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by fr0sty
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: How did I blow a 12ax7 so quickly?
Replies: 3
Views: 199

Re: How did I blow a 12ax7 so quickly?

As other have said, tube life is a crap shoot. The rectifier in my brand new mark v blew within an hour. Way she goes boys.
by fr0sty
Fri May 29, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: good repair shops in MN?
Replies: 2
Views: 235

Re: good repair shops in MN?

Cool, just sent them an email.
by fr0sty
Wed May 27, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: good repair shops in MN?
Replies: 2
Views: 235

good repair shops in MN?

My Mark V had developed a bad case of the static and hum that no amount tube swapping or cable substitution has resolved. Anyone from MN recommend a good repair shop? I see the list on Mesa's site, but I'm looking for first hand experience.

thanks!
by fr0sty
Tue May 05, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Older Mark V 90w vs New Mark V 90w
Replies: 18
Views: 1611

Re: Older Mark V 90w vs New Mark V 90w

What are the footswitch differences between the old an newer version? I wasn't aware they ever changed. Hi everyone Need some advise. Thinking about buying used Mark V however I have two choices, one being an older Mark V (w older footswitch) vs newer unit only a couple months old (w new footswitch)...
by fr0sty
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Driving the Mark V 90w for the best sound
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Re: Driving the Mark V 90w for the best sound

I have the full size v and have it hooked up with a rivera rock crusher and use the rock crusher for silent recording the V into my daw (killer). The rockcrusher also works as an attenuator and there is no difference in sound using the V's master vs the crusher's attenutator. I've also owned a thd h...
by fr0sty
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Looking for speakers
Replies: 2
Views: 494

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: 885

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: 2998

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: 2120

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: 3827

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: 3827

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: 1395

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: 3101

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: 3101

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: 3101

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.