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by jediguitarist
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: New Quad Owner *with vid*
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Re: New Quad Owner *with vid*

Have Quad preamp and 295 poweramp which is rare in Denmark. Export 220 volt version. Looking to get service and tubes in the near future. Tried the recording outputs on the Quad alone and it sounds pretty good. This couple may have been together before in the early 1990s when it was new by a guitar...
by jediguitarist
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Mesa Fillmore - Claims it lacks volume/headroom
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

Re: Mesa Fillmore - Claims it lacks volume/headroom

That's interesting about the Master. I would actually like it if all amps worked the same way. The Boogie stuff I have has that 5% to 95% volume jump from 2.5 to 3.0 :lol: Buddy of mine had the Marshall 4x10. He played an ampeg head through it and I thought it sounded sweet. I'd like to hear it with...
by jediguitarist
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Mesa Fillmore - Claims it lacks volume/headroom
Replies: 5
Views: 1109

Re: Mesa Fillmore - Claims it lacks volume/headroom

I really wish they would find another way to measure the perceived volume of a guitar amp. Perhaps list dB at certain distances. I gig a Mark IV 90% of the time. I also gig a 40W Traynor YCV40 similar to a Hot Rod Deluxe. I don't play crystal clean, and use pedals for the Traynor. Never had a volume...
by jediguitarist
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Mesa 395 Questions - Speaker load & fuse values
Replies: 2
Views: 868

Re: Mesa 395 Questions - Speaker load & fuse values

You can't turn on just one side?

I run a Simul 295 with one 8ohm cab, but I'll alternate each side every few gigs/sessions/practices.

The mains fuse holder should be labeled but it's a 6a SB fuse.
by jediguitarist
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Load box Mesa V - Silent recording ... using IRs
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: Load box Mesa V - Silent recording ... using IRs

No issues so far from my end. I don't have a Mark V, but I do silent recording with a Quad preamp, DC-5 and Mark IV. All with IRs The Recording out sounds as you would expect: Acceptable with some creative EQ but generally sub-par. At least the higher gain channels. With IRs, I'm very happy with the...
by jediguitarist
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: New quad - large volume drop after a few minutes
Replies: 5
Views: 1612

Re: New quad - large volume drop after a few minutes

Wow, I had the exact same issue about 5 years ago. Same thing. Brought it to an authorized repair shop. Explained the problem. The tech called me up the next day and said he cleaned it and couldn't recreate the volume drop after playing though it for over an hour. Haven't had the volume drop happen ...
by jediguitarist
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Bass Amps & Bass Cabs
Topic: Bass 400+ all tubes red plating
Replies: 1
Views: 3063

Re: Bass 400+ all tubes red plating

I know nothing about Boogie repair, but I watched this guys vids.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDoI8rgd3K8

He mentioned red plating on a Mesa Boogie DC3.
Maybe it can help you solve the issue with the 400+
by jediguitarist
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: The one guitar you regret most parting with?
Replies: 6
Views: 4997

Re: The one guitar you regret most parting with?

1984 Gibson Explorer Heritage Series. Busted my butt at my first job pushing carts as a kid for an entire summer.
Cost $525 brand new and the music shop ordered it once I paid $450. I visited that damn guitar for weeks just to look at it.

Had to sell it to get rent money in college.
by jediguitarist
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Volume pedal in the loop
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: Volume pedal in the loop

Not sure about the Mark V but on a Mark IV the MASTERS double as the fx send control, and the OUTPUT LEVEL also works as an fx return control. You could try keeping the master on 4-5 while keeping the output on 1-2. Check to see if you hear anything. OR The master on 1-2 and the output 4-5. And chec...
by jediguitarist
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: 2:90 12ax7's?
Replies: 5
Views: 2119

Re: 2:90 12ax7's?

Most likely, the 12ax7-a is V1 While the other two are for the PI V1 is located nearest the input jacks on left of the rear panel. V1a - (left tube) is the Input Stage for Channel A. V1b - (left tube) is the Input stage for Channel B. V2 - (center tube) is the Phase Inverter for Channel B. V3 - (rig...
by jediguitarist
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: 2:90 12ax7's?
Replies: 5
Views: 2119

Re: 2:90 12ax7's?

Not sure how similar the guts of a 2:90 are compared to a 295, but I've thrown in what ever 12ax7s I've had into it. I picked up a used 295 back in 01' or 02' which didn't have any 12ax7s in it. I had a pair of Mesa branded ones and pair of Groove Tubes and put them in. I didn't even bother to check...
by jediguitarist
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: MK IV Recording Out vs DI box
Replies: 1
Views: 636

Re: MK IV Recording Out vs DI box

I've done this at a few gigs where electronic drums were used, bass DI and vocals were the only thing you could really hear on stage. It sounds like you're doing the correct setup with the DI box. Had the channel volumes on the amp initially set off. I set the master to 2.5 - 3.5 depending on the wh...
by jediguitarist
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: DC-5 Head mounting screw location?
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: DC-5 Head mounting screw location?

Sounds like it would be a cool conversion project. I see the occasional empty Mark headshell every so often. Re-tolex and re-grille with wicker and you'd have a somewhat unique Dc head. Even so, converting the combo to a head would still be great idea. I'm sure a lot of us have extension speakers th...
by jediguitarist
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: DC-5 Head mounting screw location?
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: DC-5 Head mounting screw location?

9" on top - Measured from the top of the cab
10" to the bottom of the slant - Measured from the side of the cab
The length of the slant is 3 1/2"

Those measurements are as close as I could get subtracting the thickness of the tolex. With the tolex/glue it would be 9 1/16 plus/minus about 1/16".
by jediguitarist
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: DC-5 Head mounting screw location?
Replies: 5
Views: 861

Re: DC-5 Head mounting screw location?

I measured the distance on my DC-5 (a) combo. It was 2 3/8"

Maybe the (b) revision is different?