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by Thundersteel
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V:35 Review and thoughts
Replies: 113
Views: 62403

Re: Mark V:35 Review and thoughts

I'm glad most like the V:35. I recently returned mine. Channel One was great (Crunch mode was killer!). Channel Two left me disappointed. The Mark IIC+ mode sounded good. The Mark IV mode sounded similar, but more "open." But when I switched to Xtreme mode, it seemed to lose its intensity. The manua...
by Thundersteel
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Express "non-plus models" vs the + models
Replies: 0
Views: 1515

Express "non-plus models" vs the + models

Several years ago, I demoed a 5:25 "non-plus" version, and thought it sounded great. I recently bought a 5:25+, and it doesn't seem to have as much "grind" to it on the Burn mode. I read today (Mark V manual) the early "non-EQ" IIC+'s " had a certain attack and purity to the sound that the amps that...
by Thundersteel
Sun Jul 17, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Reverb.com IS NOT TRUSTWORTHY!
Replies: 2
Views: 1602

Re: Reverb.com IS NOT TRUSTWORTHY!

I've bought and sold about 30 items on Reverb, and have never had a problem. Other music-related forums I belong to like Reverb better than Ebay.
by Thundersteel
Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Express yourself
Replies: 3
Views: 1925

Re: Express yourself

Congrats! I just picked up a new 5:25+ too!
by Thundersteel
Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: First time Mesa owner
Replies: 1
Views: 1533

Re: First time Mesa owner

Schweet! And through a Swart cab, too--nice!
by Thundersteel
Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Looking for HELP with the Reeder Mod!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Looking for HELP with the Reeder Mod!!!

Sounds like the "tech" did something wrong. It's not hard to do--it's just a pot swap!
by Thundersteel
Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MEAVY METAL "Cello Sonata"
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Re: MEAVY METAL "Cello Sonata"

That sounds (no pun intended) cool!

Reminds me of Alex Skolnick, who puts a jazz spin on classic rock/metal songs.
by Thundersteel
Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Black Shadow (Celestion), China or England made?
Replies: 15
Views: 3137

Re: Black Shadow (Celestion), China or England made?

If it sounds good, who cares where it was made?
A lot of people, including me. If it says "made in China" on it, then I won't buy it, unless it's not available from anywhere else.
by Thundersteel
Wed Sep 22, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Which Les Paul?
Replies: 40
Views: 9118

Re: Which Les Paul?

I highly recommend you try a Heritage H150 or H157.

Better woods, better construction, better sounding, & better price than a comparable Gibson. And, you can order it with practically any option you want!

For more info, visit the Heritage Owners Club at http://www.heritageownersclub.com/forums/
by Thundersteel
Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Simple yes/no question
Replies: 7
Views: 777

Re: Simple yes/no question

Since they are all matched, I would think you could.
by Thundersteel
Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Bad Trade on a Tremoverb - HELP!
Replies: 23
Views: 2150

Re: Bad Trade on a Tremoverb - HELP!

I'd definately send it back!
by Thundersteel
Mon Aug 30, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lone Star Reeder Mod #1: Channel 2 Pot-Swap
Replies: 64
Views: 91757

Re: Lone Star Reeder Mod #1: Channel 2 Pot-Swap

I just did the mod last weekend. Before, it sounded like the speaker had the proverbial wet blanket over it. After the mod, it sounds cleaner and brighter; not nearly as muddy as it was before.

It was easy to do as well. If you know how to solder, then it's a piece of cake.
by Thundersteel
Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS through years
Replies: 6
Views: 3201

Re: LSS through years

As far as I know, the LSSes with serial numbers below ~4000 had "problems" with the recifier tube blowing frequently. That was fixed in the later models (serial numbers > ~4000). There is a mod to fix the recifier tube problem. I've read that the older NOS 5Y3 tubes are more stable than the newer on...
by Thundersteel
Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:46 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Weber Copper Cap Replacement for 5Y3GT Rectifier Tube in LSS
Replies: 26
Views: 3690

Re: Weber Copper Cap Replacement for 5Y3GT Rectifier Tube in LSS

two resistors, one each on either side of the ribbon cable the numbers should be stenciled on the board OK, I figured it out last night. They are immediately adjacent to the middle ribbon cable, one on each side. Each one is a 470-ohm resistor, in parallel with a 100-ohm resistor. Each resistor pai...
by Thundersteel
Thu Aug 19, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Is my neck warped?
Replies: 12
Views: 1807

Re: Is my neck warped?

Gibson has been having many problems in recent years relating to quality. Quantity not quality has been their manta it seems.
That is why I, as well as many others, prefer Heritage and G&L over Gibson and Fender. Better quality, better price.