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by SonicProvocateur
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:12 pm
Forum: Rigs & Tones
Topic: So many new tonal possibilities...help me decide!!
Replies: 3
Views: 743

So many new tonal possibilities...help me decide!!

Ok, so tonight (just now!) I ran my Mark III in stereo with my Marshall Vintage modern. The chain looked like this: SKB Stage 5 pedal board (mono->stereo split) -> Mark III -> 4x12 + 2x12 -> Marshall VM 2x12 combo + homemade 112 doubleported theile So I have rediculous amounts of gain on tap, grante...
by SonicProvocateur
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mesa boogie mkiic+ kit
Replies: 17
Views: 3690

Re: Mesa boogie mkiic+ kit

Schumacher still makes transformers, but I have no idea what the winding/build specs are on the transformers and again, I am 99.9% certain Randall isn't just isn't going to give that info out to have custom transformers built. Now, I dunno if a IIC+ has ever had to have a factory replacement around ...
by SonicProvocateur
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mesa boogie mkiic+ kit
Replies: 17
Views: 3690

Re: Mesa boogie mkiic+ kit

No, and I doubt we/anyone will. A) we are protective of our secret tones. B) Mesa's simulclass technology is patented. C) What makes the C+'s tone and "mojo" isn't just a cold diagram of it's circuits but it's selection of parts and it's tedious selection of components and the transformers are no lo...
by SonicProvocateur
Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:26 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: NAD - Marshall Stack!
Replies: 0
Views: 1354

NAD - Marshall Stack!

Adding to my growing collection of Marshalls!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFmbEGqz ... e=youtu.be

A new stack for my brilliant vintage modern...just not as big... :lol:
by SonicProvocateur
Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: That difficult "just breaking up" sound
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: That difficult "just breaking up" sound

Nice. Use the LA610 on the drums too? Sounds very Oingo Boingo. Killer tones.
by SonicProvocateur
Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: MkIII was HOT...maybe too hot
Replies: 8
Views: 938

Re: MkIII was HOT...maybe too hot

Boogiebabies wrote:
In my exp. tubes sound the best right before they die.
Ditto. Magic level gain and swirly overtones - then poof.
by SonicProvocateur
Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Mesa Amp + Pedal for Marshall Tone
Replies: 30
Views: 9568

Re: Mesa Amp + Pedal for Marshall Tone

I guess a good question to ask would be what (era) or (player) Marshall sound would you be going for Bill? Certain Marshall amps are cheap like the DSL and TSL and can be had for the crunch and lead tones, but if you seek those early Plexi tones and you are a tone guru with a precise ear, then shell...
by SonicProvocateur
Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Mesa Amp + Pedal for Marshall Tone
Replies: 30
Views: 9568

Re: Mesa Amp + Pedal for Marshall Tone

I use some really wierd settings on my R2 channel to get my Plexi sound and I'd say it 90% nails it (haven't used it live yet since I just recently - past year- got my Marshall to A/B it). But it really only works on channels 1 and 2 either by dropping the gain on Ch2 or ramping up the gain on Ch1 a...
by SonicProvocateur
Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Pedals for that "secret sound"...
Replies: 16
Views: 5505

Pedals for that "secret sound"...

So, we're all Mesa players here and sometimes it's hard (i'm sure) for us to keep it a secret that the Mesa is the secret to our tones, but what are the pedals you guys have found are the "secret sound" pedals? Ones that really do the trick either live or behind the mic? Just curious because recentl...
by SonicProvocateur
Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: NPD
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: NPD

Very awesome! I want the El Capistan something fierce!
by SonicProvocateur
Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Less Gain For Lead Channel?
Replies: 23
Views: 6078

Re: Less Gain For Lead Channel?

Play on R2 with Volume 1 on 5 and the treble on 7. Pull treble and bass and adjust presence and Master volume to taste. My R2 is pretty damn hot on my blue stripe with 12ax7s in all the slots adjusted for metal, and playing on R2 gets me anywhere from a sweeeet Clean Marshall sound, to an overdriven...
by SonicProvocateur
Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: adding reverb to one that has none?
Replies: 17
Views: 1280

Re: adding reverb to one that has none?

I agree with CoG, Outboard reverbs have alot more flexability in terms of tone live and in studio. It's one more piece of gear - whether a pedal up to a big tank, but they certainly outperform a built in spring tank. I live by mine. I have a vintage Furman RV-1 in a rack for live, and just got a Dr....
by SonicProvocateur
Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:11 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Half back cab story with happy ending
Replies: 7
Views: 616

Re: Half back cab story with happy ending

If the voice coil isn't torn then a speaker shop could repair it for you for cheap since it's a pretty minor fix. Great score!! Glad those EV's are intact!
by SonicProvocateur
Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: WELL WIL NOT BEING SELLING MRK III AFTER ALL.
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: WELL WIL NOT BEING SELLING MRK III AFTER ALL.

Ah yes, I remember my second honeymoon...

...and my third one...
by SonicProvocateur
Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: MarkIII top. Not as it was..
Replies: 16
Views: 2286

Re: MarkIII top. Not as it was..

Some say TungSol Just so you know, the TungSol 6L6 is also a short-bottle 6L6 that is designed around the 5881 as well. It is kind of hybridized though, giving closer to the power output of the 6L6GC's plate structure and the ruggedized build of a 5881 without the low power (though I haven't used t...