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by TStone2
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Upgrading from Mark V 25 to Mark V
Replies: 19
Views: 4459

Re: Upgrading from Mark V 25 to Mark V

I tend to live in channel 2 (all modes) with the MV 90w. I need to spend more time in channel 3 to get it to my tastes. Channel 1 is awesome as well. Still learning this beast, kind of fun I like !
by TStone2
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: Best Speakers For Stiletto Ace
Replies: 14
Views: 11438

Re: Best Speakers For Stiletto Ace

I like the way my Stiletto Trident sounds through G12H's. Got balls.
by TStone2
Wed May 08, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: -
Replies: 867
Views: 212589

Re: Mesa MarkV / Saturation 'mod'

reganjeremy. I'm using a Mesa Recto 4 X 12" with 4 V-30's. It's 10 years old and speakers are well worn in. I like it. I do use the effects loop with an EQ, EQ is off but loop is active. I'd like to try different speaker combo's when $ permit but for now I'm liking it. I also have an EVH 2x12 cab wi...
by TStone2
Mon May 06, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: -
Replies: 867
Views: 212589

Re: Mesa MarkV / Saturation 'mod'

Hi. I've recently purchased a new Mk5 90W head. Channel 1 and 2 are impressive, channel 3 not so much. So, the quest begins here in this thread.... I've read quite a bit of the content here but not all 50+ pages. I swapped in mesa 12at7's into V4 and V6 and a (SPX into V1 to try to help noise reduct...
by TStone2
Fri May 03, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: V1 tube ridicule
Replies: 7
Views: 2136

Re: V1 tube ridicule

I've taken the long cap off a few times and you are right, mace, the locator nubs are wearing down :!: .
by TStone2
Thu May 02, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: V1 tube ridicule
Replies: 7
Views: 2136

Re: V1 tube ridicule

?? So you can grab it and not have to dis assemble anything else ?? My guess. Good luck getting the tube back in and the shield back on without removing the tank. I did it once, the very first time re seating all of the tubes. The second time I was dropping an SPAx7 into V1 and I couldn't get it sea...
by TStone2
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: V1 tube ridicule
Replies: 7
Views: 2136

Re: V1 tube ridicule

Agreed. Blind assembly is a knuckle bleeder. I have left DNA in my head after the tube re seat. Dis assembling the reverb tank requires a low profile Phillips ratchet on the one screw, same side as V1. Learned that after struggling... Re assembling the reverb tank is also a PITA due to the double sp...
by TStone2
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Rigs & Tones
Topic: Post your rig - part 3
Replies: 85
Views: 58569

Re: Post your rig - part 3

Not sure how to crop this pic down a bit but here's the new setup. I've had the Stiletto and 4x12 since 2009. New MV 90W purchased last month. I split out stereo from a TC Nova Delay. Just getting used to how to balance the 2 out. Clean settings are working out the best so far. The Mark 5 is a beast...
by TStone2
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V NAD
Replies: 1
Views: 1073

Mark V NAD

As a Stiletto Trident Stage 1 for the last 10 years, I've finally stepped up and into a Mark 5 90W. She sits atop of a 4X12 Recto Cab and the Stiletto sits on a 2X12 G12H. I spent a good 2 hours Friday night dialing this MV in and I have to say AWESOME. Clean channel 1 is beautiful. Mark1 mode in ch...
by TStone2
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: Is there such a thing as a Stiletto Trident Stage II?
Replies: 6
Views: 6106

Re: Is there such a thing as a Stiletto Trident Stage II?

I have a Stage I Trident. I've never played through a Stage II, but from what I gather (here in this forum), the II is more like a modded JCM800 and the I is more like a modded Plexi ?

This post is almost a year old..... :roll:
by TStone2
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Mesa Tube Prices
Replies: 0
Views: 2570

Mesa Tube Prices

Just purchased a pair of Mesa EL-34's. Price is up to $65.00. Bought 2 sets of pairs back in early September and they were $59.00. Anyone have a clue ? Low supply ? More expensive source ? Economy doing better ?

? :cry:
by TStone2
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Amp sounds weak after complete tube swap, help!
Replies: 3
Views: 5562

Re: Amp sounds weak after complete tube swap, help!

sorry, I don't have an answer and I hope your problem is fixed. I just find it surprising that with 130 views of your post and not one response. I have a tube question in the Modern Amp area, 50 views and not one response. :roll:
by TStone2
Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: Stiletto Trident power tube question
Replies: 1
Views: 3148

Re: Stiletto Trident power tube question

Tons of traffic in here. Ended up replacing all pre amp tubes, did not fix the noise issue. Found another bad power amp tube, almost went into full meltdown mode :oops: , replaced 2 of the three pairs with matched duets . So far, so good.
by TStone2
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: Stiletto Trident power tube question
Replies: 1
Views: 3148

Stiletto Trident power tube question

I found 1 bad tube of a matched pair (outer pair) that was bad. I replaced it with a good el34 but it's not matched. This is only temporary, about 4 days. Will this be an issue ? Will be getting matched pair next week.
by TStone2
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Stiletto Series
Topic: New owner of a Stiletto Deuce stage I. Couple questions.
Replies: 6
Views: 6017

Re: New owner of a Stiletto Deuce stage I. Couple questions.

I am a proud owner of a Stiletto Trident, Stage 1. The late tube amp I owned before this one was a HiWatt Custom 100 (wish I had that thing back). Sorry for the late post, I don't get in here much.