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by CoG
Fri May 14, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Any Celestion G12K100 and CL80/C90 fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: Any Celestion G12K100 and CL80/C90 fans?

I hear the older English T75 is warmer and smoother and the newer China made ones are brighter, more scooped and not as smooth. Any truth to this, I wonder? Based on my (and I think most people's) experience with V30s, I'm inclined to think that if people hear that kind of difference it's because t...
by CoG
Sun May 02, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Xotic RC Booster: The OD Pedal Alternative (for Rectos)
Replies: 18
Views: 5574

Re: Xotic RC Booster: The OD Pedal Alternative (for Rectos)

Imma necro the sh!t out of this thread. I recently picked up an Xotic RC Booster (the more recent version with 2 gain stages) and, yeah, this is a great alternative to a tubescreamer/OD808 or anything else that has a built-in EQ curve. If, like me, you often clone Red to Vintage to get a nice smooth...
by CoG
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: JP2C
Topic: Cabinet choice at berdoom levels
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Cabinet choice at berdoom levels

Just get a modern attenuator/cab sim. You're not sending enough power to the cab for the speaker or the cab design to work properly anyway. Trust me, once you use a proper modern setup (I'm a Two Notes guy but none of them are 'bad') you'll end up happily selling all your cabs except the one you nee...
by CoG
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Triple rec noob and Zuul question
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Triple rec noob and Zuul question

Hey man - I find noise gates way more effective and easy to tune if you put them as the last thing before the input. 90+ per cent of the noise is coming from before you even hit the amp. Get the noise at the source. Try it!
by CoG
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: SQL Writer Error?
Replies: 0
Views: 235

Re: SQL Writer Error?

man, I thought they simplified the controls for the Badlander.
by CoG
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Speaker out of phase dumb question?
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: Speaker out of phase dumb question?

You shouldn't have phasing issues at the speakers. You may still end up having audible phasing effects in a venue just because of how stage/room/rig are laid out. Put your combos side by side, like an inch apart, and if possible close mic them both and get your room volume from the PA instead of the...
by CoG
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Chorus Pedal... in front or fx loop?
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: Chorus Pedal... in front or fx loop?

+1 for adding chorus (and reverb) in post if you can. A lot of modern chorus pedals are engineered to sound their best in stereo because so many pedalheads are building space shuttle rigs. If your pedal didn't work in the loop, check the manual and see if it's got a dip switch hidden inside for diff...
by CoG
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Foot Pedals & Misc Mesa Stuff
Topic: Mesa Boogie Throttle Box
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Re: Mesa Boogie Throttle Box

Do you mean with your Recto? Just like any other dirt box, man. Put it in front of the amp and start twisting knobs. Most pedals are easier to dial in than amps because the controls aren't usually very interactive. What I usually do is put everything on the dirt box at noon, then turn one knob all t...
by CoG
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: F/S .. RARE !!!!...VERY early Mesa boogie Mk 1 combo, 15"
Replies: 8
Views: 2505

Re: F/S .. RARE !!!!...VERY early Mesa boogie Mk 1 combo, 15"

farads wrote:
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:15 am
Hi
Is this still for sale? Thanks
12 year necro on a for sale thread, that has gotta be a record...
by CoG
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Express series being cancelled?
Replies: 18
Views: 11428

Re: Express series being cancelled?

What replaced the Express series? Arguably the lunchbox Rectos, I guess - the Express series were pretty cool, but they were still aimed at people who need a real amplifier to play or jam live and I think that's a shrinking part of the market (and one that's pretty well served by buying used amps) ...
by CoG
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Mark V or Badlander
Replies: 8
Views: 785

Re: Mark V or Badlander

I sat down with a badlander for about 90 minutes several weeks ago and it was a nice hard rock/metal amp but I didn't see any compelling reason to go with it over, like, anything else. The EVH 5150 III is way more versatile and sounds great for like 25 to 40 per cent less money, ditto a Revv G20 if ...
by CoG
Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Idea for a Studio .22 + mod.
Replies: 5
Views: 451

Re: Idea for a Studio .22 + mod.

Uhm... I'll let someone with better kungfu than me check your idea there, but just before you put it on the bench, have you tried putting a 5751 in V1? I'm willing to bet you won't notice a difference on your lead drive but it should give you some more clean headroom to play with.
by CoG
Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: reverb cables
Replies: 7
Views: 3860

Re: reverb cables

tampamike7 wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:13 pm

8) 8) THANK YOU FOR THIS INFO!! :)
Saved me from buying a new reverb tank for a Nomad 45 2x12 I just purchased. I imagine the guy let it go to me fairly cheap BECAUSE to this noise. 8)

I guess Nomads have a selling point now... "PRE-GIBSON!!!" :lol:
by CoG
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III as a One channel amp and never look back
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: Mark III as a One channel amp and never look back

Yup, this. I could call it a viable two-channel amp between R1 and R2 if the Deep pull was footswitchable. One thing I have noticed though, don't be afraid to turn that mid knob right down. Several old Mesa manuals (both my Marks and my Tverb head) have sample settings with mids at 0, which is defin...
by CoG
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: So, what amps do you own?
Replies: 216
Views: 137603

Re: So, what amps do you own?

I used to do product demos for a retailer, and for pedal demos I wanted an amp that everyone pretty much knew what it sounded like...and that also wasn't out of reach price-wise for the average weekend warrior guitar player. It has a few different modes as well as a dirty channel, but I mainly just...