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by jnoel64
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mesa MarkV / Saturation 'mod'
Replies: 849
Views: 156016

Re: Mesa MarkV / Saturation 'mod'

Back in the 80s, I did the Summer Session thing at GIT. The top 2 things I got out of that experience was: I learned to use my pinky almost as strongly as my ring finger. I don't do many bends with it, but I can if I need to stretch enough for it. The second thing was modes. The hardest thing to do ...
by jnoel64
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Is this worth it?
Replies: 4
Views: 2044

Re: Is this worth it?

On Reverb.com. the cheapest RKI listed is $1399 + $100 for shipping. That's just for the head alone. The cheapest 4x12 Road King cab was $700, but it was in red and local pickup only. So, your deal is a savings of 1200 USD. But like Nate said, that's IF it's in good working order.
by jnoel64
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: V5 - AT7
Replies: 14
Views: 7934

Re: V5 - AT7

I finally got a good test with the yellow color coded EL34s. After installing them, I left my amp on for a good 24 hours. Yesterday, I was able to crank the amp up to gig volume. There is a slight difference in tone between the yellow and grey color codes. The yellows were a bit "softer" sounding to...
by jnoel64
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Problems with your Mark V...it's you.
Replies: 19
Views: 8715

Re: Problems with your Mark V...it's you.

I struggled with my tone for decades. I used to eat, sleep, and breathe guitar, playing every spare moment I had. I know I am mediocre at best, and I am ok with that. Accepting that was pretty ego deflating, but it is what it is. Anyway, there was always some inherent portion of my tone that just dr...
by jnoel64
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: Bluguitar
Replies: 6
Views: 4958

Re: Bluguitar

My knowledge on tubes is not all that extensive, but enough to tube roll. This unit claims to use nano tubes. Aside from what Wikipedia states, does anyone know much about nano tubes? It sure seems like the unit is basically a solid state thing, but they keep talking about the nano tubes. IF I were ...
by jnoel64
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: Carvin amps... what do you think??
Replies: 53
Views: 32501

Re: Carvin amps... what do you think??

There has been a little discussion on the Carvin forum regarding ROHS with some speculation about solder joints failing because of the new regulations. Of course, no one, aside from Carvin, knows what really was going on. Now, on the Carvin Audio site, there is a new "opportunity" to become a dealer...
by jnoel64
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: Bluguitar
Replies: 6
Views: 4958

Bluguitar

Stumbled across this yesterday. IF it does what they say...could be a real game changer.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Amp1
by jnoel64
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: Carvin amps... what do you think??
Replies: 53
Views: 32501

Re: Carvin amps... what do you think??

Bandit - Apparently, prior to the closure, Carvin built a whole new factory. Someone in the Carvin forum also saw a "Closed" sign on the new building. There used to be videos of the Carvin factory, showing assembling amps and such. But I have never seen one, nor do I know if they showed the actual "...
by jnoel64
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: V5 - AT7
Replies: 14
Views: 7934

Re: V5 - AT7

I put Mullard CV4004s in V3 and V4. I got what I hoped for! No more fizz and a nice boost to the low mids and bottom end. My TC50 has a definite thump now. I didn't lose any clarity on the high end, either. Just no more fizziness. I've got some JJ ECC803s coming to try, too. But I think I will stick...
by jnoel64
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: V5 - AT7
Replies: 14
Views: 7934

Re: V5 - AT7

Because of the tube layout, I confused V2 and V3 with V3 and V4. In other words, I had the SPAX7s in the correct places I wanted them to be: V3 & V4. So, I swapped both of those out for the Mullard CV4004s. But, I also decided to go ahead and do a full burn-in with the original stock grey color code...
by jnoel64
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: V5 - AT7
Replies: 14
Views: 7934

Re: V5 - AT7

One thing I failed to keep in mind: the yellow color coded EL34s were supposed to be new, never used. According to my father, he had those as spares for the Road King, and never used them. But, I have to take many things he says with a grain of salt, lol! At any rate, normally when I install new pow...
by jnoel64
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: V5 - AT7
Replies: 14
Views: 7934

Re: V5 - AT7

It looks like I should have put the SPAX7s in V3 and V4 instead of V2 and V3. I think I will do some rolling this weekend and try some Mullard CV4004s, too.
by jnoel64
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: Tc 50 settings
Replies: 6
Views: 2908

Re: Tc 50 settings

I have my master at about 11:00. Channels 2 and 3 are at noon. Plenty loud on my end. I have my gain set at about 3 o'clock on channel 2 and 2 o'clock on channel 3. BMT are almost identical on both those channels, too. Bass 11:00 to noon, mid 8:00 to 9:00, treble 8:00 to 9:00. Presence is nearly off...
by jnoel64
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: V5 - AT7
Replies: 14
Views: 7934

Re: V5 - AT7

I couldn't resist, I put the gray color code EL34s back in. The fizziness diminished. Not 100%, but maybe 90%. I know my ears are old and tired, but there was a definite difference.
by jnoel64
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: V5 - AT7
Replies: 14
Views: 7934

Re: V5 - AT7

I fired up the TC50 with the yellow color coded EL34s, the SPAX7s in V2 and V3 and the JAN 12AT7 in V5. I had also just replaced one of my speakers in my Recto Vertical 2x12 (long story, but the top speaker was not a V30 when I got the cab. Now there is a WGS Veteran 30 in the top slot with a MB V30...