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by Blaklynx
Thu Aug 30, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Help with bad speakers, Roadster 2x12 combo
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

Re: Help with bad speakers, Roadster 2x12 combo

New speakers need a break-in period to sound their best. I suspect Mesa will say the same thing. Don't expect a new V30 to sound like your road-worn V30 at this stage. Give it some time. http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=49767 http://celestion.com/speakerworld/guitartech/3/104/How_to_b...
by Blaklynx
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Can you use a Quad preamp in the loop
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

Re: Can you use a Quad preamp in the loop

Of course you can. Any preamp can be used in an amps loop. Connect Send (or output) of preamp into Return (or In) of amp's loop and plug guitar into the input of the Quad preamp. You'll effectively bypass the amps own preamp section and replace it with the Quad preamp. That's it. If you had a dual e...
by Blaklynx
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Triple Rectifier Gain
Replies: 10
Views: 3928

Re: Triple Rectifier Gain

I don't have a triple but did have a Rectoverb II and now own a Roadster head w/2 2x12's, so give or take, close enough to your triple. Distortion should be plenty by 11 o'clock. Not saturated but should really have a decent growl to it. So, let's assume your amp is OK in terms of tubes / electronic...
by Blaklynx
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Stereo Power Amp/Cabinet Switcher
Replies: 4
Views: 1746

Re: Stereo Power Amp/Cabinet Switcher

Hi MesaMad... You're not clear with your details so I'll provide two answers: 1. You have two amps but only one cab? Tonebone (Radial Engineering) make the Headbone VT. You need to be cautious with time based effects in the amps effects loop, though (read the details of this switcher) http://www.ton...
by Blaklynx
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Should I swap my Mini Mark for a Mini Rectifier?
Replies: 8
Views: 4506

Re: Should I swap my Mini Mark for a Mini Rectifier?

I don't have either of the amps you're after but I do have the Roadster. My suggestion, if at all possible for you, would be to buy the MR before selling off the Mark. Test side by side and then make a decision. It's very difficult to make a judgment call when hearing only one amp and trying to 'rem...
by Blaklynx
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Mono vs. Stereo
Replies: 7
Views: 3224

Re: Mono vs. Stereo

Buy your basic rig first (I'm assuming new since you're looking at TC-100) and when you're sure you want stereo buy later on as second hand gear. Stereo may not be the 'be all, end all' after the honeymoon period. You should buy the amp you want as the main amp first. You mention two amps - TC100 an...
by Blaklynx
Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Ignorant newb looking for advice on MB Dual Rect or???
Replies: 10
Views: 5652

Re: Ignorant newb looking for advice on MB Dual Rect or???

A bit more info on how you play; you like soloing? I'll get back to that. I have the Roadster head so I'll throw in my 2 cents. First, the Roadster combo is a H-E-A-V-Y amp. Check the specs. The Head is reasonably heavy on it's own at around 22kg. A 2x12 Cab is around 27.5kg and 'reasonably' compact...
by Blaklynx
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Nomad with a strange screw
Replies: 4
Views: 1639

Re: Nomad with a strange screw

Here's another thread about this topic....

http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.ph ... ssis+screw

-B
by Blaklynx
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Creative ways to save up for a Mark V?
Replies: 13
Views: 4587

Re: Creative ways to save up for a Mark V?

Don't laugh, recycle : plastic bottles, aluminum cans, glass beer bottles. I don't go out to collect these items above persa but our household do recycle and have bins in the backyard. Well, it was time to cash-in recycle goods (6 months worth), 6 garbage bags of plastic bottles (crushed, smashed),...
by Blaklynx
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Creative ways to save up for a Mark V?
Replies: 13
Views: 4587

Re: Creative ways to save up for a Mark V?

Some advice I got years ago......"Don't turn your cash into trash." What's it mean?..... Don't buy; garbage products, trashy jewellery, irrelevant things because you 'want' it, and a host of other things. You'd be surprised how much money goes out the door on 'trash' stuff. Buying lunch, coffee, tea...
by Blaklynx
Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Recording
Topic: What is a good DAW app for a beginner with a slow computer?
Replies: 2
Views: 2133

Re: What is a good DAW app for a beginner with a slow comput

Reaper is good. Last time I checked it was free. Download and install..... it's a pretty light weight app. You can only try. I think you can even run it from a USB stick. RAM is important.... the i7 should handle the CPU side. I've got an i7-3770 @3.40GHz with 32GB of RAM running Cakewalk X2 and I t...
by Blaklynx
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Recording
Topic: JP2C, SM57, and 2I2
Replies: 2
Views: 2117

Re: JP2C, SM57, and 2I2

You should be able to. The 2i2 has monitor outs (line level outs). You probably need to flick a switch/toggle within the Focusrite software (or your DAW software) or a hardware toggle to activate monitor in/out. Also check Windows OS (I'm assuming Windows) for the computers default 'Playback and 'Re...
by Blaklynx
Fri May 19, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: 2 amps in one cab ( Not at the same time )
Replies: 5
Views: 1825

Re: 2 amps in one cab ( Not at the same time )

Let's be 100% clear.... If both amps are switched on (both powered on and Standby ON), then you need a proper head switcher such as the radial unit. The head that is not in use will need to see a load (speaker load or any resistor load) otherwise you run the risk of blowing the transformer. If one a...
by Blaklynx
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Foot Pedals & Misc Mesa Stuff
Topic: Recommendations for pedalboard loop switchers
Replies: 3
Views: 2570

Re: Recommendations for pedalboard loop switchers

You could try something like a Rocktron Patchmate Loop 8 or equivalent from RJM or Voodoo Labs. These could do all your loop switching plus they can do other switching. Probably best to use a loop switcher for all your effects and to change amp functions use something like the RJM miniamp Gizmo with...
by Blaklynx
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: 94 dual rectifier - dog chewed my power cable off
Replies: 5
Views: 2300

Re: 94 dual rectifier - dog chewed my power cable off

Easy to replace. Youtube has plenty of DIY Here's two. Search for more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tva8k4ErfSo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKkrjWPVz9I Tools usually required: screw driver Philips head driver knife or wire stripper wire cutters or pliers to cut wire Just make sure ground is ...