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by bandit2013
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mesa MarkV / Saturation 'mod'
Replies: 832
Views: 128388

Re: Mesa MarkV / Saturation 'mod'

It has been a while since posting in this threat. Those that are joining in, keep it simple, no need to do any hard mods to the amp. 12AT7 in V4 is ideal. I will have to try one in V7. I think what happed before when I tried it was the tube I was using. I recently got a VT1000 tube tester and found ...
by bandit2013
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Roadster + 12AT7 in V6 = Awesome
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Roadster + 12AT7 in V6 = Awesome

Decided to tube roll the Roadster again. Ever since I got the MWDR I was egging to see if I can par up the Roadster with some preamp tubes. Though the 212 cabs, both sounded nearly identical but that changed with the 412 cabinets. MW remained tight but the Roadster slumped a bit. Did not sound bad b...
by bandit2013
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: NAD: Multi-Watt Dual Rectifier
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: NAD: Multi-Watt Dual Rectifier

I did manage to run the MWDR with the TC-100. Sweet. Not sure how I dialed it in but the vintage voice on CH3 running tube rectification and though the horizontal 212 cab, almost a clone of the TC-100 on CH3. I was and was not surprised how well the two amps ran in parallel with the switch track. No...
by bandit2013
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Multi-Watt speaker / ohms setup in 50w mode
Replies: 2
Views: 422

Re: Multi-Watt speaker / ohms setup in 50w mode

When you run at 50W, the only change is the drop of two tubes. Nothing else changes to keep the headroom consistent to the 100W power setting. Yes this will tend to saturate the two tubes more so than with 4 tubes. Change in speaker connection (8 ohms into the 4 ohm jack) will not improve the headro...
by bandit2013
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: NAD: Multi-Watt Dual Rectifier
Replies: 1
Views: 225

NAD: Multi-Watt Dual Rectifier

Ever since the release since 1991, for some reason I have not been much of a fan of the Rectifier series but that could be due to my familiarity of the Mark series dating back to 1989 Mark III blue stripe. Sure I have seen them when out getting more tubes during the band days. Mind you at that time ...
by bandit2013
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Mesa Fillmore - Claims it lacks volume/headroom
Replies: 5
Views: 1130

Re: Mesa Fillmore - Claims it lacks volume/headroom

Not sure how this relates.... is this claim on the combo or the head? Also since this is a different of different design, the question comes to mind about impedance matching. I do not have the Fillmore but I do have the Cali tweed combo. Running the 8 ohm load is ok with either the single speaker of...
by bandit2013
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: TC-50 Question? What did this amp replace if any?
Replies: 25
Views: 4777

Re: TC-50 Question? What did this amp replace if any?

Could have would have sold the Mark V but I found piece of mind with it after swapping a single tube in the CH gain circuit that overjoyed me to no end. Want to share that with us? I'm getting ready to buy some tubes for my Mark V http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=73352 Typo... CH was...
by bandit2013
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: The most British sounding of them all - Which Mesa?
Replies: 18
Views: 938

Re: The most British sounding of them all - Which Mesa?

You will not need pedals for OD or such to coax any of the amps in the list to perform the tasks. There is one I would suggest that works well with the TC-100, Mesa 5BGEQ used in the FX loop just for tone shaping. Note necessarily required but it will definitely help with fine tuning. Here is some m...
by bandit2013
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: Mesa TC-100 FX loop question
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: Mesa TC-100 FX loop question

Have you installed a dummy jack into the send? Also you need to turn on the FX loop relay using the switch on the back panel. Running direct though the Return, you would have to use the master volume control since the channel settings will have no effect on the output when they are bypassed. Not sur...
by bandit2013
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Triple crown 100 vs Roadster!?
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Re: Triple crown 100 vs Roadster!?

I have both. domct203 said it quite well. I would find it difficult to let go of my Roadster as that amp is a pure beast with change of preamp tube in V1. I like the tweed setting on the Roadster as well. That being said, the clean channel on the TC-100 is somewhat similar. Set to normal you can get...
by bandit2013
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: The most British sounding of them all - Which Mesa?
Replies: 18
Views: 938

Re: The most British sounding of them all - Which Mesa?

I would go after a silver jubilee 2555, simple as it is but always thought that one sounded great, also lacks that tacky gold color. I would buy one of those (I think).
by bandit2013
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: New Mesa amp "California Tweed (6V6 4:Forty)"
Replies: 15
Views: 1387

Re: New Mesa amp "California Tweed (6V6 4:Forty)"

How the CAT or CT sounds like relative to a Mark V clean channel? Quite different. MKV Clean and fat, still different. MKV Tweed voice not even close. Come to think of it, the Roadster also has a tweed voice. Nope, not the same thing. The trick to this amp is the speaker (in part). It has a nice spa...
by bandit2013
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: The most British sounding of them all - Which Mesa?
Replies: 18
Views: 938

Re: The most British sounding of them all - Which Mesa?

I am short on words these days..... :roll: I am not qualified to answer this one... :oops: This one is not focused, more random, sorry. That is a tough call to make... Right out of the box the TC-100 delivers. I think for the last tone you are looking for, Zakk Wylde… You may need a GEG in the loop ...
by bandit2013
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: New Mesa amp "California Tweed (6V6 4:Forty)"
Replies: 15
Views: 1387

Re: New Mesa amp "California Tweed (6V6 4:Forty)"

Well, I could not wait for the videos to pop up on the net. Sweet. It did sound a bit dark at first. Had too much bass dialed in but the speaker is the main contributor as it sounds green (new, needs to be broken in). Had the amp a little over a week now. Oh yeah the tone is really blossoming. Since...
by bandit2013
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: Mud in the red channel - stock tubes.
Replies: 8
Views: 1196

Re: Mud in the red channel - stock tubes.

Hmm. I have both the TC-50 and TC-100. Also I am using the Vertical 212 cab with each. I do have a OSRSF412 I could try out with either. The TC-100 definitely has more bottom end delivery where I find the TC-50 is not as abundant but yet similar only dry and tight. The vertical 212 cabs will differ ...