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by Markedman
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Foot Pedals & Misc Mesa Stuff
Topic: Pedal for Mark v 25
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Re: Pedal for Mark v 25

Take this advice from a long time Mark user. A 10 band EQ in the loop will give you what you want. It may seem redundant because you have the 5 band built-in GEQ but once you see how you can shape the tone's overall character, you'll thank me. Using a boost up front has much less effect on the tone,...
by Markedman
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: IM A PICKUP NOOB HELP!
Replies: 8
Views: 4160

Re: IM A PICKUP NOOB HELP!

Great advice here with opposing opinions, now that's how it should be. Pick-ups are like tubes. Sometimes a pick-up will have more output/volume but less distortion ie; a SD '59, while the pick-up I like, the Tom Anderson H3+, has distortion but is low volume/output. I have this pick-up in my 3 worl...
by Markedman
Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark IV pop on shut down.
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Mark IV pop on shut down.

I'll subscribe to this thread, my Mark IV does the same thing. My JP2C makes a pop when I first chenge channels and then stops until the next time I use it.
by Markedman
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: MK2 Cascode
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: MK2 Cascode

Sometimes when something is "rare" it's because it sucked so bad that no one wanted another.
by Markedman
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Mesa Rectifier Badlander
Replies: 11
Views: 1355

Re: Mesa Rectifier Badlander

mace wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:00 pm
Is reverb not a recto ‘thing’? Surprised this amp doesn’t have.
Rectoverb & Tremoverb
by Markedman
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Power Amp for Studio Preamp
Replies: 8
Views: 146

Re: Power Amp for Studio Preamp

Just talked to Mike B. He says that the IIC+ and IIC are pretty different in circuitry, and when I asked him about modifying the Quad to be closer to IIC+ schematics, he told me that that Quad is basically a IIC+ and not much like a IIC circuit. I made sure I was understanding him right -- the Quad ...
by Markedman
Mon Nov 23, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Kirk Hammett lead tone from the Quad, has anyone got close?
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: Kirk Hammett lead tone from the Quad, has anyone got close?

"Can't for the life of me figure out how to get in the ballpark even with a parametric in the loop, its quite saturated, I know hes not using wah either." Simple answer, get a Quad pre and whatever power amp and effects he was using at the time along with the proper guitar and pick up, string guage ...
by Markedman
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Kirk Hammett lead tone from the Quad, has anyone got close?
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: Kirk Hammett lead tone from the Quad, has anyone got close?

You're right, you win. If you could just get Kirk to tell you his settings, you will sound just like Kirk. Rock on! 8)
by Markedman
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Kirk Hammett lead tone from the Quad, has anyone got close?
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: Kirk Hammett lead tone from the Quad, has anyone got close?

"Absolutely. Van Halen, it was their first tour; it was '78, '77-'78, it was the biggest tour on planet Earth. I was a bad motherfucker in 1978, and I heard all about this Eddie Van Halen guy.

"And they're out there doing a soundcheck - we want them to have a good checking of their sound, and I'm listening to the guys and, of course, they're just world-class musicians, Alex [Van Halen, drums] and Michael [Anthony, bass] and Eddie and David [Lee Roth, vocals], and they're out there with this brand new thing called Van Halen, and it was a monster.

"And I'm listening to this screamy high end - he [Eddie] had a little bit of phaser going on, he had some kind of electronic warfare going through his amplifier that he completely tore apart and rebuilt - he's just an electronic maniac.

"And I listen, and I'm going, 'God damn, what kind of an instrument and an amp does that son of a bitch use?!'

"I went out to watch those guys and they went to talk about the tour, the music, the inspirations, and the tone, and he goes, 'How did you get that Byrdland to sound like that?'

"And I saw my Byrdland right there, and I said, 'Well, here, plug this son of a bitch in, we'll keep it in my Fender amps.' And of course, my Byrdland feeds into that low volume, the Byrdland wants to eat your phase.

"So, Eddie's playing, but once he got out of the feedback - there's a feedback that will literally eat the notes you're trying to play. The feedback is so strong, you could go for a scale in the key of B, but the feedback is resonating in the key of D and there's not a damn thing you can do about it.

"So he repositioned himself, he started pulling these mystical licks, and it sounded just like him, but out of my rig.

"And I grabbed his Strat - his mutilated, bastardized Strat - and I started playing 'Dog Eat Dog' or 'Cat Scratch [Fever]' or something, and it sounded just like me.

"If music is anything, it's not only the universal language, not just the universal communication for people anywhere in the world at any time, but it's also a personal execution of the musician's sonic vision.

"And when you practice your balls off, when you dedicate yourself to be the very best you can be, which describes every musician that you and I love...

"It's you, not even the Fenders or the Gibsons. It's you coming through your musical vision and attack of the instrument. You could have an amp and a guitar, don't change any of the settings and put 10 of your favorite guitar players on that set and it will sound just like each individual.

"So it is a mystical Samurai adventure of self-expression, and going right back to my opening statement with you many years ago, 'We love the f%&# music.' If you love it with all your heart and soul, you're gonna put all your heart and soul into making your music, and that's why it's so contagious and universal."
by Markedman
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Kirk Hammett lead tone from the Quad, has anyone got close?
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: Kirk Hammett lead tone from the Quad, has anyone got close?

"Whats your point exactly?" Tone is in the fingers!

The Ted/Ed story is well documented. Type it into the web for yourself. Here - https://metalheadzone.com/ted-nugent-sh ... van-halen/
by Markedman
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Kirk Hammett lead tone from the Quad, has anyone got close?
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: Kirk Hammett lead tone from the Quad, has anyone got close?

Surely you jest. Kirk Hammett will sound like Kirk Hammett on any amp, you know that.

Ted Nugent, Eddie Van Halen. Ted thought Ed had a black box after he played Ed's rig so Ed went over to Ted's rig, turned a few knobs and blasted Ted. Ted tells the story better. Tone's in the man.
by Markedman
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Power Amp for Studio Preamp
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Power Amp for Studio Preamp

The Boogie 50/50 is what you want. It has a 15 watt setting and the combination will get you close to C+ tone according to Mike B. from Mesa. I agree.
by Markedman
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Kirk Hammett lead tone from the Quad, has anyone got close?
Replies: 12
Views: 281

Re: Kirk Hammett lead tone from the Quad, has anyone got close?

Did you look in your fingers? That's where Kirk gets his tone.
by Markedman
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: pedal board question
Replies: 3
Views: 4117

Re: pedal board question

I picked up a 4 channel 1/4" 20 foot cable for $30 shipped on eBay. I makes setting up a breeze. My board goes like this - CFH wah wah with the tuner coming off the 2nd output so it's not in line, after the wah the signal goes to the Vibe Unit, Chorus and then to the GEQ to the head. The loop has th...
by Markedman
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: So, what amps do you own?
Replies: 208
Views: 126132

Re: So, what amps do you own?

Right now I have four, all world-class IMO. Mezzabarba M-Zero Overdrive with EVM12L/Celestion G12M25 4X12 cab. The Mezzabarba is the new guy. It is something else. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50582164871_17089ea89f_z.jpg Rig by John Bazzano , on Flickr MESA/Boogie Rectifier Recording Preamp,...