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by guitarrhinoceros
Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: Just got Stiletto Ace head...tubes?
Replies: 14
Views: 4000

Re: Just got Stiletto Ace head...tubes?

6CA7 = EL-34. Also: SOUND “DROP-OUTS” / INTERMITTENT SIGNAL One Possible Cause Many (but not all) Mesa/Boogie amplifiers have one or two “cathode follower” tube stages in their preamps. Tube selection is CRITICAL in these stages. Specifically, in a 12AX7 tube used as a “cathode follower”, the volta...
by guitarrhinoceros
Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Mesa Potentially not selling through Guitar Center any more.
Replies: 43
Views: 9494

Re: Mesa Potentially not selling through Guitar Center any m

Seems a mistake, maybe. We don't know the facts. They lost a huge distribution channel. But boogie has not kept up with the times in new cheaper amps kids are playing. Guitar is less popular these days. Seems more kids play guitar bro than guitar. Time will tell. At 3 stores I visit, they all say M...
by guitarrhinoceros
Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: Royal Atlantic: use onboard reverb or external pedal?
Replies: 6
Views: 2468

Re: Royal Atlantic: use onboard reverb or external pedal?

If I were you, I'd save my money for something that I really need and pass on buying the Hall Of Fame. For starters, you only list using it for "room" reverb. If that's the case, I'd go with the onboard 'verb of the RA-100. I used to have the Royal and thought the reverb on it was very, very good. I...
by guitarrhinoceros
Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: Royal Atlantic RA 100 Head Power Soak
Replies: 13
Views: 4226

Re: Royal Atlantic RA 100 Head Power Soak

I find the power soak on this amp useless IMHO. But the master volume is good enough where I find the power soak was never necessary for this amp. Why? I thought the soak was a great feature on the RA that I owned. It added some nice low mids and low end to the sound, while giving things a more com...
by guitarrhinoceros
Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: my RA doesnt take pedals well
Replies: 9
Views: 2608

Re: my RA doesnt take pedals well

Yeah, I never found the RA to take pedals very well, especially towards the end of my tenure with the amp. At the beginning, I thought otherwise, but after some critical listening I quickly changed my mind. It doesn't take pedals horribly, but just not as well as say other Mesa amps do (Lonestar).
by guitarrhinoceros
Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:58 am
Forum: Electra Dyne
Topic: OH NO! The ED is discontinued. Bye-bye …
Replies: 39
Views: 19553

OH NO! The ED is discontinued. Bye-bye …

Just throwing this interesting tidbit I received from Mesa Hollywood -- stating that the ED is discontinued and that their EDs will all be on clearance. Are any on you surprised by this?
by guitarrhinoceros
Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Electra Dyne
Topic: Problems I see.....
Replies: 11
Views: 2708

Re: Problems I see.....

These are the problems I see hat keep me from making a jump on either the Electra Dyne or Royal Atlantic. Some key amp features I look for when considering an amp for gigging. 1) Solo boost. I prefer an amp to have a built in second master or solo boost. I find this sounds better than any other met...
by guitarrhinoceros
Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Electra Dyne
Topic: Electra Dyne vs Royal Atlantic
Replies: 53
Views: 11889

Re: Electra Dyne vs Royal Atlantic

Apples to Oranges. Electra Dyne is fatter, thicker and more organic. Yup. The ED is fatter and thicker on it's own, but in the mix will feel like it has too much low end on tap and may sound too flabby. That was my experience with the ED. YMMV. I thought the RA cut through the mix quite nicely and ...
by guitarrhinoceros
Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:12 am
Forum: Electra Dyne
Topic: Electra Dyne vs Royal Atlantic
Replies: 53
Views: 11889

Re: Electra Dyne vs Royal Atlantic

Apples to Oranges. Electra Dyne is fatter, thicker and more organic. Yup. The ED is fatter and thicker on it's own, but in the mix will feel like it has too much low end on tap and may sound too flabby. That was my experience with the ED. YMMV. I thought the RA cut through the mix quite nicely and ...
by guitarrhinoceros
Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: Did you sell your Royal Atlantic? Why?
Replies: 12
Views: 5992

Re: Did you sell your Royal Atlantic? Why?

If this was a true 3 channel amp instead of a 2 channel + boost amp, I would have kept it. I also wished that the footswitch let you select each channel independently. I would really love a separate eq section and gain control for channel 3 and a footswitch similar to a Bogner Ecstasy. I sold my Ro...
by guitarrhinoceros
Tue Dec 25, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: Wow, I'm really liking the RA and its playability. Try ...
Replies: 22
Views: 4863

Re: Wow, I'm really liking the RA and its playability. Try

They are fun amps and easy to play. I like forgiving amps. However, I find Mesa makes their amps too loud. My 20th Shiva has a fantastic master, as does my PWE, and much more usable for home and club gigs. Even my Dual Rectifier is better at reasonable volumes due to the BFG modifications I have ha...
by guitarrhinoceros
Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Can you get the Andy Timmons tone with an Dual Rectifier?
Replies: 27
Views: 1874

Re: Can you get the Andy Timmons tone with an Dual Rectifier

No way. Timmons only used Marshall's for Resolution. The Mesa's came about after the recording. On his latests release (The Beatles' cover album), the Stiletto's made the recording, but not the Lonestars.
by guitarrhinoceros
Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: Finally got to play a TA/RA series amp!
Replies: 8
Views: 2302

Re: Finally got to play a TA/RA series amp!

Congrats! Actually, the TA-30 also uses EL-84s....just more of them! The Top Boost circuit of Ch1 at 30W of the TA-30 with a single coil strat sounds fantastic!! And yes, it can get quite LOUD! :mrgreen: Do you own the TA30? If so, are the much discussed issues concerning noise in the f/x loop and ...
by guitarrhinoceros
Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: RA100 noisy reverb
Replies: 31
Views: 12545

Re: RA100 noisy reverb

I hope other RA users chime in here and back up what I'm saying about the cleans.

Sorry about your amp issues. Let us know what Mesa says when you call them. Having that type of hum is not normal.
by guitarrhinoceros
Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:01 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Considering Mark V - Is there an Eric Johnson in there?
Replies: 12
Views: 1688

Re: Considering Mark V - Is there an Eric Johnson in there?

I would think you could find more of an EJ sound in the RA-100, since the RA has a Fenderish clean channel, and a channel for vintage and modern Marshall-like tones (very British sounding).

YMMV.