Anyone has experience with this one for really heavy and saturated/scooped 1990's Death Metal tones?
I keep hearing so many mixed and contradictory comments about this such as:
- "Not Enough Gain" or "Way too much gain"
- "Can't sound huge" or "Sounds heavier than ENGL"
- "They always f*ck up" or "Built like a tank and indestructible"
- "Can only play Rock" or "Made for Death Metal"
Same with the clips I find online, some have the shittiest tones even when modded, some others sound BETTER than a 5150 even stock.
What's up with that crap?
I have one, and it has enough gain, the problem is it is very thin sounding. Now, I always ran mine through an old Mosvalve power amp and that may have accounted for that but I don't think so. I have ran other preamps through the Mosvalve and they didn't sound as thin as the Rockmaster.
I do like my Rockmaster and the funny thing is they sound great for recording. Live it just has no balls man. Thats my opinion on it.