Unfortunately, those videos give a horrible impression of the great sound of these amps. I don't know what those guys did to record them, but sheesh. On my Gold Estoc, plug in and get a great sound. No twiddling needed, just setting quickly. Even so, there is great versatility. Clean? Yes...
I don't remember the bass, but he put two strings on it and used a slide. When he was in the previous band, Treat Her Right, Mark used a guitar with an octave divider for bass.
I've swapped around so many of the Wildes in my guitars. I'm waiting on some AlNiCo MCs for my Strat, which currently has the 290/280 set. I love them.
My favorites for a few years have been the standard L290/280s both in my Strat and Tele. I just don't have to fiddle with the settings at all...
I can’t play square tele bodies due to arm pain. Now a days you can order contoured bodies but 30 years ago I put them in myself and did a great job. But that was before finishing the wood. I might pay someone else with a finished guitar.
215kohm is close enough to 200k. Try it without first. If the bridge pickup is too bright then add it in. The 80kohm/300nf combo is treble bleed. I really like that one but note it evens out the volume taper a bit, which I like. Try it, if you don’t like it try the Kinman treble bleed.
I put one of these on a Strat and it's wonderful. My only complaint is that I would like the arm to have a more vintage, upward bend. It's pretty straight. I wrote the company a couple times asking if they could do one for me like that, but they didn't reply to either inquiry. On the other hand...
Absolutely nothing beats the Wilde noiseless for quality and value.
The M1 Macs run circles around the Intels. I’ve got one and love it. MaxTech on YouTube has a great video comparing the two with logic. The M1 easily handled 90 tracks/channels while the Intel failed at 10.