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by bandit2013
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: TC-50 Guidance
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: TC-50 Guidance

Yes it gets close but.... that recording is definitely processed as that is not a single track recording as it does sound like there is track doubling or some sort of stereo effect which will change how things sound especially with other instruments in the mix. I did not see any mention how it was r...
by bandit2013
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Roadster power tube options
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Roadster power tube options

I have only seen them on the website. I do not have any JJ power tubes to look at. Besides that, when I was in California at the Hollywood store I had asked the product specialist what would be coming from Mesa that is new or in the works that he would be permitted to disclose. I was told that Mesa ...
by bandit2013
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: TC-50 Guidance
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: TC-50 Guidance

To some the TC series may be their dream, to others it may be something a bit too different and what to expect or how to set the controls to get the sound you need. I had my first hand experience with the Royal Atlantic so the TC series was not too far off from that in terms of how to dial in the se...
by bandit2013
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: Tung Sol 6V6 for TC50
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: Tung Sol 6V6 for TC50

Mesa offers the JJ version of 6V6s which can handle the 420V plate voltage (based on what others have measured the plate voltage to be for an EL34 tube in the circuit and since it is the same bias setting, I would assume the plate voltage to be about the same but could be different with the 6V6 tube...
by bandit2013
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mesa MarkV / Saturation 'mod'
Replies: 849
Views: 152662

Re: Mesa MarkV / Saturation 'mod'

Great to see this thread still catching people's eye. Just saw it referenced over on a different forum too. Helps to prove the AT7 works as described for sure! I have been sharing this thread with others in the Mesa boogie fan club on Facebook. It is good to see this thread is still growing and man...
by bandit2013
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: External compressor you use w/your Mark V
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: External compressor you use w/your Mark V

I use a Strymon OB.1 compressor. Keeps the tone uncolored and is not very noisy. Sustain is good too and it also has a clean boost. Works with bass too but got it mainly for use with a Stratocaster. Never really needed the compressor with the Mark V but once I tried it, hard to play without it.
by bandit2013
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Need help please: Mark V or Fillmore?
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Need help please: Mark V or Fillmore?

I probably would have chosen the Mark V:35 but the V:25 sounds good too. From what I have gathered by others, the EL84 based Mark amps have the tone similar to the real IIC+ amps from the 80's so that would be similar to the JP-2C as well. Hope your decision meets your expectations.
by bandit2013
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: Royal Atlantic Bliss
Replies: 0
Views: 548

Royal Atlantic Bliss

It has been a while since I fired up the RA100 combo. I have been running the half stack more so since getting a Multi-watt Dual Rectifier which prompted me to get another 412 cab to go with it. Before that I was using the 412 that I normally run with the RA100 head. My other 412 cab was rebuild wit...
by bandit2013
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Roadster power tube options
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Roadster power tube options

If you want something a bit different, you may want to try the Mesa STR445 which is the JJ6L6 tube. Mesa is now offering JJ and Tung Sol tubes in the power tube line up, all tested and certified by Mesa. Check out their online store on the Mesa website. I have not tried any of the new offerings or f...
by bandit2013
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: TC-50 Guidance
Replies: 8
Views: 604

Re: TC-50 Guidance

I too came from the Mark series starting from my first Mesa, a mark III combo blue stripe, then a Mark IVb widebody combo. I draw the line on the Mark V 90W, it is a good amp overall but a bit different than a traditional tone of a Mark. At least the JP-2C made up for it. As for the TC-50, that amp ...
by bandit2013
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: Running two 8 ohms cabs on my Tc-50
Replies: 3
Views: 532

Re: Running two 8 ohms cabs on my Tc-50

I had felt the TC-50 when pushing the 4 ohms seemed to tax the amp a bit too much. Since I also have the TC-100 I have done the same without that drop in volume. The TC-100 can handle the two 212 cabs without issue just as much as it can drive two 412. If you need that 412 sound, an 8 ohm 412 may be...
by bandit2013
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: Which tubes do you like?
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Which tubes do you like?

Now that Mesa has two other types of 6L6 tubes, STR441 which is a Tung Sol 6L6 tube and the STR445 which is the JJ 6L6 tube, Mesa's description of that one is like a 6CA7 characteristic and if that is anything like the JJ 6CA7 tube I may be interested in that. EHx 6CA7 is just a bit weird sounding. ...
by bandit2013
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: Which tubes do you like?
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Which tubes do you like?

I may have experimented with many tubes. I have settled on the stock Mesa STR447 EL34s for both TC-50 and TC-100. Although both types of 6V6 tubes work well with the TC-50 (yes, there are two versions. The first pair I got has 6V6-GTA printed on them as well as "matched to 417", those I believe are ...
by bandit2013
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: NOS 12AX7 tubes for Cathode follower ?
Replies: 10
Views: 945

Re: NOS 12AX7 tubes for Cathode follower ?

Still have the JAN/GE 12ax7 tubes in V3 and V5. Also have been running this amp more since the changes. JAN/GE 5751 in V1, Mullard reissue 12AX7 in V2 and phase inverter. Stock tube in V4 and stock power tubes. Roadster is un-modified. I could not be happier with the amp. I did try the RFT in V1 and...
by bandit2013
Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: NOS 12AX7 tubes for Cathode follower ?
Replies: 10
Views: 945

Re: NOS 12AX7 tubes for Cathode follower ?

follow up on the JAN/GE 12AX7WA preamp tubes I have installed in V3 and V5 of the Roadster. No issues yet. Amp never sounded better.