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by synaesthesia
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Cabinet emulator help.
Replies: 2
Views: 1859

Re: Cabinet emulator help.

Hello Your studio pre already has 'cab emulation' via the 'recording' outputs. Run your G major through the efx loop, send and return and send the recording outputs to the board. It is at line level. It isn't the best cab emulator in the world but it is serviceable enough for what you describe you n...
by synaesthesia
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Triaxis needing a suitable power amp
Replies: 2
Views: 1877

Re: Triaxis needing a suitable power amp

When I had a Triaxis in my studio, I used to run it clean and sent that signal to a Marshall EL34 50/50. The power amp was full on in the studio and it fed a pair of 1X12 Marshall cabs with Celestion G75 drivers. One cab was mic'ed with an SM57 and fed into the control room. The sound was fantastica...
by synaesthesia
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Internal tube change and cleaning. 2:50, 50/50, 2:90;
Replies: 3
Views: 2820

Re: Internal tube change and cleaning. 2:50, 50/50, 2:90;

I did that too 12AT7, and I think I did that to the studio pre too. it just gives me a wider range of control over the area where my tonal prefs. live, otherwise for me it saturates too much too quickly....
by synaesthesia
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Mesa 50/50 Considerably Weaker on One Side
Replies: 3
Views: 2087

Re: Mesa 50/50 Considerably Weaker on One Side

Did you solve this? My 50/50 is acting up like this and I have this weekend to see if I can solve it.
by synaesthesia
Sun May 14, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Mesa/Boogie RecRecPre Demonstration – “Recording Direct"
Replies: 13
Views: 6141

Re: Mesa/Boogie RecRecPre Demonstration – “Recording Direct"

I have been doing direct recording since 1988/89. Through the 90s to about mid noughties I used a tube preamp I made, a Marshall JMP 1, and a Triaxis. I recorded them through cabs too and my power amp was a Marshall EL34 50/50. For 90% of the recordings (commercial) I did in my studio you could not ...
by synaesthesia
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:24 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Studio Pre troubles
Replies: 3
Views: 1635

Re: Studio Pre troubles

Do the LDRs first, search down I think I posted on how I replaced mine. That resistor you are tapping might just be resoldered.
by synaesthesia
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Problems with Studio Pre
Replies: 7
Views: 3031

Re: Problems with Studio Pre

You need to take it to a Tech if you have no idea about what is wrong, and without insulting you - if you cannot test if the tubes are good or bad, you should not be messing with this.
by synaesthesia
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: My new Mesa Boogie Fifty/Fifty Power amp and Studio Preamp
Replies: 2
Views: 1498

Re: My new Mesa Boogie Fifty/Fifty Power amp and Studio Prea

Nice! This combo is still my main rig!
by synaesthesia
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:35 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Replacing LDRs in Studio Preamp
Replies: 2
Views: 1418

Re: Replacing LDRs in Studio Preamp

Leave it if you want high gain but if you want assurance of more clean headroom the second tube could be a 5751.
by synaesthesia
Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Replacing LDRs in Studio Preamp
Replies: 2
Views: 1418

Replacing LDRs in Studio Preamp

http://postimg.org/image/9bx8ydlon/ http://postimg.org/image/4v3u4q7gp/ http://postimg.org/image/yowc6fonl/ Replaced the two 21L883 LDRs that control the channel switching. The Preamp was sputtering audio signal on channel switching and distorting in the clean channel due to leaky LDRs. The replacem...
by synaesthesia
Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Bass Amps & Bass Cabs
Topic: Triaxis and Bass
Replies: 3
Views: 3315

Re: Triaxis and Bass

The fella in Dream Theater used a modified Triaxis I recall. The factory moved the EQ points down an octave by changing caps or so I read.
by synaesthesia
Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Cabs to studio pre/50-50 rack.
Replies: 0
Views: 1098

Cabs to studio pre/50-50 rack.

I started playing my Studio Pre/50-50 rack again and want to build a pair of 1X12 Mesa style speaker cabs for it like the old wicker grille ones from the 70s, the ones with the finger joints. Does anyone have the dimensions of those early cabs? I plan to use EVM12Ls in them. I currently have a pair ...
by synaesthesia
Sat Sep 27, 2014 5:05 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: 50/50 power amp + studio preamp vs express 5 50
Replies: 14
Views: 4247

Re: 50/50 power amp + studio preamp vs express 5 50

No just what I have in my big box of tubes in my studio.
Hope it works for you.
by synaesthesia
Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: 50/50 power amp + studio preamp vs express 5 50
Replies: 14
Views: 4247

Re: 50/50 power amp + studio preamp vs express 5 50

Just like to add my preferences here. I have the Studio Pre + 50/50, both the from late 80s. I use a 5751 in the clean gain section, and replaced the 12AX7 PIs in the 50/50 with 12AT7s. Night and Day. Couldn't be happier, it sounds richer and the clean channel has more headroom and the OD channel ha...
by synaesthesia
Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Mesa Studio Pre help.....
Replies: 18
Views: 4364

Re: Mesa Studio Pre help.....

Just a stock JJ Tesla 5751. I know there are a lot to tube aficionados with better ears than mine, but my amps, guitar and bass preamps (Fender, Mesa, Marshall, Demeter, Alembic, Trace, Read Custom, Egnater) are all-tube in my commercial studio that I have run for 15 years and I cannot really tell a...