Posts Tagged ‘LTD AX-2e’

DR and H400aSo…  got bored and threw in a Harmony H400a to my setup.  When I would split my signal from the guitar and send it to both, the Recto would hum from a ground loop.  I expected the same here, but there was not any hum at all.  It won’t work for Metal, but for some good ol’ Classic Rock, Blues, or whatever isn’t brootuhl, it’s fun.  The Mesa EQ actually sounds pretty good through the Harmony, but it’s very “middy” from the lack of lowest lows and highest highs due to an 8 inch speaker.  At the right balance, it sounds great and provides some nice stereo sounds.  If I were to ever get around to making the doodad to run the Harmony to a speaker cabinet, this would be awesome.  If you have similar gear, it doesn’t hurt to try something and see if it makes a decent sound.

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My current main gear is a LTD AX-2E and a 2006 Mesa Dual Rectifier.  I’ll speak briefly about each:

The LTD was second-hand and had EMG 81/85 when I acquired it.  I later swapped the EMG out for Duncan’s JB/Jazz set.  This is probably the best “cheap” guitar I’ve ever owned.  It’s odd shaped, but the ebony fretboard with neck-through design is awesome.

The Mesa DR is their original three channel design.  It’s often vilified as a less desirable amp than the 2 channel originals; especially now that the new design is out.  My amp is not modified, but I may jump the effects loop to make it serial.  I use Clean, Raw, and Modern with Bold and Vacuum settings.  It’s a trade off.  In a few years, I might switch to a Reborn Recto, just to have silicon on the Modern mode and 50W on the Raw. (more…)