“Rec” Setting Inspiration?

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“Rec” Setting Inspiration?

Post by Bepsi » Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:19 pm

I’ve always been fascinated with Peavey’s take on the “Rec” tone. I’m trying to reverse engineer it with some pedals into a peavey tube amp :mrgreen: anyway, I suppose my question is, does anyone know what kind of pedals/eq would be required to replicate that tone?

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Re: “Rec” Setting Inspiration?

Post by JamesPaul » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:05 pm

Welcome to the forum!

Peavey modeled specific amps for the Vypyr, so it is one of the Mesa Boogie Rectifiers. I'm exclusively Peavey amps and couldn't tell you which Rectifier. I would guess which ever was most popular mid-2000s as the Vypyr appeared in 2008.

If you can find a "Mesa in a box" pedal, that should get you close.

If not, I'd try a high gain pedal like the Seymour Duncan Palladium and a graphic EQ pedal. You might need a parametric EQ also, depending on what high gain pedal you use.
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Re: “Rec” Setting Inspiration?

Post by Landshark » Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:14 am

never tried it, and don't know how close its gonna be to the real thing, but this Mooer mini preamp pedal is supposed to be the Dual Rectifier sound ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2xV9M3OXaA&t=227s

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Re: “Rec” Setting Inspiration?

Post by Bepsi » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:41 am

Landshark wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:14 am
never tried it, and don't know how close its gonna be to the real thing, but this Mooer mini preamp pedal is supposed to be the Dual Rectifier sound ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2xV9M3OXaA&t=227s
Tnx! I'll have to give that a try. Would be cool if we'd know what some of the people who designed that sound on the Vyper did for it. The Vyper VIP series sadly doesn't have it.

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Re: “Rec” Setting Inspiration?

Post by JamesPaul » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:26 pm

Again, I am confident Peavey sampled and modeled specific amps for the original Vypyr series. Compare it to what the Kempers are doing today (? 10 years later).

I think the Vypyrs had an advantage, or an edge, due to Peavey's Transtube technology being able to reproduce tube distortion. Peavey could generate 12AX7 distortion and gain stages with analog technology. Then the Vypyrs only had to transform/model/DSP the shaping and tone stacks of *most* of those amplifiers. Contrast that with other manufacturers trying to transform/model/DSP the complete, input jack to cabinet out, transfer functions.
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