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by bendo
Mon May 01, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DC-10 Head fuse blowing
Replies: 3
Views: 2153

Re: DC-10 Head fuse blowing

Depending on how much you play, the power tubes can fail within 6 months. They just don't make them like they used to.
by bendo
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DC-10 Head fuse blowing
Replies: 3
Views: 2153

Re: DC-10 Head fuse blowing

Have the power tubes been replaced?


Any burned transistors on the board? Have the Screen Grid resistors been replaced?


Normally, it will not blow fuses unless there are bad power tubes, or the power section has a fault. The fuse blows to protect the rest of the amplifier circuit.
by bendo
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DC-3 a little monster of TONE!
Replies: 1
Views: 1862

Re: DC-3 a little monster of TONE!

The do infact kick tons of A$$. I have 2 that I run through a Radial Headbone to a Recto Vertical 2x12 and I love them.
by bendo
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DOB for my DC5?
Replies: 2
Views: 1817

Re: DOB for my DC5?

Contact Mesa. They will be able to give you at least a year of manufacture.
by bendo
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: New Express Plus 5:50
Replies: 2
Views: 1894

Re: New Express Plus 5:50

Yes, it is quite possible and likely.


I have a 2x12 Vertical Rectifier cab that sounded like ass brand new. After about 2 months worth of practice and shows, it started sounding really good. I find the louder I run it, the faster new speakers/cabs break in.
by bendo
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: NAD: DC-5b head
Replies: 4
Views: 2602

Re: NAD: DC-5b head

I think it's just because they were not built or used in the #s the Mark and Rectifiers were. I've been using DCs exclusively for about 5 years now. I strayed off to Rectifiers and a couple of Expresses for a few months, but, always back to the DCs. If the big metal acts were using DCs it would be a...
by bendo
Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DC-5 rev B (I think) questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2234

Re: DC-5 rev B (I think) questions

http://mesaboogie.com/media/User%20Manuals/Dual%20Cal%20DC-5.pdf http://mesa.stores.yahoo.net/fcdcn.html http://mesa.stores.yahoo.net/fcr.html Not sure if they shipped with a Reverb footswitch or not. That is controlled by the jack on the back. The channel and EQ are controlled by the front foot swi...
by bendo
Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:31 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Used 5:50 Plus Head - Value
Replies: 4
Views: 2164

Re: Used 5:50 Plus Head - Value

I sold mine on Reverb about 5 months ago for 1000.00 shipped.
by bendo
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Advice on DC3 or Studio 22+
Replies: 9
Views: 3528

Re: Advice on DC3 or Studio 22+

No, standard EL84 https://www.eurotubes.com/store/pc/view ... ategory=56

No, the bias is fixed on all Mesa's. The thread I linked earlier has instructions for changing out the bias resistor to lower the bias a bit.

http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=51785
by bendo
Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Advice on DC3 or Studio 22+
Replies: 9
Views: 3528

Re: Advice on DC3 or Studio 22+

Revision A has a little more grit on the clean channel. So look for a Rev. B. Also, there are some mods you will want to have done. Mainly the Bias mod. http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=51785 And, replace the Power Tubes as soon as you get it. Contact EuroTubes and ask for the coldest...
by bendo
Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Advice on DC3 or Studio 22+
Replies: 9
Views: 3528

Re: Advice on DC3 or Studio 22+

I would dispute that heavily. The DC Lead channel is more of a mix of a mark and a Rectifier. With a far more fluid and less fizzy tone than a Rectifier. The Studio 22+ and the DC basically have the same pre-amp for the most part. The DC is an evolution of the Studio series to be more of a true dual...
by bendo
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Advice on DC3 or Studio 22+
Replies: 9
Views: 3528

Re: Advice on DC3 or Studio 22+

Personally, I think you get more for your money with a DC3.
by bendo
Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Fellas, I need some help with a trade for a DC-10
Replies: 9
Views: 3094

Re: Fellas, I need some help with a trade for a DC-10

A DC10 Combo is rare, and usually goes for around 7-800. If you are not going to miss anything with the AR15 I would say go for it. The DCs are a great amp. I gig 2 DC30s and love them.
by bendo
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DC-2 three channel options
Replies: 4
Views: 3087

Re: DC-2 three channel options

Gibson Les Paul Traditionals and a Fender Telecaster Deluxe HH. All of the guitars have a Seymour Duncan JB in the bridge with a 59 in the neck. Gain 7, Treble 7, Mid 6, Bass 7, Presence 5, Reverb 5, Master 8. The Output I generally run between 1.5 and 3 depending on the size of the room for the sho...