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by KiwiJoe
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: A Mark I with 7 Knobs On The Front Panel?
Replies: 1
Views: 1060

A Mark I with 7 Knobs On The Front Panel?

I was under the impression that the original Boogie Super/Mark I had 6 knobs on the front panel - Vol 1, Vol 2, Treb, Mid, Bass, Master, presence and reverb (if it had it) were on the rear panel. I used to gig with a friend's '77 Mark I with reverb which only had those 6 up front, but in this video ...
by KiwiJoe
Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: Rigs & Tones
Topic: A Short Jazzy-Blues Solo With a Mini Rec
Replies: 0
Views: 1085

A Short Jazzy-Blues Solo With a Mini Rec

From a cover I'm doing of Donald Fagen's arrangement of "Ruby Baby" from his Nightfly album. I'm using and Epi Dot with DiMarzio 36ths straight into my Mini Rec with the matching V30 mini cab, no pedals. Amp is on "modern" with a moderate amount of gain (I think gain was around 9 o'clock, master @ 1...
by KiwiJoe
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:24 am
Forum: Foot Pedals & Misc Mesa Stuff
Topic: I have the Flux Drive, how different is the Grid Slammer?
Replies: 2
Views: 2941

Re: I have the Flux Drive, how different is the Grid Slammer

What ^^he^^ said. I've got a Gridslammer, great TS-type pedal. If you've got a Fluxdrive/Fluxfive I wouldn't get rid of it, though, in favor of a GS. Like you said, just turn the gain down a bit, and it will pretty much do the same thing. Basically, the GS is a TS-type pedal, great as a boost or sta...
by KiwiJoe
Fri Nov 11, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Show us your custom finish Recs.
Replies: 4
Views: 2684

Re: Show us your custom finish Recs.

^^^I like the powder coat, color and finish.^^^ I was never fond of the shiny industrial metallic look, so I scuffed the fascia and hit it with a few coats of semi-flat black. I'd like to get rid of it altogether and go for a new face and shell similar to the ROV25, but it's not high on my to-do lis...
by KiwiJoe
Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Rigs & Tones
Topic: "The Payment (the werewolf song)" (VIDEO) (MKIIb)
Replies: 1
Views: 1254

Re: "The Payment (the werewolf song)" (VIDEO) (MKIIb)

Cool tune and video. Your playing, tone, and production are always top shelf.
by KiwiJoe
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Rigs & Tones
Topic: Larry Carlton's "Last Nite" Cover with a Mini Rec
Replies: 2
Views: 1409

Re: Larry Carlton's "Last Nite" Cover with a Mini Rec

really nice i really dig the feedback tones in the middle, just enough gain, the mini rec can obviously get very close to early mark or even dumblesque tones with the right settings Thanks, mate. I think the MR does do a pretty good job of getting early Mark (like Mark I) type tones, too. I've had ...
by KiwiJoe
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Rigs & Tones
Topic: Larry Carlton's "Last Nite" Cover with a Mini Rec
Replies: 2
Views: 1409

Larry Carlton's "Last Nite" Cover with a Mini Rec

From my home studio, a tribute to Mr. 335 using my Epi Dot fitted with DiMarzio 36ths and my Mini Rec. My own arrangement and backing track.

https://soundcloud.com/kiwijoe-1/last-nite
by KiwiJoe
Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Mini recto tones using maple fingerboards
Replies: 30
Views: 11492

Re: Mini recto tones using maple fingerboards

I've already done that test. I've run a slew of guitars with the same scale and pickups. I can easily tell what the neck and body of a guitar are made of. If nobody could tell, they wouldn't be so particular about them. If you ran the test by yourself where you knew beforehand which necks you were ...
by KiwiJoe
Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: wireless effect on tone
Replies: 6
Views: 1631

Re: wireless effect on tone

Well, it's the obvious answer to all those arguments about "tone suck" issues surrounding cable length and capacitance. :lol:
by KiwiJoe
Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Which Boogie do I need?
Replies: 11
Views: 2419

Re: Which Boogie do I need?

^^^THIS^^^ Mesa OD is a big factor with their amps. While most all Mesa amps have gorgeous cleans and will work very well as pedal platforms, it's kind of a waste to get a Mesa and not take advantage of its OD. You may find that you can ditch a lot of your OD pedals if you get a Mesa, but if you're ...
by KiwiJoe
Wed Nov 04, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Rectoverb 25, Mini Rec, Mark V:25.....Mercury OT?
Replies: 4
Views: 1804

Re: Rectoverb 25, Mini Rec, Mark V:25.....Mercury OT?

Mini Rec owner of over 3 years here. I know MM transformers are among the best out there, but I haven't felt the need to experiment with one since I'm really happy with my amp as it is; I play it loud (like channel masters at noon-3 o'clock) and have no complaints or problems. Also, I have total con...
by KiwiJoe
Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: So what exactly is a "pro-quality" effects loop effect?
Replies: 7
Views: 993

Re: So what exactly is a "pro-quality" effects loop effect?

I run a Boss DD-7 in the (series) loop of my Mini Rec. Works great, no noise, no worries. If the device has an output level control that helps. As for reverb, I don't know. I've heard that the TC Electronics Hall of Fame is quite good.
by KiwiJoe
Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Different Pre-amp Tube Options For Mini Rec
Replies: 0
Views: 761

Different Pre-amp Tube Options For Mini Rec

A while back I posted about my successful use of a 12ay7 in V2 which tamed (took some edge off) the gain on the OD channel with little or no effect on the green/clean channel. The low gain/high volume configuration works really well for me and the style of music that I play in our trio - I run low g...
by KiwiJoe
Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Best boost pedal for single rec?
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Re: Best boost pedal for single rec?

Any TS-style pedal. Try the Mesa Grid Slammer. With the level maxed and the gain down, it should kick your modern mode in the nuts nicely.
by KiwiJoe
Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Mesa Rectifier Boost / Overdrive
Replies: 9
Views: 2132

Re: Mesa Rectifier Boost / Overdrive

I'm curious about the Grid Slammer. From what I've been able to find its similar to a Tubescreamer, but has the mids slid up so its more of an upper mid push. It's also said to have less low end cut and more dB of boost on tap so you can push the amp just a bit harder. My personal theory is that th...