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by domct203
Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Stiletto Pacifier for Roadster
Replies: 17
Views: 2551

I'm going to try the JJ's first in V1, V2 & V3. I might even try the ECC803 in there somewhere. When I get the Tungsol I'll try that one in V1. Won't get much time with her today I've got a gig tonight, however tomorrow is a different story (rehersal). I'm going to at least try to throw in the G-Maj...
by domct203
Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Stiletto Pacifier for Roadster
Replies: 17
Views: 2551

I'm probably going to have the Ace for a couple of weeks while I wait for the Roadster. Any pre-amp tube suggestions? I'm thinking JJ's to tame some of the brightness. I have some "high gain" JJ ECC83's, JJ ECC803's, 9th gen. Chinese, and an EH 12AX7 lying around to play with, as well as a Tungsol r...
by domct203
Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Stiletto Pacifier for Roadster
Replies: 17
Views: 2551

Stiletto Pacifier for Roadster

Well today I drove to my local GC to go get my Roadster Head I've been GAS'n for. I miss those Recto tones (owned a Triple for 5+ yrs.) and the built in reverb, and power/recto channel strip options hooked me ASAP. Well, suprise, no Roadsters in stock :shock: Not wanting me to leave empty-handed, th...
by domct203
Tue Feb 06, 2007 6:46 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Whats wrong with my amp?
Replies: 10
Views: 1917

If the amp is under warrenty then you need a Mesa approved tech. for any repairs I believe. Put your Mesa tubes back in and play the amp over several 20-30 min. periods to make sure that the amp is OK. This may just be a loose socket connection that any tech. could tighten up. If the amp red plates ...
by domct203
Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: JJ and peavey
Replies: 1
Views: 900

The only way to know for sure is to check idle current (bias) with a bias probe. Tube heads are expensive and a good bias probe and meter can be had for under $50.00. I feel anyone who owns a tube amp should invest in a bias probe. I am not suggesting that everyone rip open their amps and poke aroun...
by domct203
Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Whats wrong with my amp?
Replies: 10
Views: 1917

If removing / re-installing the tubes makes the problem go away for a while then it may just be a poor connection in the sockets. Sometimes the socket contacts can be spread open from repeated tube swaps. If the tube is red-plating, then its possible that the bias grid connection (pin 5) may be poor...
by domct203
Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Dual Rectifier volume levels
Replies: 15
Views: 2378

Yea, sometime my ears are not as sensitive as they used to be. I guess it's all those years in front of 100W tube amps and loud drummers :lol:

Try turning up the mids a bit also. Your problem may be that you are just not cutting through enough to be heard above the other guitar.

Dom
by domct203
Sat Feb 03, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Dual Rectifier volume levels
Replies: 15
Views: 2378

Whoa....................... You say your Channel and Master volumes at 11:00 is not loud enough??? That setting should rattle the building! (assuming you are using Modern voicing). Check the Effect Loop Send level. Even when you do not use the Loop the send level control is still active if not by-pa...
by domct203
Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Dual Rec + Gmajor + Vodoo Labs Ground Control
Replies: 15
Views: 3433

The Behringer FCB1010 MIDI controller has two switch relays (kind of like the G-Maj, just seperate jacks) so with that and the G-Maj you could control four functions (ch 1,2,3 & boost), you will just need to run another cable (stereo, or 2 mono cables) from the controller to the amp. The FCB1010 goe...
by domct203
Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Thinking about going back to the Bogner XTC
Replies: 14
Views: 2050

There are a lot of other Mesa's to consider besides the Recto line. Have you tried the Mark, Stiletto, or F series?

Dom
by domct203
Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Really weird problem with triple rec.
Replies: 8
Views: 1149

A fuse is designed to protect a circuit in the event that the circuit itself begins to draw more current than it was designed for (ie. a short). Fuses DO NOT modify the current flow, unless the fuse fails because of a problem like a short, which is where it will cut-off the current completely, not r...
by domct203
Sat Jan 27, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Good wireless for Roadster
Replies: 6
Views: 899

Guitarzan wrote: I understand... However, wireless units are a prime example of you get what you pay for. parsky1 wrote: +1 to that... don't cheap out on a wireless if you get one. Sounds like good advise. I'm going to atleast check out that Sampson. It would be convienent to have the receiver in t...
by domct203
Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Good wireless for Roadster
Replies: 6
Views: 899

Thanks Guitarzan, looks like a nice unit but :shock: $680 is a little out of my budget.

Anyone else?
by domct203
Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Good wireless for Roadster
Replies: 6
Views: 899

Good wireless for Roadster

I'll be getting my Roadster soon (thank you Tax Man!) and may have some $ to put on a wireless (I'm thinking around $250). I play a Les Paul with EMG's so I'm looking for something that will handle a hot guitar signal as well as put out a decent level to the amp.

Any suggestions?

Dom
by domct203
Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: Tubes
Topic: JJ's or Mesa tubes.
Replies: 15
Views: 4835

I have never owned a Mark series, but with a Triple Recto and a couple of other heads, I've had good results with JJ Power Tubes (6L6 & E34L). IMO they are not the Best, but by far not the worst. I keep finding myself going back to the SED =C= ("winged C") Power Tubes. To ME they are extremely tight...