Grave Dodgers wrote:
I do not like Kranks. Not a bit.
I cant get what I want out of them. If all I played was "modern" metal stuff, it'd be alright, but anything else, it's too hard to dial one in. Hard to get the "fizz" out of, if that makes sense. too "crispy" for my taste. But...Im used to Old School Marshalls, that I have to "fight and restrain" to play. (changing attack, playing off the amp's feedback... Kinda like a racecar that the accelerator is stuck wide open, and only having a brake & steering wheel to control it) . With an amp like a crank, I tend to "over play" , (if that makes sense) ...so when I dig down hard into the strings, the front end of the amp tends to "muddle up" what an old school amp DEFINES. I dont really like the "middle section" of the sound of a crank. It's like it's already scooped. I dont scoop mids. I boost them. You cant boost the mids on modern amps without them getting nasal sounding. (they seem to have more emphasis on the high end of the mids, than low mids)
They're OK. Good for really super saturated gainy stuff....Just not for me.