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by MkIII Renegade
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: New Quad Owner *with vid*
Replies: 10
Views: 1441

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: 1108

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: 2021

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: 4085

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: 1538

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: 1730

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: 6104

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...
by MkIII Renegade
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Do you cut, or leave them long?
Replies: 6
Views: 3838

Re: Do you cut, or leave them long?

Always cut as close as possible.
by MkIII Renegade
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty Monarhy
Replies: 6
Views: 4132

Re: Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty Monarhy

I have not yet played the Majesty, but I have played a couple of the current JP models, which are already extremely comfortable and FULL of tone. The idea behind the Majesty was to streamline the original concept even more to have the ultimate in comfort, a high performance live guitar for playing d...
by MkIII Renegade
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Give it up for the Mark III, once and for all!
Replies: 3
Views: 2320

Re: Give it up for the Mark III, once and for all!

This isn't news to me, I've been using my MkIII head almost exclusively for my entire adult life! :lol: The key to everything is understanding the interaction of the bass and treble rotary knobs in conjunction with the mighty Presence control. I also love my MkIV, but it's not my wife. The ultimate ...
by MkIII Renegade
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark III doing sabbath...
Replies: 5
Views: 3245

Re: Mark III doing sabbath...

Very well done! Enjoyed your various covers. I've done instrumental covers of this song and Seasons in the Abyss as well. With a little tweaking, I find that the MkIII can easily pull off a variety of Marshall sounds as well as classic supercharged '80s Boogie like no other! Here are a few others I ...
by MkIII Renegade
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Express 3/4 back cabinet for MkIII??
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

Re: Express 3/4 back cabinet for MkIII??

I had similar issue with Recto 2x12 and Mk IV. At low volumes it sounded great but got stuck in the mids with loud volumes and did not like the upper mid spike. Half-back would be ideal cab for mark, but those are hard to find here. With my old Thiele the sound was much more balanced. Hence, the so...
by MkIII Renegade
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Express 3/4 back cabinet for MkIII??
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

Express 3/4 back cabinet for MkIII??

I had been stalking various 2x12s for most of this year for my MkIII head, and finally got a great deal on a Recto 2x12 horizontal with V30s (first time for these speakers). It is of course a very nice and punchy cab, but the V30s definitely have some EQ differences in the upper range and give a mor...
by MkIII Renegade
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mesa Hardwood Family Photo and more (Image Heavy)
Replies: 16
Views: 8421

Re: Mesa Hardwood Family Photo and more (Image Heavy)

OP, do you have a license for posting X-rated material here?! :shock:
by MkIII Renegade
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Is boosting a Recto overrated?
Replies: 27
Views: 10914

Re: Is boosting a Recto overrated?

The whole POINT of having a Mesa/Boogie is that you already have ultimate hotrod tone from the factory! I've never felt the need to boost any Mesa....

If anything, a clean boost could be useful.