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by enigma
Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:46 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V 25w Mini Head
Replies: 186
Views: 25776

Re: Mark V 25w Mini Head

I'd love to see a comparison test between the Mark V 25 and Engl Ironball 20 (20/5/1 watt) head in the near future. I was about to buy an Engl Ironball 20 ($1,199) until this came out. In the past, I've owned more Mesa Boogie amps than any other brands. However, my current Engl Sovereign Vintage 100...
by enigma
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V 25w Mini Head
Replies: 186
Views: 25776

Re: Mark V 25w Mini Head

I have a Lone Star 1x12 open back cab by its lonesome. I wonder how the Black Shadow speaker would sound with a Mark V 25 head. Either way, I'm going to find out! :D A C-90 should sound fine with the V25, and IIRC, Lonestar cabs are a little bigger than the standard 1x12. I'll bet that cab will sou...
by enigma
Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V 25w Mini Head
Replies: 186
Views: 25776

Re: Mark V 25w Mini Head

I have a Lone Star 1x12 open back cab by its lonesome. I wonder how the Black Shadow speaker would sound with a Mark V 25 head. Either way, I'm going to find out! :D
by enigma
Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:53 am
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: FS/FT: "SOLD" Mesa Celestion Black Shadow Speaker
Replies: 0
Views: 438

FS/FT: "SOLD" Mesa Celestion Black Shadow Speaker

Mesa Black Shadow speaker by Celestion (8 Ohm) in excellent condition for sale or trade towards a Celestion V30 8ohm speaker. This is out of my Mesa Maverick 1x12. SOLD. Shipped/PP'd to 48 contiguous states. Email for quicker communication: IDGKIM@AOL.COM http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l199/merge...
by enigma
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:41 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Which speaker change for Maverick?
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Which speaker change for Maverick?

I have a 1x12 Maverick loaded with a Black Shadow speaker that just blows! When I play it through a 4x12 loaded with V30s, it just sounds great. The obvious answer seems to get a V30 for it. Any other speakers I should consider?
by enigma
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Which replacement speaker for Maverick?
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Which replacement speaker for Maverick?

I have a 1x12 Maverick loaded with a Black Shadow speaker that just blows! When I play it through a 4x12 loaded with V30s, it just sounds great. The obvious answer seems to get a V30 for it. Any other speakers I should consider?
by enigma
Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Doug's Tubes evaluation
Replies: 49
Views: 24643

Re: Doug's Tubes evaluation

I decided to basically use this amp as a ONE channel amp. For me, the blues/burn channel is downright unmusical in tone. I have a Turbo Rat pedal, and the 2nd channel sounds like a bad Rat tone. Otherwise, the whole package works for me. 50W for gigging, and 5w for practice at home as well as giggi...
by enigma
Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Doug's Tubes evaluation
Replies: 49
Views: 24643

Re: Doug's Tubes evaluation

I put a pair of new GT 6L6 GE tubes and the tone improved somewhat.
by enigma
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Doug's Tubes evaluation
Replies: 49
Views: 24643

Re: Doug's Tubes evaluation

I decided to basically use this amp as a ONE channel amp. For me, the blues/burn channel is downright unmusical in tone. I have a Turbo Rat pedal, and the 2nd channel sounds like a bad Rat tone. Otherwise, the whole package works for me. 50W for gigging, and 5w for practice at home as well as giggin...
by enigma
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Doug's Tubes evaluation
Replies: 49
Views: 24643

Re: Doug's Tubes evaluation

EtherealWidow wrote:Changing V2 will result in the biggest change in tone. And yeah, you might just not like the tone of the Express. :/
I was hoping even for a small change! :)
by enigma
Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: NAD: Mesa 5:50 2nd Channel Question
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Re: NAD: Mesa 5:50 2nd Channel Question

I put mine up for sale.

Edit: Clean/Crunch channel saves the day!
by enigma
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:56 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Doug's Tubes evaluation
Replies: 49
Views: 24643

Re: Doug's Tubes evaluation

This amp is different. V2 is the very first gain stages in both Expresses, then V1, then V3, then parallel into V4, then into V5, then power tubes. So, I should first replace the V2 tube, right? I just put Tung-Sol in the V1 and V2 position, but don't hear much improvement. I really think it's the ...
by enigma
Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Doug's Tubes evaluation
Replies: 49
Views: 24643

Re: Doug's Tubes evaluation

thunda1216 wrote:V1 will be closest to the input jack.
Thanks!
by enigma
Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Doug's Tubes evaluation
Replies: 49
Views: 24643

Re: Doug's Tubes evaluation

Looking from the back of the amp, does V1 start from the left or the right?
by enigma
Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: NAD: Mesa 5:50 2nd Channel Question
Replies: 5
Views: 966

Re: NAD: Mesa 5:50 2nd Channel Question

Mine isn't harsh in my opinion, but that could be my amp, my settings or just my taste! I use Blues mode with the mids turned a little higher and a little bit of contour- in that case I'm usually going for a mid '60s British blues sound- like a Les Paul into cranked Marshall. When I use the Burn mo...