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by BeerBatteredPhish
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Standard tube set replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 2034

Re: Standard tube set replacement

Here's another full set (you mentioned you are in Europe). http://www.tubeampdoctor.com/en/shop_Tube_Sets_Mesa_Boogie_Tube_Sets/Tubeset_for_Mesa_Boogie_Express_5_25_4500 I like TAD stuff, seems to be good quality and low noise. I should have asked, what channels and tones are you using your Express ...
by BeerBatteredPhish
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Standard tube set replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 2034

Re: Standard tube set replacement

Careful with a full set of Sovtek 12AX7LPS in your preamp tube slots. Those long plate tubes can be subject to rattles and microphonics (you'll here a sizzle or whining sound we this occurs at higher volumes) in a combo amp. They are good in the phase invertor slot (#4) and reverb driver slot (#5). ...
by BeerBatteredPhish
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:10 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Express 5:25+ struggle with channel two
Replies: 10
Views: 6234

Re: Express 5:25+ struggle with channel two

I play a PRS DGT and Fender Tele into my Express 5:25 Plus. I have the burn channel set up as follows (all o'clock) settings Gain: 9:30 Treble: noonish to 1 Mids: 10 Bass: 11 Master: 9 15 watt mode Graphic EQ. I Push the 750 & 2200 sliders up a bar and a half, drop the 240 a bar (below base line) an...
by BeerBatteredPhish
Sat Mar 26, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Preamp Tube Discovery...Amprex 12AU7 ?!
Replies: 0
Views: 854

Preamp Tube Discovery...Amprex 12AU7 ?!

I was tube rolling through my Express 5:25 Plus the past few days trying to find a happy medium between the clean and burn channels for my PRS Zach Myers, Fender Strat and 50s Tele. I'm primarily a jazz (Scofield, Robben Ford), blues (Keb Mo, Mayer, Schofield, Kirk Fletcher) player. So I found an ol...
by BeerBatteredPhish
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: May I Share some Express+ Sounds?
Replies: 7
Views: 1903

Re: May I Share some Express+ Sounds?

nice tracks, I especially liked "Stomp" and yes, you nailed it Rodgers meets Summers.
by BeerBatteredPhish
Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: 5:25+ Speaker Suggestions
Replies: 45
Views: 17920

Re: 5:25+ Speaker Suggestions

I recently purchased a 5:25 Plus combo and I really like the speaker offering in this amp! I think it sounds great for cleans to high gain. Also, I am sure the stock speaker will sound even better when broken in, but I like what I am hearing so far. I simply adjust the treble knob and or GEQ high f...
by BeerBatteredPhish
Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Alternate for GT 12AX7-Mullard. Need suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 1888

Alternate for GT 12AX7-Mullard. Need suggestions

Yes, I know all about the infamous GT 12AX7 M (Mullard clone :roll: )from the early 2000s and their horrible reliability. I recently bought another one of these from Sweetwater to try in my Mesa 5:25 Express Plus combo and I love the tone I get this tube in the V2 spot (which is the typical input ga...
by BeerBatteredPhish
Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Dumble/Robben Ford Tones
Replies: 15
Views: 6010

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...
by BeerBatteredPhish
Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Dumble/Robben Ford Tones
Replies: 15
Views: 6010

Re: Dumble/Robben Ford Tones

Has anyone been able to use the EQ and blues/burn channel to dial in a close Dumble lead tone ? Thinking something close to this...with that mid range "chirp" that's so signature to the Dumble ? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te9gu-hmGzg soooo you've posted a youtube video and are asking if an uns...
by BeerBatteredPhish
Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Dumble/Robben Ford Tones
Replies: 15
Views: 6010

Dumble/Robben Ford Tones

Has anyone been able to use the EQ and blues/burn channel to dial in a close Dumble lead tone ? Thinking something close to this...with that mid range "chirp" that's so signature to the Dumble ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te9gu-hmGzg
by BeerBatteredPhish
Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Effects
Topic: New Mesa Express. No need for all my pedals now
Replies: 5
Views: 2796

Re: New Mesa Express. No need for all my pedals now

New Express 5:25 owner here. I've removed my Jan Ray clone from my pedal board, compressor might go next. I kept my Klon Klone as it does amazing things on the blues channel. Nice to consider I may have only 3 pedals (klone, chorus (for Scofield stuff) and delay) now since the Express has such amazi...
by BeerBatteredPhish
Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: "Normal" hum on Mesa 5:25+ Combo
Replies: 25
Views: 10040

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

As we said here at the factory (and showed you with another 5:25+ right out of the box), the hum in your amp is completely normal - and is not even perceptible from 5 feet away. The level of hum your amp exhibits is minimal, and is something just about any tube amp will have. Thanks![/quote] I'm th...
by BeerBatteredPhish
Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: New 5:25 in the house
Replies: 3
Views: 1515

New 5:25 in the house

Went to N Stuff Music in Pittsburgh today and returned a 68 Custom Deluxe Reverb and picked up the 5:25. Absolutely love this Mesa, it's my first. Just thought I'd stop by and say "hello" and looking forward to chatting with other Mesa fans. Oh...and I got very lucky, almost zero hum at idle on this...