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by mixsit
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Recording questions - two channels, one take
Replies: 8
Views: 1131

Re: Recording questions - two channels, one take

I think what I was hearing in the two tracks was a phasing thing. I moved one track ever so slightly and could change the tone, and I moved it a little bit more and the tone would change. It sounded like a.., wait for it... a phaser effect. Well, there you go. Learn something new every day. Might j...
by mixsit
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V front panel text fading
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

Re: Mark V front panel text fading

That looks to me more like having been scratched off?
Thanks for posting it.
Wayne
by mixsit
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Anyone use Channel 3 for low to medium gain?
Replies: 16
Views: 9682

Re: Anyone use Channel 3 for low to medium gain?

Yes. Ch3 in MkIV mode for a nice 'crunchy I like. Gain about 9:30-10:00.
But I seldom use anything in the highest gain ranges so it's not like I'll miss what most folks go to Ch3 for.
by mixsit
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Variac mode question
Replies: 2
Views: 1227

Re: Variac mode question

Thank you Sir! 'Question came up for my mind when someone on a form asked about the use of variacs. I played with one on a Twin for a bit but that was years ago.
by mixsit
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Variac mode question
Replies: 2
Views: 1227

Variac mode question

Does it reduce voltage to the entire amp, of just certain sections or circuits?
The manual has a fairly straight forward statement about it which leads me to think it may indeed mean everything sees lower voltage, just wondering.
Thanks
by mixsit
Mon May 29, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Post Your Rig! Must Include a Mark V.
Replies: 334
Views: 95966

Re: Post Your Rig! Must Include a Mark V.

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Boogie went DOA (bad tube), this 'Nine Pound Hammer' saves the day.
by mixsit
Wed May 10, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: New Mark V Owner
Replies: 5
Views: 2201

Re: New Mark V Owner

First- I'm really a novice to the Mk V.. compared to folks here.
That out of the way..
I found one of my fave moderate gain tones -ironically maybe? was in ch 3 -gain low, Mk IV mode.
by mixsit
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: NAD - Lonestar Special "Short Head?"
Replies: 5
Views: 2929

Re: NAD - Lonestar Special "Short Head?"

My LSS combo is that size cab. I guess I could have gotten in on the last of a limited run or something, never saw another one.
by mixsit
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS only works in 30w mode?!?!?
Replies: 9
Views: 2823

Re: LSS only works in 30w mode?!?!?

Mine was blowing Rec tubes. They suggested a Copper cap SS instead of tube Rec. I haven't had any problem since. My Fender amps have original Rec tubes in them from when I bought them in the 70s. For $2K, I am not sure why this amp is high maintenance. One of the reasons I got rid of the Fender Vib...
by mixsit
Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:43 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS only works in 30w mode?!?!?
Replies: 9
Views: 2823

Re: LSS only works in 30w mode?!?!?

Rabinnh' mentioned changed tone with his SS rectifier..? The two threads could pretty much be combined.. So I'm curious. Lots of other amps -Mesa's or other, are getting along pretty well with the current available tube versions..? One other if I may. Might there be a chance the SS version might res...
by mixsit
Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Mesa now says to use solid state rectifier in LSS
Replies: 12
Views: 4522

Re: Mesa now says to use solid state rectifier in LSS

FWIW my LSS (2009 approximately), went through two of them right off. Also some resistors burned and had to be up sized, but IIR that was a separate issue. Tech -shoot, that's Shane / Tube Sonic may as well give'em a bump! :>) ..got me a pair of NOS, I'm still running solid on the first one. Coming ...
by mixsit
Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V:35 Say WHAT?!?! Short Head and 1x12 combo
Replies: 121
Views: 13785

Re: Mark V:35 Say WHAT?!?! Short Head and 1x12 combo

I bought a Mesa Express a few years ago...about two weeks before the Express PLUS came out. I was a little miffed that I missed the PLUS, but the Express was a great amp as it was. I eventually sold it and graduated to the PLUS. To me, MESA is appealing because of their innovation. Naturally a comp...
by mixsit
Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Which Boogie do I need?
Replies: 11
Views: 2403

Re: Which Boogie do I need?

Lonestar classic 1x12. It will be lighter than the 2x12 but that is about it. I suggest getting a short head and a cab for weight reasons. I had a 2x12 and I built a head shell for the amp and kept the 2x12 cab. I would say caution with regard to clean head room and the LSS. I come up short -often ...
by mixsit
Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS issues. Mesa refusing to cover repair cost
Replies: 4
Views: 1940

Re: LSS issues. Mesa refusing to cover repair cost

Did they acknowledge the parts indeed ought to be there and are missing? (Assuming they saw the video here.
I can see your point -especially considering the long chain of frustration like that.
On the other hand.. is it -or could it have been, as simple as doing right there with it opened up?