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by tele_jas
Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: New (EL34) tubes = Louder and reverb /less affect in tweed?
Replies: 11
Views: 1551

Re: New (EL34) tubes = Louder and reverb /less affect in twe

My MKV Channel I Tweed makes reverb non-existent as well...and I'm about to compare JJ's versus Mullard 34's as well. Guess I should have mentioned in my "Switched back to 6L6" post just above yours, that yeah - even with the 6L6's the reverb is still pretty low, so it is just the character of that...
by tele_jas
Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: New (EL34) tubes = Louder and reverb /less affect in tweed?
Replies: 11
Views: 1551

Re: New (EL34) tubes = Louder and reverb /less affect in twe

I switched back to 6L6's.. I may try some EL34's later down the road, but the 6L6's just seem to "work" best with this amp.
by tele_jas
Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: First gig with Mark V!
Replies: 11
Views: 1336

First gig with Mark V!

I've been dying to play my Mark V out live, but my band has a couple guys on vacation, so when my old band called and asked me to fill in for one of their new guitarist... I jumped on the chance! Let me start by saying that if you set your tone at home, in your bedroom.... Even if you turn it up and...
by tele_jas
Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V - Brad Paisley Setting - Chicken Pickin' Tone
Replies: 2
Views: 1004

Re: Mark V - Brad Paisley Setting - Chicken Pickin' Tone

Hey Folks...I have a Mark V combo, and I was curious about what settings you all use for a good Brad Paisley - chicken pickin' tone. Thanks in advance! :) http://www.tdpri.com/forum/attachments/amp-central-station/209147d1386112609-best-amp-everything-img_0076-jpg I'm a little late to the party, bu...
by tele_jas
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V + Wampler Pedals Issues
Replies: 10
Views: 1703

Re: Mark V + Wampler Pedals Issues

I currently have 3 (had 4) Wampler pedals on my board: Paisley, Pinnacle, SLOstortion, and just sold my Triple Wreck (no need for it now with my Mark 5). I have no issues with any of them and think they all sound really good in all 3 modes on the clean channel, but I mainly use the Tweed mode. I'd c...
by tele_jas
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: New (EL34) tubes = Louder and reverb /less affect in tweed?
Replies: 11
Views: 1551

New (EL34) tubes = Louder and reverb /less affect in tweed?

I just popped in my new JJ EL34 tubes that I got today (not the same as in my previous post asking if those tubes were safe). I spoke directly to Eurotubes and ordered these specifically for a Mesa Mark V I LOVE EL34's in Mesa amps and this is no exception! Got a question (or 2) though..... 1) After...
by tele_jas
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Are these JJ EL34's safe to use in my Mesa Mark 5?
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: Are these JJ EL34's safe to use in my Mesa Mark 5?

I'm returning them, not gonna take the chance... I'll get Mesa tubes. I spoke to a "Tube guru" buddy and he said "DON'T PUT THESE IN YOUR MARK V", and I trust him. He said as much as he dislikes Mesa tubes in other amps, because they're colder, he really likes them best in Mesa amps. Plus, he did me...
by tele_jas
Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Are these JJ EL34's safe to use in my Mesa Mark 5?
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: Are these JJ EL34's safe to use in my Mesa Mark 5?

Here was my reply...I'm still not sure?: Yes we are the ones that put those stickers on the boxes. The top number is Plate current, and the bottom is transconductance. As we don't know what voltage any of the other companies use to get their numbers they will not be the same as our ratings. Here is ...
by tele_jas
Mon Sep 08, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Are these JJ EL34's safe to use in my Mesa Mark 5?
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Re: Are these JJ EL34's safe to use in my Mesa Mark 5?

Since different suppliers use varying test parameters to grade their tubes, it would probably be best to call them and ask. They should be able to tell you how these compare to Mesa rated tubes, which are "middle of the road", so to speak. This also would be equal to Groove tubes 4, 5 or 6 rating. ...
by tele_jas
Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Are these JJ EL34's safe to use in my Mesa Mark 5?
Replies: 6
Views: 853

Are these JJ EL34's safe to use in my Mesa Mark 5?

I've seen some threads saying that the hotter EL34 tubes are not safe for the Mark V (and they show some fried caps or screen grid resistors). I bought these before I seen those threads.... Will these be safe to use without causing damage? I'm not sure what the JJ rating system is? Are 4.4 cooler (l...
by tele_jas
Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: Trade: Wampler Triple Wreck for Mesa Throttle Box EQ
Replies: 0
Views: 807

Trade: Wampler Triple Wreck for Mesa Throttle Box EQ

I have a Wampler Triple Wreck in really good shape that I'd like to trade for a Mesa Boogie Throttle Box EQ (with the 5-band graphic EQ). If I get no Mesa pedal offers, I may consider a Wampler SLOstortion or other hi-gain pedal. This is the 2nd version of the pedal; not the 3rd, slightly smaller, v...
by tele_jas
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:45 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: I finally understand why I always see the "V" GEQ
Replies: 8
Views: 1734

Re: I finally understand why I always see the "V" GEQ

This is a pretty even transition from one channel to the next without having to adjust anything on my guitar. I mean, what's the point in having a Boogie if you can't melt some faces off? Lol
by tele_jas
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: I finally understand why I always see the "V" GEQ
Replies: 8
Views: 1734

Re: I finally understand why I always see the "V" GEQ

I actually liked this (see pic) on channel 3 and the first 2 channels without the GEQ set. It gives me a pretty hi-gain setting for ch3 by allowing me to turn up the treble more on that channel and then compensating by bringing it down on the GEQ. http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i382/tele_jas/20...
by tele_jas
Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: I finally understand why I always see the "V" GEQ
Replies: 8
Views: 1734

I finally understand why I always see the "V" GEQ

I was really shocked when I plugged into my first Mark this week (Mark V). I was expecting this really scooped, low-end, dark sounding monster.... But I was pleasantly surprised to hear a nice vintage-y mid-range! It was at that point that 20 years of seeing the famous "V" EQ on Mark amps all made s...
by tele_jas
Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: RA100 vs Mark v vs Roadster
Replies: 23
Views: 4500

Re: RA100 vs Mark v vs Roadster

Just my observation, since I've had my Mark V for 3 days now.....Makes me a pro, right? I've also had a Roadster. The Mark V is, by nature, a very mid-heavy amp and to me it sounds much better with a band. It also has the ability to cut a little better than the "Roadster"/Rectifier IMO. The Roadster...