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by slybird
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Internal tube change and cleaning. 2:50, 50/50, 2:90;
Replies: 3
Views: 2795

Internal tube change and cleaning. 2:50, 50/50, 2:90;

I own the 2:50. I listed the other amps assuming they are all somewhat similar on the inside. I am ordering new power tubes soon from Mesa. I have owned the amp since about 2003 or a bit longer. During my ownership I have never opened it up. It is probably due for a cleaning to get rid of the years ...
by slybird
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Quieting Mesa power amp fan noise?
Replies: 4
Views: 1959

Re: Quieting Mesa power amp fan noise?

I am just updating this old post for anyone looking up info. I contacted Mesa shortly after posting this. They said running the 2:50 without fan should be fine as long as it has room top and bottom for air circulation and I am not pushing it. What I did was install a mini toggle switch for turning f...
by slybird
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: 2:90 as stand alone amp and pedal platform?
Replies: 2
Views: 2011

2:90 as stand alone amp and pedal platform?

Mesa website says that the 2:90 can be used as a standalone amp. Has me thinking of getting a 2:90 for use as a really basic amp. With just a volume and presence knob and 180 total watts it seems like it would be a pretty pure pedal platform for stereo effects. How is it when used sans preamp? Just ...
by slybird
Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Quieting Mesa power amp fan noise?
Replies: 4
Views: 1959

Quieting Mesa power amp fan noise?

I recently purchased a Quilter 101. It is so easy to gig with that I probably will not go back to heavier gear for shows. I own a Triaxis and 2:50. I don't gig with them anymore, but I'm not letting them go. I like them too much. They sound great even at quiet city apartment levels. I want to start ...
by slybird
Thu May 07, 2015 4:25 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Triaxis noise floor issue solved. Time for New Tubes.
Replies: 0
Views: 1169

Triaxis noise floor issue solved. Time for New Tubes.

I was having a high noise floor on Rhythm Green Mode. Just as an experiment I switched V2 and V3 tube position. This solved my noise floor issue. The noise or hiss is drastically reduced, but not entirely eliminated. The bad sounds, though not in the clean channels, are now switched to the Lead Gree...
by slybird
Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Smallest, most shallow rack for the Triaxis?
Replies: 5
Views: 2389

Re: Smallest, most shallow rack for the Triaxis?

I use a Road Ready 6-unit 14" effects rack. I use angled George L plugs and found an angled midi cord. Back of Road Ready case fits on with a little room to spare. I don't have to unplug anything in the rack. Just connect the speaker cables, one power cord, and one midi cable and I'm set to gig.
by slybird
Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:59 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: New Mesa/Boogie Rack Product Ideas
Replies: 91
Views: 66151

Re: New Mesa/Boogie Rack Product Ideas

I would like them to bring back a stereo 20 watt with a switch to bring it down to a stereo 5 watts. The single unit size is great. I probably would not buy it in a larger form factor. Something loud enough for a club show, not too loud, and also quiet enough to record at home.
by slybird
Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: Rigs & Tones
Topic: Help me build my rig.....please
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Re: Help me build my rig.....please

Most modern rack effects will have a tuner built in. I would use a power strip attached to the drawer, the power conditioner will not be necessary. I've tried a wireless, but more trouble than a help. Start with a budget if you want realistic suggestions. Axe FX II runs $2,500. Eventide units can be...
by slybird
Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:47 am
Forum: Rigs & Tones
Topic: Mesa Boogie Mark Five:25 through 4 cabs
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

Re: Mesa Boogie Mark Five:25 through 4 cabs

Nice comparison.
by slybird
Fri Dec 19, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: Rigs & Tones
Topic: What cabs...
Replies: 8
Views: 1763

Re: What cabs...

All things equal when it comes to sealed cabinets a larger box volume will generally make the slope of low frequency roll off more gradual and change the F3 point. Larger volume will not change the high frequency response or help you cut into the mix, but may give you a bit more thump depending on s...
by slybird
Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Rigs & Tones
Topic: Speaker choice for vertical 2x12 build?
Replies: 2
Views: 1119

Re: Speaker choice for vertical 2x12 build?

No issues doing so using a 50/50 and mismatched speakers on my end. My current band set up is a Eminence Delta Pro 12a (ported) and a Celestion V30 (sealed) using a 50/50. The V30 and Delta Pro I am not a fan of by themselves, but they compliment each other wonderfully. You shouldn't have much issue...
by slybird
Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Frequency range of presence knobs on 2:90/2:Fifty?
Replies: 7
Views: 1278

Frequency range of presence knobs on 2:90/2:Fifty?

I have a 2:fifty, I am wondering what the presence knob does. Does it cut or boost, and what frequency range does it effect? Thanks.
by slybird
Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Recording
Topic: Two 1x12 cabs or one 2x12?
Replies: 2
Views: 1361

Two 1x12 cabs or one 2x12?

If it was a choice would you take two 1x12 cabs, or one 2x12 cabinet? Should it make a difference? Will it make a difference in recording? And what about if its for a stereo amp? Thanks.
by slybird
Thu Mar 21, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Triaxis vs Axe FX
Replies: 16
Views: 4824

Re: Triaxis vs Axe FX

Most of your audience does not care about your gear or if you use tubes. Just get the equipment that sounds good to you. The more you like hearing yourself the more you practice, and the better you get.
by slybird
Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: 1x12 Recto Cabinet Speakers.
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: 1x12 Recto Cabinet Speakers.

Thanks for the input, I've made up my mind. One EVM12L, I've always wanted to try one, check it out in open and closed back, see if I like it. The WDW rig is something I've never tried, was somewhere in the back of my mind. Sound like it would be a perfect use for the 2:Fifty, find a used amp to put...