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by thrasher10000
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark III blue stripe vs Mark IV??
Replies: 13
Views: 1203

Re: Mark III blue stripe vs Mark IV??

The III is more raw and open sounding, in the same way the c+ is. The IV is more refined and modern, has a more percussive chunk on the palm mutes which for me is the best of any of the Marks including the c+. IV is a lot darker especially the B version. It would be the darkest of all the Marks. Bot...
by thrasher10000
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IIC+ Dream Theater Tone
Replies: 0
Views: 679

Mark IIC+ Dream Theater Tone

Just did a wee test with my HRG, think I got sort of close...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdHgrNtNZSc
by thrasher10000
Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark IIc+ Leper Messiah
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Re: Mark IIc+ Leper Messiah

Elpelotero wrote:I thought it was fantastic! Love the Leper tone. Very thick and gruntlike
Thanks man, glad you liked it! You look like you have a bit of c+ experience, is there much difference between the different power transformers tone wise?
by thrasher10000
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark IIc+ Leper Messiah
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Mark IIc+ Leper Messiah

Just gave this song a go with the c+, not as scooped as the original because I don't have a Parametric EQ. Tone has a lot of bite to it, would probably sound great with bass but I left that out so you can hear the nuance of the guitar more. 6 tracks panned hard left and right. https://www.youtube.co...
by thrasher10000
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IIC+ recap - huge improvement
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

Re: Mark IIC+ recap - huge improvement

Sounded great!!!! Thanks! I just did a new one covering Leper Messiah, this time recorded properly instead of with a camera phone. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxWs-I8cge0 Honestly when I first got the c+ I was confused because I was expecting this super tight beast and it was actually the most ...
by thrasher10000
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IIC+ recap - huge improvement
Replies: 5
Views: 1276

Mark IIC+ recap - huge improvement

This is probably a well established topic but if anyone has a c+ that has not done a recap it's well worth doing. Before I had the caps replaced the low end was a bit loose on the c+ which was not what I was expecting. I managed to dial it out to tighten the amp up using some rather unorthodox setti...
by thrasher10000
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark IIC+ vs Mark V C+ Mode
Replies: 4
Views: 2799

Re: Mark IIC+ vs Mark V C+ Mode

Was it a 60W or a 60/100 set to 60W mode? Both of which are Pentode. If you like the "Pull Deep" use it on the C+. The only "triode" in the C+ is in the outer sockets of the Simulclass models, BTW. Oh wow that's really interesting, I didn't realise the non simulclass models were pentode. The C+ is ...
by thrasher10000
Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark IIC+ vs Mark V C+ Mode
Replies: 4
Views: 2799

Re: Mark IIC+ vs Mark V C+ Mode

Yeah that’s a good idea, I don’t think c+ mode is actually the ideal V tone so I should do another shootout with both amps on their optimal settings. For that vid pull deep was engaged on the c+ and the V was set to triode. Settings as per the photos if you can make them out.
by thrasher10000
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark IIC+ vs Mark V C+ Mode
Replies: 4
Views: 2799

Mark IIC+ vs Mark V C+ Mode

Did another shootout, thought the V did pretty well here, definitely a bit more focused sounding than the original like Mesa always like to highlight with their newer offerings. C+ sounds smoother but not as tight.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boQXl0w ... e=youtu.be
by thrasher10000
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: 60/100 query
Replies: 4
Views: 2366

Re: 60/100 query

Great, thanks all
by thrasher10000
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Enter Sandman - Guitar cover - Mark III black album tone
Replies: 7
Views: 3865

Re: Enter Sandman - Guitar cover - Mark III black album ton

Sounds great! Where did you get the Torpedo impulse from?
by thrasher10000
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: 60/100 query
Replies: 4
Views: 2366

60/100 query

Hi guys, just curious how this power section works? In 60w mode does it drop a couple of the tubes like simuclass? If so which ones are dropped / active? Cheers
by thrasher10000
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: MArk V 4x12 V30 recording mic placement
Replies: 3
Views: 1526

Re: MArk V 4x12 V30 recording mic placement

I did this shootout using the Mesa 4x14 Rec cab just as a reference for this discussion, single SM57: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQNZu68kJR0
by thrasher10000
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: MArk V 4x12 V30 recording mic placement
Replies: 3
Views: 1526

Re: MArk V 4x12 V30 recording mic placement

Honky and thin would suggest your placement is too central on the speaker. Try moving the mic out towards the edge of the speaker. Also when dialling in your settings you need to have your ear where the mic is, because the amp will sound totally different from above. Generally when I record I need t...
by thrasher10000
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: IIc+ style tone without the IIc+
Replies: 15
Views: 4908

Re: IIc+ style tone without the IIc+

All Marks are going to have the same "style" tone, this is just us being nitpicky over the minutiae. First world problems. :) IIC+ are for sale all the time on eBay / Reverb. Not super rare. Yet they still sell for a bunch of money. It's not that the components are special. It's that this amp hit a...