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by silentbob
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Road King fx loop routing
Replies: 1
Views: 416

Re: Road King fx loop routing

If either effect has a mix knob, it's the same as putting it in the parallel loop. Personally, I would put the chorus in 1 and delay in 2, but that's just preference. I always used my foot switch to turn loops off and on, the switches on the back had to be in the off position in order to do that. So...
by silentbob
Fri May 29, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Maverick 2x12....how do I make the lead channel tighter?
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: Maverick 2x12....how do I make the lead channel tighter?

Swap out the preamp tube or tubes that are responsible only for channel 2.
by silentbob
Fri May 22, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Fillmore Overdrive Pedal Suggestions
Replies: 10
Views: 742

Re: Fillmore Overdrive Pedal Suggestions

I've always had good luck with OCD style pedals. The other option I would suggest is something with more than just a single tone knob. Being able to dial in the right amount of bass, mids and treble really helps when boosting. The Seafoam Lighthouse boost has a couple of switches on the back that ca...
by silentbob
Fri May 22, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Attemp to make my Roadking sound like a Marshall!
Replies: 4
Views: 1146

Re: Attemp to make my Roadking sound like a Marshall!

Interesting choices, Raw or Brit modes would have gotten you a lot closer and wouldn't have required quite so much TS. I usually use channel 3 set to Raw or Vintage modes with EL34s and spongy tube rectifiers to get Marshall type sounds on my Road King. Played through a 1960 cab loaded with greenbac...
by silentbob
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Dumb question, but why does it feel like Recto's "Need" a boost or OD to sound best?
Replies: 5
Views: 864

Re: Dumb question, but why does it feel like Recto's "Need" a boost or OD to sound best?

Because you have too much bass and not enough mids. Adding a TS style boost will add mids and cut bass slightly, in addition to feeding more signal overall to the amp.
by silentbob
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Original Mesa Rectifier Manual
Replies: 0
Views: 1183

Original Mesa Rectifier Manual

Doing some cleaning and I found my original "Rectifier Manual". Three pages of copy on two sheets of paper stapled together and the first line is: "The rectifier doesn't really need an owner's manual".

How the times have changed
by silentbob
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Heartbreaker
Replies: 3
Views: 1190

Re: Heartbreaker

I got lucky when I had an issue with my Road King, there is a fantastic guy a couple hours away. I can't call him a tech, he taught electrical engineering for Penn State and has had an interest in amps for years. Mesa's support guys turned me on to him when I called them. Give them a call and maybe ...
by silentbob
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Unbelievable tube score
Replies: 1
Views: 1561

Unbelievable tube score

Took a road trip to the Martin Guitar factory today and randomly stopped into every guitar shop I could find. On my way out I glance into the display case and see two pair of NOS Mesa STR 420 tubes. Popped them into my Road King tonight and I'm in heaven. I can't believe I managed to find another qu...
by silentbob
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Roadster power tube options
Replies: 5
Views: 1792

Re: Roadster power tube options

I loved the old STR-420 6L6s. The Svetlana 6L6s aren't bad and the JJ E34Ls are my favorite EL34 that I've tried.
by silentbob
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Road King 2 - channels
Replies: 3
Views: 1207

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: 1207

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: 3203

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: 1494

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: 1494

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.