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by The Mink
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: The one tone I can’t seem to get
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: The one tone I can’t seem to get

I wish that were true. There are some ‘OK’ cleanish tones on channel 2 but they all want to break up pretty quick. I have been experimenting some more with lower gain on Crunch mode, as well as adding a Klon or Zendrive type pedal on Channel 1. I have a Black Country Customs Tony Iommi boost that mi...
by The Mink
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: The one tone I can’t seem to get
Replies: 6
Views: 186

The one tone I can’t seem to get

I’m in love with my Mark V, and I pretty much agree with the ‘It’s You’ thread. However, after a solid year and a half of working with the V, there’s one important tone I’m about to give up on trying to dial in. It’s that vintage low-gain, smooth transition into breakup, clear upper mids, for-lack-o...
by The Mink
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Tweed and Edge Mode Discovery
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Tweed and Edge Mode Discovery

I’ve found that with both Tweed and Edge modes, the secret seems to be lower-than-usual treble settings. These two modes function very differently than the rest of the amp, and they seem to give up the best tones when there’s not a lot of treble loading the circuit... a little push on the 4th slider...
by The Mink
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Problems with your Mark V...it's you.
Replies: 28
Views: 9698

Re: Problems with your Mark V...it's you.

This thread rocks. A tough-love support group for Mark V players.

Hi, my name is JB. My inconsistent picking and loose-goosey dynamics were revealed by the Mark V. Good to be here.
by The Mink
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: LOWER GAIN preamp tubes for Mark V?
Replies: 2
Views: 947

LOWER GAIN preamp tubes for Mark V?

Hey Mark V people! I see there are various tube swaps out there for getting huge lead tones, but I'm looking for a specific effect: I've noticed that the Mark V channels 2 and 3 seem to go right from 'almost off' to 'distortion' without a smooth transition phase in between for those 'dirty clean,' '...
by The Mink
Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Not much love for EDGE Mode usually, but...
Replies: 8
Views: 3629

Not much love for EDGE Mode usually, but...

I have found that Edge mode is the most useful mode on my Mark V! This weird revelation came as I realized I was looking for a ‘natural breakup’ mode for classic low-gain rhythm sounds and bluesy leads. I was shocked how much this mode liked humbuckers and singles, how well it took overdrive and fuz...
by The Mink
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: 2C in Triode
Replies: 3
Views: 2180

Re: 2C in Triode

Subscribed.
by The Mink
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Where do you guys get your JAN/Phillips 12AT7 tubes?
Replies: 2
Views: 1365

Where do you guys get your JAN/Phillips 12AT7 tubes?

My first time looking for tubes, please point me in the right direction for good 12AT7s. I know the market is constantly shifting because of supply. Here’s one I found:

http://www.thetubestore.com/Tubes/12AT7 ... ps-12AT7WC
by The Mink
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Another killer LSC/LSS Mod idea??
Replies: 4
Views: 4223

Re: Another killer LSC/LSS Mod idea??

Wow! So by this reasoning, you could actually do the ‘footswitch drive’ mod and ADD the Thick/Thicker mod to it, right? One switch, turning on the drive and the thick switch. Basically that would give you the ‘virtual channel 3’ I was thinking of.
by The Mink
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Help on LSS/LSC clean tone
Replies: 5
Views: 3716

Re: Help on LSS/LSC clean tone

I think the key to the LSS (and Mesa amps in general) is to think of the tone controls according to ‘feel’ as much as ‘EQ.’ I don’t know if the clean channel can jump and respond just like a Fender, but I would try this: Set your bass lower than usual, like 9:00. If using single coils, you can bring...
by The Mink
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Midi Control with RJM Mini Amp Gizmo - experiences?
Replies: 0
Views: 976

Mark V Midi Control with RJM Mini Amp Gizmo - experiences?

I'm thinking of going the RJM Mini Amp Gizmo route to integrate the amp with my other gear. They sell a special cable just for using it with the Mark V. Looks like a great setup, just wondering if any of you are using it and how it's working.
by The Mink
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Another New Guy With A Mark V.
Replies: 22
Views: 6479

Re: Another New Guy With A Mark V.

Bandit2013, I'm going to have a brand new Mark V in the house soon. I have no interest in going down the long tube swap road, especially since my knowledge is limited at best. But I am keen to try the JAN 12AT7 if it's really that noticeable. My tastes lean much more vintage than most My V players; ...
by The Mink
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Anyone here using the Mesa 2x12 vertical slant cab?
Replies: 3
Views: 1405

Re: Anyone here using the Mesa 2x12 vertical slant cab?

Very very cool - thanks for the reply! This will actually be my first closed-back cab ever, so I'm sure it'll take some getting used to. But my hope is that I like it, and the Vintage 30s too.
by The Mink
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Anyone here using the Mesa 2x12 vertical slant cab?
Replies: 3
Views: 1405

Anyone here using the Mesa 2x12 vertical slant cab?

I'm about to order the Mesa 2x12 vertical slant cab loaded with Vintage 30s. Any experiences with this cab? I'm a non-metal player, going for the more vintage-friendly side of the Mark V.
Thanks!
by The Mink
Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: LSS Tone
Replies: 3
Views: 2491

Re: LSS Tone

So how did it work out?

On the dirty channel (and this seems like a Mesa thing, period) you really do have to turn the bass down as you turn the Gain up. This is what will keep your guitar sounding like a guitar on the low strings.