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by tbonesullivan
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Elixir strings last longer than Ernie Ball?
Replies: 6
Views: 3902

Re: Elixir strings last longer than Ernie Ball?

My experience has been pretty much the same. Nothing really sounds as good as "fresh strings" but that quickly goes away as you compress the wrappings on the bottom of the wound strings. The Coated strings stay "usable" for a lot longer, IMHO.
by tbonesullivan
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: PROBLEMS ON MINI RECT 25
Replies: 3
Views: 1994

Re: PROBLEMS ON MINI RECT 25

How long have you had the amplifier? When did it start having this problem?
by tbonesullivan
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Comprehensive Mesa Boogie Cathode Follower list?
Replies: 7
Views: 6868

Re: Comprehensive Mesa Boogie Cathode Follower list?

awesome! I had read that pretty much none of the Mark series amps have cathode followers, so that makes it a rare beast indeed!
by tbonesullivan
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DC-5 Tube Layout + Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 2172

Re: DC-5 Tube Layout + Advice

I got the amp used and I assume the preamp tubes were stock but I replaced v1 like yours with a Tug Sol. I don't think the at7s will damage the amp, but I would probably roll ax7s in v3 and v5 to see if they make any difference. I like to hear that sylvania in v3 and/or v1 though! I've had good luc...
by tbonesullivan
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Comprehensive Mesa Boogie Cathode Follower list?
Replies: 7
Views: 6868

Comprehensive Mesa Boogie Cathode Follower list?

I have been reading up a lot more about preamp tubes, and came upon issues regarding modern-design tubes out of the Reflektor plant having issues with the filaments when used in a cathode follower position. Something about the voltage differential between the heater filament and cathode in those pos...
by tbonesullivan
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DC-5 Tube Layout + Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 2172

DC-5 Tube Layout + Advice

So, I finally got my tube guard for the power tubes, and now I'm finally checking out to see what kind of tubes are in the beast. The PO had told me that there was an EH 12AT7 in the phase inverter spot, but I had it serviced, so it is possible it was re-arranged. This is what I found: V1: Tung Sol ...
by tbonesullivan
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V 35 Confirmation needed of Power Tube pairings
Replies: 5
Views: 2340

Re: Mark V 35 Confirmation needed of Power Tube pairings

Usually it would be inner pair, outer pair.
by tbonesullivan
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Rectoverb Handle Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 3289

Re: Rectoverb Handle Replacement

thunda1216 wrote:what if you just put some tall rubber feet on the bottom of the rack so it clears the handle?
Replacing the rubber feet on a molded plastic rack can often be a Pain, as they are usually just riveted on. Replacing the handle is probably the easier solution.
by tbonesullivan
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Roadster clean channels... very little headroom?
Replies: 39
Views: 13459

Re: Roadster clean channels... very little headroom?

Also can depend on how the listening environment is set up. If you are directly in line with the speaker, you will hear more high end. There are a lot of amps out there that are really designed to be run moderately loud, especially if they are 100 watts Tube, and when they are not they can sound kin...
by tbonesullivan
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Rectoverb Handle Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 3289

Re: Rectoverb Handle Replacement

It is, and honestly I think it was more of an aesthetic choice to put it on that head, as it does look better. However, it's less utilitarian than the old standby rubber covered steel strap.
by tbonesullivan
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Roadster clean channels... very little headroom?
Replies: 39
Views: 13459

Re: Roadster clean channels... very little headroom?

I think of that as the "sizzle" that is just part of the rectifier sound. It's one of the reasons that I am much more interested in amps like he Mark series, DC series, LoneStar, etc. The maverick is an exception to that, and I often wonder why it's part of the "rectifier" series, being so different...
by tbonesullivan
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V different versions?
Replies: 31
Views: 10310

Re: Mark V different versions?

The manual posted online does seem a bit unclear regarding some of the tube assignments. For example, V4B is the 4th Gain stage of channel 3, and V6A is the 6th Gain stage, but nowhere is a 5th gain stage mentioned.
by tbonesullivan
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Roadster clean channels... very little headroom?
Replies: 39
Views: 13459

Re: Roadster clean channels... very little headroom?

In my limited experience, I have found that 6L6 tubes definitely have more "punch" than EL34 tube types. The KT77 and 6CA7 Tubes may have a bit more, but nothing beats a nice 6L6. My DC-5 has two SED 6L6GC tubes in it, and I'm probably going to cry when they die, as you can't get them anymore, thank...
by tbonesullivan
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: TC-50 to Rectoverb 25 comparison sound file
Replies: 2
Views: 1206

Re: TC-50 to Rectoverb 25 comparison sound file

Nice!!! How far away was the H2n from the cabinet? I really need to make some recordings of the amps I have.

I have the older H2 recorder, but it still works great. Just need to figure out exactly how to place it for optimal results.
by tbonesullivan
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Rectoverb Handle Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 3289

Re: Rectoverb Handle Replacement

That handle looks like the "heavy Duty" handle that mesa boogie uses, and I don't think there is really any way to get it to sit flush. The mounting hardware is also a bunch higher. You would probably want to replace it with the rubber sleeve type handle that usually is on heads. Its not as fancy as...