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by berumen77
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: Mesa Stiletto Ace Channel 2 mode issues
Replies: 0
Views: 3146

Mesa Stiletto Ace Channel 2 mode issues

I had been having some issues with some crackling in Channel 2 of my Ace, mostly in crunch (also ch 1 crunch) and it seemed to have trouble switching completely to the tite and fluid drive modes and back again. I replaced the pair of J175 switching jfets that are near the R39/R16/R40 area just above...
by berumen77
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: More Mods For Those Interested
Replies: 7
Views: 4104

Re: More Mods For Those Interested

timgman wrote:So jumping r19 alone is a fairly simple way to impact / balance out the EQ?
This is an option as well as just removing the C14 cap. Try adding a 500pf mica across R18 first. This will smooth out some of the high end bite. These will have some charge even with amp off so discharge the caps properly.
by berumen77
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: More Mods For Those Interested
Replies: 7
Views: 4104

Re: More Mods For Those Interested

Guys, also make sure to check the switching JFETs, there are two J175's and a 2N6426 that applies voltage to the two located to the upper left of the V1 tube. One of the J175's (lower one) switches in an additional cathode resistor for the Tite Gain and Fluid Drive and the other switches in an addit...
by berumen77
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: More Mods For Those Interested
Replies: 7
Views: 4104

Re: More Mods For Those Interested

berumen77, thanks for Posting these mods, I'm very interested in trying some of them. I agree with you on the speaker choice, a Vintage 30 and Stiletto Stage II are a terrible match. I have a question, if you don't mind. If you've ever monitored the bias as you are switching channel modes, in the F...
by berumen77
Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: More Mods For Those Interested
Replies: 7
Views: 4104

Re: More Mods For Those Interested

Older Marshall 4hole amps usually ran the Bright and Normal channels in parallel and guys would sometimes plug into one channel and then jump the channels via a cable plugged into remaining inputs which allowed them to blend in both channels' characteristics with the Normal and Bright Volume control...
by berumen77
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: More Mods For Those Interested
Replies: 7
Views: 4104

More Mods For Those Interested

****If you don't feel comfortable working inside an amplifier then please do not attempt these mods. Always discharge your capacitors and check your amp for any remaining voltage before working inside an amp.**** Here are a few mods to help tame the 'brightness' and 'ice pick' that some Stilettos ha...
by berumen77
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: Best Speakers For Stiletto Ace
Replies: 14
Views: 6691

Re: Best Speakers For Stiletto Ace

I actually got in a Warehouse Guitar Speaker ET 65 yesterday morning and had it in within 10minutes. I really think that this style speaker is made for this amp. This includes the G12-65 and M75-LD. I find that I'm able to set the EQ controls at noon and get the amp sounding really great on the Tite...
by berumen77
Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: Best Speakers For Stiletto Ace
Replies: 14
Views: 6691

Re: Best Speakers For Stiletto Ace

Yeah, I heard a demo of a Swamp Thang compared to a Texas Heat and damn they sounded great on simple bar chorded rhythm the difference between the two was even more apparent with slide playing with the SW being the the one with a bit more clarity while remaining smooth and the Texas Heat had an almo...
by berumen77
Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: Best Speakers For Stiletto Ace
Replies: 14
Views: 6691

Re: Best Speakers For Stiletto Ace

Forgot to mention I've had the amp well over 6yrs and it has plenty of band rehearsals and has countless hours of gig volume on it, speaker is totally broken in. Looking to hear from those who have made a switch from the Vintage 30 to something else. What did they switch to and how do they still lik...
by berumen77
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: Best Speakers For Stiletto Ace
Replies: 14
Views: 6691

Re: Best Speakers For Stiletto Ace

Here's another suggestion from Trevor at Warehouse Guitar Speakers that I received today. "Our Veteran 30 is our take on the V30 design, made specifically to tame the upper mid spike and top end. It’s relatively the same in low end and low mid response, but smoother in the upper mids and highs. It s...
by berumen77
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:42 am
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: Best Speakers For Stiletto Ace
Replies: 14
Views: 6691

Best Speakers For Stiletto Ace

Okay, so I have a 1X12 combo and it has the stock Celestion Vintage 30(UK). This speaker has an emphasized upper mid peak that can get kinda spikey and ice pick like fatigue. Not a good choice for an amp that is on the brighter side and is basically a hot rodded JTM/JCM800 circuit. I wanted to ask t...
by berumen77
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: Overdrive pedal for ACE?
Replies: 13
Views: 8639

Re: Overdrive pedal for ACE?

DOD 250 (clone) Keeley modded DS-1 TC MojoMojo and like was stated above in another post, anything with too much emphasis on the low mid/low end will mush it up. Even the MojoMojo is on the verge of that but great for smooth single note lines. Also used a The Distillery pedal but could get it to mix...
by berumen77
Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: More mods for Stiletto Ace...Here you go.
Replies: 1
Views: 2130

More mods for Stiletto Ace...Here you go.

I'll preface this by saying that I have a 1X12 Stiletto Ace combo, with stock Celestion V30 not the best speaker for this amp. I will probably switch out for a Scumback speaker. After contacting them they recommended an M75-LD as well as a J75-LD which Jim said would be a better choice of tight bass...
by berumen77
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: Hollywood Mod details and specifics
Replies: 5
Views: 1682

Re: Hollywood Mod details and specifics

Thanks to droptrd for emailing it to me. I appreciate it.
by berumen77
Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:14 am
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: Hollywood Mod details and specifics
Replies: 5
Views: 1682

Re: Hollywood Mod details and specifics

Anybody out there have it and willing to share?