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Rockstah Mod5™ Clip #2

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    rockstah
    Posted at 03:04h, 28 May

    Hey guys! Thanks so much! That is an amp a marshall I modified for someone. I do both that and do ground up builds in both 50-100w versions.
    The guitar is a northern ash strat body with a dimarzio super distortion pickup plugged straight in. the volume on the was at tv level in the clip. I have spent much time building and modifying amps and part of my quest was to get the early van halen tone without peeling paint. My amps/mods get this tone at any volume level you choose.
    I used a sm57 on a marshall cab with green backs into protocols and added verb after the fact.

    For those that think/associate Edward with a 5150 I would imagine haven’t really heard early van halen much. He used a 1968 marshall plexi and in actuality im sure he used many late 60’s and late 70’s marshalls as well. His contribution to tone really happens pre Sammy hagar. Anything before that was a true gift to rock and roll and the rock guitar player. With his feel, phrasing and tone he has contributed a lot to rock and roll and the electric guitar.

    I appreciate the feedback,
    Mark

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      nitroangus23
      Posted at 16:45h, 29 May

      Yeah, I like a few Hagar era songs,but the David Lee Roth era is where it’s at in terms of Van Halen’s classic sound.

      His tone on those albums was unreal,so smooth and powerful.

      One of my favorite tones.

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      Mike
      Posted at 16:11h, 30 May

      Is this Mark from Metro? Great to have you aboard. Great VH tone as usual.

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        rockstah
        Posted at 19:26h, 30 May

        Thank so much!
        Mark

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          Mike
          Posted at 06:45h, 31 May

          Mark I would like to mod5 my Metro 50 1987 circuit. I put in dual footswitchable Larmars in but do I need to add the 2204 preamp vol also? In other words make it a 2204. Please feel free to email if you would like.

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            Mike
            Posted at 04:59h, 01 June

            Of course if mod5 is no longer open source, I apologize. :-/

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    TORVICK
    Posted at 23:23h, 27 May

    Wow, it seriously kicks ass… To me it sounds excatly like (early days) eddie van halen…. I love it! Great job ;B. It’s the first i hear someone who can emulate perfectly his feeling and his tone. Can you describe your gear?

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    nitroangus23
    Posted at 18:00h, 27 May

    Now there’s a tasty tone!!

    As a massice VH fan, I can say that was fucking dead on killer dude.

    Bravo.

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    adam10603
    Posted at 17:38h, 27 May

    Wow. First I thought you put a real Van Halen song under the video. 😀 Bro, you got a perfect EVH tone, I can tell you.

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      adam10603
      Posted at 17:41h, 27 May

      btw, as far as I know, Van Halen uses 5150 heads. But I have seen many attempts on youtube to nail the EVH tone with plexis. Can someone explain this to me? Did Van Halen use plexis? I always saw him with 5150, and also, his signature amp is based on a 5150 too. Then why plexi ?

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        adam10603
        Posted at 17:44h, 27 May

        I was really shocked btw, when I first read that he uses 5150 heads :O Before that, I haven’t read anything about him, I just heard a few songs from him, and only from the sound, it was obvious to me that I’m hearing a plexi, boosted to f*in hell. And when I noticed that he uses a 5150, I was like: WHAAAT? :O
        😀

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          maskedmurader23
          Posted at 21:42h, 27 May

          Yeah, from what I understand, all of his classic tone is 100% Marshall. He only started using 5150s once he got endorsed.

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    rockstah
    Posted at 14:40h, 27 May

    I feel it. thanks so much. the vibe here feels real good and Filippo is my kind of player. its all about the passion and excitement of the guitar, music and communicating through that. many guitar players on the planet, not many that get that.
    Mark

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    KyleSG
    Posted at 07:25h, 27 May

    Great Halen tones

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    Tyler
    Posted at 05:26h, 27 May

    Wow, what a vh tone!

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    rockstah
    Posted at 04:05h, 27 May

    Filippo, looks like a cool place you have here. Great tone and playing you have!

    here is a video of me playing an amp i modified. i chase a classic rock guitar tone as well!
    Mark

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      Ant
      Posted at 13:24h, 27 May

      Dude this is cool, a big welcome to the site from me 🙂

      im still a learner here and have been since the site has started ^^

      all i can say is this site is one of a kind and the community is so caring and supportive, no to mention Fils pure dedication to us 😉

      Peace n Rock n Roll!
      Ant

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      Ant
      Posted at 13:26h, 27 May

      Further thoughs on your amp, you seem to have a cool mix between the metal and classic rock style sound

      Groovy!

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