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by Heritage Softail
Fri May 09, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V good enough?
Replies: 19
Views: 1478

Re: Mark V good enough?

The recto and any old Mark series will work. I have a rectoverb and MKIIC. If you are going to be chasing the best possible tone out of the recto, boost it for tighter chug. I have ran a recto with a DSL and MKIIC, it is indeed the great combination of two dissimilar but complimentary amps. It may b...
by Heritage Softail
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: I think I've bought the wrong amp help please!
Replies: 32
Views: 7045

Re: I think I've bought the wrong amp help please!

I would lead toward a different amp. The MKV can cover all the nice Rectifier tones with one pedal. D a search for Wampler Triple Wreck. Monster pedal. I have a rectifier and use that pedal with little combo amps when I go to little jam sessions when I want some versatility.
by Heritage Softail
Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Has anyone traded their Mark V In for a Dual or Triple Rec?
Replies: 35
Views: 3847

Re: Has anyone traded their Mark V In for a Dual or Triple R

I had a MKV and got rid of it. It was a fair bit of amp modeling of great Boogie amps, but fell short. I still have my MKIIC. What the MKV had as the MKIIC mode fell short. I am hearing you on the Recto. I still have my Rectoverb and love it. A Recto just kills for chugging riffs. Hetfield used a MK...
by Heritage Softail
Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Advice for my first Mesa please.
Replies: 9
Views: 1439

Re: Advice for my first Mesa please.

If you like lead playing, I would steer away from Rectifier based amps. They are awesome chugging amps. Killer. A crappy boost pedal makes them insane. They often have a great clean channel. For a lead player the Mark series amps are often the magic bullet. A MKIV is a liquid lead type amp. Great da...
by Heritage Softail
Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Express 5:25+ tone questions - looking for IIC+ sounds
Replies: 9
Views: 1567

Re: Express 5:25+ tone questions - looking for IIC+ sounds

There is a decent overdrive boost pedal called the Blue Note. It can help get you to a good bit of burn without grain. I have a MKIIC with GEQ, reverb, simulclass. As others have mentioned, it is a pretty unique amp. I have been collecting NOS and regular used preamp tubes for years. They influence ...
by Heritage Softail
Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Pros and cons of bolt on vs. neck through
Replies: 14
Views: 4988

Re: Pros and cons of bolt on vs. neck through

I have a few guitars of each construction. There is no best guitar or neck setting. I tele sounds better to me with a bolted neck. Strat too.. That is for blues and such. For rock, I have a few glued necks I like. Neck thru metal oriented guitars with actives. I think it gets down to what serves you...
by Heritage Softail
Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Disappointed in Mark V effects loop
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: Disappointed in Mark V effects loop

I would try the volume pedal up front. I used to use my guitar volume knob for swells. And that is up front :lol:

I hated my MKV. Sold it for a bit of a loss and I have no love for the KMV.... But the loop? It was fine. I used a Wah and volume pedal up front with no issues.
by Heritage Softail
Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Discovered April Wine ... Wow
Replies: 16
Views: 3942

Re: Discovered April Wine ... Wow

The album 'Nature of the Beast' is the best by April Wine. Myles Goodwyn is a great songwriter. Steve actually sent something to Myles to sign by fed ex, signed it himself, then shipped it to me. As legitimate rock stars, I must say they are straight up guys. Very cool to see and chat with the peop...
by Heritage Softail
Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Best Replacement Guitarist?
Replies: 19
Views: 4228

Re: Best Replacement Guitarist?

The somewhat secret replacement? Steve Wagner when he filled on for Joe Perry on Aerosmith album. The leads in Train Kept a Rollin are far beyond anything on any other Aerosmith album. When I heard that song, even I could tell that was not the band guitarist. He played that one song on the album. It...
by Heritage Softail
Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: 5:25 Express, new owner and a question
Replies: 9
Views: 1785

Re: 5:25 Express, new owner and a question

It sounds like active pups into the amp in vid. May be a boost as well.

It does not sound like normal passive pick ups into a stock amp to me.
by Heritage Softail
Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:24 pm
Forum: Metallica Sounds
Topic: Tell me about James Hetfield's use of the Triple Rectifier
Replies: 21
Views: 15003

Re: Tell me about James Hetfield's use of the Triple Rectifi

I saw Metallica the lat time thru ATL. The tone was just amazing. The live production crew did a great job brining chest thumping bass and mids that cut. For good rectifier tone, and me being more of a player than tweaker, I feel like the Recto sounds different and better up good and loud. Low volum...
by Heritage Softail
Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Discovered April Wine ... Wow
Replies: 16
Views: 3942

Re: Discovered April Wine ... Wow

In 1980/1981 when I was still in high school my dad let me drive his van 200 miles to Seattle with some friends to see them in concert at the Paramount Theatre. I think it may have been my first concert... I never got to see them. I was able to chat with Steven Segal, guitarist for a bit. Very cool...
by Heritage Softail
Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Petrucci Tone
Topic: OH NO!!! Petrucci caught playing a Marshall JVM
Replies: 18
Views: 10594

Re: OH NO!!! Petrucci caught playing a Marshall JVM

I have a jvm410 and I used to have a MKV. I like the old DSL100 best of the three. My gripe on the JVM is that the value dropped like a rock. cant even get $1000 for the thing used now. it was 2499 new. I know some like the MKV, I just did not vibe with it like my other Boogies. The MKV held value m...
by Heritage Softail
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: iic+ country gig
Replies: 12
Views: 1472

Re: iic+ country gig

Killer cleans and blues on tap in that amp.
by Heritage Softail
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: New member - not your typical Mesa player
Replies: 12
Views: 2674

Re: New member - not your typical Mesa player

Ha! Man I can identify with your post on great cleans. I rarely say it, but I chose to buy the MKIIC I have because of the clean channel. I push it a but to edge of breakup, but it is just phenomenal. The awesome guitar tone in the Robert Plant song Big Log is that great Mesa cleanish burn. Seeing M...