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    Tell me about 5150-III stealth vs. 5150-III EL34

    Yes, that's normal. I have three different 5150 III amps (100w Stealth, 100w EL34, and 50w 6L6) and on all of them, setting the gain to 8:00 gives me a crunchy, JCM 800-esque level of distortion. The amps aren't full bore gain mayhem at those settings, but they do get pretty crunchy even there...
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    Tell me about 5150-III stealth vs. 5150-III EL34

    One thing I'd like to chime in on about the farty and mushy low end of the EL34 50w's Blue channel is that this can actually be beneficial to the sound IF you use boosts that also cut bass, like a Tubescreamer, with that channel. The squishy low end in that scenario can actually help balance the...
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    Tell me about 5150-III stealth vs. 5150-III EL34

    @TheToneDig the “farty, squishy low end” of the EVH 50w EL34 vs EVH 50w 6L6 has NOTHING to do with watts. The Blue channel of the 50w EL34 amp has more bass routed into the gain stages of the preamp than the Blue channel of the 50w 6L6 amp, so it sounds flubby and mushier by comparison. People...
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    Sell your mark IIC+: the black album was a mark 3.

    My response to this is "good." :D Metallica's mid career albums have arguably some of the most iconic and influential heavy tones ever recorded. Personally I'd love to see more people going down the rabbit hole to figure out exactly what it was that made those sounds and how that gear was used.
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    Tell me about 5150-III stealth vs. 5150-III EL34

    Disclaimer: these videos compare the heads only. Not sure about the differences between the heads and combo versions of the amps. The last video compares the standard v2 6L6 50w (concentric pots) head but trust me, the v2 6L6 50w is so close to the Stealth 50w that it makes no difference. I...
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    Ltd Hetfield Snakebyte...Indonesia shocker

    With the overwhelming choice of pickups on the market, tons of gain stages, input eq shaping, compression, or whatever, then yes I think you can make just about any guitar cover huge swathes of tonal ground before it even hits the amp. The end of the chain of an amplified guitar can honestly be...
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    Ltd Hetfield Snakebyte...Indonesia shocker

    Glenn Fricker knows some cool stuff about recording for beginners and he knows a little bit about guitar from a relative beginners perspective, but not enough to be an authority on the kinds of stuff being talked about in this thread. I mean, have you heard him play? He can barely scratch out a...
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    Mesa boogie relocating?

    I know what I said and I know what I think. I want to know what you think. Specifically, I want you to define the word you used so I know how you meant it. I'm asking you this because I don't think you can. Calling something "unmusical" is ambiguous and I think you know that, and I think you...
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    Mesa boogie relocating?

    So you can't explain it and were just making it up to back yourself out of the corner you dug yourself into. Got it.
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    Mesa boogie relocating?

    No I didn't. And you chopped off the end of my sentence. The Mark series amps have tight low end which means the bass notes, the fundamental tones, ring clearly. That seems pretty "musical" to me, especially when I've played them and compared them to other amps. Please define what you mean when...
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    Mesa boogie relocating?

    Aaaahahahahahahahahahaha Please, tell us more about how Rectos and Mark series amps can't chug or sound good for heavy rhythm guitar work, and how arguably one of the most influential and important metal bands of all time, considered so by fans and almost every relevant metal artist around...
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    Boomer Bends

    I think this is broadly true when applied to the current discourse happening in society at large right now, but might be a bit overwrought for what's being discussed here in this guitar forum. I think it's perfectly fair to say that in general, the majority of bands from any given point in...
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    Boomer Bends

    To everybody reading this thread... remember at the top of this page where I posted: Just read the next handful of posts immediately after that to see exactly what I'm talking about. lol
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    Boomer Bends

    ok, boomer.
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    Boomer Bends

    You have as much boomer energy as any 70 year old.
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    Boomer Bends

    This is right. It's just the sound of the way a lot of guitarists of specific generations play. However I think boomers get way more offended at being called boomers than millennials being called millennials. I posted this in that gear page thread and I'll post it here too: I mean, we all know...
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    Mesa boogie relocating?

    What are your favorite sounding bands?
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    Looking for more information from Rig-talk's most knowledgeable

    I think you've hit on the crux of the issue in some ways. I am actually not necessarily saying smaller amps always sound better than bigger amps. What I am saying is that they absolutely are different. And it is precisely that difference that makes large and small amps both viable, unique...
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    Mesa boogie relocating?

    They haven't stopped production. On the contrary they are producing product at max capacity and have stopped taking orders for the year because they literally cannot make their products fast enough to satisfy demand. They are not currently experiencing parts shortages due to supply issues. This...
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    Looking for more information from Rig-talk's most knowledgeable

    @TheToneDig I noticed you didn't respond to my post. Nobody is turning their 100w amps all the way up. And just to be clear... Most modern high gain guitar players' preference for 100w amps over low wattage amps has nothing to do with volume. Most modern high gain guitar players' preference for...
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