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by elvis
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: Best Speakers For Stiletto Ace
Replies: 11
Views: 5038

Re: Best Speakers For Stiletto Ace

I've been happy with the V30, but I think I have a creamback laying around I'll try out. My issue with creamback is they tend to get tubby and the extra harmonics they add require a bit of volume. I also run the combo into a recto vertical 2x12 and the amp sounds completely different that way. Huge ...
by elvis
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: NAD ACE
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: NAD ACE

by elvis
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: NAD ACE
Replies: 4
Views: 858

Re: NAD ACE

Thanks! Loving this more and more as I get it dialed and add effects. Using the modes on channel 2 quite a bit. Might look into footswitching between ch2 modes the way I have my Einstein modded to footswitch through the ch1 modes. They are all useable with the same settings. Amazing that this amp di...
by elvis
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: F30 seems "hot"
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: F30 seems "hot"

Generally tube amps are space-heaters. Best not to push up against a wall, they need rear-venting to allow them to regulate temp. Mesa amps are also smaller than most, so many have fans installed to help with cooling. The 30W amp shouldn't dissipate tons of power as heat, but it does have a number o...
by elvis
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: The most British sounding of them all - Which Mesa?
Replies: 18
Views: 938

Re: The most British sounding of them all - Which Mesa?

Either Electradyne or Stiletto, depending on WHICH brit sound you're looking for.

I lean toward stiletto, since it gets plexi and JCM tones really nicely, but Electradyne is also very Brit.
by elvis
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Rectoverb 25 vs its big brother
Replies: 5
Views: 808

Re: Rectoverb 25 vs its big brother

I would peg the 25 as sounding closest to the 50. It's brighter than the 100. I gigged one for a long time and it does very well onstage, very clear. At higher volumes the clean will dirty up a bit and it will be more mid-driven, as the EL84s can only deliver so much volume for low frequencies. Love...
by elvis
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: Stiletto Ace and Deuce , how useable is the volume for smaller gigs??
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: Stiletto Ace and Deuce , how useable is the volume for smaller gigs??

I'm using my Ace quite a bit at home. I have to get it up a bit too loud at home to really open it up, but I'd call it small-gig friendly. Between the gain and modes, you should be able to get giggable dynamics.
by elvis
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: How close to the Marshall DSL is the Stiletto Ace?
Replies: 1
Views: 2571

Re: How close to the Marshall DSL is the Stiletto Ace?

I just bought an ACE to replace my DSL40c. I like the flexibility and headroom more with the ACE. I like the weight of the 40c more. Obviously.

It's close enough, though the DSL can get a bit more grit/aggressive. I would say that the ACE really nails the JCM800 4104 tone, and a lot more.
by elvis
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: NAD ACE
Replies: 4
Views: 858

NAD ACE

After all these years I finally figured out what I like for tone, and the ACE kills it. It really is a super JCM800. A bit of shriek through the combo cab, but unbelievable through my recto vertical 2x12. The first time I tried this amp I HATED it. Didn't know what I really needed or how to dial an ...
by elvis
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: F Series
Topic: F50 Mods!
Replies: 4
Views: 4150

Re: F50 Mods!

I wired my first F50 for true series loop, wasn't any different than the parallel at 100% wet. There's always a bit of crosstalk in the driver tube.
by elvis
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: F Series
Topic: I miss my F50 combo
Replies: 2
Views: 1514

Re: I miss my F50 combo

I ran into one at a good price, so now I have one again! It's even better than I remembered. I was a fool to go without.
by elvis
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Can the Mark V 35 do chime?
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Re: Can the Mark V 35 do chime?

To my ear, the 35 has a more raw, uncompressed tone than the 25. Much as the JP2C sounds more aggressive than the Mark V.

I think the 35 could do chime very well. The extra headroom really livens it up.
by elvis
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: traded
Replies: 2
Views: 481

Re: Mesa Engineering Recto 2X12 2CB Open back cab 180 watts

This is the 3/4 cab. I've seen people looking for these. If you put 3/4 in the title, it might help you find a buyer.

Great cabs, I've had a few of them.
by elvis
Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: TC-100 vs Rectifier - Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1106

Re: TC-100 vs Rectifier - Questions

For the price of two Mesa amps, the VH4 better be that good. I'd love to try one. I have an Einstein that I really like. Still love my recto, though. I just played through a TC50 head, first time I've retried one since they first came out. Real nice amp. Thinking of getting one. I've call it a nice ...
by elvis
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Slave Amp - Tube or solid state
Replies: 10
Views: 1964

Re: Slave Amp - Tube or solid state

Really depends on your purpose. Do you want the second cab to have the same signal as the primary? As mentioned, the mark v can easily drive both in parallel. Want Wet/Dry? A solid state amp is often preferable. You'll want it to be a couple hundred Watts for headroom. Want stereo? Probably not a go...