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by edward
Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DC5 Reverb low?
Replies: 10
Views: 3494

Re: DC5 Reverb low?

Hey Don,

I use hardly any verb on the lead, so it's inconsequential to me. But yeah, I checked, and it is signif less on the Lead channel. I'm on channel 1 99% of the time so that's my chief concern. :)

Thanks bendo ...I'll give it a look see :D

Edward
by edward
Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DC5 Reverb low?
Replies: 10
Views: 3494

Re: DC5 Reverb low?

Hi Don, Yeah, I double checked all connections, no corrosion but I cleaned em up anyway. Not to mention also trying an old tank from a MK that I used to have...same exact reverb tone and output. I use my DC5 all the time...it's my go-to amp for live use, so also sees rehearsal time as well. Rock sol...
by edward
Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DC5 Reverb low?
Replies: 10
Views: 3494

Re: DC5 Reverb low?

Hey bendo, Interesting ...thanks for that, man! I'm fine with the reverb's character; just a bit more is what I'm shooting for. I will look into the resistor mod. So is the resistor located on the PCB or on the verb's transformer? ...I'm hoping for an easy-to-get-to mod and don't want to do major su...
by edward
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DC5 Reverb low?
Replies: 10
Views: 3494

DC5 Reverb low?

Anyone find their DC5's reverb volume on the low-ish side, wishing you had a "12" or even a "13"? I tried two different 12ax7, and even had a spare reverb tank from an old MK: neither swaps made any volume difference. My verb "sounds" right, but have it cranked to 8-10 at times and I'm wondering was...
by edward
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: Recording DC5 1x12 Combo with Power Attanuator
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

Re: Recording DC5 1x12 Combo with Power Attanuator

I've not had good experience with attenuators: nothing "bad" or foul sounding, but nothing I'd consider was any better ...so why bother. Ended up selling them. If you want more "power tube tone" try setting the master output to 7 or so, then adjust desired volume with your channel masters. Go to bot...
by edward
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DC5a record out
Replies: 3
Views: 1907

Re: DC5a record out

I tried it, and it didn't sound good, and got hum to boot. I tried it also with an impedance transformer; no better. Maybe someone here can explain why and/or a better way of doing it, but my attemps failed. FWIW, I found a good-sounding speaker emulator box: my DC's speaker out goes into box; box h...
by edward
Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Express 5:25 speaker
Replies: 3
Views: 1094

Re: Express 5:25 speaker

Thanks, what do you like more, an open back or a closed extension cabinet? Hi frank, My Avatar Trad 112 cab has the large oval opening in the back, and they include a block-off panel if you prefer a closed-back cab. I tried it both ways and in concert with my 525's 10" combo speaker, I prefer the b...
by edward
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Express 5:25 speaker
Replies: 3
Views: 1094

Re: Express 5:25 speaker

I recall someone saying it is akin to the Ramrod, but who knows for sure w/o benching them side-by-side. FWIW, I replaced mine with a Weber 10V, if you're curious about a speaker swap. More bottom end and tighter than the stocker, but still with lovely mids and chimy top end. The best, however, is t...
by edward
Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: New member - not your typical Mesa player
Replies: 12
Views: 2832

Re: New member - not your typical Mesa player

Yup, Espress has gorgeous cleans! No doubt about it, and you're right, most folks don't associate Boogies with stellar clean tone. BTW, try playing into your Blues channel with gain set low ...I like these cleans better than the Clean channel as it seems to have more mids and mid-highs "chime" rathe...
by edward
Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DC5 (now with pics!) and another footswitch question
Replies: 21
Views: 7176

Re: DC5 (now with pics!) and another footswitch question

Hey Kevin, Glad you're digging your DC5! I discovered this amp well over a decade ago, and other amps have come and gone, but this one has been my main gigger ever since. Just too versatile and rockin an amp! From what I gather, you've got the output master knob at around 2 and you've set the indiv ...
by edward
Tue Nov 12, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: NOS Tubes in Express 5:25+
Replies: 26
Views: 4273

Re: NOS Tubes in Express 5:25+

Hey Al, FWIW, I use an Avatar Traditional 112 open-backed cab ...went through a few speaker swaps, and ended up liking the MC90 the best! It's just a great speaker all around, IMHO, but in a larger cab with a smaller "open area" it sounds even bigger! Your Forte makes me think of how good my Thiele ...
by edward
Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DC5AB Frankenstein
Replies: 19
Views: 4107

Re: DC5AB Frankenstein

Alrighty SKD, if you are willing to do the deed, I'll have my ears on! FWIW, when I had a MkIII, I modded the R2 channel to add a volume control ...that made all the dfference; now totally usable and switchable! And that's where I got the idea for the footswitchable boost for my DC5. But I'm no elec...
by edward
Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: NOS Tubes in Express 5:25+
Replies: 26
Views: 4273

Re: NOS Tubes in Express 5:25+

Late to the party... :) As you've noticed, the V2 and V1 are where you're most likely to hear diference. The first (and 2nd, natch) in the gain stage is where it matters most; later in the stages the tones are already "stacking" so each indiv tube's influence is already significantly colored by its ...
by edward
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: My 5:50Plus
Replies: 5
Views: 1621

Re: My 5:50Plus

Try it "backwards": I use the Blues ch w/gain set low for my cleans (semi-cleans), and the Crunch ch as my OD tone. Sounds great ...I'll never go back. The Clean ch has great pristine cleans ...very "Fendery" IMHO with tight bottom and nice sparkle, but missing mids for my tastes. The Blues fills ou...
by edward
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DC5AB Frankenstein
Replies: 19
Views: 4107

Re: DC5AB Frankenstein

Hey SKD, Interesting thread, man. Kudos to you for trying mods to make it suit you better ...heck, that's how Randall started it all! :) I have an A, and long ago was drawn to a B thinking it was some "upgraded" version ...nahhh! I evntually came across a B, heard it, and said no way! While I like t...