Submitted January 24, 2015 by chris h
"Quality tone for the money."
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First off, I use this paired with the matching rg412 cab. Played with sct-607b.
Cleans are fantastic.
Channel 2 is good with standard rock and metal tones.
Channel 3 has more grit and body. Slightly warmer tone with the ability to create as much gain as your heart desires. This is the main channel I use.
If you are looking for tightness low end and soaring 5150\6505'ish modern metal tones, be sure to grab a boost pedal.
On its own, I couldn't dig the tone. Loose, and sounded like I paid $300 for this! But I threw in the maxon 808 and a rocktron hush in the mix and it completely turned the solid state sound into a defined and tight playing tone.
For the price I paid (head, cab, boost and gate), I still managed to come under the common going rate of the 6505/mesa family on used tube heads, and at the end of the day, I have a 412 that sounds amazing, cuts through heavy, delivers bone crushing tone, than also sounds great at low volumes.
I've owned 5150 rigs paired with 2 Vader 412 over sized cabs. Does it stack up to those? It comes pretty damn close. Randall did a great job.
overall 21 years. extensive live sessions, shows.
Modern metal, old school thrash, doom/sludge
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