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by SamuelJ86
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Carbon copy delay in fx loop of mark v:35
Replies: 9
Views: 1486

Re: Carbon copy delay in fx loop of mark v:35

The carbon copy works fine in the 90 watt. My hunch is the pedal is working fine, you just don't like it. It's really only good for a mild slap back type delay (imho, not a big fan of this pedal). If you're looking for huge atmospheric delay sounds there are much better pedals out there. If you're l...
by SamuelJ86
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: JP2C
Topic: Mark V owner review of JP-2C (multi page post)
Replies: 149
Views: 49691

Re: Mark V owner review of JP-2C (multi page post)

The Mark V actually sounds better without the GEQ than the JP. :shock: This seems like a unique opinion for anyone who favors the jp over the v. Is all the magic in the jp’s sliders? At what point does the jp pull ahead for you? I’m not a huge fan of the v sans eq. I welcome the jps fuller, more na...
by SamuelJ86
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: TC-100.......I knew I should have waited!!
Replies: 45
Views: 17392

Re: TC-100.......I knew I should have waited!!

Think positive thoughts bandit.
by SamuelJ86
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: JP2C
Topic: JP2c bedroom volumes?
Replies: 20
Views: 10706

Re: JP2c bedroom volumes?

If you really want the JP2C, and you've done your research and slept on it, then go for it. Life is short and there is nothing like having the best. Learn for yourself if it works for you or not. Time will tell. You'll always be able to trade it for about anything. Mesa's usually hold their value we...
by SamuelJ86
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: JP2C
Topic: JP2c bedroom volumes?
Replies: 20
Views: 10706

Re: JP2c bedroom volumes?

How amps perform at bedroom volume is very subjective. If that's what you're used to or if you seldom ever play at loud volume and it's your first mesa/tube amp and you're really pumped about it, it probably sounds awesome. If you mostly play at loud volumes you probably don't think it sounds too go...
by SamuelJ86
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Rectifier 3/4 enclosed cab
Replies: 8
Views: 3909

Re: Rectifier 3/4 enclosed cab

That's not the road king cab I'm familiar with. It might be for the lone star.
by SamuelJ86
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Rigs & Tones
Topic: Stiletto ACE vs Mesa TC50
Replies: 3
Views: 2893

Re: Stiletto ACE vs Mesa TC50

Great video! I went into it kinda rooting for the ace. But when the tc started in the differences were apparent. The tc just sounds more alive, more expressive. Tighter, cleaner, clearer. Like going from standard definition with the ace to high definition with the tc. The high end and the harmonics ...
by SamuelJ86
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Another Pentode vs Triode question
Replies: 8
Views: 4114

Re: Another Pentode vs Triode question

Maybe a poll is in order here. 8)
by SamuelJ86
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: Power Soak vs. other setting options
Replies: 8
Views: 3137

Re: Power Soak vs. other setting options

In a nutshell, yea, that's the idea. Have you ever heard people say that you really gotta crank a tube amp to get it to sound good? Or tube amps sound best loud? That's why, because that's the only way you can get those power tubes working hard and influencing more in the overall tone. So mesa put a...
by SamuelJ86
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: Power Soak vs. other setting options
Replies: 8
Views: 3137

Re: Power Soak vs. other setting options

I'll try to keep this as simple as I can. May not be perfect but you should get the idea. The channel masters, or master as it's called, is just for the pre amps. The output is for the power amp. So master controls the little tubes volume and that gets sent to the big tubes, where the output control...
by SamuelJ86
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: JP2C
Topic: Triode / Pentode switch
Replies: 4
Views: 2935

Re: Triode / Pentode switch

The magic or feel, like anything, can be a preference thing. Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. In John Petrucci's case, he prefers pentode 100 watt c+'s over the simul class triode c+'s. James Hetfield prefers the triode wired simul class. Feel is one of those things that have to be experienced...
by SamuelJ86
Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Powersoak vs Wattage Selection (Progressive linkage)
Replies: 6
Views: 3777

Re: Powersoak vs Wattage Selection (Progressive linkage)

No, progressive linkage was designed to let you use and combine different power tubes. The power soak is an attenuator. They're not really comparable. The only way to draw a line from one to the other I guess would be if you had your progressive linkage set up to switch from 6l6's to el34's when cha...
by SamuelJ86
Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: 2C Mode Coupling Cap Mod.
Replies: 29
Views: 10001

Re: 2C Mode Coupling Cap Mod.

At a gig or band practice the difference is noticeable. And the V pales. Recorded tones are different. The V and JP2C would be on par with a real c+ in a recording. Throw them in a mix and they get even less distinguishable. The V is more versatile, you're right, mace. But the JP2C sounds better. An...
by SamuelJ86
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: 2C Mode Coupling Cap Mod.
Replies: 29
Views: 10001

Re: 2C Mode Coupling Cap Mod.

bandit2013 wrote:I do not find the response of the IIC+ mode of the Mark V to be an issue, I like it as is.
+1
by SamuelJ86
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: JP2C
Topic: JP2c - Knob resistance
Replies: 3
Views: 1371

Re: JP2c - Knob resistance

Thanks for the detailed response. The ones I mentioned are fairly different to the others. Given how new it is I wouldn't have expected them to be different unless intentional. I bought it second hand so perhaps these knobs got the most use by the previous owners. They feel different because they a...