Duality DX. Built in noise gates.
Sam actually recommended the Dino to me, he’s had them all, and he’s never steered me wrong.Was gonna recommend it here too, but Jeff beat me to it lol
I like the Dino much more than the Savage, Mud Killer, Duality DX, Fortin’s, Precision Drive, KSR Eros and others I’ve had if you’re looking for a tight, modern flavored boost. Didn’t actually like the other Protone’s I had as much (2 versions of misha mansoor overdrive and Keith merrow overdrive)
Forgot about the DSL but that was released 1998 and wasn't really popular until early/mid 2000s. Arguably a better, superior amp than the 90s JCM900 ever was.Okay so basically you mean later than JCM800 boosted amps. What Marshall players did was to use a solid-state Marshall Valvestate first for higher gain death metal. However because Marshall PTs are EL34s many death metal players opted for 6L6 so they went off to other heads. Marshall released some signature heads with different PTs in them but ultimately they designed the DSL for their high gain amps and the JVM series. They don't need boosting which is pretty much how 90s metal outside of Marshall was done. Direct to high-gain channel, no boost.
VFE Standout... I also thought the Empress ParaEQ was decent as well, both can get Dime like tight tones on a Marshall 2203.Trying a savage drive currently but its noisy and not quite the sound I'm looking for. So I have an SD1, JHS bonzai and ZW44. Covers the 80s metal tones great. Im looking for 90s and later metal tones with some grind. Dropped D chugga stuff. What are you guys using that gives that wall of sound. I want to try a
Is the mesa goldmine something I should pick up for adding a little low mid grind?I'd also say the Dragon. Used one with a Wizard MCII, which is not a Marshall but not worlds apart, and it can be set to add a lot of that thick, saturated, compressed wall of sound type gain and voicing.
I'd also look at the Mesa Goldmine. It kind of adds a touch of that Mesa Recto thing IMO...Low mids, not super tight, thick, big sound.