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by mloiaco
Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Mesa Boogie Road King vs Mark iv
Replies: 23
Views: 4895

Re: Mesa Boogie Road King vs Mark iv

which do you think has better tone, clean, od, gain, features, sound, and even looks? which do you think is a better high gain metal amp? which has better cleans? and which do you have or own? I own both a RK1 (since 2005) and a MK IV B (since 2007). Regarding looks, you can customize both amps (ch...
by mloiaco
Sat Oct 11, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Crazy Road King + Yellowjacket Idea
Replies: 41
Views: 13613

I use JJ's for the 84's. I think they came with the yellowjackets.

2x6L6 + 2xEL84: I love this combination. You can dial in a kind of Mark IV-ish simulclass tone. You get the smoothness of the 6l6 and the chime of the 84's.

2x84 + 2x34: Brit to the max.
by mloiaco
Mon Oct 06, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Crazy Road King + Yellowjacket Idea
Replies: 41
Views: 13613

Just to clear things up. I'm the guy who first started this post almost 2 years ago. I'm still running my RK1 in that configuration. I've run it in bold and spongy and had no problems. I did not need to modify my chassis to fit the yellowjackets and el84's. They slip right in.
by mloiaco
Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark IV Turnaround time
Replies: 11
Views: 1990

Update: My dealer just told me that he placed my order with Mesa and they gave him a delivery date of late October.
by mloiaco
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark IV Turnaround time
Replies: 11
Views: 1990

Mark IV Turnaround time

What's the average turnaround time for a Mark IV these days? I ordered a new one this week and I'm wondering how long to expect to wait.
by mloiaco
Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Yellowjackets in a Road King
Replies: 2
Views: 772

I did it to my RK and it was one of the best purchases I ever made. I love the 84 tone.

If you search the forum for my posts, you'll find more details about when I did the mod.
by mloiaco
Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: RKII > Mk IV
Replies: 12
Views: 2035

9 Steps to Mark tone on a RKI: 1. TS-808 between amp and guitar. Tone dimed. No overdrive. Level to taste. This will tighten things up and make them sizzle. 2. Boss EQ or some other EQ. Use to dial out the frequencies that cause the harsh recto chainsaw sound. Put this in the serial loop. 3. Swap tw...
by mloiaco
Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: STP sound with a Dual Rectifier
Replies: 15
Views: 2989

As mentioned earlier, they use Vox. That distinctive tone you're after is due to the trademark sound of a Class-A EL84 power section. Many of the suggestions mentioned will get you close, but none of them will reproduce the distinct tone of an EL-84. If you want to reproduce the sound, buy some THD ...
by mloiaco
Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Crazy Road King + Yellowjacket Idea
Replies: 41
Views: 13613

With my current setup, I cannot easily provide clips of useful quality. Also, I've been quite busy lately, so I've only been able to play my new setup 2-3 times. However, I will share my experience so far: Ch1: Greatly improved cleans with the EL84's in Class A. I add a wad of reverb and it sounds f...
by mloiaco
Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Does anyone agree that pedals and a recto=tone destroyers
Replies: 14
Views: 3120

I use one pedal in front of my RK1, and that's a TS-808. I only use it for two reasons: 1. Occasionally on Ch 3/4 Vintage to tighten up the tone and to replace the harsh recto crunch with a more focused Mark-ish tone. 2. In front of the clean channel using neck pickups to get a SRV sound. In both ca...
by mloiaco
Thu Feb 01, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: What's the best EL84 Mesa, & why????
Replies: 15
Views: 3545

My RKI with 2 of the 6L6 replaced with yellowjackets and el84's, is probably the best mesa el84 amp out there ;-)
by mloiaco
Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Crazy Road King + Yellowjacket Idea
Replies: 41
Views: 13613

I got the standard yellowjacket adapters for replacing 6L6, EL34, etc. type tubes. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/THD-YJSD-Yellow-Jacket-Standard-Duet?sku=210390 If you face the back of the RK1 head and look to the right, you'll see the 2 rectifier tubes. Then, the next two tubes to the left...
by mloiaco
Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Crazy Road King + Yellowjacket Idea
Replies: 41
Views: 13613

I did it. The yellowjackets came on Friday with JJ's EL84's. I swapped out 2 of the 6L6 in my RK1 for 2 yellowjackets with EL84's. I swapped the pair of 6L6's that get used when you set progressive linkage to 2x6L6, so my old and new progressive linkage options are: 2x6L6 --> 2xEL84 2xEL34 --> 2xEL3...
by mloiaco
Wed Jan 17, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Crazy Road King + Yellowjacket Idea
Replies: 41
Views: 13613

After calling both Mesa and THD, both companies told me that it should be safe to do what I originally described. I ordered a duet of yellowjackets with JJ's EL84s today. I'll keep you all posted.