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by bgh
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: TA30 - Transformer seems really hot after 30 minutes
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: TA30 - Transformer seems really hot after 30 minutes

It's hard to tell "how hot is how" in text. But, the transformer on my TA-30 does get quite warm by the time church is over. At that point, it's been on for probably 5 hours, with about 2 of those being on standby,
by bgh
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: TA-15 Loud POP When Powering Off
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

Re: TA-15 Loud POP When Powering Off

Does the wattage setting make a difference?

I have a TA-30 and have not run into this issue. Perhaps it is unique to the TA-15?

And, I know this sounds like a broken record, but call Mesa. They are excellent at giving tech support over the phone.
by bgh
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: TA30 112 LED problem
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: TA30 112 LED problem

Not to sound like a pat answer, but give Mesa a call. They are excellent with help for things like this.
by bgh
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Is anyone playing blues with a Mk IV?
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Re: Is anyone playing blues with a Mk IV?

May sound weird, but I get a decent blues tone when I max channel 1's gain, lower the bass and add a bit of mids. This is with a SG (for what it's worth).
by bgh
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: TA30 112 LED problem
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: TA30 112 LED problem

I have not had that issue with mine.

Does it exhibit the same behavior when you change wattage?
by bgh
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How old were you when you started playing guitar?
Replies: 26
Views: 9418

Re: How old were you when you started playing guitar?

I started playing in the late 60s. I was 14 or 15 at the time.
by bgh
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: Strange reverb issue with TA30 1x12 combo
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Strange reverb issue with TA30 1x12 combo

One thing you may want to try is running a patch cable for your effects loop. In the TA-30, the effects loop must be engaged in order to use the reverb. I wonder if the issue may be in that part of the amp.
by bgh
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: Strange reverb issue with TA30 1x12 combo
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: Strange reverb issue with TA30 1x12 combo

I tried the reverb on mine. On the red channel, no matter the mode or wattage on mine, I can crank the reverb ... and I get none of the feedback you describe. You might want to give Mesa a call and describe it to them. I have called them in the past and they have been extremely helpful in diagnosing...
by bgh
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: TA-30 Inevitable Problems?
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: TA-30 Inevitable Problems?

Mine is in the TA30-0028xx serial number series.

Again, sorry about the delay in getting back to you.
by bgh
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: TA-30 Inevitable Problems?
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: TA-30 Inevitable Problems?

We didn't have practice last night. I will have to get it for you on Sunday. Sorry.
by bgh
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: TA-30 Inevitable Problems?
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: TA-30 Inevitable Problems?

I think the problems were more associated with the earlier production models. I bought mine used and have had no issues with the loop. If you want, I can get the serial number range for mine. But, it will have to be after the weekend - mine is at church right now. The only "issue" I have had is some...
by bgh
Tue May 28, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: S.O.B. Limit control
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: S.O.B. Limit control

I bought an S.O.B. back when they first came out. So, my memory may not be all that well. The limit control was kind of weird. I left it on 0 most of the time. If I recall, it's purpose was to starve the PI (Phase-Inverter). At 0, it doesn't do anything. As you turn it up, it starves the PI more and...
by bgh
Thu May 02, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: The Mark IV thread....!!
Replies: 729
Views: 289403

Re: The Mark IV thread....!!

ShredPowLines wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:43 pm
Update:

I contacted Mesa directly and they said it’s be another few years before I should be worried about replacing caps. Said boogies from the 80’s are starting to come in for cap replacements but hey haven’t seen many of any mark iv’s sent in for cap replacements
Good to know. Thanks.
by bgh
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IV - Worth getting?
Replies: 15
Views: 2656

Re: Mark IV - Worth getting?

It really is a great amp. It definitely is. Once you understand the amp, you can get a whole host of sounds out of it. Lately I have been using my LP's bridge pickup into my Mark IV's channel 1, with the preamp gain maxed. Some very nice, chewy, mildly over-driven tones. Some very good bite to it. ...
by bgh
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: New screen format?
Replies: 9
Views: 1662

Re: New screen format?

Thanks!