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by mace
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: TC-50 Guidance
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: TC-50 Guidance

Not sure I'll be of any help as you have more experience with amps than I do. And, you obviously know what tone you are after. I love the TC-50 but keep coming back to the Mark V. The Mark seems to be my "home base" amp. I have the TC-50 combo and for me it is pretty easy to dial in and I do not get...
by mace
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: JP2C
Topic: Train of Thought settings
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Train of Thought settings

Yeah, that album has a pretty distinct Recto style sound. Gnarly, nasty, big and open. A bit of a challenge to get a Mark to duplicate it.
by mace
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: New 6l6 441 tubes
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Re: New 6l6 441 tubes

I''ll try to get some clips..... would not recommend holding breath.. They arrived earlier this week and I haven't put them in yet. I'm trying to really get my ears used to the current 440s so I play a while, with the intent of swapping them out. Then I get sidetracked learning some new songs or mes...
by mace
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: Speakers???
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Speakers???

You may want to search for posts from ‘bandit2013’. He had lots of reviews on a lot of different speakers with different amps. Different cabinets too. He doesn’t post much anymore but was a wealth of info.

I also got the vertical 2x12 and really like the stock V30s.
by mace
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: New 6l6 441 tubes
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Re: New 6l6 441 tubes

Well, I ordered 4 of the 441s as my current 440 6L6s were getting long in the tooth. I’m curious about them. I found it interesting that Mesa now ships Mark Vs standard with these 441s.
by mace
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: New 6l6 441 tubes
Replies: 13
Views: 636

Re: New 6l6 441 tubes

Interesting about that. I hadn't seen those before and didn't know they changed the stock tubes in the Mark V.

Does anyone know when they made that switch?
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: 1618

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: 3926

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: 425

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: 277

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: 897

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: 309

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: 412

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: 702

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: 702

Re: V1 tube ridicule

Amen! It is difficult to deal with on the head version. Especially getting that long aluminum protector back on there.