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by sparklesmcgraw
Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:37 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark IV A Bit Barky
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

Re: Mark IV A Bit Barky

Thanks guys. I did try Harmonics for a bit. What exactly is that supposed to do to the tone? I usually run mid gain as I find it adds a touch of gain at lower volumes.
by sparklesmcgraw
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:26 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark IV A Bit Barky
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

Re: Mark IV A Bit Barky

Not sure if I would say that as such. It just seems that as I increase the volume (whether its master or channel volume) it gets a bit harsh. I need to run triode and mid gain and drop the presence significantly to try to smooth it out a bit. Tubes are winged C 6l6's and are only a couple months old...
by sparklesmcgraw
Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:21 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark IV A Bit Barky
Replies: 13
Views: 1044

Mark IV A Bit Barky

Hey all, I have had my MK IV for a couple of years and love it to death although I have only ever played it at bedroom volumes as I live in a flat and can't play too loud. Last weekend though I took it out to my parents house in the country and couldn't wait to crank it up loud on full power to hear...
by sparklesmcgraw
Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: My Mark IV lead settings.
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: My Mark IV lead settings.

Sounds like the classic mark iv lead tone!

I always run my presence around 8 pushed but I see a lot of people run it around 2-3. I just always found it a bit dark sounding that low. Maybe it's the way I have my EQ set up. Do you run the EQ with those settings?
by sparklesmcgraw
Wed Mar 09, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark IV Recording OUT Quiet??
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Mark IV Recording OUT Quiet??

Boogie fans, I have just decided to try out the recording out option on my Mark IVa with headphones. I turned up the recoding OUT knob to full and pulled the master volume switch on the front panel. I noticed that I had to turn the master AND the channel volume up full to hear it and even then it wa...
by sparklesmcgraw
Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Metallica Sounds
Topic: James' ADA mq1
Replies: 26
Views: 20019

Re: James' ADA mq1

The rest of their tones are pure garbage
Very much disagree with this statement. The Load/Reload and Garage tones are superb.

Metallica have had a great range of tones across all their albums. imo
by sparklesmcgraw
Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: The Mark IV thread....!!
Replies: 729
Views: 287112

Re: The Mark IV thread....!!

Padding on the bottom is the Reverb tank. If the Reverb sounds weak, try the reverb tube. If it is a Mark IVa then it needs a 12AT7 instead of a 12AX7.
by sparklesmcgraw
Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IV Preamp Tube Roles
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: Mark IV Preamp Tube Roles

Thanks for that.

Does indeed help
by sparklesmcgraw
Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:28 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IV Preamp Tube Roles
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: Mark IV Preamp Tube Roles

Yes it is not 100% clear to me because I am a simpleton.

Could someone simply list what tube affects what channel etc.....?
by sparklesmcgraw
Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IV Preamp Tube Roles
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Mark IV Preamp Tube Roles

Could someone post a simple list of what preamp positions affect which channel and aspect of tone?

The manual isn't that thorough. Looking for a simple version.
by sparklesmcgraw
Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Mullard M8137
Replies: 0
Views: 578

Mullard M8137

Are these the military spec Mullard ECC83 valves?

How does this price compare to their value?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... K:MEWAX:IT
by sparklesmcgraw
Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Loving Rhythm 2 on Mark IV!
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Loving Rhythm 2 on Mark IV!

My settings are: Gain Pulled : 9 pulled Bass : 1-2 Mids: 4-5 Treble: 8-9 Presence Pushed: 8-9 Mid Gain Pentode Class A with winged C 6l6's Tweed power The important part is the EQ for me. It really thickens this channel up. I need it because I cant play too loud as I am sure it would thicken up on i...
by sparklesmcgraw
Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Loving Rhythm 2 on Mark IV!
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Loving Rhythm 2 on Mark IV!

Just been playing around with rhythm 2 on the MK IV for the first time really since I've had her. Been playing along with some Darkness tunes and man......this thing really is amazing!! I don't know why people moan about the second channel. I can dial in a KILLER crunch tone and I'm running 6l6's. I...
by sparklesmcgraw
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Winged C or not Winged C?
Replies: 19
Views: 4402

Re: Winged C or not Winged C?

Why not get two and run them in class A to get a feel for how they will sound before taking the plunge on a matched quad?
by sparklesmcgraw
Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Speaker/sound issues with mark IV
Replies: 4
Views: 407

Re: Speaker/sound issues with mark IV

What is your bass set to?