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by CoG
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Problems with your Mark V...it's you.
Replies: 37
Views: 12467

Re: Problems with your Mark V...it's you.

The amps that are more forward and less forgiving would include the Royal Atlantic.. Ain't that the truth, I feel like the RA is a few millseconds ahead of my playing :lol: Especially the clean channel. I remember someone saying "The Royal Atlantic isn't just unforgiving, it will walk offstage into...
by CoG
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Effects
Topic: Favorite Overdrive/Distortion pedal
Replies: 14
Views: 7981

Re: Favorite Overdrive/Distortion pedal

Picked up a Maxon OD-808X a few weeks ago and I REALLY like it for my Tremoverb for high-gain stuff. Also sounds great on my JCM800. Not what you use to dirty up a clean channel though. Really good example vid here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ8zN2nf_9E
by CoG
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Mesa Amp Opinions Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Mesa Amp Opinions Needed

TBH you're really talking about Marshall or Orange tones on most of those.

Any reason you're not buying used? For most of the amps listed below plus a new Mesa 2x12 you could get yourself a used 2x12 and a used Marshall DSL50 head AND a used 2ch Dual Rec head and be way better off.
by CoG
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Why can't I see posts or responses by APEMAN?
Replies: 12
Views: 492

Re: Why can't I see posts or responses by APEMAN?

I believe that there was some drama and APEMAN decided to take his toys and go home...
by CoG
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IIC+ vs VH4 vs Bogner Uberschall
Replies: 1
Views: 323

Re: Mark IIC+ vs VH4 vs Bogner Uberschall

that's a nice problem to have hahaha You the only one doing guitar tracks? If so, based on that video I'd say the Diezel for riffing because it's got that dry, clear, "full range" kinda sound that you can double up easily , leaves more room for the vocals, and is more tweakable when you get to mixin...
by CoG
Mon May 25, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: I bought 3, yes 3 now, pre amps & 2 power amps!
Replies: 19
Views: 1856

Re: I bought 2 pre amps & 2 power amps!

The Rec Pre is underrated, especially for what it goes for. There's loads of great tones in there, like all Rectos sometimes it's good to just pick a channel, set all the knobs to 12, and just see what you can find. Rectos are always more versatile than you think!
by CoG
Wed May 13, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: IM A PICKUP NOOB HELP!
Replies: 6
Views: 2723

Re: IM A PICKUP NOOB HELP!

Hey man, can I make a suggestion since it sounds like you're kinda starting out? Honestly, if you're playing more modern (like, after 1985) heavy stuff, start with a set of EMGs. Really. For high gain (as opposed to blues or jazz or classic rock where you never get past "crunchy"), pickups are not t...
by CoG
Sun May 10, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: MkIIB or MkIII for an old guy?
Replies: 18
Views: 1431

Re: MkIIB or MkIII for an old guy?

Markedman wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 3:02 pm

ImageJackson/dimebucker-Mk.III-4X12EV's by John Bazzano, on Flickr
Mark III and a USA Jackson, that's what I'm talkin' about!
by CoG
Sun May 10, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: MkIIB or MkIII for an old guy?
Replies: 18
Views: 1431

Re: MkIIB or MkIII for an old guy?

Mark III purple is a really good choice. I've had a number of Mark IIIs and the purple is the one I want back. Mark IIIs are terrific rock amps and can get you almost any 70s or 80s tones that didn't come out of a Hiwatt. They're a thrill to play, tons of gain and saturation on tap if you want it. L...
by CoG
Fri May 01, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Advice sought re downsizing
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: Advice sought re downsizing

I voted "no" just because I don't think the V:35 should be your only option. There's sooooo many good low-wattage amps out there that the V:35 is not that special. Not that it's bad, it's just not as great as other Mesas I've played and you're kinda spoiled for choice in the 40W and below segment th...
by CoG
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Can Boogies be addictive?
Replies: 6
Views: 1538

Re: Can Boogies be addictive?

Life's too short to play sh!t amps and that bank balance ain't comin' with ya... Seriously though the best thing about Mesas is that they're all versatile. Okay, except Mark IIIs. Every Mesa I have ever owned has had at least five good tricks, some of them that get me playing in ways I normally woul...
by CoG
Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Cleaning an EQ on a Mkiii Coliseum
Replies: 7
Views: 800

Re: Cleaning an EQ on a Mkiii Coliseum

xdg999 wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 12:05 pm
I usually hose off any amp I buy in the backyard and then put it in the dryer on delicate.
Ah, a Peavey man at heart.
by CoG
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Attenuator recommendations for a Mark II
Replies: 13
Views: 1594

Re: Attenuator recommendations for a Mark II

What? I can't hear you guys! Just gotta say though, I have played a Mark V:35 a few times and I found it kinda neither/nor, and the two guys I know who've owned them flipped out pretty quick. The power section just can't quite cash the checks the preamp writes. At gig volumes it sounds like it's try...
by CoG
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Attenuator recommendations for a Mark II
Replies: 13
Views: 1594

Re: Attenuator recommendations for a Mark II

I use a Two Notes Torpedo Live with my simulclass Mark III and it works very well.

I've also run my 100W TOV head through it (which is an insanely loud, high-output amp on Bold and Silicon) with no issues.
by CoG
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Rectoverb 50 s2 6L6 to EL34 questions
Replies: 1
Views: 565

Re: Rectoverb 50 s2 6L6 to EL34 questions

Any Mesa EL34s will work. Yes, it'll change the sound a fair bit, especially if you play at real volume. I'm gonna oversimplify here and say that in a Recto, EL34s give you more 'aggression' and 'cut', and 6L6s give you clarity, "punch", and frequency range. My experience is that if you like Recto s...