Post by rgreen1974 on Nov 10, 2014 18:36:49 GMT -7
Hey guys I have a question. I'm very interested in an original prescription head. I work at the local Guitar Center and we have a Prescription ES in our str. I play in a cover band that plays everything from Jonny Cash to Rage Against the Machine. Main gtr is a Les Paul Standard but every now and then play my tele. Which would be the better amp (originals aren't easy to find). Should I just go for the ES?
Never played a original but my es is one loud amp. Very warm and full sounding with a midrange that really cuts through the mix. If you go with a es try to get the master volume mod, it definitely helps getting the amp to break up without cranking it. The 45 watts sounds more like 80
Post by rgreen1974 on Nov 10, 2014 20:47:21 GMT -7
All this input is great. Which would be better for blues? I'm asking all these questions because I have access to the ES right now but I've also been talking to a guy that said he may sell me his original RX. So I dont know if I should hold out for him or by the ES
Old thread, but I'm gonna jump on. Is the original Rx 2xEL84 or 4xEL84? I'm not finding a lot of documentation on the original Rx, just the ES. Photos on Reverb look like 4xEL84.
To confirm what I'm reading on the boards here, the original is more of a VOX-y trainwreck rock thing and the ES is a different circuit with maybe more of a country vibe. I know amps can produce a lot of tones depending on settings of the amp, guitar pickups and playing style etc, but is that what I'm getting?
Post by Jaguarguy (Mike) on Sept 30, 2018 11:34:13 GMT -7
The Prescription is a 4xEL84, same as ES. To my ears, the original Prescription is is more in the Marshall/Vox camp while the ES is more in the country (Doc/Paisley design). But both will do classic rock types of music - Tracii Guns had a quad of the ES 1x12s loaded with Golds - definitely a rock player and not a country guy!
My preference is for the original Prescriptions (I have 4 of them in different configurations) but I also have one of Tracii Guns' 1x12 combos.
Thanks Mike, yeah I saw on some old posts that you have a few. You don't happen to have an PDF of the manual, do you? I can't find one on Z's site. Mostly to see what they say about what the "expand" switch was about. Sounds cool.
At least one of the original Rx's I see on CL has a fan, this was standard?
Thanks for your reply, I started a new thread since I wasn't sure if my post would get lost at the bottom of this old thread.
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