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    sell me a Rectifier

    I'm currently working with a Foo Fighters, 90s rock type band, and this project has fully convinced me I need a real-deal Rectifier. We used the Brainworx sim of it for the DI tracking, and the scratch tones are fantastic. I'm now in the unenviable position of having to top them when we reamp without a Rectifier to just recreate the tone.

    I'm aware there are roughly ten thousand variations of this amp, and I want to know which I should be going for. Obviously the 2ch ones are the GOAT, but a bit out of my price range, especially with how nuts the used market is currently. I know some of the 3ch ones are hated and some are loved, and would it be worth it to get a Triple Rec? Give me advice because I'm a bit overwhelmed.

    #2
    Where are you again - anywhere near MA?

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      #3
      Originally posted by Drew View Post
      Where are you again - anywhere near MA?
      Kansas City. so in the grand scheme of the universe, close, but practically, not really.

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        #4
        In the old days, you'd be able to find one easy. But with the used market, that's rough.

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          #5
          Just buy the Quad Kotex and use a sim. You don't need plate reverb or a usable flanger anyways.

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            #6
            Originally posted by JJ Rodriguez View Post
            Just buy the Quad Kotex and use a sim. You don't need plate reverb or a usable flanger anyways.
            don't worry, i'm covered! i have pod farm.

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              #7
              Ah yes, the amp that only sounds good in bands.

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                #8
                do you use wet effects? the parallel loop sucks ass.
                i ditched my 2 ch dual recto for a 6505+ and never looked back

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Briansol View Post
                  do you use wet effects? the parallel loop sucks ass.
                  i ditched my 2 ch dual recto for a 6505+ and never looked back
                  it's gonna be used for recording and pretty much nothing else. there will be at most, a noise gate in the loop.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by thrashinbatman View Post

                    it's gonna be used for recording and pretty much nothing else. there will be at most, a noise gate in the loop.
                    Fm3.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by thrashinbatman View Post

                      it's gonna be used for recording and pretty much nothing else. there will be at most, a noise gate in the loop.
                      A Noise gate might be a bit funky in a parallel loop. I dont think the recto loop let's you dial in a 100% wet loop signal.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Budda View Post

                        Fm3.
                        i already have sims and a Kemper, so if that's the route I want to take I can do that. i want a head so that i can mic up a cab for clients when we reamp. the last guitar-focused band i recorded had a killer sounding Triple Rec, and these guys i'm recording now really fit that Rectifier sound. i've finally admitted i need one of these damn things, i just gotta figure out which one to get.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by thrashinbatman View Post

                          it's gonna be used for recording and pretty much nothing else. there will be at most, a noise gate in the loop.
                          This is the way.

                          I'd love one just for reamping. I hate the way they sound alone - they're honky and nasal and just not for me. But when you toss the volume on 12 million and layer them basically anything similarly voiced (eg: RK) they're freaking glorious.

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                            #14
                            This may sound crazy, go play a few- ignore internet stereotypes, hit some music stores and pawn shops and find one. Don't rely on people who may or may not like what you like.
                            Last edited by bigdave; 07-03-2021, 12:41 AM.
                            "Slow Hand"

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                              #15
                              If you can get your hands on a Multi-Watt Dual Rectifier, they really are excellent. Better than the older 3 channel because of the series effects loop and upgraded clean channel.

                              Some guys feel the older Rev F and prior early 90s rectifiers are the best. Others will say they sound like they fit somewhere between the vintage and modern voicing on the newer ones.

                              The little rectifier heads are cool too. The rectoverb 25 and mini rec have awesome clean channels and pushed channels just like the multi watt dual rec. Their vintage mode is outstanding too. I'd recommend them if it weren't for the absolute lack of headroom on the modern channel, and how mid-heavy and boxy the modern channel sounds on these little amps. For recording though, and with a bit of the mids scooped out with EQ, they would do fine.

                              I'm speaking as someone that's owned all of the amps I just mentioned other than the Rev F. Fluff on YT has some great comparison videos too breaking down the differences in the different recto models.

                              I left out the Road King and Roadster, now-discontinued but also awesome models. The roadster is a 4 channel variant that's a bit darker and adds a tweed mode (forgive me if there's more to it). I always thought the road king's option to use EL34s and 6L6s at the same time is just badass.

                              Also, you don't have to crank the hell out a recto to get it to sound good, but for heavy sounds, it does need to be a little bit above bedroom level to kick in just right, and both the vintage and modern mode absolutely come to life when you run an overdrive, any overdrive in front as a clean boost.

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                                #16
                                There are a couple Single Rectos on Reverb for <$1000. Having owned a Roadking and a Single, if I wanted another Recto, I'd find a Single first. Amazing tone in a hella simple package. You'll score Foo's tones all day with one of those, without breaking the bank (or your back, they're actually not all that heavy ).

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by thrashinbatman View Post

                                  Kansas City. so in the grand scheme of the universe, close, but practically, not really.
                                  Pity, I have a Roadster basically gathering dust, but I'd rather keep it and not have to deal with shipping it, than have the money it could be turned into.

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                                    #18
                                    I'd say if you love he sound of the triple you heard, you should buy the same thing. The other variants are close, but not the same.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Adam View Post

                                      A Noise gate might be a bit funky in a parallel loop. I dont think the recto loop let's you dial in a 100% wet loop signal.
                                      The mod to make it series is very, very simple.

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Mike View Post

                                        The mod to make it series is very, very simple.
                                        This. I've done it a couple times. While I'm pretty solid at guitar wiring mods, I leave nearly all amp mods to techs who are more willing than I to take a couple zaps . But, this mod is really simple and easy.

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by bigdave View Post
                                          This may sound crazy, go play a few- ignore internet stereotypes, hit some music stores and pawn shops and find one. Don't rely on people who may or may not like what you like.


                                          And, what's your budget? Knowing that would help with recommendations. If I had cash to burn, I'd love a Badlander...
                                          Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                                            #22
                                            i legit am not sure anywhere in my area has a Rectifier for me to try. i'll have to take a look around.

                                            my budget is "used Rectifier" money. i'm not particularly concerned with how much it costs, but i'm also not gonna overpay (which basically i'm priced out of the market, but that's OK because i can't really buy one right this moment anyway). i'm not gonna get the fancier versions, i want to keep it simple. both because it's much easier to tell a client that i have a Dual or Triple Rec than have to explain what a Road King or Badlander are and also given that most of the extra cost of those amps is due to features i would never use in a recording situation.

                                            i guess my primary concern is which version of the Dual/Triple to buy. I know the 3ch is pretty maligned but the multi-watt seems to be pretty solid?

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                                              #23
                                              Originally posted by thrashinbatman View Post
                                              i legit am not sure anywhere in my area has a Rectifier for me to try. i'll have to take a look around.

                                              my budget is "used Rectifier" money. i'm not particularly concerned with how much it costs, but i'm also not gonna overpay (which basically i'm priced out of the market, but that's OK because i can't really buy one right this moment anyway). i'm not gonna get the fancier versions, i want to keep it simple. both because it's much easier to tell a client that i have a Dual or Triple Rec than have to explain what a Road King or Badlander are and also given that most of the extra cost of those amps is due to features i would never use in a recording situation.

                                              i guess my primary concern is which version of the Dual/Triple to buy. I know the 3ch is pretty maligned but the multi-watt seems to be pretty solid?
                                              If it’s a 3ch., I’d say go Multiwatt. It’s IMO the best of the 3Ch.

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                                                #24
                                                Originally posted by thrashinbatman View Post
                                                i legit am not sure anywhere in my area has a Rectifier for me to try. i'll have to take a look around.

                                                my budget is "used Rectifier" money. i'm not particularly concerned with how much it costs, but i'm also not gonna overpay (which basically i'm priced out of the market, but that's OK because i can't really buy one right this moment anyway). i'm not gonna get the fancier versions, i want to keep it simple. both because it's much easier to tell a client that i have a Dual or Triple Rec than have to explain what a Road King or Badlander are and also given that most of the extra cost of those amps is due to features i would never use in a recording situation.

                                                i guess my primary concern is which version of the Dual/Triple to buy. I know the 3ch is pretty maligned but the multi-watt seems to be pretty solid?
                                                Here's a good comparison of older rectos vs the MW:

                                                https://youtu.be/8RhP93SDZj0

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                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by Jeff View Post

                                                  If it’s a 3ch., I’d say go Multiwatt. It’s IMO the best of the 3Ch.
                                                  If not, the OC 3ch Triple is considerably better than the OG 3ch Dual.

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