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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: 2949

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...
by bandit2013
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: Mesa TC-100 FX loop question
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: Mesa TC-100 FX loop question

Have you installed a dummy jack into the send? Also you need to turn on the FX loop relay using the switch on the back panel. Running direct though the Return, you would have to use the master volume control since the channel settings will have no effect on the output when they are bypassed. Not sur...
by bandit2013
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Triple crown 100 vs Roadster!?
Replies: 6
Views: 1870

Re: Triple crown 100 vs Roadster!?

I have both. domct203 said it quite well. I would find it difficult to let go of my Roadster as that amp is a pure beast with change of preamp tube in V1. I like the tweed setting on the Roadster as well. That being said, the clean channel on the TC-100 is somewhat similar. Set to normal you can get...
by bandit2013
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: The most British sounding of them all - Which Mesa?
Replies: 18
Views: 2949

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

I would go after a silver jubilee 2555, simple as it is but always thought that one sounded great, also lacks that tacky gold color. I would buy one of those (I think).
by bandit2013
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: New Mesa amp "California Tweed (6V6 4:Forty)"
Replies: 20
Views: 4267

Re: New Mesa amp "California Tweed (6V6 4:Forty)"

How the CAT or CT sounds like relative to a Mark V clean channel? Quite different. MKV Clean and fat, still different. MKV Tweed voice not even close. Come to think of it, the Roadster also has a tweed voice. Nope, not the same thing. The trick to this amp is the speaker (in part). It has a nice spa...
by bandit2013
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: The most British sounding of them all - Which Mesa?
Replies: 18
Views: 2949

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

I am short on words these days..... :roll: I am not qualified to answer this one... :oops: This one is not focused, more random, sorry. That is a tough call to make... Right out of the box the TC-100 delivers. I think for the last tone you are looking for, Zakk Wylde… You may need a GEG in the loop ...
by bandit2013
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: New Mesa amp "California Tweed (6V6 4:Forty)"
Replies: 20
Views: 4267

Re: New Mesa amp "California Tweed (6V6 4:Forty)"

Well, I could not wait for the videos to pop up on the net. Sweet. It did sound a bit dark at first. Had too much bass dialed in but the speaker is the main contributor as it sounds green (new, needs to be broken in). Had the amp a little over a week now. Oh yeah the tone is really blossoming. Since...
by bandit2013
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: Mud in the red channel - stock tubes.
Replies: 8
Views: 2143

Re: Mud in the red channel - stock tubes.

Hmm. I have both the TC-50 and TC-100. Also I am using the Vertical 212 cab with each. I do have a OSRSF412 I could try out with either. The TC-100 definitely has more bottom end delivery where I find the TC-50 is not as abundant but yet similar only dry and tight. The vertical 212 cabs will differ ...
by bandit2013
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: New Mesa amp "California Tweed (6V6 4:Forty)"
Replies: 20
Views: 4267

Re: New Mesa amp "California Tweed (6V6 4:Forty)"

I am interested in this amp. I bet it will sound really good in person.
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by bandit2013
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: The most British sounding of them all - Which Mesa?
Replies: 18
Views: 2949

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

Since I do not have a Marshal of the ones listed to compare, My choice would go to #1 (TC-100) and #4 (RA-100). The closest thing I got to a Stiletto Deuce Stage II was the Stage I. Had the RA100 at the time and compared them. Stiletto was different and not sure how much difference there is between ...
by bandit2013
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Slave Amp - Tube or solid state
Replies: 10
Views: 3107

Re: Slave Amp - Tube or solid state

Time will tell if there will be a 100W version of the Fillmore. Meanwhile, consideirng the tone differences of the Mark V and JP-2C I have been running both simultaneously using the Mesa switch track. It is amazing how the sound transformes into something a bit different when you run two amps with a...
by bandit2013
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: TC50, tube talk
Replies: 7
Views: 2221

Re: TC50, tube talk

I have read about some cryo tubes. Test showed no difference between tubes of same type cryo or not. Black Sable was the first cryo processed tubes I have seen. Then there is this: https://blog.thetubestore.com/cryo-tube-controversy-the-chilling-truth/ (just one reference on the subject but there ma...
by bandit2013
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mesa MarkV / Saturation 'mod'
Replies: 853
Views: 158190

Re: Mesa MarkV / Saturation 'mod'

Why the JAN/Phillips 12AT7 works in the Mark V90W and does not in the older models. The Mark V uses two different tube positions for the drive (V5A) and high gain stage (V4B) that follows in addition, there is an additional gain stage in the works (V3A). Mark V has a total of six gain stages before ...
by bandit2013
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mesa MarkV / Saturation 'mod'
Replies: 853
Views: 158190

Re: Mesa MarkV / Saturation 'mod'

After some review of the one mod, I restored C44. I am beginning to understand the grid to cathode cap's purpose as it is used. It will do a similar task if the cap was bypassing the plate resistor however a smaller value can be used on the grid to cathode method vs applying it as a plate resistor b...
by bandit2013
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mesa MarkV / Saturation 'mod'
Replies: 853
Views: 158190

Re: Mesa MarkV / Saturation 'mod'

I need some time to live with the change, It may not be a good idea to remove the C44. I was trying out a few of my other guitars and feel the amp may be too bright. I did try to delete the post where I suggested such but cannot seem to do that. The more playing time I get the more I realize this is...