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by mace
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: I "Downgraded" from Mark V to Mark 1
Replies: 5
Views: 1469

Re: I "Downgraded" from Mark V to Mark 1

I've never played a Mark I personally. But, the Mark 1 MODE on the V has a pretty dark sounding tone, quite dark and rounded off. I do use that MODE once in a while for a nice thick crunch. How "true" is the Mark 1 MODE compared to an actual Mark I amp? Are their personalities in the ball-park to ea...
by mace
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: James hetfield with Mark V
Replies: 12
Views: 3618

Re: James hetfield with Mark V

Thanks much. Not the settings I use, no wonder I don't sound like Hetfield! Wonder what era he had that long hair in the last photo?... :mrgreen:
by mace
Fri May 31, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: TC-50 clip
Replies: 2
Views: 313

Re: TC-50 clip

Dangz. I didn't see those TC-50 videos before (probably because they're in French!). But, I watched all 3, all the way through...I could understand about every third word. :) Thanks much and I really liked your songwriting and playing. The TC series is really special. I hope they come out with a toa...
by mace
Mon May 27, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: Running two 8 ohms cabs on my Tc-50
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: Running two 8 ohms cabs on my Tc-50

Two cabs, each 8 ohms, and each plugged into the back of the amp requires that you set the switch to 4 ohms. That is correct. In fact, if you do not run with the switch at 4 ohms with two 8 ohm cabs hooked directly into the amp you could damage the amp. Not sure why you have a volume drop with that?...
by mace
Sat May 18, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V distasteful overdriven buzz
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: Mark V distasteful overdriven buzz

I think I can hear that buzz the OP is talking about. But, it seems more pronounced with the mills V30 setup. If it can't be dialed out with presence or treble then I dunno. It doesn't sound normal per se, but not sure what settings the OP had for sure. I would agree if "trusting your ears" is the m...
by mace
Mon May 06, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Cab clone strangeness - low freq. pulsating feedback
Replies: 0
Views: 222

Cab clone strangeness - low freq. pulsating feedback

Hi, Last gig was at a club and a strange thing happened for a second time. I was using the cab clone on the Mark V for the drummer's monitor only (small place). On about the 2nd or 3rd song there was this feedback sound coming out of the PA. It seemed to be happening when I played (mics were muted) ...
by mace
Fri May 03, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: reverb changes tone !!!! HELP!!!1
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: reverb changes tone !!!! HELP!!!1

There was a previous thread about a similar topic here, where folks were commenting on the difference between reverb on and off. I think in that case they preferred the sound with reverb off. I will have to play around with mine, I generally have reverb on clean, a hint of reverb on Ch2 and no rever...
by mace
Thu May 02, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: V1 tube ridicule
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: V1 tube ridicule

I actually have replaced the V1 tube a few times over the years. I only remove the rightmost power tubes and put all channels in 10W mode and then all AX7s are accessible. Being in 10W mode allows for switching STANDBY on and off to troubleshoot tube issues. My hands are normal sized (size 10-11 glo...
by mace
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: V1 tube ridicule
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: V1 tube ridicule

Amen! It is difficult to deal with on the head version. Especially getting that long aluminum protector back on there.
by mace
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: James hetfield with Mark V
Replies: 12
Views: 3618

Re: James hetfield with Mark V

Thanks, man
by mace
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: James hetfield with Mark V
Replies: 12
Views: 3618

Re: James hetfield with Mark V

I can't get that photo link to work. Could you please repost or type out the settings? Thanks
by mace
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V EQ Engage
Replies: 5
Views: 542

Re: Mark V EQ Engage

That is strange. The EQ light goes on when you engage it. Not sure what is going on there. Maybe email Mesa?
by mace
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: Tight or Normal, Rhythm or Lead
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Tight or Normal, Rhythm or Lead

I voted tight for both, but that was specific for the "modern heavy" stuff. I mostly use channel 2 in normal mode, and channel 3 I alternate, but tight mostly.
by mace
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: New vid: Mark V / JP2c / c+
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: New vid: Mark V / JP2c / c+

Thanks!
by mace
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: OFFICIAL MARK V TONE SETTINGS THREAD
Replies: 278
Views: 233402

Re: OFFICIAL MARK V TONE SETTINGS THREAD

Hi there, You are spot on about the Output volume or master volume and gain. That has by my experience as well. I found that at home, at low volumes, channel 2 "CRUNCH" with gain at noon was just too weak, no sustain, no ooomph. But, when I'd gig, the amp just opens up and gives that narly classic r...