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by Nicklotsaguitars
Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V El34 Tube Red Plated
Replies: 8
Views: 2410

Re: Mark V El34 Tube Red Plated

Don't understand the problem myself with EL34's needing variac power. I use mine in variac because the manual says to do so and I like the sound a shade more. The Mark V knocks out 475v to the plate in full power and 380v in variac. I've never seen a Marshall below 475v though all of them using EL34...
by Nicklotsaguitars
Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:44 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V:35 - too quite for drummer
Replies: 16
Views: 4978

Re: Mark V:35 - too quite for drummer

Dial in some mids
by Nicklotsaguitars
Thu Mar 16, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Reverb delay
Replies: 35
Views: 7359

Re: Mark V Reverb delay

No delay on mine.
Just a very quiet reverb on tweed and edge.
I think the shop you bought it at is feeding you BS. You don't pay 2 n half G for an amp with delayed reverb response.
by Nicklotsaguitars
Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Researching Mark V for future purchase
Replies: 6
Views: 2613

Re: Researching Mark V for future purchase

FWIW I use my Mesa way more than I use my KK, now. And I only play high gain stuff. And my JMP2203 doesn't get a look in any more
by Nicklotsaguitars
Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Researching Mark V for future purchase
Replies: 6
Views: 2613

Re: Researching Mark V for future purchase

Hmmmm Marshall tone from a Mesa... destined to fail. I own two 2203's and a Mark V. I can't do it. I can't even get close to making my Mark V sound like a 2203. Not even crunch mode. It just sounds flabby too much gain plexi, to me. When I try. The clean channel sold the Mesa to me. And I learnt to ...
by Nicklotsaguitars
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V:25 vs Mark V:35
Replies: 30
Views: 10348

Re: Mark V:25 vs Mark V:35

You know what, when comparing 2 amps like the 25 and 35. I'd ignore microscopic sound differences. Put it down to the different proximity and orientation of the amps to your head and ears.
by Nicklotsaguitars
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: My first Boogie
Replies: 7
Views: 2132

Re: My first Boogie

Mate, I've worked on amps for people, built my own amps. Revalved a load of amps, repaired amps. And I used Mesa branded valves. I dunno how the warranty works. Whether it stays with the original buyer or transfers throughout it's lifespan. If it transfers and the amp is still under warranty, use em...
by Nicklotsaguitars
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: My first Boogie
Replies: 7
Views: 2132

Re: My first Boogie

Well why not just switch to 4 ohms on the cab and plug it into the 4 ohm socket? Always better to match than mismatch. Though Mesa say you'll be fine running a 16 ohm cab into the 8 ohm socket. Personally I think you made the right decision going for the 90 watt. No one uses 90 watts for volume thes...
by Nicklotsaguitars
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V with 6V6s...
Replies: 12
Views: 5168

Re: Mark V with 6V6s...

That's my point. High gain, they'd be useless. Notice how the problems with the bass aren't as apparent on the clean sounds? It's because of the way the preamp is cascaded to get the high gain sound. You're already turning the bass to zero, why do you think it will do the job with a valve that is re...
by Nicklotsaguitars
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: What Pedals
Replies: 15
Views: 4202

Re: What Pedals

Wow, thats how the sun feels on your skin when you don't spend your days somewhere in a rehearsal cave. 8) Yep it's a hell of an amp. After near two years ownership. I'm only just getting round to plugging in passive guitars. It makes everything work. Strat with Knopfler pickups, Les Paul with T-To...
by Nicklotsaguitars
Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V with 6V6s...
Replies: 12
Views: 5168

Re: Mark V with 6V6s...

Variac power knocks the plate voltage down to around 375v. But why? Why do it? I like 6V6's but they're of limited use. 3 modes on the clean channel and maybe Edge mode on channel 2. The high gain settings are already lousy with bass and flub. You're only gonna exacerbate that with 6V6's. Just liste...
by Nicklotsaguitars
Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: What Pedals
Replies: 15
Views: 4202

Re: What Pedals

Apeman, yes at times, when I want to. I don't have need of boosts on most of my amps. But I've an old Watkins Clubman (59) and a self built 18watt that definitely benefit from it. I'm never going to buy a clean boost. In reality the gain from my stock JMP2203 is enough for what I do. When I want mor...
by Nicklotsaguitars
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: What Pedals
Replies: 15
Views: 4202

Re: What Pedals

Apeman, yes, I've a Watkins Copycat. I never use it with my mark. Though it makes for a great clean boost. Mine is the 1970's version It's identical to this. http://www.musictech.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/1973-copicat-2.jpg Tape is not the only method of getting analogue delay. In fact tape ech...
by Nicklotsaguitars
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V 35 Tone
Replies: 5
Views: 2102

Re: Mark V 35 Tone

Nick (shhhhh, he said "V35"... ) I'd have thought it would have been mostly the same? Is that not so? One thing I have noticed, and it's with every amp and every single type of sound. Focus more on getting the same sort of level of clarity in your sound. rather than trying to emulate gain and eq le...
by Nicklotsaguitars
Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V 35 Tone
Replies: 5
Views: 2102

Re: Mark V 35 Tone

I go, Mark 4 mode. 45 or 90 watt setting. Triode and bright. Gain around 11 o'clock, volume around 11 o'clock. Presence around 1 o'clock. Treble at 2 o'clock. Middle on 11 o'clock. Bass at around 10 o'clock. the GEQ is set Low bass slider halfway between middle line and top. Low mid slider set so th...