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by bandit2013
Sat May 04, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Does my Road King need servicing? (video showing potential issue)
Replies: 6
Views: 1058

Re: Does my Road King need servicing? (video showing potential issue)

I watched the video and have a good understanding of what you are hearing. For piece of mind my Roadster does the exact same thing. I would suspect this to be normal.
by bandit2013
Sat May 04, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: NAD: Multi-Watt Dual Rectifier
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

Re: NAD: Multi-Watt Dual Rectifier

The MWDR to me sounds like CH2 and CH3 are identical twins. No change in voice or tone between the two like there is with the Roadster when switching between 3 and 4. Love the amp in spongy power mode with tube tracking. Amp still remains tight. I should look and see what Rectifier tubes are install...
by bandit2013
Sat May 04, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: TC-100 vs Rectifier - Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2683

Re: TC-100 vs Rectifier - Questions

Another late response. Today I pitted the MWDR against the TC-100 just to see what is similar and different other than the obvious (EL34 vs 6L6). Since the MWDR does fit on top of the Vertical 212 (rubber feet will sit but head is much wider than the cab) Well a surprise was to await me on the clean...
by bandit2013
Sat May 04, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: TC-100 vs Rectifier - Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2683

Re: TC-100 vs Rectifier - Questions

BUMP….. I know this is late... been a while since I have been on. Thought I had posted to this thread but for some reason not there... sorry for the late response. Have both TC-50 and TC-100. Sure, Mesa knocked it out of the park with this series. TC-100 would be more favored for the ample bass. I g...
by bandit2013
Sat May 04, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Roadster Reverb Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

Re: Roadster Reverb Issue

I have tried the channel switching while in standby. Perhaps I am not doing it enough times. I generally cycle the channels as well as the mute after I take it out of standby following a cold start. After that I do not get pops. Good to hear you resolved your reverb issue. The white wire does not ha...
by bandit2013
Sat May 04, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: NAD: Multi-Watt Dual Rectifier
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

Re: NAD: Multi-Watt Dual Rectifier

After having this amp for a while now, I am still impressed with it. I am now considering getting another OS Recto slant front 412 cab so I do not have to keep the RA100 off of its pedestal. The grey and black jute cab looks much better with the RA100 sitting on top since they match. I can get by wi...
by bandit2013
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Roadster + 12AT7 in V6 = Awesome
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Re: Roadster + 12AT7 in V6 = Awesome

I thought about changing the rectifier tubes but I like the way the Roadster performs. I did notice that the volume level while using the 12AT7 in the phase inverter did drop some. I have been comparing this amp to the MWDR so I went back to a stock tube in that position for now. MWDR is the bomb! S...
by bandit2013
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mesa MarkV / Saturation 'mod'
Replies: 853
Views: 158085

Re: Mesa MarkV / Saturation 'mod'

It has been a while since posting in this threat. Those that are joining in, keep it simple, no need to do any hard mods to the amp. 12AT7 in V4 is ideal. I will have to try one in V7. I think what happed before when I tried it was the tube I was using. I recently got a VT1000 tube tester and found ...
by bandit2013
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Roadster + 12AT7 in V6 = Awesome
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Roadster + 12AT7 in V6 = Awesome

Decided to tube roll the Roadster again. Ever since I got the MWDR I was egging to see if I can par up the Roadster with some preamp tubes. Though the 212 cabs, both sounded nearly identical but that changed with the 412 cabinets. MW remained tight but the Roadster slumped a bit. Did not sound bad b...
by bandit2013
Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: NAD: Multi-Watt Dual Rectifier
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

Re: NAD: Multi-Watt Dual Rectifier

I did manage to run the MWDR with the TC-100. Sweet. Not sure how I dialed it in but the vintage voice on CH3 running tube rectification and though the horizontal 212 cab, almost a clone of the TC-100 on CH3. I was and was not surprised how well the two amps ran in parallel with the switch track. No...
by bandit2013
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Multi-Watt speaker / ohms setup in 50w mode
Replies: 2
Views: 879

Re: Multi-Watt speaker / ohms setup in 50w mode

When you run at 50W, the only change is the drop of two tubes. Nothing else changes to keep the headroom consistent to the 100W power setting. Yes this will tend to saturate the two tubes more so than with 4 tubes. Change in speaker connection (8 ohms into the 4 ohm jack) will not improve the headro...
by bandit2013
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: NAD: Multi-Watt Dual Rectifier
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

NAD: Multi-Watt Dual Rectifier

Ever since the release since 1991, for some reason I have not been much of a fan of the Rectifier series but that could be due to my familiarity of the Mark series dating back to 1989 Mark III blue stripe. Sure I have seen them when out getting more tubes during the band days. Mind you at that time ...
by bandit2013
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Mesa Fillmore - Claims it lacks volume/headroom
Replies: 10
Views: 2311

Re: Mesa Fillmore - Claims it lacks volume/headroom

Not sure how this relates.... is this claim on the combo or the head? Also since this is a different of different design, the question comes to mind about impedance matching. I do not have the Fillmore but I do have the Cali tweed combo. Running the 8 ohm load is ok with either the single speaker of...
by bandit2013
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: TC-50 Question? What did this amp replace if any?
Replies: 25
Views: 6805

Re: TC-50 Question? What did this amp replace if any?

Could have would have sold the Mark V but I found piece of mind with it after swapping a single tube in the CH gain circuit that overjoyed me to no end. Want to share that with us? I'm getting ready to buy some tubes for my Mark V http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=73352 Typo... CH was...
by bandit2013
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: The most British sounding of them all - Which Mesa?
Replies: 18
Views: 2938

Re: The most British sounding of them all - Which Mesa?

You will not need pedals for OD or such to coax any of the amps in the list to perform the tasks. There is one I would suggest that works well with the TC-100, Mesa 5BGEQ used in the FX loop just for tone shaping. Note necessarily required but it will definitely help with fine tuning. Here is some m...