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by xdg999
Wed May 20, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: OK, now for preamp tubes (for Mark III)- help!
Replies: 1
Views: 57

Re: OK, now for preamp tubes (for Mark III)- help!

My favorite preamp tubes are Mesa 7025/Beijing Chinese Military. Nice cleans and very touch responsive, fluid overdrive.
by xdg999
Sun May 17, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Will any EL34/6L6's work in my Mark III?
Replies: 14
Views: 289

Re: Will any EL34/6L6's work in my Mark III?

You can usually use Groove Tubes with the 4,5 or 6 rating. Don't forget about JJ tubes. They're made in Slovakia.
by xdg999
Mon May 11, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: (for lead playing) who *doesn't* prefer iic+ or iii+ over the original iii?
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: (for lead playing) who *doesn't* prefer iic+ or iii+ over the original iii?

C+'s are great for Lead tones but which c+? If I had to choose a c+ other than my Coli it would probably be an upgraded HRG. The feel and tone is somewhere between an original HRG and DRG. Still tight enough for rhythm and loose enough for liquid leads.
by xdg999
Sat May 09, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: 25 combo conversion?
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Re: 25 combo conversion?

I use my MV25 with a Mojotone Lite open back 1x12 loaded with an EV12L. Nice overall tone. Loud and light.
by xdg999
Sat May 09, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: NAD: IIC+ DRG
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: NAD: IIC+ DRG

Congrats on the new amp!
by xdg999
Thu May 07, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: My Mark III is about to become a Mark III++.
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: My Mark III is about to become a Mark III++.

The waiting is the hardest part!
by xdg999
Tue May 05, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Coliseums
Replies: 28
Views: 1824

Re: Coliseums

I agree that the Coli's have more than enough gain. I want my III+'s to be as close to a c+ as they can get. That's why I bought III's with the 105 transformer. The III+ SRG's and Coli also have the same transformers as the c+'s.
by xdg999
Sat May 02, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III blue stripe combo service
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Mark III blue stripe combo service

It will probably be around $300 for service and return shipping. Are you shipping just the chassis? If you want the III+/R2 mod it's an extra $200.
by xdg999
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Cleaning an EQ on a Mkiii Coliseum
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Cleaning an EQ on a Mkiii Coliseum

Pressure washer is more fun!
by xdg999
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Coliseums
Replies: 28
Views: 1824

Re: Coliseums

I played the Coli thru a Mesa 2x15 bass cab loaded with EV's. Massive low end! A little loose and sluggish but usable. I'm gonna try it with the 2x15 and a 4x12 this weekend. Let me know if you hear it!
by xdg999
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: My Mark III is about to become a Mark III++.
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: My Mark III is about to become a Mark III++.

Are you gonna have Mike B. reduce the brightness or leave it as is? I have him reduce the brightness on the Simul's so they're more like the early Simul c+'s. Reducing the brightness makes the Lead channel smoother and more vocal. Also makes the Presence more useful.
by xdg999
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Cleaning an EQ on a Mkiii Coliseum
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Cleaning an EQ on a Mkiii Coliseum

Yep! I love my Classic 50 and Penta. You can also strap the amp to the roof racks and take it thru a car wash.
by xdg999
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Cleaning an EQ on a Mkiii Coliseum
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Cleaning an EQ on a Mkiii Coliseum

I usually hose off any amp I buy in the backyard and then put it in the dryer on delicate.
by xdg999
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Cleaning an EQ on a Mkiii Coliseum
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Cleaning an EQ on a Mkiii Coliseum

Mike B. told me not to use contact cleaner. It will wash the grease out of the sliders.
by xdg999
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Coliseums
Replies: 28
Views: 1824

Re: Coliseums

I did a side by side of the Coli's today at low volume because my wife is working from home. I used a Mesa stereo cab with C90's. They sound and feel really close. I don't know if I could tell the difference in a blind test. Maybe there will be differences at higher volumes.