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by benjamin801
Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Footswitch for Mark III
Replies: 4
Views: 1713

Re: Footswitch for Mark III

The switch in the left is for DC and Calibers and won't work with Mark III's. The switch on the right is correct. I have the one on the left. It's for DCs, Calibers, and also the Maverick, I believe. It works just fine with my Mark III, and has for years. It's still just a footswitch. However, the ...
by benjamin801
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Rigs & Tones
Topic: just for fun..."Highway Star" (MKIIb)
Replies: 4
Views: 1414

Re: just for fun..."Highway Star" (MKIIb)

That sounds great! Most times when I hear someone cover that song, they use waaaay too much gain on the guitars and it basically turns into a Metallica song, which isn't all bad, but I love that slightly dirty chug you pulled off. Good job with the vox too; that isn't easy! Also, SLC represent. :lol:
by benjamin801
Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: new cab day?
Replies: 1
Views: 761

Re: new cab day?

Open back/half back cabs with C90s are a natural fit for the Mark IV. Hell, my first Mark IV was a widebody combo that was open back and had the C90. The only application where I'd say you definitely want to go closed back is the classic Metallica/early Dream Theater sound. Otherwise that half back ...
by benjamin801
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: WTT: Mesa Mark Rackmount for Mesa Headshell
Replies: 0
Views: 626

WTT: Mesa Mark Rackmount for Mesa Headshell

Testing the waters... :P Really don't want to pay Mesa $350... :| I have: :: Mesa rackmount kit. Currently houses my Mark III, but will fit any Mark series short head through the Mark IV. Includes OEM reverb tank, does not include fan. :: SKB 4 space rack. The flagship SKB line, full depth, not the ...
by benjamin801
Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Digging this new setting on my Mark III
Replies: 8
Views: 1103

Re: Digging this new setting on my Mark III

With the Bass control on 4, pulled, my Mark III would be mud city on the lead channel. :|
by benjamin801
Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: mark III settings
Replies: 12
Views: 1767

Re: mark III settings

The only thing I really change is the middle slider of my GEQ: the louder I'm playing, the less pronounced a "V" I use.
by benjamin801
Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Sustain on Mark III?
Replies: 16
Views: 1880

Re: Sustain on Mark III?

Nice! I definitely need to mess around with the Class A in mine, especially for recording purposes. EDIT: Do you run yours with EL34s in the outer sockets or 6L6s? I currently have a quad of 6L6s, and I'm wondering how big of a difference the Class A will be with 6L6s vs. EL34s. I use EL34s in the ...
by benjamin801
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:13 am
Forum: Effects
Topic: Nova Drive???
Replies: 8
Views: 3693

Re: Nova Drive???

I don't have a Nova Drive, but it's the exact same circuit as my Nova System (I just checked TC's website to make sure that's true). And in that case, I can tell you that if you use those drives as the primary source of gain, going into a clean amp, they're...good but not great. Used in front of an ...
by benjamin801
Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Triple Rec: Is this normal?
Replies: 11
Views: 734

Re: Triple Rec: Is this normal?

I'd start by replacing preamp tubes.
by benjamin801
Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark III sound clips
Replies: 25
Views: 3705

Re: Mark III sound clips

Here are a couple of tracks from my band's recently released EP. If you want to isolate the Mark III, I'm panned pretty hard right and my co-guitarist's Fryette 100/CL is in the left.

Mountain

Shiny Things
by benjamin801
Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Sustain on Mark III?
Replies: 16
Views: 1880

Re: Sustain on Mark III?

When I'm cutting leads in the studio, I go Class A and crank the master volume to about 5. Sustain for days that melts into very musical feedback if you want it to. Here's an example! The rhythm tracks are my Mark III in Simul-Class mode (right speaker) and my co-guitarist's Fryette 100/CL (left sp...
by benjamin801
Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Rewiring a Mark III's outside sockets from triode to pentode
Replies: 4
Views: 477

Re: Rewiring a Mark III's outside sockets from triode to pentode

Bump...just in case all the knowledgeable people missed it the first time around. :lol:
by benjamin801
Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Brighter speaker?
Replies: 8
Views: 1449

Re: Brighter speaker?

brucesinger wrote:Thanks. Tried the Tung-Sols but didn't notice any difference...
Preamp tube swaps tend to be subtle differences. A speaker swap is a much more noticeable change, but again...the Ceramic Blue is a pretty bright speaker already, to my ears at least.
by benjamin801
Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Brighter speaker?
Replies: 8
Views: 1449

Re: Brighter speaker?

For preamp tubes, I find Sovteks, Tung-Sol reissues, and 9th Gen Chinese to be on the brighter side. I find JJs to be on the darker side.