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Are the 2 channel Recto heads better then the new 3 channel ones?
Old 19th February 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by Neon Heart ➡️
ah, I've heard about the Überkab!
are the two 75's the "only" difference to the original Überschall?

I've tried it with a standard Orange PPC 30's but still prefered the Marshall cab to it.

I'd like to emphasize the very low mids that I love about the Diezel.
The Bogner is the way to go for that.
Old 19th February 2009 | Show parent
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thanks man,

I'll check the Überschall in the store and talk them into adding an Überkab to their cab room so that I can try it...
Old 22nd February 2009 | Show parent
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Anybody else want to share their opinions about the dual recto tremoverb?
Old 22nd February 2009 | Show parent
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I like the single recto tone or the early dual recto;s best.It seems the more complex the amps get the worse they sound.
Old 22nd February 2009 | Show parent
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Check out the Recto schematics here: Mesa Boogie Schematics

2ch and 3ch circuits are basically identical except...
-2ch version has 1M gain pots.
-3ch has 250K gain pots in overdrive channels.
-3ch has independent clean channel based on Fender blackface.

-2ch has series FX loop with relay true bypass.
-2ch has LDR channel switching.
-3ch has parallel FX loop with relay true bypass.
-3ch has relay channel switching.
Old 26th February 2009 | Show parent
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Does anybody know how I can determine the year of production of a tremoverb?

Serial number is R006097

thanks
Old 26th February 2009 | Show parent
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Originally Posted by James 'LA' Lugo ➡️
My buddy that fixes Boogies for Boogie swears that the parts have never changed and that it's just internet bla bla bla but man the old one sounded much better to me, he was arguing that they sounded almost the same today while I was playing but to me they were lightyears apart as far as tone went but who knows.... I will say today is the first time we had any real luck recording a Recto.
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Originally Posted by George Necola ➡️
dual black face..

or silver face before 1997.

they chagned their production in 1997.. it sounded worse afterwards.. my tech was mesa-reapair center.. and he quit it, after they started to build in cheaper parts.. to safe costs..

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Originally Posted by matskull ➡️
Also, are the 2ch single recto as good as the 2ch dual recto?
Wow, I wish I saw this earlier. I worked at MESA from May of '98 - July of '00, so I can't comment on any revisions they made prior to '98, but the turn of the century brought the disastrous changes. (Ribbon connectors throughout and completely different PCB's, as well as the obvious cosmetic changes) Prior to the 3-channel they were all hand-wired with flying leads.

There was really a push for more productivity starting in 2000, by the introduction of the new assembly line "train track".

There seems to be alot of confusion about this, so I thought I would clarify, as I was actually there when the changes took place.
Old 26th February 2009 | Show parent
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I use a single with EL34's in it, much prefer it to record with. The two channel Duals also are improved with EL34's instead of the 6l6's.
Old 2nd March 2009 | Show parent
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This weekend I traded my 3ch dual rectifier for a 2ch trem-o-verb dual rectifier, I had nothing to lose.

Anybody knows how to determine its year of production?
It's in really good shape, got the blue "power on" led in front of it, it's got the send and return fx loop controls and its power cord is attached.

Anyway, I've got to replace those JJ in the preamp section (I don't like JJs that much, too hyped) but I've got to agree that it's kind of a blend between channel 2 and 3 from the 3ch version but more agressive, fuller.
Not subtle at all.

The added reverb and tremolo is fun too.
Old 3rd March 2009 | Show parent
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nobody?
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