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by guijs
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Making life easier with stickers marking knob positions
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: Making life easier with stickers marking knob positions

You can still adjust with your ears, and when you reach the sweet spot you just open your eyes and write down the exactly knob position. This way is easier when I switch from a single coil strat to a ESP with 81/60 EMG's that use completely different settings.
by guijs
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Making life easier with stickers marking knob positions
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Making life easier with stickers marking knob positions

Hello, As any MKV owner knows, the amp is very sensitive to different guitars and pickups and it is hard to remember knob settings as they don't have reference markings under the knobs.... until know! :mrgreen: I took some measuring and made pre-cut stickers to place under the knobs and EQ sliders, ...
by guijs
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mesa MarkV / Saturation 'mod'
Replies: 845
Views: 141248

Re: Mesa MarkV / Saturation 'mod'

Thanks Mace! The AT7 is already in V4 and the results are excellent as expected!

As for speakers, are guys enjoying more the V30 or C90 with this mode?
by guijs
Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mesa MarkV / Saturation 'mod'
Replies: 845
Views: 141248

Re: Mesa MarkV / Saturation 'mod'

Hello, I have read the first 6 pages of this thread and just ordered a GE 12AT7 (could not find a Jan Philips in my country) to try in V4. I currently use a V30 speaker but i'll also try the C90 that came stock with the MKV combo (I converted to head). Does this mod is equally audible in all 10-45-9...
by guijs
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Best way to set the Mark V for single coil/strats?
Replies: 18
Views: 7766

Re: Best way to set the Mark V for single coil/strats?

Two things that I've learned when tweaking my Mark V for my strat: 1- Crank the volume up. Much harder to achieve great tones at low volumes (that applies for every guitar). 2- For my Fender 57 Reissue Strat, on Ch3 I turn off the EQ. It is easier to work only with the knobs if you are not looking f...
by guijs
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Weak sound, bad tubes?
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

Re: Weak sound, bad tubes?

I'll bring to a tech. Thanks!
by guijs
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Weak sound, bad tubes?
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

Weak sound, bad tubes?

Hello,

My Mark V head started to sound very weak on overdrive ch2 and ch3 and failing on ch1. Maybe I have bad tube(s)? My amp was bought in 2014 and I only play at home a couple of hours per week. Do you guys think it could be time to replace all tubes? ($$$ :oops: $$$)

Thanks!
by guijs
Sat Dec 09, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Foot switch ch3 intermittent not toggling
Replies: 2
Views: 1045

Re: Foot switch ch3 intermittent not toggling

Problem solved! It was a bad switch. I Had to remove it from the footswitch board and completely disassemble the ch3 switch to check inside it. To anyone which is either a guitar player AND a engineer ( :mrgreen: ): very simple mechanism with a metal plate hold by springs on each site. When you pres...
by guijs
Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Foot switch ch3 intermittent not toggling
Replies: 2
Views: 1045

Foot switch ch3 intermittent not toggling

Hello,

The ch3 switch on my mark v head footswitch started to fail. I have to press it a few times in order to toggle ch3. I tried to swap the cable ends but no luck. Could it be a switch malfunction? How can I test it? This is my home amp with very little use.
by guijs
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Reverb failing intermittently
Replies: 1
Views: 818

Reverb failing intermittently

Hello,

My Mark V reverb started to fail intermittently. This happens in all channels. When I turn on the amp the reverb works for a few minutes then the effect goes away. After playing for a while it comes back again.

Any clues what might be happening?

Thanks
by guijs
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Headphone Suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 1784

Re: Headphone Suggestions?

Thanks!
by guijs
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Headphone Suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 1784

Re: Headphone Suggestions?

How can I connect a headphone into the Mark V head?
by guijs
Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Does anyone use Extreme?
Replies: 22
Views: 2365

Re: Does anyone use Extreme?

I never cared too much for Extreme mode, but I'll spend more time on it. The Mark V have so many settings that I am always learning something new. But about channel 2, regardless of mode Edge, Crunch or MKI, I have learned that this channel only starts to really give its potential if you play it LOU...
by guijs
Mon Sep 07, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Combo to head conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: Combo to head conversion

THANKS!!!
by guijs
Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Combo to head conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 1012

Re: Combo to head conversion

Hello, I also recently converted my combo to a head, but the shell builder cut the reverb tank hole too close to the transformer and with the connectors facing forward instead of the back, causing a hum in ch1. He will rebuild the shell bottom side. Could someone that have a original MKV head please...