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by FlamencoD
Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Attenuator
Replies: 2
Views: 1285

Re: Attenuator

Interesting; I never really felt the need for one on my 5:50+ because of the 5W settings for each channel. Unless you are trying to get power tube overdrive on the clean channel then the 5W always has sounded pretty good to me at low volumes.
by FlamencoD
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Placing Delay Pedal in Effects Loop Kills Your Tone?
Replies: 27
Views: 6692

Re: Placing Delay Pedal in Effects Loop Kills Your Tone?

Might be a silly question but...are you running the pedal on a battery? If so, change it and see what happens. Sometimes you just gotta make sure something is plugged in. That said, I run my Carbon Copy in the effects loop of my 5:50+ head with no noticeable tone degradation. It is an awesome effect...
by FlamencoD
Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Help Finding a Non Metal Mesa
Replies: 20
Views: 2773

Re: Help Finding a Non Metal Mesa

I vote Express 5:50+. I own the head and play through a 2x12 Avatar cab with Vintage 30 and G12H30 speakers, and the amp is awesome. Very versatile, sounds great at lower volumes, esp. at the 5W setting. I prefer the 25W setting on the blues/burn channel. EQ+contour is really a nice feature for chan...
by FlamencoD
Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: EL84's versus EL34's and 6L6's
Replies: 4
Views: 2260

Re: EL84's versus EL34's and 6L6's

In my experience, the different tube character comes through even when not driven to power clip, which is what you're suggesting as the limit. A perfect example is a Divided by 13 JRT9/15 amp that has switchable power outputs - one a 2xEL84 output, the other 2x6V6, using the same pre-amp. I've playe...
by FlamencoD
Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: 5:50+ - wildly different volumes in each voice?
Replies: 6
Views: 2136

Re: 5:50+ - wildly different volumes in each voice?

I find that my clean/crunch modes are pretty similar in volume to each other when the gain is set near the middle of the spectrum (i.e., between 10:00 and 1:00 or so). Burn is definitely louder than blues at the same gain setting. But you can't channel switch between modes on the same channel, so yo...
by FlamencoD
Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: What is the best amp you have ever heard or played?
Replies: 140
Views: 37027

Re: What is the best amp you have ever heard or played?

For me, the three best amps I've ever played: My Express 5:50+ (with Avatar 2x12 cab with a V30 and a G12H30) Mark V Combo Marshall Bluesbreaker reissue. I've played a lot of boutique amps (Dr Z, 65 Amps, PRS, Divided by 13, etc.), several other Mesas and a few vintage fenders that IMO didn't sound ...
by FlamencoD
Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:26 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: 1st Mesa amp / Mark V / Some remarks
Replies: 5
Views: 971

Re: 1st Mesa amp / Mark V / Some remarks

Congrats!
by FlamencoD
Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Load box made out of a paperless speaker?
Replies: 13
Views: 1058

Re: Load box made out of a paperless speaker?

I am speculating that it would likely make a horrible vibrating noise as the voice coil vibrated within the magnet chamber. I'm not a speaker expert, but I believe the surround and paper cone act to help keep the voice coil centered and properly aligned between the magnets (in addition to the spider...
by FlamencoD
Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Anyone notice a volume boost on Clean channel VS the other 3
Replies: 3
Views: 1489

Re: Anyone notice a volume boost on Clean channel VS the oth

It depends on where your gain setting is set. At high gain settings (~2 o'clock and higher), the clean channel will probably be louder, and will get progressively louder until the max gain setting in which the clean is fairly loud compared to crunch. At lower gain settings (like 1 o'clock and lower)...
by FlamencoD
Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: "Normal" hum on Mesa 5:25+ Combo
Replies: 25
Views: 10853

Re: "Normal" hum on Mesa 5:25+ Combo

Flamenco - If you don't have a "dog in this fight" why make an incorrect post - another example of someone not reading or understanding. You are wrong. As stated before - I have clarified 1 word from my 1st post to my 2nd. I only added the word "reputable". The rest of my 2nd post is commenting on ...
by FlamencoD
Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:43 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: "Normal" hum on Mesa 5:25+ Combo
Replies: 25
Views: 10853

Re: "Normal" hum on Mesa 5:25+ Combo

Hehehe your post is full of misinformation imo. I wonder if you use your amp too. 1) If there are any people on this forum who have not got any improvement from Dougs tubes I've not heard of it. Please post here if you have had no improvement. Krek13 - have you even tried Dougs tube kit or are just...
by FlamencoD
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Mesa Cabinets
Replies: 7
Views: 2178

Re: Mesa Cabinets

I have an Avatar 2x12 cab that I really like, and their cabs are fully customizable (tolex, grille cloth, piping, speaker choices, open/closed back, impedance, etc.), and of very good quality. You can pick your speakers, they offer Celestion and Eminence, I believe, or you can get a 2x12 cab without...
by FlamencoD
Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: New member and NAD - Express 5:50 212 (YouTube vid included)
Replies: 6
Views: 2388

Re: New member and NAD - Express 5:50 212 (YouTube vid inclu

Great lead tone! Funny, I also sold my JVM210 head and 4x12 1960A cab after buying my 5:50+ (head) with Avatar 2x12 cab. Amazing amps, this express series.
by FlamencoD
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Can you give me your opinion before I buy my 1st MESA amp?
Replies: 20
Views: 2899

Re: Can you give me your opinion before I buy my 1st MESA am

Did you buy a Mesa speaker cab to go along with it? Or will you be using the direct out/ headphones only, initially?
by FlamencoD
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Can you give me your opinion before I buy my 1st MESA amp?
Replies: 20
Views: 2899

Re: Can you give me your opinion before I buy my 1st MESA am

Glad we could help, and I'm sure you'll really enjoy that amp. My Dad certainly does!