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by jazzphan89
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Santana tone with 525 exp+
Replies: 18
Views: 4264

Re: Santana tone with 525 exp+

Congrats! I'll check when I get home - I did "swap" settings, using the "Crunch" on the Green Channel for my OD, and the "Blues" set low for my cleans. It's possible to find that sound with the "Burn" as well.
by jazzphan89
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Santana tone with 525 exp+
Replies: 18
Views: 4264

Re: Santana tone with 525 exp+

It was, but barely. You can probably get a cheap 10ft speaker cable, and if you solder off the plug on one end and solder that to their respective terminals on your combo speaker you should be good to go, although I use one of those On-Stage stands for my amp, and the feet on the PS coupled with the...
by jazzphan89
Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Santana tone with 525 exp+
Replies: 18
Views: 4264

Re: Santana tone with 525 exp+

Hey there, I got an internal error when trying to reply, so here's what I wrote: You can just pick up a regular speaker cable, the longer the cable the heavier the gauge though to support the current going through it. Mesa speaker out > Speaker cable > PS Amp In (select correct ohm) > PS speaker out...
by jazzphan89
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Santana tone with 525 exp+
Replies: 18
Views: 4264

Re: Santana tone with 525 exp+

hey Jazzphan - i'm interested in the Fryette. Do you mind giving us your review in it, particularly its attenuation (I know it does several things) - Is it transparent in not changing base amp tone right thru its range? - Does the attenuation dial work smoothly or is it jumpy? - I see it has a loop...
by jazzphan89
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Santana tone with 525 exp+
Replies: 18
Views: 4264

Re: Santana tone with 525 exp+

thanks, I'll try that Try it but I'll be surprised if it gives you a near Santana tone. The 3 of you (Carlos, jazzphan and you) all have different amps. Early Carlos was Mark 1-4, jazzphan has 5:50 & you have 5:25. They all sound different and yours has el84 tubes. The other 2 have 6L6. Plus jazzph...
by jazzphan89
Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:43 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Express Series vs Maverick Series
Replies: 5
Views: 2156

Re: Express Series vs Maverick Series

I have a Maverick 2x12 and a 5:50 Express Plus 1x12. They are both great amps and each is pretty unique. The Express clean channel is a bit more of the "blackface" tone with mesa punch, where the Maverick has a fatter midrange with a bit of honk to it's clean channel (a bit more on the vox side of ...
by jazzphan89
Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Santana tone with 525 exp+
Replies: 18
Views: 4264

Re: Santana tone with 525 exp+

When I had mine (now use a 5:50+ combo and loving it) I would set the amp to the Burn mode (Clock face Settings) Gain - 9:00 (9:30 - 10) Treble - 12 Mid - 12 Bass - 10 Reverb - I turned it off but at 9 works when I had it one Master - 11 25W or 15W modes I used a Fryette Power Station to keep the ov...
by jazzphan89
Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: NAD: Express 5:50+ Combo!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1237

NAD: Express 5:50+ Combo!!

Hey everyone! I've been the proud owner of a 5:25+ for the past two years, however I recently decided to downsize (more mobile if I want to relocate, basically) so I decided to sell my tube amps and shop around for a solid, versatile amp that sounds killer both on stage and at home. I always knew I ...
by jazzphan89
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Express 5:25+ woes
Replies: 12
Views: 3181

Re: Express 5:25+ woes

Really great advice here - thank you to all who have contributed! I have a stand - one of those On-Stage jobbers that everyone has, but I heard the Standback stands are good too. Minutia I guess...

Len, i'll try the V setting as well!

Would that compromise the "more mids" advice though?
by jazzphan89
Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Express 5:25+ woes
Replies: 12
Views: 3181

Re: Express 5:25+ woes

Hi everyone, Thanks for the different suggestions. The issue is on both channels. I snapped a picture of my settings, however they may have been bumped a bit. I sort of see the error of my ways now, whereas I should dial in more treble on both channels. Also, the speaker was at my feet and because o...
by jazzphan89
Sat May 30, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Express 5:25+ woes
Replies: 12
Views: 3181

Express 5:25+ woes

Hey guys, so I'm really struggling with my Express 2:25+ with my Les Paul - sounds glorious at home but as soon as I take it out I get lost in the mix and turn up too loud so I have to change the behavior/EQ better I'd really appreciate any suggestions on how to cut better live/have more high end wi...
by jazzphan89
Tue May 19, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: FS/FT Express 5:25+ 1x12 Trade for Maverick 1x12 + cash
Replies: 0
Views: 733

FS/FT Express 5:25+ 1x12 Trade for Maverick 1x12 + cash

Hi all, Considering trading my Express 5:25+ 1x12 for a Maverick 1x12. Not gigged, original owner, all accessories included. Will include new EL84 tubes whenI send to you! Would trade for a Maverick + $ Otherwise, $1,000 shipped/PPed CONUS Will get pictures up this weekend. Local NH/MA deal preferre...
by jazzphan89
Tue May 19, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Express Series vs Maverick Series
Replies: 5
Views: 2156

Express Series vs Maverick Series

Hi all, Really been loving my Express 5:25+ for the past year, but ever so often I get Maverick gas. I can get a D-style tone from the Express @ 9:00 on the burn channel, but I never really turn the gain up on that channel much farther. Also, I never really had the chance to sit down with a Maverick...
by jazzphan89
Fri May 08, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Express 5:50+ ....nothing but issues
Replies: 5
Views: 2646

Re: Express 5:50+ ....nothing but issues

Sounds like you need to find a new repair shop, not a replacement amp! Kind of sounds like its actually a small problem, nothing major. I had a similar reverb failure with my 5:25+ head (not my current combo) and it was a few resistors that needed replacing.. it happens. I'm not sure about your EQ ...
by jazzphan89
Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Dumble/Robben Ford Tones
Replies: 15
Views: 6628

Re: Dumble/Robben Ford Tones

I've gotten close to my ears with my 5:25+, 9 o clock on the burn channel with the 700 freq boosted slightly. I play Gibson style guitars mostly do that also helped get that sound. I have a Zendrive red but haven't tried it yet, I prefer a AM TS808 with the Mesa too. Very versatile amp! Considering...