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by BMW-KTM
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Yea... That Virus causing us to stay at home...
Replies: 4
Views: 709

Re: Yea... That Virus causing us to stay at home...

Well ..... Kieth has always been a very animated performer and John has always been more subdued. That part doesn't concern me much but I do agree that as good as John is, Keith is even better. I'm not much of a country guy but Keith is one of the few country artists I enjoy just because he really i...
by BMW-KTM
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V:25 1x10 combo
Replies: 8
Views: 1566

Re: Mark V:25 1x10 combo

So Don, I take it you got the head version?
by BMW-KTM
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: The one tone I can’t seem to get
Replies: 10
Views: 1412

Re: The one tone I can’t seem to get

Channel 2 was never really intended for that "edge of breakup" Fender Blackface thing you're after. Ch2 is your straight ahead rock 'n roll rhythm crunch channel and you will be much better served if you use it for what it was intended for. If you need your regular cleans to be pristine but you stil...
by BMW-KTM
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Fillmore Front Panel Knobs
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

Re: Fillmore Front Panel Knobs

I too am not fond of chicken heads.
The blonde era knobs are an aesthetic improvement in my opinion.
Good job.
by BMW-KTM
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V vs. 35 Cleans
Replies: 9
Views: 1006

Re: Mark V vs. 35 Cleans

Cabinet size is important. There is an entire cottage industry built around trying to use modifications to the circuitry to compensate for the sonic shortcomings of the Fender Blues Junior when really what it needs most is a bigger cabinet. The Mark V-35 does exhibit a small amount of that same cabi...
by BMW-KTM
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V vs. 35 Cleans
Replies: 9
Views: 1006

Re: Mark V vs. 35 Cleans

I get the feeling you may be under the impression that these tube types are all interchangeable. You should know they are not. You should also know that EL84s are not typically known for their cleans and that my personal impression of the cleans on the Mark V-35 and the .50 Calibre amps is something...
by BMW-KTM
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V vs. 35 Cleans
Replies: 9
Views: 1006

Re: Mark V vs. 35 Cleans

We are discussing EL84s.
Not EL34s.
Those are a completely different animal.
by BMW-KTM
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V vs. 35 Cleans
Replies: 9
Views: 1006

Re: Mark V vs. 35 Cleans

I have a Mark V-35 and the cleans really are quite nice, as you've pointed out. I used to own an early version of the .50 Calibre which used EL84s and it also had very good cleans. At some point during my ownership of the .50 Calibre I happened to try a newer version of the .50 that employed a pair ...
by BMW-KTM
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Combo - Speaker Change
Replies: 9
Views: 1033

Re: Mark V Combo - Speaker Change

Sounds like you might be a prime candidate for a Celestion G12K-100
by BMW-KTM
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V question for newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: Mark V question for newbie

I'm thinking a head instead of a combo so I can play with the idea of different cabs. That makes more gear to carry around to jams and small venues (as a guest). Two amp items to haul instead of one. You might wish to consider an extension cab like a Theile to place under a combo for more flexibili...
by BMW-KTM
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V question for newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: Mark V question for newbie

The advice about upgrading to a Mark V 35 is something I am seriously considering Also still thinking about the Fillmore but the MV 35 right now is my #1 at present. The are 2 things I'm not too crazy about on my Mark V-35. They both have to do with the foot-switch. It is a 4 button affair that cou...
by BMW-KTM
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V question for newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: Mark V question for newbie

mace wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:39 pm
I don't think the smaller Mark V's (25 and 35) do not have the Mark I mode.
Right.
It's IIC+, IV & Xtreme
by BMW-KTM
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V question for newbie
Replies: 11
Views: 1036

Re: Mark V question for newbie

Since you're just getting back into it, I assume you won't be playing any large venues so you maybe don't need the full sized Mark V. I would suggest you consider instead a Mark V-35 combo. The Fillmore amps look very interesting to me as well but I have not yet tried one. I really like the idea of ...
by BMW-KTM
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Guitar for beginners
Replies: 8
Views: 6206

Re: Guitar for beginners

An acoustic guitar is the best choice for beginners, IMO.
by BMW-KTM
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V 25 - OD pedal for lead boost?
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

Re: Mark V 25 - OD pedal for lead boost?

I'm not a fan of the TubeScreamer for rhythm because it is a little too opaque and too narrowly focussed for my taste but it does very nicely as a solo/lead pedal. Reason being, it lops off a bit of bottom end to tighten that up and then it pushes mids. It works particularly well if you keep the gai...