i am going to honest here and say I dont know much about guitar speakers.
not a lot at all.
anyways, I feel i want to get my first tube amp, and I was leaning more towards the mesa boogie dual rectifier. I tried it and had no idea how to work it to be honest. I cant even play guitars at the store in their store setup, so that was hard enough to get the tone i wanted from the amp.
but I started thinking; I've been using line 6 stuff for a while... why not stick with them? i like to think of myself as a loyal buyer and stick with a brand. i've been pretty loyal with bc rich ever since i started 7 years ago, and jackson for 3 years now. ibanez, i like their necks, but i dont like their attitude to be honest, especially towards the guitarist(this is more of a rant so i'll stop).
anyways, i was looking at possibly getting the new dt50 by line 6 or maybe that older model, the spider valve mkII? or whatever it's called. I'd like to hear some suggestions from you guys.
About my playing; I like to play leads, with really sharp tones, good mids and a well defined low end. I generally play metal... actual, my tone tends to just be metal even when i play jazzy licks. I like cleans as well, but i can use a pedal to get a acoustic feel from my guitar, so i'll be alright with that.
just to let you guys know, i usually record and practice on a spider jam amp. i like the tone, and am very happy with what i get from that... but i like to have more
interms of guitars;
i use rgs, bc rich bich, esp M-II, dk2m and a rr24
pickups; emgs(81, 85), seymour duncans (sh2,tb4, sh10), and stock ibanez
i hope the information i gave is good enough to give you guys an idea of what i want. thanks for looking, and any advice is greatly appreciated!
Do you have any of your stuff online? Can you suggest players who have tone you like?
Rectos are tricky amps to dial in if you have never played one. You must read the manual to understand how the eq section works, or you'll get lost turning knobs. Having said that, start on ch3/modern, presence 10:00, bass 10:00, mid 11:00, treble 12:30, gain 12:30, with a tube scream out front set to level unity, tone around 9:00, and gain off. That's a go to metal rhythm.