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by frood
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: New Quad Owner *with vid*
Replies: 12
Views: 2944

Re: New Quad Owner *with vid*

I've been experimenting with my Quad today, trying to find a good recording setup. I had to downsize on some gear so I no longer have a cab or a power amp (used to have an orange 1x12 and a marshall 9005, which was a great combination but not great for a small flat), so it's all straight to my inter...
by frood
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: david gilmour
Replies: 20
Views: 6157

Re: david gilmour

Martin wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:44 pm
For what it's worth this is a clip of me using a MK3, it's not a fancy recording by any means I think it's from someone's cell but the audio's decent.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q03UHr6AFXo
wow, that was awesome. great playing!
by frood
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: UK Classified
Topic: FS - Mesa Boogie .50 Caliber+ plus combo
Replies: 1
Views: 3428

Re: FS - Mesa Boogie .50 Caliber+ plus combo

bump - it's on ebay now. no reserve so possibly going cheap. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mesa-Boogie-5 ... 2278815532
by frood
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: UK Classified
Topic: FS - Mesa Boogie .50 Caliber+ plus combo
Replies: 1
Views: 3428

FS - Mesa Boogie .50 Caliber+ plus combo

It's in good condition, but has the usual signs of age. I got it about 5 years ago and it was already modded. The amp is a 117v but it has a 240v transformer built in to it. On the back panel there is an extra control for switching between triode and pentode. There's also an extra gain control on th...
by frood
Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Is this true? Quad pre won't work without FU-2?
Replies: 10
Views: 4336

Re: Is this true? Quad pre won't work without FU-2?

mine was stuck on no channel at all until i figured i could short it (used one of those planet waves cables with a kill switch in it). i ended up building a footswitch, similar to the ones you can buy on ebay, but it wasn't ideal. now i have a midi switcher (nobels ms-8) which works perfectly.
by frood
Thu May 07, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: New owner of a Quad Preamp. Options for channel switching.
Replies: 2
Views: 1653

Re: New owner of a Quad Preamp. Options for channel switchin

I use a Nobels MS-8 switcher (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NOS-JSH-NOBEL-MS-8-Programmable-Midi-Switch-Controller-Designed-for-Fender-/141657135215?) with a Behringer FCB1010 foot controller, which also controls my rack FX. the Quad doesn't receive MIDI. the FU-2 (4-pin) or FU-2A (6-pin) are ridiculous...
by frood
Fri Feb 27, 2015 4:41 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: 50 caliber - DC3 - or ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2693

Re: 50 caliber - DC3 - or ?

as i understand it, the 50 caliber has EL84s while the 50 caliber+ (which i have) has 6L6s. the graphic eq may only be on the + but don't hold me to that. I've never tried an acoustic through it - I will do so tonight and let you know the results. the lead channel is very aggressive and for the tone...
by frood
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Studio Preamp, a real "Mark"?
Replies: 9
Views: 3517

Re: Studio Preamp, a real "Mark"?

it will be an only 1 channel choice as it's impossible to have a crystal clean and a high gain monster lead at the same time. It was comments like this one that led me to buy the Quad preamp instead of the Studio preamp. Now I wish I had just bought the studio preamp instead and here is why: First,...
by frood
Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:31 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Quad reverb and where it is in the chain
Replies: 5
Views: 2299

Re: Quad reverb and where it is in the chain

interesting. thanks for the replies. i do like the reverb but it did sound a bit funny before some modulating effects. not bad exactly, just a bit weird.
by frood
Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:50 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Quad reverb and where it is in the chain
Replies: 5
Views: 2299

Quad reverb and where it is in the chain

Can anyone tell me where the reverb sits in the signal chain? ie. is it before or after the FX loop? i assume it's after...
by frood
Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:41 am
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: 50CAL+ (MODDED) OR DC5?
Replies: 4
Views: 2203

Re: 50CAL+ (MODDED) OR DC5?

Pepper keenan used .50 caliber+ (unmodified) on all the COC records from Deliverance to In the arms of god. However, they are very much a two guitar band and Woody used Dual Recs on everything. pepper on NOLA is either through his .50cal or JCM800s (or a mix). later Down stuff is either plugins (all...
by frood
Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:49 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: advice on using the Quad in stereo
Replies: 6
Views: 2160

Re: advice on using the Quad in stereo

i think i've established that the Lexicon is just not suitable for what I'm trying to do. it starts clipping at very low output levels (from both the Quad outputs and the FX loop send) and even when it's in a happy place (level wise) the volume changes too much when you bypass it. the sounds of the ...
by frood
Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:38 am
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: NAD 50 Caliber + and Cab -w/pics!
Replies: 38
Views: 10654

Re: NAD 50 Caliber + and Cab -w/pics!

I always had a problem with this too because I could never get the amount of distortion that I wanted and still have a nice warm clean channel. Years later, it occurred to me (I'm slow like that sometimes) that I could simply switch in another volume pot when the lead channel was activated and reme...
by frood
Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: WTB Footswitch for Mesa Quad preamp (FU-2A or FU-3)
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: WTB Footswitch for Mesa Quad preamp (FU-2A or FU-3)

sorry to be that guy, but...bump
by frood
Mon Aug 04, 2014 4:07 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: advice on using the Quad in stereo
Replies: 6
Views: 2160

Re: advice on using the Quad in stereo

yeah, i think i will go soldered next time. oddly, seems to be an easier option.