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by domct203
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: Cathode Follower
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Cathode Follower

In case anyone was wondering, V5a is a cathode follower position.

I confirmed this via email with Mesa.

I have a bunch of Mesa Russian-2 (EX) 12AX7’s that i want to try in the lead channel positions, should be no worries.
by domct203
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III power tube break up - doesn't seem possible
Replies: 18
Views: 573

Re: Mark III power tube break up - doesn't seem possible

Most of Mesa’s amps run the output section cool and clean. IMHO- If it sounds good, feels good, and fits the band, why does it matter how much the power section is breaking up? If you’re not happy with what you’re getting from the MKIII, maybe try a Fender? Im not trying to be snarky, I’ve just lear...
by domct203
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Switching Options for Mark V90?
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Switching Options for Mark V90?

I am currently working on a midi controlled pedalboard centered around the RJM PBC10 and looking for the best way to go about switching amp channels from the PBC. I was going to run a 25 foot snake cable to my pedalboard with my FX loop, amp in, power, and ft switch. I originally planned on sending...
by domct203
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: I love this blue channel.
Replies: 8
Views: 2075

Re: I love this blue channel.

I think there is some merit to the amp ‘blooming’ as it breaks in. There are hundreds of components in the amp, I think once they all ‘settle in’ (especially the Output Transformer) the TC really comes alive. Either that, or I’ve just adjusted to the amp LOL. When I first got it I was instantly in t...
by domct203
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Settings to improve guitar volume control
Replies: 8
Views: 371

Re: Settings to improve guitar volume control

There are times when my Mark V isn't as responsive as I'd like to changes in my guitar's volume pot... Just thought I'd ask if anyone has any settings tweaks to improve that behavior? Thanks! It would be helpful to know a bit about your guitar and rig. What is the guitar and pickups you are using? ...
by domct203
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Triple Rectifier chassis shifts slightly within the headshell
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Triple Rectifier chassis shifts slightly within the headshell

Hey everyone, Last week I received a Triple Rectifier Multiwatt that I bought off Reverb, and I noticed that the chassis shifts slightly within the headshell if I tilt it forward or backward. I think whatever holds the chassis to the bottom of the headshell on one of the corners may have come loose...
by domct203
Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: TC50
Topic: Plate Voltage TC-50
Replies: 6
Views: 1514

Re: Plate Voltage TC-50

Research vacuum tube bias and idle plate current. Also research cross over distortion. The above conversation refers to the idle plate current, or bias setting on vacuum tubes. A byproduct of power tubes is heat, the more power (current) you push through the tube the hotter it runs. If you run them ...
by domct203
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Mini Recto 25 Ch.2 Vintage/Modern Gain Difference
Replies: 2
Views: 309

Re: Mini Recto 25 Ch.2 Vintage/Modern Gain Difference

Sounds normal to me, that has been my experience with any Rectifier series amp I have played, and I’ve played them for almost two decades.

This is mostly due to the increased sensitivity in the power section when in Modern mode.

Dom
by domct203
Wed Oct 30, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: FX Loop light on my Mark V ON all the time
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: FX Loop light on my Mark V ON all the time

Just checking in to see how you are making out with your MKV?
by domct203
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: FX Loop light on my Mark V ON all the time
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: FX Loop light on my Mark V ON all the time

There should be a switch on the back right beside the send/return jacks. Check your channel volumes first though because they become the “final” volume control for each channel because the Output and Solo controls are also bypassed. +1 Also try the different FX Loop settings and see if they work co...
by domct203
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Mixing Str420 and Str440 6L6 GC tubes
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Mixing Str420 and Str440 6L6 GC tubes

Quick question...I've search this board and can't find an answer so I hope to find some help asap. I needed to replace tubes 2 and 3 on my DR. Just went to the store and bought a matched set of 6L6 GC STR440. Come home to put them in and see that the other 2 tubes in the amp are 6L6 GC STR 420. Now...
by domct203
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: FX Loop light on my Mark V ON all the time
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: FX Loop light on my Mark V ON all the time

Hi guys, I have a minor issue with my Mark V 90. The FX loop light on the right side of the amp seems to be ON all the time, even when the FX loop is not engaged . Has anyone faced this kind of issue before ? When I DO engage the FX Loop , the light just gets a bit brighter. I don't have a tech nea...
by domct203
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Triple rectifier no input or channel select.
Replies: 10
Views: 2203

Re: Triple rectifier no input or channel select.

Tatttfupfreak82 wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:41 pm
Is there any chance it's just the power tools I've already ordered a new set which I was going to do anyways
Wondering how you are making out with the amp? Have you had a tech look into this?
by domct203
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Two Channel Triple Rectifier - bypass loop or loop on
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: Two Channel Triple Rectifier - bypass loop or loop on

Hi everyone, I own a two channel Triple Rectifier rev. G from 1999. I use the bypass loop on. It's a little annoying when You need to put the amp in stand by and move both the channel master pots all the way down and then again try to set them back all the times and try to get no volume diferences....
by domct203
Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: TC-50 Guidance
Replies: 15
Views: 1576

Re: TC-50 Guidance

......... Question - Does the date hand written on your chassis coincide relatively near the date of purchase? I bought mine 2 months ago and the date shows 2017. I find this very unusual. Thanks. I bought my amp in Jan ‘19 & it has a 6/14/18 build date. It was a demo, but is flawless. I don’t reca...