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by fr0sty
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Looking for speakers
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Looking for speakers

I've tried the following speakers/cabs with my mark v 90. Avatar premier vintage 1x12 open back (celestion gold). This is my favorite of the three Avatar premier vintage 2x12 closed back (green back ri x greenback ri). Second favorite Avatar premier vintage 2x12 closed back (v30 x g12h30) Never real...
by fr0sty
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Slave out for recording signal?
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: Slave out for recording signal?

I record direct with my V and use speaker impulses. I tried the slave out in the past but found it too noisy when compared to the line out on my river rockcrusher. I also used a thd hotplate with good results.
by fr0sty
Mon May 14, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: developed noise in Mark V at startup
Replies: 9
Views: 2742

Re: developed noise in Mark V at startup

I always gotten a little buzz noise through the speaker when powering on (in standby). I can recreate the noise when switching power modes on the amp (still on standby).
by fr0sty
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V "Out for Delivery" today!
Replies: 5
Views: 1998

Re: Mark V "Out for Delivery" today!

And for those with the head version, speaker paring makes a huge impact on tone.
by fr0sty
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Best silent playing/recording option for Mark V 90W?
Replies: 11
Views: 3565

Re: Best silent playing/recording option for Mark V 90W?

Yes, that silences your cab. I still keep one connected though. I used to use a thd hotplate with excellent results and I'm currently using a rivera rockcrusher. There are many different ones to choose from. I recommend a load box between your amp and speaker, then take the line out from the load bo...
by fr0sty
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Best silent playing/recording option for Mark V 90W?
Replies: 11
Views: 3565

Re: Best silent playing/recording option for Mark V 90W?

I recommend a load box between your amp and speaker, then take the line out from the load box into your DAW where you apply speaker impulses to simulate a speaker cab. Speaker sims are more flexible (in imo sound better) that fixed speaker emulation devices like the cab clone. One added bonus with t...
by fr0sty
Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: rapid channel switching problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1288

Re: rapid channel switching problem

Yep, it's the foot switch cable not being seated into the foot switch all the way.
by fr0sty
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Channel 1 volume, gain issues
Replies: 10
Views: 2896

Re: Channel 1 volume, gain issues

Next step I would take would be installing a new set of power tubes.
by fr0sty
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Channel 1 volume, gain issues
Replies: 10
Views: 2896

Re: Channel 1 volume, gain issues

I would check to be sure both channel 1 and 2 are set to the same rectifier mode (either both tube or both diode) just to be sure.
delt4 wrote:Fr0sty, yes, I'm running in 45 watt. However, I never had the issue with the volume drop and gain before in 45 watt mode??
by fr0sty
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Channel 1 volume, gain issues
Replies: 10
Views: 2896

Re: Channel 1 volume, gain issues

Are you running your channels in 45 watt mode? If so, using the tube rectifier give a lower volume than diode rectifier and that can contribute to channel one being quieter.
by fr0sty
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: 10 watt vs 90 Watts
Replies: 6
Views: 1869

Re: 10 watt vs 90 Watts

Try swapping the far left two power tubes with the far right two power tubes. The far left (v8 and v10) are used by the 10 watt mode while 90 watt modes uses all four power tubes. If that makes the 10 watt mod sound bad, then you know it's those power tubes. See page 62 in the manual for the tube la...
by fr0sty
Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: New Mark V Owner Question
Replies: 6
Views: 1663

Re: New Mark V Owner Question

Don't forget to experiment with the pentode/triode setting. That makes a huge difference to my on ch 3.
by fr0sty
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V 45 watts or 90 watts
Replies: 15
Views: 4072

Re: Mark V 45 watts or 90 watts

That's a safe mismatch to create a different tone and feel and you can certainly experiment to see if you like it. That being said, the mismatch is not mesa recommended way to use 45 watt mode. " We prefer a matching 8 Ohm speaker load connected to the 8 Ohm SPEAKER OUTPUT for the most balanced soun...
by fr0sty
Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Line 6 DL4 solution?
Replies: 13
Views: 3187

Re: Line 6 DL4 solution?

I have no problems with my m13 and the V.
by fr0sty
Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Extreme channel
Replies: 16
Views: 4678

Re: Extreme channel

That's been my experience too.

SamuelJ86 wrote:The only time I fight with extreme is at low volumes, like bedroom or apt. volumes. Low volumes can make it seem dark or boomy. So crank it if you can! Also, I get better results in pentode.