn much(big reason). I do like the clean better on the tri but I've been on the bad side of po' since I bought it. I grew up with a peavey amp so maybe I'm a bit biased towards their tone. If I was rich, sure I'd try lots of other preamps but this will do for now.
<<Actually, it seems to me that most people that are disappointed by this stuff are really hi-gain users that are trying desperately to get the sound of boiling rectos and 7 string guitars.
I have tons of experience, but I'm more into traditional lo-gain tones.
Hope it was helpful- and as always, trust your ears! But understand that it is your subjective take on something. A "valid" criticism is "the distortion had too much high end for my tastes no matter how much I played with the EQ"
a "non valid" criticism is "The distortion fu@cking sucks donkey balls- my recto on 12 kicks the **************** out of it. This processor sounds nothing like Metallica">>
I've been into guitar for nearly 14 years now and I've come to like alot of different types of tones. I don't care much for the nu-metal recto tone at all. I favor stuff like the mesa mark series sounds used on older metal albums, SRV type tones(los lonely boys' tone is also a good example), prestine cleans on an electric, acoustic and even resonator guitars catch my ear.
You can definatly see the maturity difference in the two review examples you posted above. As always though, I'll continue to get an 'idea' about a unit from reviews but I'll decied for myself if I like it when it's in front of me.
Yeah man I was just kiddin' ya a bit.
I didn;t really like the Rockmaster because I couldn;t get a really LOW gain "breakup" tone out of it. It sounded fine at higher settings, kinda Marshally but less "boxy"