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Telerocker

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Re: Seeking an high gain amp for a NAD :)
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2010, 07:13:47 PM »
I agree with Hunter that the Rockerverb has a more lose feel then say Mesa, but this amp has so much tone, growl and character. The Thunderverb (EL34), a good alternative, is tighter in the lowend.
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Re: Seeking an high gain amp for a NAD :)
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2010, 08:38:56 PM »
Well I tried the RV 50 and yes it has very much tone to it. A bit loose (still okay on a v30 cab) low end but still very huge palm muted sound with much character to it. Very fender like clean sound, reactive eq pots and reverb from the space.

I'm gonna pick it up next week.

(Hunter I still cant forgive myself for letting this used mark III for 800 euros that used to be on coda music in seconhand instruments part of the website... :()

Next step will be to find a good matching cab for this orange baby. Thats my main flaw in choosing an amp. I never take  the cab into consideration nor the speakers but I'm getting aware those elements are a big part of tone and can really change an amp's voicing or help to tighten it up.

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Re: Seeking an high gain amp for a NAD :)
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2010, 11:46:46 PM »
Stay away from that Krank like the plague. Maybe look into Laney as well? I picked up a "broken" GH50L a few months back for $150 USD and I'm very surprised at what it can do. Very articulate and pinch harmonics really leap out of it with a glassy quality. I've made the final decision to go ahead and keep it, instead of making a profit like usual. They're usually found at great prices used and in good working order.

fr33man1

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Re: Seeking an high gain amp for a NAD :)
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2010, 10:37:11 AM »
Used to own a gh50l, not so impressed by the tone  but it had real gain on tap and nice clean sounds. I kinda like the clean and crunch sounds on laney amps but they never give me the distortion tone I'm looking for.

As for krank the guy who sells it has a good known band in east of France and recorded stuff on it and its really dry and gritty. Gotta dig such tones to like it I think. I could not stand my diezel amp due to that for very long time so I guess a krank would not stay plugged a whole week with me.  :P

Only shame for that orange is that those old MK I versions cant be retubed with other categories than the original 6v6 ones. the MK II can be fitted with 6550/KT 88 tubes but I guess a good tube amp tech' could fix that.

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Re: Seeking an high gain amp for a NAD :)
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2010, 03:24:23 PM »
Yes, Kranks can be dry.
What annoys me more about them is the total lack of customer support in Europe.
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Re: Seeking an high gain amp for a NAD :)
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2010, 06:43:07 PM »
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