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by CoG
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Mesa Rectifier Badlander
Replies: 7
Views: 1119

Re: Mesa Rectifier Badlander

Ola makes everything sound good, but that sounds real good. Especially liked the active pickup demo. Updating the gain structure a little is definitely not a bad idea, Rectos don't have quite enough usable gain for some modern styles (whether you like those styles or not isn't the question lol.)
by CoG
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III green vs blue vs red stripe
Replies: 17
Views: 4523

Re: Mark III green vs blue vs red stripe

Necroing this thread because I have been side by siding my green and my new 'collectible' red all afternoon. I would... let's say I would challenge someone to tell the difference between these amps in even a very sparse mix. I'm using the exact same power tubes. I can't say R2 is an exactly apples ...
by CoG
Thu Oct 29, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III green vs blue vs red stripe
Replies: 17
Views: 4523

Re: Mark III green vs blue vs red stripe

Necroing this thread because I have been side by siding my green and my new 'collectible' red all afternoon. I would... let's say I would challenge someone to tell the difference between these amps in even a very sparse mix. I'm using the exact same power tubes. I can't say R2 is an exactly apples t...
by CoG
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Educate Me on Mark III Clean Tones!
Replies: 10
Views: 798

Re: Educate Me on Mark III Clean Tones!

Just for folks to try - warm slightly furry clean that still cuts pretty well in a mix. Full wattage, volume 10 not pulled, treble 5 pulled, bass 3 pulled, middle around 4, master around 2 not pulled. Presence at 2. How furry it is will depend on your pickups :) Turns into a nice crunch if you hit i...
by CoG
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Shopping for first Mesa
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Shopping for first Mesa

I run my Mark III into a Torpedo Live and then either my DAW or a Headrush FRFR12 and it works great. I have always found my mark III to be verrrry picky about cabs so having a lot of cab models on tap is really nice.
by CoG
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Educate Me on Mark III Clean Tones!
Replies: 10
Views: 798

Re: Educate Me on Mark III Clean Tones!

the GEQ is rrrrreeeeaaally powerful for getting the clean tone you want. much more subtle than on higher gain settings.
by CoG
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: What's your fave speaker?
Replies: 14
Views: 805

Re: What's your fave speaker?

The RWB is very "smooth" and on its own you usually see it in D-styles, Fuchs, Carr, anything that has blackface DNA. I paired it with the EVMs to round off a little of the aggressive highs I get from my Mark III and the blue channel on my RA100, and warm up the 'plinky' cleans that I get from the M...
by CoG
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: What's your fave speaker?
Replies: 14
Views: 805

Re: What's your fave speaker?

Markedman, you found the secret sauce too - mixing EVM-12Ls with a less hi-fi speaker! Gives you a very versatile cab that really lets you hear the amp.

My favourite cab is a Recto slant with a pair of EVMs and a pair of Emi RWBs, sounds good with literally everything I've played through it.
by CoG
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: 212 recto cab V30 speaker mix
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: 212 recto cab V30 speaker mix

I've got an old Avatar very oversixed 2x12 (pretty close to an Orange in size) that has a V30 and an Eminence Swamp Thang. It works really nice with my Mark III or RA. The goal there was to try to tame the brightness of both amps a little without losing the clarity. Neither amp will go flubby unless...
by CoG
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Problems with your Mark V...it's you.
Replies: 46
Views: 15386

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: 9205

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: 825

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: 1168

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: 633

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: 3131

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!