I agree. I tried to use channel 3/vintage as a dedicated lead channel but I found it was good for everything, so I started to use it as an alternate rhythm sound to contrast channel 4/modern.My thing is, I find ch3 vintage just kicks ass for heavy rhythm, chorus and lead tones.
You can get it 99% of the way there with the presence knob mod. Look it up on the Grailtone Mesa forum.My gain is at noon on ch3 vintage and just under noon on ch4 modern.
My thing is, I find ch3 vintage just kicks ass for heavy rhythm, chorus and lead tones. I use ch4 modern for most of my leads, but ch3 just sounds more open. It's all where that voicing sits.
If I could clone ch3 into ch4, I probably woud...
Well, a lot depends on the amp, the player, and the rest of the chain. Generally, what we say is when someone talks about diming the gain on a Recto on Modern, that they're insane. Gain dimed on Vintage with low output pickups, though, can be drool-worthy. Channel volume makes such a huge difference on 3ch Rectos, too...I agree with that point completely. I just find it annoying that it has become so prevalent that there are a lot of "internet amp forum experts" that go around saying, "Oh your gain is on 7.5, thats unusable." There are quite a few amp designs where 7.5 is completely valid, even for a guy who is playing at super high volumes. The Slipknot album was recorded at like 8.5 with a boost with MV levels at like 7-8. While I detest Slipknot, very few people will argue that the production was done by people who are more expert than any of us.
In the style of Lewis Black: "That's fucked up."Yes, that's the Ultra channel on a 3120/XXX with the gain on 7. :lol:
If it was my only amp, I would just use an OD to boost the crunch channel for leads. :lol: Trying to avoid other gear with that amp though, just time/modulation in the loop.In the style of Lewis Black: "That's fucked up."
Crazy bastard. :lol:
I actually ran my Crunch channel at high noon like you in a band situation, but when I put Lead mode to 7 the XXX would just shriek like a drowning cat.
Oh, and Chris: :miniwang: