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by b00g13mk2B
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Getting a great overdrive sound with Express 5:25+ combo
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: Getting a great overdrive sound with Express 5:25+ combo

Burn channel on 9 is nice. There is so much gain that a lower setting still has plenty of dirt. I also find that turning down mid and bass can reduce thickness. Couple with Contour or GEC.
by b00g13mk2B
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Getting a great overdrive sound with Express 5:25+ combo
Replies: 11
Views: 220

Re: Getting a great overdrive sound with Express 5:25+ combo

Try a different speaker. A cab is the easiest way. The Blues channel has a wide range from clean to slightly clipped. Or a pedal - I am not so familiar with pedals.
by b00g13mk2B
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Switching from EL84 to 6L6?
Replies: 2
Views: 97

Re: Switching from EL84 to 6L6?

The sockets are different and bias would be different, for starters. A lot of modification. Try an Express 5:50
by b00g13mk2B
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Amp Recommendation: Fender Convert - Need help choosing a Mesa - 5:50 Express Plus, LSC, LSS, or something else? Help
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Amp Recommendation: Fender Convert - Need help choosing a Mesa - 5:50 Express Plus, LSC, LSS, or something else? Hel

Go try those amps. Sounds like you want at least 50 watts, is that for clean headroom or stage level?. The Lone Star is supposed to be a great clean amp, but so is the Express. If you can go less watts, the Mark V 25 combo was just announced. I play an Express 5:25 + and the clean channel is great. ...
by b00g13mk2B
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Who is gigging their Express 5:25+ ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2125

Re: Who is gigging their Express 5:25+ ?

Played this Saturday, very small room. The Tone Tubby Green is settling in nicely. The power of the 5:25+ is well matched to the speaker, but you still need to drive it a bit to make it sing. I have been using solo more and more to get the leads to pop.
by b00g13mk2B
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Quad lacks gain in L1 and L2
Replies: 6
Views: 656

Re: Quad lacks gain in L1 and L2

How old are the tubes?
by b00g13mk2B
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Need help IDing this amp.
Replies: 17
Views: 1330

Re: Need help IDing this amp.

Agree that sending it to MESA for refurb is a good idea. The plate resistors have been replaced, which may indicate past problem with shorted tubes or some of the mods. Not a big deal, that can happen. The added small PCBA could be something with the effects loop or channel switching? Solder joints ...
by b00g13mk2B
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Who is gigging their Express 5:25+ ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2125

Re: Who is gigging their Express 5:25+ ?

I don’t use pedals at all, mostly stay with Clean/Burn configuration. Occasionally use rack time effects. In a few situations I think the 25W/ EL84 confit reaches the limit, especially on Clean. Did not try a 50W Model but expect more clean headroom. I took the send into my MKIIA and the character o...
by b00g13mk2B
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Who is gigging their Express 5:25+ ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2125

Who is gigging their Express 5:25+ ?

Sad to see this forum so quiet. Who gigs with their 5:25+ ? I do often, for small clubs and inside venues. Setup is Clean and Burn, touch of reverb. EQ use depends on guitar and speaker. Currently has a Tone Tubby 40/40 speaker. Goes well with my Hamer Studio Custom, which is bright. The Clean chann...
by b00g13mk2B
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Did late Mark IIA ship with IIB manuals?
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: Did late Mark IIA ship with IIB manuals?

My MKIIA is 49xx and I got a MKIIA “manual”. Here is a link to a pdf copy of mine.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-_1sn ... p=drivesdk
by b00g13mk2B
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: 1-12 Extension Cab Speaker Recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 594

Re: 1-12 Extension Cab Speaker Recommendations

I recently put a Tone Tubby 40/40 in my 5:25+ and am enjoying it. Clear and warm. If you want brighter, the Winterland is good. Used that for a couple of years. Changed to the 40/40 as I started using a Hamer Studio Custom, it is brighter than my Les Paul.
by b00g13mk2B
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: The Mark IIA Shined Last Night
Replies: 30
Views: 9858

Re: The Mark IIA Shined Last Night

Love mine. Custom Black Limba cab and using a Tone Tubby Winterland.

https://imgur.com/gallery/O2QiT1t
by b00g13mk2B
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: The great return of the MKIIA :)
Replies: 4
Views: 1272

Re: The great return of the MKIIA :)

You have done a great job making the wonderful MKIIA even better. I played mine on Saturday. Great growl on lead, chime on clean. They should reissue one with your improvements and an effects loop.
by b00g13mk2B
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Who is Still Gigging Their Vintage Mark Series Amps?
Replies: 35
Views: 18128

Re: Who is Still Gigging Their Vintage Mark Series Amps?

Have an outdoor gig on Saturday, the MKIIA will get to breathe!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=16aAg6 ... Sf6r32GpRa
by b00g13mk2B
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Newbie here, just showing my Mesas.
Replies: 4
Views: 1753

Re: Newbie here, just showing my Mesas.

Still have my Mark IIA but not all your other goodies