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by MarkV
Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:31 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Static Sound on Every note
Replies: 30
Views: 2419

Re: Mark V Static Sound on Every note

Thanks everyone for your input. I now have case closed! I sent the amp in for warranty work to Mesa and they did an outstanding job. It turns out the static sound was caused by the footswitch cable going bad. As much as I hated to send my beloved amp in, I am glad I did. My amp sounds great again an...
by MarkV
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Combo conversion to Head + 2x12 Cab Questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: Mark V Combo conversion to Head + 2x12 Cab Questions.

The Mark V is fantastic with the V30. I bought a combo that had a V30 pre-installed and love it. A few weeks ago I saw the John Petrucci play through of the Mark 5:25 and he said he records with a single V30 for a more focused sound. I have read most reputable speakers can handle double the wattage ...
by MarkV
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Combo conversion to Head + 2x12 Cab Questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 897

Re: Mark V Combo conversion to Head + 2x12 Cab Questions.

The Mark V is fantastic with the V30. I bought a combo that had a V30 pre-installed and love it. A few weeks ago I saw the John Petrucci play through of the Mark 5:25 and he said he records with a single V30 for a more focused sound. I have read most reputable speakers can handle double the wattage ...
by MarkV
Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Static Sound on Every note
Replies: 30
Views: 2419

Re: Mark V Static Sound on Every note

2B- I have one thing that is loose, one of the power tube leads is broken off and I can't get it out. Maybe that is the culprit. Everything else, in my estimation, is secure.
by MarkV
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Static Sound on Every note
Replies: 30
Views: 2419

Re: Mark V Static Sound on Every note

I'll give it a try. Boss builds pedals like tanks and they are pretty reasonable used on Reverb and eBay.

I hope that will work because I am not playing through the effects loop at all today.
by MarkV
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Static Sound on Every note
Replies: 30
Views: 2419

Re: Mark V Static Sound on Every note

I'll give it a try. Boss builds pedals like tanks and they are pretty reasonable used on Reverb and eBay.

I hope that will work because I am not playing through the effects loop at all today.
by MarkV
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Static Sound on Every note
Replies: 30
Views: 2419

Re: Mark V Static Sound on Every note

Thanks for the tip, I will give it a try. Do you have a recommendation? (I stopped using pedals when I bought the MarkV)
by MarkV
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Static Sound on Every note
Replies: 30
Views: 2419

Re: Mark V Static Sound on Every note

2 Boogie,

I think you described the sound really well. The recording is actually clear and the notes coming out of the amp sound like there is some recording distortion.
by MarkV
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Static Sound on Every note
Replies: 30
Views: 2419

Re: Mark V Static Sound on Every note

Here is the link to the recording. It may help to use headphones. The unwanted distortion of the signal didn't jump out at me.

https://soundcloud.com/markv-8/markvscratchdistortion
by MarkV
Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Static Sound on Every note
Replies: 30
Views: 2419

Re: Mark V Static Sound on Every note

2 Boogie,

Thanks for the thought. This is definitely not a 60 cycle hum issue as the distortion/scratch sounds occur at the loudest part of the note and a little bit after. The sound is not continuous like I have experienced with hum in the past. I am baffled.
by MarkV
Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Static Sound on Every note
Replies: 30
Views: 2419

Re: Mark V Static Sound on Every note

Thanks! I keep the action low and get a little rattle but this is different. I might just have to send my amp in (I hate parting with it).
by MarkV
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Static Sound on Every note
Replies: 30
Views: 2419

Re: Mark V Static Sound on Every note

Thanks all. I borrowed my neighbor's old Peavey Backstage 50 and played it through my speaker. No issues with the speaker, the notes rang clear. This and the other Mark V's I have played through confirm it is not fret buzz eithrr. The noise is not like the video Dr. B posted as the amp overall is ve...
by MarkV
Mon Jan 19, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Static Sound on Every note
Replies: 30
Views: 2419

Re: Mark V Static Sound on Every note

Dr. B,

I have not tried connecting an external speaker cab. I will borrow one and post the results.

Thanks for the suggestion!
by MarkV
Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Static Sound on Every note
Replies: 30
Views: 2419

Re: Mark V Static Sound on Every note

Dr. B, Thanks for the reply! This happens on every setting, with every cable and every guitar. That's why I swapped out all of the preamp and powertubes and am having the same issue. I played through my buddy's Mark V and another at the guitar store and those did not have any of the scratching sound...
by MarkV
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Static Sound on Every note
Replies: 30
Views: 2419

Mark V Static Sound on Every note

On my Mark V Combo I get a faint (albiet noticeable) static/scratch sound with every note I play. I just retubed (with the exception of the rectifier tube) and there is no difference.

Why could this be happening?