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What amp should I add for recording?
Old 12th September 2019
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Hell, why not a Mesa Dual Rec or Triple Crown, then?



-tINY

Old 4 weeks ago
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Hell, why not a Mesa Dual Rec or Triple Crown, then?



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I hate mesa amps. Except Mk1. The bottom end is all wrong. Very specific use profile, not versatile enough.
I just bought a Dumble copy. Weighs a ton, 2-man job to lift (or 1 if they are your size). Sounds godly - a real man's amp.
Jokes aside, a suggestion of using high quality tube pres into a small tube power-amp gives you a VERY flexible and expandable setup, allows for direct recording, is affordable and is physically very manageable. I use one at home.
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I hate mesa amps. Except Mk1. The bottom end is all wrong. Very specific use profile, not versatile enough.
I just bought a Dumble copy. Weighs a ton, 2-man job to lift (or 1 if they are your size). Sounds godly - a real man's amp.
Jokes aside, a suggestion of using high quality tube pres into a small tube power-amp gives you a VERY flexible and expandable setup, allows for direct recording, is affordable and is physically very manageable. I use one at home.
But I do own 7 mesa's. Recs, road-kings, mk2-Mk5 are not nice. Others are better with Lonestar special probably most useful
Old 4 weeks ago
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A lot of pro studios like having a single speaker tube Fender tweed around for recording.
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But I do own 7 mesa's. Recs, road-kings, mk2-Mk5 are not nice. Others are better with Lonestar special probably most useful

Well, I only have a TA-30 and a Triple Crown. I liked the Fillmore when I played it, but not enough to bite.

I'm trying to fund a Cali Tweed now... I like that one a lot.

All the Mk amps aren't really my style either. Never sounded organic enough.



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Well, I only have a TA-30 and a Triple Crown. I liked the Fillmore when I played it, but not enough to bite.

I'm trying to fund a Cali Tweed now... I like that one a lot.

All the Mk amps aren't really my style either. Never sounded organic enough.



-tINY

Yeah, MKs (other then Mk1) are a bit of an acquired taste - don't like them either.
I have a Blue Angel (?) somewhere - its ok. Also SOB was not bad.
Haven't had any experience with the Cali Tweed yet. In fact didn't know of ts existence until you mentioned it. Will investigate :-)
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A lot of pro studios like having a single speaker tube Fender tweed around for recording.
Yeah, we have 6 of different ones here. But keep in mind that any maintenance (changing cap's, pots, speakers) drastically reduces its collectors value
Old 4 weeks ago
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Go play some damn amps. Choose the one you like.
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Go play some damn amps. Choose the one you like.
Short and sweet
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A few people mentioned Kemper, Axe FX, and Katana digital boxes. Given the situation the OP described, these might be the "best" - and most fun! - options. I'd be a little bit concerned about resale value (maybe) and reliability. If a digital amp goes down, you can't just replace a tube or solder in a few filter caps mid-recording session. Am I assuming correctly on this point?

I'm probably off-base about the reliability thing, as I only really use plug-ins if I'm after emulations, with very little experience using the amps. Maybe the digital amp enthusiasts out there have more info about this?
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I've got a Mini Rectifier and the Mesa TA-15 at home. I'm at a point where I'm recording a lot of different kinds of stuff, and looking for suggestions as to what might be a good addition for recording.
markblasco, your Mesas sound like nice amps. Not having owned these models, I do run a Rectoverb 25 thru a Z-AirBrake attenuator, push the master considerably higher, and then reduce the preamp gain. The result is a bit more Marshall-esque, I suppose.

I've read some people dislike attenuators, but the more pushed EL-84s in the Mesa sound fine with the AirBrake and the volume reduction is handy for miking and recording.
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