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by vick1000
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: 2:90 as stand alone amp and pedal platform?
Replies: 2
Views: 2278

Re: 2:90 as stand alone amp and pedal platform?

Yes, all Mesa power amps have a preamp section, and act just like a super clean amp.
by vick1000
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Quieting Mesa power amp fan noise?
Replies: 4
Views: 2265

Re: Quieting Mesa power amp fan noise?

I ended up putting a 180ohm 4w resistor on the positive lead to the fan, and replaced it with a PC power supply fan (ADDA brand). It moves a bit of air and is almost silent.
by vick1000
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: switching/isolating channels with triaxis/2:50 set
Replies: 4
Views: 2040

Re: switching/isolating channels with triaxis/2:50 set

Technically you could put another A/B between the existing A/B and the Mesa, and it could control the signal for each channel on the Mesa.
by vick1000
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Analog pedalboard into 50/50
Replies: 1
Views: 1153

Re: Analog pedalboard into 50/50

Should work great, you need a stereo signal to use both channels though.
by vick1000
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: switching/isolating channels with triaxis/2:50 set
Replies: 4
Views: 2040

Re: switching/isolating channels with triaxis/2:50 set

I'm confused?

How are you runnig a 5150 (or whatever is available) through one side of the 2:50?

You can't switch channels on the 2:50 itself, you can have a device mute the signal going to one side or the other, which would have the same effect.
by vick1000
Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: How to use 5150III power amp with Quad preamp
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

Re: How to use 5150III power amp with Quad preamp

Run a mono signal from the Preamp output, into the 5153 FX return jack. Be aware the volume on the Pre will control volume, the controls on the 5153 will do nothing, and it will be as if the master volume is wide open.
by vick1000
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: 2:100 modern mode...
Replies: 7
Views: 2758

Re: 2:100 modern mode...

Love this amp, it's just too hot and fan too loud for my needs. So I'll take her back to GC. Just ordered a 2:50 from Mesa Hollywood to replace her.
by vick1000
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Witch Power amp for my Rectifier Recording Pre-Amp
Replies: 5
Views: 1953

Re: Witch Power amp for my Rectifier Recording Pre-Amp

You can get a good tone even at very low volumes from all Mesa amps, it just rquires some tweaking of the controls, and setting them with your ears, not your eyes.
by vick1000
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: 2:100 modern mode...
Replies: 7
Views: 2758

Re: 2:100 modern mode...

OK, so the mini toggle replacing the jack is a no go, the jack is mounted on the I/O PCB with the rest of the jacks. I made two solutions, one is a a 1/4" TS plug with the sleeve solder point cut down to about 1/4", and folded on top of the tip solder point, and soldered to it. I then glued two plas...
by vick1000
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Witch Power amp for my Rectifier Recording Pre-Amp
Replies: 5
Views: 1953

Re: Witch Power amp for my Rectifier Recording Pre-Amp

The 2:100 is made for it, with dedicated Recto Preamp inputs and modern mode jack. The thing is an absolute beast though. I thought the Recto pre sounded good with my old 2:50, but I would think the 2:90 would sound better than the 2:50. The 2:90 is also the most feature rich Mesa power amp. The 20/...
by vick1000
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: My Mesa Studio Preamp does a weird thing
Replies: 2
Views: 1474

Re: My Mesa Studio Preamp does a weird thing

Possibly a thermal conductive resistor or part of the PCB becoming comductive under thermal stress.
by vick1000
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: 2:100 modern mode...
Replies: 7
Views: 2758

Re: 2:100 modern mode...

If that's the case, I think I'm just going to pull the jack off the panel, leave it hanging inside with a TS cable plugged into it (heat shrinked of course), and wire the cable end to a mini toggle, and mount it in the hole.
by vick1000
Thu Feb 16, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: 2:100 modern mode...
Replies: 7
Views: 2758

Re: 2:100 modern mode...

So it just uses an open/closed signal like a footswitch?
by vick1000
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: 2:100 modern mode...
Replies: 7
Views: 2758

2:100 modern mode...

Is there a way to engage it without a Triaxis or Recto preamp?
by vick1000
Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Problems with Studio Pre
Replies: 7
Views: 3438

Re: Problems with Studio Pre