Raijouta

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justinb904 wrote on Mar 17th, 2011 4:29am

Thanks for catching the typo in my sig. Spell-check wasn't playing nice I guess.

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stratman_13 wrote on Jul 17th, 2010 7:45pm

Fuck yeah, Ansel Adams :headbang:

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Tokki Wartooth wrote on Apr 6th, 2010 11:19pm

Thanks for accepting my request man :) Happy shredding :cheers:

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MatrixClaw wrote on Jan 5th, 2010 8:15am

Raijouta wrote on Jan 4th, 2010 at 9:22pm :
How IS the .50 Cal, and how does it compare to the other amps you've owned? I'm interested in pretty much any Mesa I can get for less than a grand.

The .50 Cal is awesome.

The lead channel is nearly identical to how I remember my Mark IV being and the clean channel is chimey instead of warm :D

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SwampAshSpecial wrote on Dec 27th, 2009 8:03pm

Raijouta wrote on Dec 27th, 2009 at 4:48pm :
I think these are modders' amps at heart, but that's because there's just so much wrong with them to begin with. Did you know a Valveking is the same as a Triple XXX with a passive EQ and two fewer gain stages?

I'm selling mine, though, because I'm migrating; when I move, I might just get another one (used) and trick it out completely, depending on my budget (new tubes, OT, choke, Mesa mod, master volume, bias pot, etc) or I might go for a completely different amp.

honestly I prefer a passive EQ - too much fucking about for my liking with an active. Knowing you I guess you'll be looking at a Vypyr Tube?

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SwampAshSpecial wrote on Dec 26th, 2009 1:17am

are you actually Jamaican? cause if you are that is seriously damn cool!
anyway, onto the real point of this - you being a bit of a gear legend, I presume you've modded your VK - what have you done and how much difference did it make?

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Aerokizzombie wrote on Dec 25th, 2009 3:35am

Raijouta wrote on Oct 24th, 2009 at 7:11pm :
I, too, love the black-on-blonde color combo for guitars. I think it looks particularly delicious with Strats and Teles.

The Ibanez Fireman has always caught my eye as being particularly attractive for a not-so-common shape, as has the Gibson Explorer and Flying V. Oddly enough I hate pointy Vs, and the Jackson RR is like a V with Down's Syndrome to me.

Particularly blasphemous is a Les Paul-style guitar with a sharp cutaway, or a Les Paul with any variation on the cutaway whatsoever (such as the PRS single cut) For guitars, points just really turn me off (except with RGs and SGs, which are a-OK in my book)

A guitar that I like that most others hate is the Gibson Corvus. I'd get one of those if I had any sort of disposable income to speak of.

just thought you should know that I have a black on blonde corvus, seems to be everything you want :p

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Slicer666 wrote on Oct 25th, 2009 9:43pm

Hehe, 666th view, damnit that's some br00tal :p

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DeathByDestroyr wrote on Oct 13th, 2009 12:07am

How do you like the Air Norton? I was thinking of getting one; is it very articulate, especially as in flubbiness in the low end? Thats what I'm trying to fix!

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rexatar wrote on Jul 27th, 2009 5:29pm

Raijouta wrote on Jul 10th, 2009 at 6:45pm :
Would be better if you wrote some actual lyrics to it though.

yeah haha it was just for fun cause my friend showed me how to use autotune that day. I'm going to keep the backing and make a real song

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stykerwolf wrote on Jul 7th, 2009 7:13pm

You want a swolen pickle? I've plugged my guitar into a watermelon and then to an amp, crazy flanger comming out of that fruit :D

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Mark G wrote on Jun 22nd, 2009 4:51pm

Never mind, I just noticed its on your GAS list. Ow well, you still gave good advice.

:cheers:

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Mark G wrote on Jun 22nd, 2009 4:48pm

I noticed we both use the ENGL Blackmore. Very cool, most people tend to go with the other ENGLs.

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Lookatmegooo wrote on May 24th, 2009 9:34pm

Raijouta wrote on May 22nd, 2009 at 6:21pm :


Sorry, didn't see this one.

It's a good allrounder after a speaker swap and EQ in the loop. For cleans the EQ is inconsequential though. The cleans sound Fendery to me while the distortion is generally Marshally, except darker... I use mine for just about anything from jazz to br00t4lz (for example: Final Wars by Buckethead)

IMO the amp generally lacks bass (on the cleans I tend to leave it at '10' unless I'm using an overdrive for bluesy stuff, same with the lead channel) while too much treble can sometimes make it harsh with the lead (EQ ameliorates this) and the gain boost also adds quite a bit of fizz and harshness (again, EQ goes a long way to making the lead channel very usable)

The gain channel is literally completely different once you throw an EQ in the loop.


What does your EQ typically look like? Thanks for all the help so far

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ticklemeemo wrote on May 23rd, 2009 7:36am

Raijouta wrote on May 22nd, 2009 at 6:15pm :


It's a pipe dream, I guess...

I'd rather start from scratch because that would preserve the original body in case I ever decide to sell it. Plus it'd allow for custom tolex... mmm.


Yeah, like that P:

http://www.thevintagesound.com/store/marshall-oran ge-levant-tolex-p-112.html

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ticklemeemo wrote on May 22nd, 2009 3:12am

Are you still planning on turning your VK into a head?
I've got a couple ideas, but how are you going to make the enclosure? I was going to use the original body but I am considering starting from scratch.

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Lookatmegooo wrote on May 12th, 2009 11:14pm

Raijouta wrote on Apr 27th, 2009 at 5:47pm :


Hey, sorry for answering so late.

I've changed the speaker and that's about the only semi-permanent mod. On top of that I generally have a dummy jack in the first input. I might change the power tubes to EL34s if I can find more information on what it does to the sound.

Nah its not late. How is youre Valveking $718 then? Oh god I just realised I commented you forever ago ha, I forgot, do you have an answer to my second question?

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Lookatmegooo wrote on May 12th, 2009 9:20pm

Hey, what would you say the Valveking is geared towards and what do you think it excels in/lacks? Thanks in advance

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Lookatmegooo wrote on Mar 7th, 2009 5:59pm

Hey, what mods have you done to you're Valveking?

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acdclandon wrote on Feb 16th, 2009 1:52am

thanks for the comment on the MP3, also did you see your quote in my sig?

i thought that was pretty funny :)

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