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    Single coil pickups (e.g. Fender or P90's) through a Princeton Boogie. Yummy!
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    What's my holy grail of high gain? I guess, it's me. Regardless of amp I tend to tweak them until I'm happy with them. At the end of the day the sound is almost identical for some reason

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    Zinky Superfly or MOFO.
    Nothing else quite responds like one of Bruce's amps to touch.

    My second choice would be a Splawn Quick Rod.
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    Oh, i read the thread.. nice amps. I heard Metallica had to use pedals to get high gain out of thier marks, which I don't know how 'high gain' they are, I havent been able to dial in any crushing stuff on a MKIIC+ I been playing .Some guys consideration of ol skool guitars and amps, or total ignorance and the "tone is in the fingers" high gain thing, like "man, whatever i have is high gain" BS in is absurd IMO. A cranked AC30 might be a great distortion tone , but it is NOT high gain especially witha stock Tele, those guitars cannot do high gain.
    I guess there will never be a definition of what is modern Metal gain /vs. ol skool metal gain , and of course that will always lead to trouble on these threads
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    Get at me.

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    Kinda cheating, but it's cured my amp GAS for just over a year now and doesn't look like it'll be letting up anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaBass View Post
    Single coil pickups (e.g. Fender or P90's) through a Princeton Boogie. Yummy!
    Why not just a MK I? I assume for the rare/wow factor?

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    Uberschall....

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    Quote Originally Posted by the guy who invented fire View Post
    Are we talking high gain or just a distortion tone??

    My fav amps for good old school crunch tones are plex face Marshalls or brown face Fenders. A good JTM-45 or a brown Deluxe or Concert is a great sounding amp for just plug in, turn up and get some nice natural grind however none of those amps are high gain IMO.

    If I were going to buy a high gain amp right now I'd get a VHT/Fryette Pitbull UL...that is an amazing piece of machinery and is mind blowing but it's way more amp than most of us have a place to really use!
    Christian . . . i remember (probably a few years ago, by now) that you once said you liked the Hi-Gain tones of the VHT (back then) Pitbull UL, and that you also once nearly pulled the trigger on the amp.

    I was very surprised to hear that you liked any hi-gain amps (...well, THAT hi-gain, anyways), and even more so that you even considered buying one !!!

    What do you like about the VHT Pitbull UL dirt tones ?
    I heard/read that the UL is a very dry sounding amp - any thruth in that ?


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    6505 or 3120

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalManiac View Post
    Oh, i read the thread.. nice amps. I heard Metallica had to use pedals to get high gain out of thier marks, which I don't know how 'high gain' they are, I havent been able to dial in any crushing stuff on a MKIIC+ I been playing .Some guys consideration of ol skool guitars and amps, or total ignorance and the "tone is in the fingers" high gain thing, like "man, whatever i have is high gain" BS in is absurd IMO. A cranked AC30 might be a great distortion tone , but it is NOT high gain especially witha stock Tele, those guitars cannot do high gain.
    I guess there will never be a definition of what is modern Metal gain /vs. ol skool metal gain , and of course that will always lead to trouble on these threads
    Metallica used pedals to boost Marshall's in the early days.

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    I use an Ibanez tone blaster cab and head for gain. It really makes my neighbors mad

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    Has anyone played a Diezel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalManiac View Post
    Oh, i read the thread.. nice amps. I heard Metallica had to use pedals to get high gain out of thier marks, which I don't know how 'high gain' they are, I havent been able to dial in any crushing stuff on a MKIIC+ I been playing .Some guys consideration of ol skool guitars and amps, or total ignorance and the "tone is in the fingers" high gain thing, like "man, whatever i have is high gain" BS in is absurd IMO. A cranked AC30 might be a great distortion tone , but it is NOT high gain especially witha stock Tele, those guitars cannot do high gain.
    I guess there will never be a definition of what is modern Metal gain /vs. ol skool metal gain , and of course that will always lead to trouble on these threads
    My cousin (he plays in two metal bands, and is better at the genre) gets uber metal tones with my true-single-coil Tele (see sig) through his Line6 Spider Valve and with my 5150 (boosted with a 10Band EQ & BD-2 of all things)

    . . . just sayin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by the guy who invented fire View Post
    Why not just a MK I? I assume for the rare/wow factor?

    Would LOVE to have a MK I
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    Quote Originally Posted by the guy who invented fire View Post
    Why not just a MK I? I assume for the rare/wow factor?
    I'd be thrilled to have one of those too! But what I really meant is that if I wanted a high gain amp, I'd like to take my silverface Princeton (a '69 or '70, maybe, no-reverb model) and do the Boogie treatment to it, the way it was done in the early days of the company. I like the look of the modded Fender, as opposed to the factory Boogie look. Also, is the Mk. I really the same amp as a Princeton Boogie? I didn't think they were exactly the same.
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    Hope this isn't cheesy....but Randall Warhead for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Boy View Post
    Hope this isn't cheesy....but Randall Warhead for me.
    Seeing as you like the Randall Warhead, and have the Tardis as a profile pic, I assume you like Metal and Doctor Who. Have you ever given the back of the album Caught Somewhere in Time and the single art for Wasted Years by Iron Maiden a good look?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny Boy View Post
    Hope this isn't cheesy....but Randall Warhead for me.
    NOT cheesy at all . . . it worked for this bloke :






    Saying that, i LOVED the 1st gen Krankenstein tones even more . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falloffthebonetone View Post
    Seeing as you like the Randall Warhead, and have the Tardis as a profile pic, I assume you like Metal and Doctor Who. Have you ever given the back of the album Caught Somewhere in Time and the single art for Wasted Years by Iron Maiden a good look?
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    No I never did pay a lick to it. That's friggin amazing lol. Went ahead and saved it. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirJackdeFuzz View Post
    NOT cheesy at all . . . it worked for this bloke :






    Saying that, i LOVED the 1st gen Krankenstein tones even more . . .

    That's why I love them Warheads bro! :-) Maybe one of these days I shall own a matching half stack.... but tis but a dream for now.
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