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by jnoel64
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: C6A7's in the Dyne
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: C6A7's in the Dyne

If you're currently running 6L6s, you should definitely hear a difference in the mids the most. Those tubes might tighten up the lower end a bit. I think I tried a set once, but still preferred the Tung Sol EL34Bs. I switch between 2 different 2x12's. One is the Mesa Vertical Recto cab with a V30 on...
by jnoel64
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: C6A7's in the Dyne
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: C6A7's in the Dyne

If you already have the tubes, there's no harm in trying. Also depends on what speakers you are pairing the Dyne with.
by jnoel64
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: C6A7's in the Dyne
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: C6A7's in the Dyne

I have used the EH version of those tubes for years and absolutely love them in particular amps. Yes, you can use them with the EL34 bias setting. To me, they are like EL34s on steroids - which is how Tube Depot describes them, too. They are kind of a cross between 6L6s and EL34s, but I never put th...
by jnoel64
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: New 6l6 441 tubes
Replies: 16
Views: 1028

Re: New 6l6 441 tubes

I cheated and ordered a set of Tung Sols. I played a gig shortly after installation and found the tone just sightly "softer" than with the original 440s. But, I played clean the entire gig, so I have no real reference for channels 2 and 3. I was on Tweed mode the entire night and was pleased by the ...
by jnoel64
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: Tung Sol 6V6 for TC50
Replies: 2
Views: 293

Re: Tung Sol 6V6 for TC50

I used Mesa's 6V6 tubes mainly because using another brand voids the 5 year warranty. Preamp tubes are a different story, but the power tubes have to be Mesa brand if you want to keep your warranty in tact.
by jnoel64
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: Speakers???
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Speakers???

In my vertical 2x12, I have a WGS Invader 50 on top and the standard Mesa V30 on the bottom. I love the tome from that cab!
by jnoel64
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: Tight or Normal, Rhythm or Lead
Replies: 5
Views: 968

Re: Tight or Normal, Rhythm or Lead

I still wish the tight mode switch could be controlled via midi. To be able to switch back and forth with a simple tap of the foot would be awesome.
by jnoel64
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Electra Dyne
Topic: Electra Dyne Volume Taper
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: Electra Dyne Volume Taper

I've used one of those volume boxes in the loop of another amp and it seemed to work ok. That was before I actually used the effects loop, lol! I suppose I could put one of those at the end of my effects chain right before the return. I'll have to try that.
by jnoel64
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Electra Dyne
Topic: Electra Dyne Volume Taper
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Electra Dyne Volume Taper

I read a little bit about the DC series having the same issue as the Electra Dyne: master volume goes from too quiet to too loud way too quickly. I read there is a resistor attached to the master output in that series that can be clipped and it supposedly smooths out the taper. I can't find a schema...
by jnoel64
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: Greenbacks?
Replies: 24
Views: 7032

Re: Greenbacks?

After trying my V with both Invaders in place, I think I am going back to the V30 and Invader combination. There was too much "wooliness" for that amp. Previously, when I had the Invader and V30 together, the TC50 sounded great, but I thought it might get better with 2 Invaders. Well, sorta yes and ...
by jnoel64
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: 6V6 tubes
Replies: 10
Views: 2107

Re: 6V6 tubes

I've chickened out trying the 6V6s, lol! The last thing I want to do is damage my V. But, I will try the amp with my recto vertical 2x12 loaded with WGS Invader 50s. What that did for my TC50 was amazing.
by jnoel64
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: Greenbacks?
Replies: 24
Views: 7032

Re: Greenbacks?

I went ahead and put the second WGS Invader 50 in my 2x12 vertical recto cab. Wow! More "wooliness" and lower mid growl on both gain channels. Clean channel still sounds just as sweet as it did before - more of a negligible change. I never thought I would want nor like this arrangement, but, so far,...
by jnoel64
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: Speaker Cab
Replies: 4
Views: 1103

Re: Speaker Cab

I have the Road King horizontal 2x12 and the Recto vertical 2x12. Even though they are not the same speakers in each cab, I much prefer the vertical Recto. I like having one speaker aimed closer to my head than my knees. I use this cab with both my TC50 and Mark V. Either will work well, no doubt. I...
by jnoel64
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mesa MarkV / Saturation 'mod'
Replies: 849
Views: 152822

Re: Mesa MarkV / Saturation 'mod'

FWIW, TubeDepot is offering the JAN Phillips 12AT7WTC for 9.95 each for a few days.
by jnoel64
Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: 6V6 tubes
Replies: 10
Views: 2107

Re: 6V6 tubes

I was on vacation for a little over a week, so I have yet to give the tubes a shot. Being a TC50 owner as well, my first guess would also have been to use the EL34 bias. The thread I dug up with a "master list" of power tubes you can use with the V is fairly old and said to use the 6L6 bias setting ...