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by ave
Sat May 16, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Upgrading from Mark V 25 to Mark V
Replies: 18
Views: 2313

Re: Upgrading from Mark V 25 to Mark V

Hello from England.
Just a thought but why not upgrade to a MKV 35 head ?
More headroom in the cleans plus the solo functions on the foot
by ave
Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: MK V 35 channel one problem.
Replies: 2
Views: 500

MK V 35 channel one problem.

Hello from England after a couple of years away from the board. I hope all us Boogie boys and girls are staying safe during the current apocalypse. In my absence from these august proceedings I finally traded in my 90 watt mkv for a mkv 35 head and my back is so much better thank you and my drummer ...
by ave
Wed May 01, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark 5 live use - couple of questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1477

Re: Mark 5 live use - couple of questions

K Roll Hello from England again. Try it. To get the best out of the Mark series of amps you have to make them work hard in a live setting and that means maxing what you can and controlling it with the V&T on your guitar. If you do that at 90 and you're not on some humungous stage your ears will blee...
by ave
Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark 5 live use - couple of questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1477

Re: Mark 5 live use - couple of questions

Hello from England. For what it's worth try something out of the box live. You run the whole kit at 90 - where you play ? Stadiums ? Try a whole different mindset - run the live rig at 10 watts global, max the volumes and back off the gain - use the V&Ts on the guitar because that's what they are th...
by ave
Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: New TC Electronics Pedals and Mark V Loop - help !
Replies: 0
Views: 1231

New TC Electronics Pedals and Mark V Loop - help !

Hello from England. I hope you chaps can help again as you have done so marvellously in the past on this august forum. I have invested heavily in 4 TC Electronics Toneprint series pedals which I am going to run through the FX loop of my Mark V. I intend to go via this route :- Mark V FX Send to TC V...
by ave
Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Pub gig at 10 watts - awesome.
Replies: 14
Views: 1851

Re: Pub gig at 10 watts - awesome.

Hello from England again. I know I can't be the first person to get the most amazing set of tones on the gig from a global 10 watt variac setting across all channels but I would endorse it wholeheartedly and recommend that you try it. I have always preferred the tips and tricks in a live setting on ...
by ave
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Pub gig at 10 watts - awesome.
Replies: 14
Views: 1851

Pub gig at 10 watts - awesome.

Hello from England. The Mark V never ceases to amaze me. Saturday night pub gig to an audience of 70+ drunks. Vocal only FOH and just two 1x12 monitors. Barely enough room for the drum kit and keys on the ' allocated space ' so backline amps sat on hastily assembled beer-crate mounts. Took the head ...
by ave
Wed Sep 19, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: UK Classified
Topic: Widebody closed back cab VS Thiele cab, HELP!
Replies: 1
Views: 1898

Re: Widebody closed back cab VS Thiele cab, HELP!

Cree old chap it's all about the speaker IMO. I have two vintage EVM 12L loaded Thieles and I will never part with them. So yes my Mark V won't sit perfectly atop them because the amp is wider than the Thiele - that is the only advantage of the widebody as far as I can tell, but that's surely purely...
by ave
Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Little Help Finding A Boost Pedal
Replies: 13
Views: 4246

Re: Little Help Finding A Boost Pedal

Hello from England. Custom Audio Electronics CAE 402 via MXR does it for me because the boost section does exactly what it says on the tin with negligible sound/tonal colouration and just gives you a volume boost for your cleans whilst retaining the tonality of the core sound. The Overdrive facility...
by ave
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Don't like the mark i mode?
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: Don't like the mark i mode?

Hello from England frOsty. You have just hit on one of the most frustrating quirks of the the MkV - the inability to switch between the modes via the footswitch - which is fine for the bedroom onanists and those who record frequently with this most wonderful amplifier. But for us out there on the gi...
by ave
Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Was about to sell MKV.. Until I tried EL34's!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1902

Re: Was about to sell MKV.. Until I tried EL34's!!!!!

Hello from England. Er you chaps are really confusing me. If you want the Mk V to sound like a vastly over hyped plexi Marshall from over here with all the inherent transformer blow-out problems - the nasally mid honk and the sheer unreliability of the behemoth on the gig then why not buy one of the...
by ave
Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V impressions after 2 weeks.
Replies: 29
Views: 3919

Re: Mark V impressions after 2 weeks.

Hello from England again. One further thought on what has possibly been the most interesting and informative thread on this august board in a long time, and thanks to my fellow countryman boogie Pete for the OP and also boogieman 60 for recognising and underlining the fact that the Mk V is a gigging...
by ave
Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V combo channel switch position 1 and footswtich
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Mark V combo channel switch position 1 and footswtich

Hello from England.
Short answer - NO.
Carry on and enjoy the learning curve safe in the knowledge that you will never have to buy another amplifier - unless and until Mr Smith comes up the Mark V1 !
by ave
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Matching 2X12 cabs to my MkV...
Replies: 13
Views: 2796

Re: Matching 2X12 cabs to my MkV...

Hello from England. Had same issues 30 years ago. Solved it then and it still works now - you need Vintage Boogie 1x12s loaded with EV Black Shadows. If you can find two half-backs and two Thieles you are made for life. You have a virtual 4x12, a virtual 2x12 and a 1x12 for the more intimate gig - i...
by ave
Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V impressions after 2 weeks.
Replies: 29
Views: 3919

Re: Mark V impressions after 2 weeks.

Hello again from Worcester England. Are not you chaps just missing the point here ? Why on earth are you unnecessarily overloading the pre-amp stages of the Mark V with spurious ephemera such as 'overdrives' and 'distortions' when the onboard facilities are in abundance and at your fingertips/pedal ...