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by domct203
Sat Feb 24, 2007 7:12 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Silent practicing - with a Dual Recto?
Replies: 18
Views: 2514

headphones into speaker jack, no load = blown transformer. Headphones do have an impedence (32-64 ohms), all they are is speakers in "cups". So, the amp will still see a load, so it should work fine. I would be more worried about the power rating of the headphones. However there is still no cabinet...
by domct203
Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Touching tubes when changing them
Replies: 11
Views: 2788

So where is the plastic bottom on a 12ax7 then?
LOL :lol:
by domct203
Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Doug's tubes
Replies: 41
Views: 25985

FYI Doug recommended;
SED winged =C= 6L6GC's
Tung-Sol reissue in V1,
JJ ECC83S high gain in V2
9th gen Shuguang 12AX7C's the rest of the way
Does anyone know where Mesa gets their Chinese 12AX7's. They may be Shuguang 9th generation. That could save you $30 or so.

Dom
by domct203
Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: So I went to GC yesterday to buy a Roadster....
Replies: 66
Views: 12271

Like i said i was there two weeks ago and they had a new Roadster head there.
Thanks, when I get out of work I'll give them a call.
Dom
by domct203
Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: So I went to GC yesterday to buy a Roadster....
Replies: 66
Views: 12271

Same prob. here in CT. They found one in Ohio but later found out it was damaged? It was prob. a floor unit. I ordered mine through GC on Feb 2nd. and was told it would be 1 month or more.

Dom
by domct203
Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Silent practicing - with a Dual Recto?
Replies: 18
Views: 2514

Behringer makes a direct box with a speaker sim for about $35. I've never tried it so I can not comment, but for practice it might do the trick hooked up to the hotplates line out or the slave output.

Dom
by domct203
Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Silent practicing - with a Dual Recto?
Replies: 18
Views: 2514

Have you considered power attenuators like the THD Hotplate?

It can be used as a load so you do not need a cabinet, then you could run the slave output to an inexpensive mixer for headphones and/or recording. The Hotplate also has a line out.

Dom
by domct203
Tue Feb 20, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: long time reader - new 1st time boogie owner
Replies: 4
Views: 948

I don't think the wattage is a problem, as long as the total is greater than your amp. Some players mix speakers in their cabs to compliment each other, which I think helps fine tune the sound. I'll bet those C90 w/open back will really add alot of 3D depth to the punchy focused V30's.

Dom
by domct203
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Tubes
Topic: JJ = Crap
Replies: 15
Views: 6603

siggy14 wrote: First thing you should do soon as you are done with a set is turn off your amp right away. Give it a good few minutes to cool before moving it, best bet to take cab and guitars away first. How would one take the cab off stage without moving the amp head?? Sorry, could not resist :win...
by domct203
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Slave Out> Speaker emulator>PA? or recording?
Replies: 7
Views: 1627

The Slave out is tapped from the speaker output (look at the schematics) which is why you can not take a signal from the slave and patch it into the FX return - you will create a loop that will destroy your ears with uncontrollable feedback. The FX send is where you get raw preamp tone. A Slave outp...
by domct203
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Triple Recs with Pulled Tubes to recreate a Dual Rec?.....
Replies: 13
Views: 2598

Yes you can pull 2 tubes (the outside pair), I tried this a few times for smaller bars and clubs. If you use Tube Rectifier then pull 1 rect. tube also. (got that info from MESA) It does mess with the ohms at the OT, There really is no proper match, but the slight mis-match is fine for the Triple. T...
by domct203
Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Should Tubes Glow Blue?
Replies: 5
Views: 1823

I think maybe that because only half were blue it might have been a problem.
Are you in Half-Drive mode? If so, the two with the blue glow are the ones being used.

Dom
by domct203
Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: G-Major with Heartbreaker = WOW!!! But I have questions....
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

Yes, the eprom is a custom chip, and was super easy to swap. It allows you to split the FCB1010 into sort of 2 controllers, one row sends the basic prg change (x2) and ctrl change (x5 I think) and the other row to toggle specific effects on and off. For example you can have the bottom row as stomp b...
by domct203
Sat Feb 17, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: G-Major with Heartbreaker = WOW!!! But I have questions....
Replies: 4
Views: 1076

1. Does anybody here use the G-Major with a Mesa amp? Not yet. My Roadster is still about 3-wks away. I have used it with other tube amps, with serial and parallel loops. I do plan on using it with the Roadster. 2. If so, do you use the Compressor in it? No, because it is in the FX loop. I never go...
by domct203
Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Anyone Bias There Own Boogie?
Replies: 31
Views: 7102

They believe that you match the tubes to the amp instead of adjusting/biasing the amp to the tubes Here is how I take it IMO. All Mesa Boogie's have an identifiable tone, That's what makes a Mark a Mark, or a Recto a Recto. Mesa builds consistent amps, with signature tones. They select tubes for am...