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by mazzith
Sat Dec 28, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Tone Request: Dream Theater's Dark Eternal Night
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Re: Tone Request: Dream Theater's Dark Eternal Night

A Maxon 808 is a great pedal. You can keep the overdrive off but max out the level to boost your signal on your guitar. It gives a subtle boost to the amp without coloring the tone at all.
by mazzith
Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Tone Request: Dream Theater's Dark Eternal Night
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Re: Tone Request: Dream Theater's Dark Eternal Night

I believe JP used a overdrive pedal in front of his Mark IV. That would be the only way to get that much distortion on that head. He also used two different Mark IVs. http://www.johnpetrucci.com/images/gear/TopMK4Settings.jpg http://www.johnpetrucci.com/images/gear/BottomMK4Settings.jpg I found it o...
by mazzith
Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IVa Tech Question. Amp loses all volume after 30min
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: Mark IVa Tech Question. Amp loses all volume after 30min

They said it was a transistor that had an incorrect voltage. A $3 dollar part and a $190 bill. They quoted my guitarist for $100 and $35 for rush service. Then they billed him $190 and tried to tell him a power tube was arcing and offered to replace all the tubes and bias it for him for $320 total. ...
by mazzith
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IVa Tech Question. Amp loses all volume after 30min
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: Mark IVa Tech Question. Amp loses all volume after 30min

Thanks for the input. We replaced all the the tubes we could. I have a Mark IVb so we were able to take all of my pre amp and power tubes, minus the v4 reverb 12at7 tube. It still had the same problem. I talked to a tech and they suggested we plug into another amp via the recording/line out when it ...
by mazzith
Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IVa Tech Question. Amp loses all volume after 30min
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Mark IVa Tech Question. Amp loses all volume after 30min

So a friend of mine recently picked up a Mark IV Rev A amp. It sounds great but after playing for around 30-40 minutes at low/medium volume his amp loses all volume. It is like someone just was turning the volume back as it is a gradual decline to zero. Tubes are still on and at lights are one. Afte...
by mazzith
Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:18 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: The Mark IV thread....!!
Replies: 729
Views: 285368

Re: The Mark IV thread....!!

Today my other guitarist found a Mark IV A compact head on craiglist (without pedal) for $800. I have the Mk IV B head and we played both heads through the same cabinet using the same guitar with exact same settings. The tone differences was very minimum. Later on we are going to do some side by sid...
by mazzith
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:44 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Making the Mark IV Brutal
Replies: 14
Views: 3301

Re: Making the Mark IV Brutal

I noticed that using a Mesa 212 Recto cab that it really lacked bottom end and was very bright due to v30s. I replaced those with WGS Vet30's and it fixed those problems. Now in the 412 cab with all v30s it sounds amazing though. You can try a Maxon OD808 in front of the amp and leave OD at 0 and cr...
by mazzith
Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:15 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IVb Combo, replacing C90 with Fane AXA S12L
Replies: 24
Views: 4534

Re: Mark IVb Combo, replacing C90 with Fane AXA S12L

Love the Sam I Am reference lol.
by mazzith
Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IVb Tube Question
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Re: Mark IVb Tube Question

Well the Mark IV post says FRT. So maybe he miss typed. i would be going in V1 and V3 a 1950's/1960's (rca mullard or FRT) these sound amazing! the bass is huge! and you can really push it on your amp but it NEVER sounds tubby at all.cheaper nice sounding tubes are JAN, TUNG Sol, JJ and EH. http://f...
by mazzith
Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IVb Tube Question
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Re: Mark IVb Tube Question

And the crickets start.
by mazzith
Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IVb Combo, replacing C90 with Fane AXA S12L
Replies: 24
Views: 4534

Re: Mark IVb Combo, replacing C90 with Fane AXA S12L

I am not sure what music style you're into but Warehouse Guitar Speakers are amazing and way cheaper than the competition. They did a update for the Vintage 30 and removed that huge mid spike in the V30. They called it the Veteran 30. A buddy of mine did a shoot out with them on Youtube. Fluff has s...
by mazzith
Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IVb Tube Question
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Mark IVb Tube Question

So I've heard NOS FRT or RCA Mullards are amazing in the V1 V3 spot.
What exactly is FRT short for? I searched on web and in forums and found nothing.

I am a metal guy, so would this be an improvement for my style?


Thanks
by mazzith
Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Can anyone help me identify which mark series Boogie I have?
Replies: 14
Views: 3840

Re: Can anyone help me identify which mark series Boogie I h

Transformer should be the big block unit. You should be able to see it without taking the chassis off I believe.
by mazzith
Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Can anyone help me identify which mark series Boogie I have?
Replies: 14
Views: 3840

Re: Can anyone help me identify which mark series Boogie I h

Have you considered emailing mesa about it? They can date it for sure and might be able to identify which version it is.
by mazzith
Sun Sep 29, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Can anyone help me identify which mark series Boogie I have?
Replies: 14
Views: 3840

Re: Can anyone help me identify which mark series Boogie I h

Glad to have helped. Now I am not that knowledgeable when it comes to earlier mark models. But the did a little researching for you and it seems there are a few different stripe models to indicate the revision. v1 Black Stripe or absence of a marking, black dot or black marker stripe about power cor...