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by bandit2013
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: First Axe
Replies: 52
Views: 20085

Re: First Axe

I can barely remember it. The first guitar I ever bought was a semi hollow shaped like a Frank Gambale signature Carvin. It was probably built in late 60's. It had single coil pickups similar to old Les Paul Studio but thinner. String action was high enough I could fit my hand between the strings an...
by bandit2013
Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: many amps louder than my mark v?
Replies: 20
Views: 1614

Re: many amps louder than my mark v?

There is one characteristic I discovered early with the MARK V amp. When you bypass the EQ the amp seems to be weak in output. Almost if at half power. Some how I believe you loose a gain stage in the preamp section when you do not use the EQ. Try turning it on and leave the all of the sliders in th...
by bandit2013
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Song recorded with Mark V Free download
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Song recorded with Mark V Free download

Wow! Sounded Great! I liked everything performed in the song.
I was going to ask about the effects used but you already posted that earlier.
by bandit2013
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Changed my 6L6's few questions
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Changed my 6L6's few questions

Some power tubes are noisy. The internals tend to vibrate. I have a set of tubes that like to sing with moderate volume (6L6 GC STR 420 coke bottle shape which were the original tubes from by MKIV combo). They sound really good in the Mark V head and I did not notice vibration as much if at all as I...
by bandit2013
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:58 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Channel Switching Lag
Replies: 7
Views: 982

Re: Mark V Channel Switching Lag

I have the same or similar lag when switching channels. I also hear it when changing modes or power settings without changing channels. I believe it may be related to the reverb circuit as it seems to shut down when channel switching. I will have to try changing channels with the reverb off. I am us...
by bandit2013
Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: 412 with V30's not so great with Mark V head
Replies: 20
Views: 2766

412 with V30's not so great with Mark V head

I tried to post this earlier but got disconnected... I bought myself a new Mark V head since I already had the Dual Rect. 4x12 cab (used it with my MKIV combo once in a while). At first, the mkV head sounded awsome through the cab. I kept the volume low and use the 45w setting. I still play through ...
by bandit2013
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Help Help! (Strange issue Barley any volume on all channels)
Replies: 3
Views: 397

Re: Help Help! (Strange issue Barley any volume on all chann

If V7 does not resolve the problem.... Try the other 8 ohm output or one of the 4 ohm outputs (that would be safe if you cab is 8 ohms or less). Is the effects loop active? If so, place it into hard bypass. If that corrects the problem replace V6 (Circuit B is used for effect return). Had a simiar i...
by bandit2013
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: New Mark V head shell day! Any advice on the swap out?
Replies: 16
Views: 2598

Re: New Mark V head shell day! Any advice on the swap out?

Amp removal from the old shell is easy. Just remember to loosten the support under the transformer. I took mine apart to investigate why the effects loop was not working by the footswitch. Needed to verify if the center terminal was used. Of course they gave me the wrong cable for the amp, even thou...