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by MkIII Renegade
Sat May 16, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Quad vs. Mark IIc+ vs. Mark III who has compared them?
Replies: 10
Views: 2290

Re: Quad vs. Mark IIc+ vs. Mark III who has compared them?

But ive seen these clips of stock Quads on lead 1 with vol and lead drive on 5 and theyre just slaying... mine can do it now although i still find i like the vol and gain on 6 or 7... stock i needed them on 9 or 10 and it just wasnt tight enough running it that high and still less gain... i should ...
by MkIII Renegade
Sun May 10, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: IM A PICKUP NOOB HELP!
Replies: 4
Views: 1652

Re: IM A PICKUP NOOB HELP!

Nuno and Dime both had this figured out:

L500XL + '59N. I did that in my ash Charvel and couldn't be happier.

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by MkIII Renegade
Sun May 10, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: Why Are Mark Vs So Expensive?
Replies: 7
Views: 6559

Re: Why Are Mark Vs So Expensive?

The Mark V is basically perfection as a result of all the lessons learned over the years from the Mark series regarding balance, separation, etc. People are willing to pay for that. :mrgreen:
by MkIII Renegade
Sun May 10, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Quad Preamp volume drop on Ch 2
Replies: 4
Views: 644

Re: Quad Preamp volume drop on Ch 2

If I gave someone $150 for nothing in return, there would be a problem regardless if the amp functioned or not! I had a tech go through mine a while back and give it a complete cleaning after it started becoming inconsistent and weak sounding. I was afraid I was going to have to replace the ARMADA o...
by MkIII Renegade
Sun May 10, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Can Boogies be addictive?
Replies: 6
Views: 852

Re: Can Boogies be addictive?

Yes, and my particular addiction is the Mark flavor, although I dig the other models also and can see myself eventually having all Marks, and at least one Fillmore, Lonestar, and maybe a Transatlantic or a California. :mrgreen:
by MkIII Renegade
Sun May 10, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: R.I.P. Dimebag 15 years gone! Brutal!
Replies: 10
Views: 6456

Re: R.I.P. Dimebag 15 years gone! Brutal!

I remember it like yesterday, I was driving somewhere on a cold afternoon and the message came on over the radio. At first I couldn't believe it and thought I was imagining things, so I turned it up to hear the full story and it eventually sunk in hours later. I figured it was probably 10 years ago,...
by MkIII Renegade
Sun May 10, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Quad vs. Mark IIc+ vs. Mark III who has compared them?
Replies: 10
Views: 2290

Re: Quad vs. Mark IIc+ vs. Mark III who has compared them?

My Quad has MILES of gain! More than my MkIII no stripe, which is no slouch. Mine gets extra aggression by having the 2:90 in Modern mode and is savage. I couldn't imagine ever needing more gain for '80s Thrash, which is the most extreme music I play. More saturation beyond the deep end of that is n...
by MkIII Renegade
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Is anyone playing blues with a Mk IV?
Replies: 8
Views: 1587

Re: Is anyone playing blues with a Mk IV?

I get a scorching blues tone on channel R2 with my MkIV combo + Theile 1x12 using light to moderate gain, but a guitar with toasty pickups (which is what people needed in the old days since amps had little gain). One of my Charvels with a Duncan Parallel Axis Trembucker (doesn't look like a blues pi...
by MkIII Renegade
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: New Quad Owner *with vid*
Replies: 12
Views: 2957

Re: New Quad Owner *with vid*

Yeah, I dig it. gotta admit I haven't spent much time on CH 2 as CH 1 is so good. Even though CH2 has a little more gain it sounds smaller than CH 1. Mind you, I have no idea if somebody in the past tried mod's etc. My Quad is also the way, but it is apparently part of the oddball design. The origi...
by MkIII Renegade
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Cap that shouldn't be?
Replies: 5
Views: 1705

Re: Cap that shouldn't be?

Drain you of your sanity
Face the cap that should not be!




Sorry, carry on.... :oops:
by MkIII Renegade
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: New quad - large volume drop after a few minutes
Replies: 5
Views: 2870

Re: New quad - large volume drop after a few minutes

I wanted to share some information here after solving the volume drop issue in my latest quad pre amp. I took the quad pre to a Mesa authorized repair shop in my area and they cleaned the entire unit out with contact cleaner, tested the unit and weren't able to find any problems. The volume drop is...
by MkIII Renegade
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: NGD Steinberger.
Replies: 5
Views: 4900

Re: NGD Steinberger.

I always wondered about these guitars. What styles of music would they be good for? Tend to be used by people who lean toward prog and/or metal. They have incredible note clarity and ease of playing. Reeves Gabrels (Tin Machine, Bowie) described his as being so easy to play (fast) that they are a b...
by MkIII Renegade
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Best Guitar & Pickup combo for a IIc+?
Replies: 6
Views: 1919

Re: Best Guitar & Pickup combo for a IIc+?

I have a MkIII no stripe + and a Quad, which are both close enough in character to the IIC+ lead channel. I haven't found anything that doesn't sound GREAT through them. But I tend to venture most between '80s metal tones ranging from the original Bay Area Bangers (pioneering thrash, early Metallica...
by MkIII Renegade
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark IV is amazing!
Replies: 6
Views: 2192

Re: Mark IV is amazing!

I haven't felt the need at all to venture beyond the MkIV gen. Between that and my III + Quad, I think I have the Mark Universe well covered. 8)
by MkIII Renegade
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Stripe advice Mark III
Replies: 16
Views: 6949

Re: Stripe advice Mark III

I've had all the stripes except the black.. I prefer the Blue stripe.. it's the only one I have left & is a non simul class combo. It's pretty rare with a 60/100 switch and EL34's on the outside like a simul. Red stripes are pretty amazing though. That being said, I can see why some people prefer t...