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by silentbob
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Road King 2 - channels
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Road King 2 - channels

Try running channel 3 in RAW mode and you will get more highs, but less gain. With all of the extra highs (presence) in channel 4 to compensate for usually being used for the MODERN mode, perhaps you should look at that channel for the brighter tones and use channel 3 for thicker lead tones. I've be...
by silentbob
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Road King 2 - channels
Replies: 3
Views: 398

Re: Road King 2 - channels

I almost never use my Brit setting because I love the Tweed on channel one, can't help you much on that one. Channel three and four aren't nearly as aggressive in the high end as the multiwatt rectos, it's much more useful for me. It sounds more like the older Dual that I had. Road King is less meta...
by silentbob
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Will Mesa build...?
Replies: 10
Views: 740

Re: Will Mesa build...?

If it's just a matter of the baffle, you could probably mod a 2x12.
by silentbob
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Quiescent noise barely heard in headphones, with speaker is pronounced
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Quiescent noise barely heard in headphones, with speaker is pronounced

The tech had my amp for a few weeks and had it back together before I picked it up. I haven't taken it apart since then to look for changes.
by silentbob
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Quiescent noise barely heard in headphones, with speaker is pronounced
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: Quiescent noise barely heard in headphones, with speaker is pronounced

I had a similar issue with my Road King and was fortunate that there is a good tech (electrical engineering professor) within reasonable driving distance. He replaced some of cheap carbon film resistors with higher quality components and it has worked like a champ since then.
by silentbob
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Mesa Tubes Bias help
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Re: Mesa Tubes Bias help

Without knowing what mod was done, there is no way anyone can really tell you much. I would take it to a decent tech and have them look it over.
by silentbob
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: The most British sounding of them all - Which Mesa?
Replies: 18
Views: 1669

Re: The most British sounding of them all - Which Mesa?

I would go with a Stiletto. The guy isn't a great player, but he gets pretty close to all of those tones in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLkA78GQ3hI This guy showcases the distorted tones a lot better. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoHZw5Gd_EY If I needed those types of tones more of...
by silentbob
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Replacing Power Tubes in a solo 150w head
Replies: 10
Views: 1138

Re: Replacing Power Tubes in a solo 150w head

As long as they are replaced in pairs (2,4,6) you shouldn't have any issues. If you buy Mesa tubes in the same color code, you don't even really have to worry about keeping them paired. I have never tried mixing color codes on Mesa amps, but even their most extreme mismatch is still closer than the...
by silentbob
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Replacing Power Tubes in a solo 150w head
Replies: 10
Views: 1138

Re: Replacing Power Tubes in a solo 150w head

As long as they are replaced in pairs (2,4,6) you shouldn't have any issues. If you buy Mesa tubes in the same color code, you don't even really have to worry about keeping them paired. I have never tried mixing color codes on Mesa amps, but even their most extreme mismatch is still closer than the ...
by silentbob
Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Pre-Amp / Power amp Tube Set for Dual Rectifier
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Re: Pre-Amp / Power amp Tube Set for Dual Rectifier

Sorry, I was on vacation.

The EH sounds thicker and has more low end. The Tung Sol has more top end and is smoother. I play a lot of 90s rock and no metal, so the EH fits my needs a lot better.
by silentbob
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Pre-Amp / Power amp Tube Set for Dual Rectifier
Replies: 6
Views: 1294

Re: Pre-Amp / Power amp Tube Set for Dual Rectifier

I loved the old STR-420s and wish I could find something that sounds as good as they did. So far my favorite V1 tube is an EH 12AX7, though most people prefer the Tung Sol
by silentbob
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Rectoverb 50 Combo Fizzy Distortion
Replies: 8
Views: 1329

Re: Rectoverb 50 Combo Fizzy Distortion

As others have mentioned, pulling back on the treble (to noon or below) and using the presence to add the top end can help a lot with the modern setting. It really helps to get the amp up to a level where the amp really opens up and the girth really comes out. It's well above bedroom levels, but bel...
by silentbob
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: New Mesa amp: Fillmore 25!
Replies: 13
Views: 2388

Re: New Mesa amp: Fillmore 25!

Got a chance to play one the other day and it was a nice amp. I could see myself using one for my original stuff, but I need more channels for my cover gigs.
by silentbob
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Dual Recto w/ EL34s
Replies: 5
Views: 1080

Re: Dual Recto w/ EL34s

As mentioned EL34s sound great under higher gain, less so as the gain comes down. I can get my Road King bright enough with 6L6s and almost never use the EL34s at all.