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by SonVolt
Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V - Barely Audible w/Loop Engaged
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Mark V - Barely Audible w/Loop Engaged

I replaced the V6 preamp tube with one taken from my Triple Rec. Didn't seem to help the issue. Not sure what to do at this point. Take it to a tech?
by SonVolt
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IV: What's the point of having Left & Right Effect Returns?
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Mark IV: What's the point of having Left & Right Effect Returns?

The MkIV footswitch has a switch to engage/disengage the loop. If you leave the loop active all of the time, then patching one output of your effects directly to the other power amp will work just fine. However, if you bypass the loop, then the second speaker would turn off with that wiring. I'm as...
by SonVolt
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IV: What's the point of having Left & Right Effect Returns?
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Mark IV: What's the point of having Left & Right Effect Returns?

Right, but if I understand correctly, the Simul-Satellite is just a Mesa branded Poweramp + GEQ + Speaker packaged into a combo format. Still not sure why a stereo fx processor wouldn't just route one channel directly to the Satellite, instead of sending both channels back to the IV, then going back...
by SonVolt
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V - Barely Audible w/Loop Engaged
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Mark V - Barely Audible w/Loop Engaged

is the SOLO engaged and the solo dial set low? (probably not, but just checking). Otherwise, V6 pre-amp tube has the SEND return. Not sure what tube does the send (maybe it just gets sent from the channel masters). Seems like an odd problem, and like you said, odd as to when it first occured. Surel...
by SonVolt
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IV: What's the point of having Left & Right Effect Returns?
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Mark IV: What's the point of having Left & Right Effect Returns?

I get that the whole satellite feature is to achieve a stereo rig using a 2nd poweramp/speaker, but I don't understand they the Mark IV has 2 FX returns - L and R. What is the benefit of sending both returns of your Stereo FX Processor back to the Mark IV? Why wouldn't you send Return Left to the Ma...
by SonVolt
Sat Feb 16, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V - Barely Audible w/Loop Engaged
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Re: Mark V - Barely Audible w/Loop Engaged

I tried a jumper cable but it didn't seem to help.
by SonVolt
Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V - Barely Audible w/Loop Engaged
Replies: 6
Views: 681

Mark V - Barely Audible w/Loop Engaged

All of a sudden the volume level across all 3 channels is very, very low. The loop send knob is set at 12 noon like it always is. If I hard-bypass the loop on the back everything seems to work fine. Once I engage the loop most of the volume disappears. This effects all channels in 10, 45 and 90 watt...
by SonVolt
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Help: Removing Mark IV Chassis from Combo
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: Help: Removing Mark IV Chassis from Combo

Thanks. I finally got it out. Just hand to manhandle it a bit. I guess something got bunched up towards the front.
by SonVolt
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Help: Removing Mark IV Chassis from Combo
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Help: Removing Mark IV Chassis from Combo

I'm trying to convert my Mark IV Combo to a Head (just got my new headshell from Mesa today) but I can't seem to get the chassis out. I've removed the 4 screws on the top, the fan, the reverb tank and removed all the power tubes. I've turned the amp upside down but the chassis doesn't want to wiggle...
by SonVolt
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Foot Pedals & Misc Mesa Stuff
Topic: Flux five for good Mark IV tones?
Replies: 4
Views: 1641

Re: Flux five for good Mark IV tones?

Hmmm maybe I’m wrong. I thought it was just a glorified TS9.
by SonVolt
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Foot Pedals & Misc Mesa Stuff
Topic: Flux five for good Mark IV tones?
Replies: 4
Views: 1641

Re: Flux five for good Mark IV tones?

The Flux Five is an OD pedal, meaning it's meant to push a tube amp into overdrive, or tighten up an already distorted amp. It's not an "amp in the box" style distortion pedal so that would explain why it pails in comparison to your Mark V. What you're looking for a "distortion" pedals, not "overdri...
by SonVolt
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: New signature Hetfield Mesa Mark amp ?
Replies: 39
Views: 19939

Re: New signature Hetfield Mesa Mark amp ?

A Recto and IV preamp in the same head with a blend knob... there's your black album tones.
by SonVolt
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark IV is amazing!
Replies: 6
Views: 1730

Re: Mark IV is amazing!

el34sg wrote: Maybe I'll try a Mark V in 20 years!

Just stop while you're ahead. :lol:
by SonVolt
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Slave Power Amp - Triple Rec vs Mark V?
Replies: 0
Views: 915

Slave Power Amp - Triple Rec vs Mark V?

As the title states, which amp would make a better power amp if you were going to use it as a slave? I'd be using it in a stereo setup with either a Mark IV or JCM 800 driving it. Not sure if there would be any difference but thought I'd ask.
by SonVolt
Sat May 20, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Boogie Mark V brown sound
Replies: 35
Views: 16322

Re: Boogie Mark V brown sound

Well... I've always hated channel 2 until now. Sounds much more Marshally now with these settings. I've always thought both Crunch and Edge were thin and wimpy sounding. Who know zeroing out the bass would have done the trick, lol. However, I'm getting more hot-rodded AC/DC than Van Halen with the s...