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by jb's 52
Wed May 27, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V convert
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Re: Mark V convert

Welcome to the party!! :D
by jb's 52
Wed May 20, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: New Member of the Mesa Mark V 90 watt club!
Replies: 3
Views: 382

Re: New Member of the Mesa Mark V 90 watt club!

Congrats!! Fellow tweaker here as well and this is definitely the amp to have for that affliction...haha. With that said, after going through a few EHX, Mullards, JJ's, and Tungsols, I've settled on the Mesa branded pre-amp tubes. I might experiment again someday though, but I'm close enough to take...
by jb's 52
Mon May 18, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V fuse problem
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Mark V fuse problem

Yeah...bad tube unfortunately.

Be careful with new fuses too. I got one of the AllParts fuses and it never seated properly. I seem to recall it was too small. It made the amp cut out intermittently.
by jb's 52
Mon May 04, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Older Mark V 90w vs New Mark V 90w
Replies: 18
Views: 1625

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

Mine was built mid-2009. So it's almost 11 years old.
During that time, I have had a couple of relays replaced and the power section "updated" by Mesa under warranty.
This is my main rig. For $500 extra, using hindsight as my guide, it is way worth it to have the transferred warranty just in case.
by jb's 52
Fri May 01, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Why are my graphic EQ sliders crooked? And is it something I should be concerned with?
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: Why are my graphic EQ sliders crooked? And is it something I should be concerned with?

That's odd, I've never seen that on here before.
I checked mine and they're not tilted nor is there any play for them to do so.
Maybe someone tried to lift it by the sliders and that's the end result.
Adds character though :D
by jb's 52
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: What's under the tolex?
Replies: 2
Views: 522

Re: What's under the tolex?

Ah ok...I guess somehow I was hoping for a peeling carpet off and finding a nice hardwood floor in a older Craftsman style house that could be refinished experience. I suppose I should just keep playing the amp instead of messing with aesthetics! Boredom of staying-at-home and not rehearsing/gigging...
by jb's 52
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: What's under the tolex?
Replies: 2
Views: 522

What's under the tolex?

Dumb question, but what's under the tolex? I thought I saw somewhere that it was birch. I'm getting bored with the "Black Taurus" and thought about stripping it and finishing off the wood. Hmm...maybe I could just try and build a head shell and go that route instead. Anyhow, if ya know and have pics...
by jb's 52
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Yea... That Virus causing us to stay at home...
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: Yea... That Virus causing us to stay at home...

We were suppose to have a gig last Saturday night, so yeah, playing by myself stinks but it's for the greater good and all.
I did save $53.43 not gigging though...hahaha!! ;)
by jb's 52
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: New amp day!
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Re: New amp day!

Now that's gonna be a killer stereo set up!!!
by jb's 52
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Whats the deal with EL34 class tubes in the V
Replies: 5
Views: 867

Re: Whats the deal with EL34 class tubes in the V

"NOTE: When using the BIAS SELECT switch on the Rear Panel to accommodate the use of EL34 Power Tubes, ALWAYS switch to VARIAC POWER (switch down) on the main Front Panel POWER switch and operate the amplifier in this power mode until swapping back to 6L6 Power Tubes. This will ensure uninterrupted ...
by jb's 52
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Clean Channel Cutting Out - Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 1253

Re: Mark V Clean Channel Cutting Out - Help!

Cool!

Glad to see the fix worked for you too!!
by jb's 52
Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V intermittent power and lights loss
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Mark V intermittent power and lights loss

Weird indeed...

Have you tried different receptacles and circuits in the house?
At the rehearsal studio, I found an outlet that would make my amp just cut out until I re-seated the plug. It turned out to be loose wiring.
by jb's 52
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Reverb not working
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: Reverb not working

One side note: When I reconnected the pedal board to the loop it made a god-awful squeal when I engaged the loop. Sometime ago I was getting this same high pitched squeal along with a hum that would get louder and louder in time. I have a four port input jack on my pedal board and using pancake con...
by jb's 52
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Reverb not working
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: Reverb not working

Sidebar question: is there any way to turn off the reverb without the footswitch (other than turning down the levels on the back of the amp)? I crossed up the wires once on the reverb tank and that made the reverb inoperable. Now, I don't use the amp reverb (I got a Boss RV-500 for that) so I pulle...
by jb's 52
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Lack of Low-end on channel 3?
Replies: 21
Views: 2342

Re: Lack of Low-end on channel 3?

Hey guys, I appreciate the input again. Tried playing with some settings last night including turning up the channel volume and lowering the master. Ch3 def still lacks the low I get from ch1 & 2. It's not bad on it's own but I notice it most when switching back from the other channels. I may event...