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by J.J
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: Greenbacks?
Replies: 24
Views: 7395

Re: Greenbacks?

It may well depend on what type of music you play wether Greenbacks work for you. For classic rock I love greenbacks. Until I got some I was never able to nail the classic tones I heard on so many albums. With my TC I run a 1x12 with a Creamback and a 2x12 with 1 cream back and 1 V30. I’ve been very...
by J.J
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: Triple Crown vs Electra Dyne
Replies: 2
Views: 1693

Re: Triple Crown vs Electra Dyne

Hey man, I have both, but went the other way in terms of head vs combo. I have an ED head and the TC combo. The TC combo only weights a little more than the ED head and is certainly easier to move than the ED and 1x12 box or RA100 and 2x12. Tone wise the TC is my favourite amp. It is certainly very ...
by J.J
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: TC-100.......I knew I should have waited!!
Replies: 45
Views: 17199

Re: TC-100.......I knew I should have waited!!

Nice to have more options. The 50 is plenty for me though so I won't be getting the 100. only having to replace one pair of power tubes is a nice change over my 100 watt RA and ED.
by J.J
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: Tube Rattle and Combos
Replies: 2
Views: 1353

Re: Tube Rattle and Combos

while combos will certainly expose problem tubes I've never had any issues with them in any of mine. If your TC50 is fairly new the tubes may still be covered by the warranty. My TC50 would have clocked up several hundred hours so far including many rehearsals at gig levels. I do keep a few sets of ...
by J.J
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: If you get one, give it time to blossom!
Replies: 10
Views: 5589

Re: If you get one, give it time to blossom!

Ahh, disregard what I previously said about plate voltage. After checking my notes it was not the RA that was 450. My RA measured 415V and the TC 456V. Plate current is probably also higher, but the TC came with blue vs yellow grade tubes in the RA so it isn't an apples to apples comparison. Yeah, a...
by J.J
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: If you get one, give it time to blossom!
Replies: 10
Views: 5589

Re: If you get one, give it time to blossom!

The TC50 is my only Mesa amp with stock tubes. I was expecting to swap a few Tungsol 12ax7 tubes in, but am so happy with the tone as is that I am not likely to bother. I did like the Mesa El34 tubes in my RA, but the preamp tubes were shuffled until I found a combination of Tungsol and one Mullard ...
by J.J
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: If you get one, give it time to blossom!
Replies: 10
Views: 5589

Re: If you get one, give it time to blossom!

I've been quiet for a while here, but the TC50 is my favourite Mesa amp without doubt. I've had the combo for about 4 months now and really don't play anything else. I was taking my Express 5:25 to practice as it was getting to much to drag the RA and cab. Since getting the combo it always goes to p...
by J.J
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Electra Dyne
Topic: Question for those with a Mesa Electradyne
Replies: 7
Views: 3738

Re: Question for those with a Mesa Electradyne

Hey guys. I scored a Mesa ED combo. The amp is crazy dark and muffled until treble and presence are past 2:00. I've seen many youtube clips with everything on 5 that sound great. Mine sounds like the tone on my guitar is rolled all the way back. I've replaced tubes and no change. One thing i have n...
by J.J
Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: Succumbed to GAS
Replies: 17
Views: 4735

Re: Succumbed to GAS

I see in your signature that you have both Dyne and RA's. Many have reflected on hearing the ED tone in the TC-50 to some extent on CH2, what about the RA? Any characteristic similarities of the RA to the TC-50? TC50 channel 2 and RA100 vintage Lo are very similar, much more so than than ED. I see ...
by J.J
Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: Succumbed to GAS
Replies: 17
Views: 4735

Re: Succumbed to GAS

The first thing I did was look in the back of the head unit my local shop had to see what iron and reverb tank the TC 50 had. I was a bit disappointed to see the short tank, but since it sounds good in the Mark V:25 there wasn't much reason to doubt it in the TC (and it does sound great as you said)...
by J.J
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: Succumbed to GAS
Replies: 17
Views: 4735

Re: Succumbed to GAS

I like the 6v6 tubes too. At home they help to get thing cooking much sooner regarding volume and the clean tone is sweeter. After about a week the EL34s went back in as I wanted the headroom and extra punch for an outdoor gig. I've found that as the volume is increased the TC50 gets brighter, could...
by J.J
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: Was hoping for this forum to grow more....
Replies: 56
Views: 11616

Re: Was hoping for this forum to grow more....

I've got an out door gig in the next few weeks so we will see (probably won't be using the clean channel for any of the songs though). I don't have any fear of running out of head room at this stage, though may need to get the amp up on a stand to help it project. During some testing today the outpu...
by J.J
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: Was hoping for this forum to grow more....
Replies: 56
Views: 11616

Re: Was hoping for this forum to grow more....

The Channel masters on the TC-50 also set the Efects send level according to the manual. So if you are overloading a pedals input you can reduce the send level. I'm using a Flaschback with my TC and so far have not noticed any issues with the channel masters at 12:00. The TC loop certainly suffers l...
by J.J
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: Cab clone vs Mic
Replies: 13
Views: 3505

Re: Cab clone vs Mic

The Cab clone sounds really mid Heavy to me and the real mic recording scooped. Vastly different sounding. Which Cab clone mode did you use, vintage ?

Just as a curiosity, how loud was it running for the recording ?
by J.J
Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: Electra Dyne
Topic: Still looking for ED alternative
Replies: 10
Views: 5462

Re: Still looking for ED alternative

Outside of Mesa's offerings, the ReVv Dynamis combo is similar but it does have it's own thing going on. If you replaced the stock speaker on one of these with c90 it is actually quite comparable. That amp can do some very good ED type tones. Seems to have some great features too. Certainly worth c...