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by domct203
Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Anyone Bias There Own Boogie?
Replies: 31
Views: 7167

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...
by domct203
Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Recto gain stages!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

It looks like they both have 5 gain stages. From the manual: V1A=Input stage all 3 channels V1B=Clean Channel V2A=2nd Input Stage all channels V2B=Channels 2 & 3 boost stage V3A=Channels 2 & 3 boost stage V3B=Same as V3A V4A=FX Send V4B=FX Return V5A&B=Phase Splitter / Output Hope That Helps! Dom
by domct203
Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Buying tubes. What numbers do I look out for regarding bias
Replies: 9
Views: 1964

Sounds like your best bet is to stick with Mesa Tubes. Just drop them in your Mesa amp and play, nothing to check. If you still feel compelled to try a different "brand", make sure to tell the vendor what amp you will be putting these in and they should be able to select a tube to work perfectly. I ...
by domct203
Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Anyone Bias There Own Boogie?
Replies: 31
Views: 7167

Well you can only bias a boogie if you have had it modified with a trim pot. Boogies are fixed bias so buying either one of them would be a waste. Although yes, Mesa uses a non adjustable fixed bias, a bias probe is necessary "insurance" when using Non Mesa tubes, and the only way to monitor bias d...
by domct203
Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Triple Rect. EMG Settings
Replies: 5
Views: 874

What kind of guitar? Do you know what kind of wood it is made out of? When I had my Triple, I found that with my Les Paul Custom (mahogany w/maple top) the 85 worked best in the bridge position, and the 81 was a good volume match at the neck. The 81 just did not have as much punch and urgency at the...
by domct203
Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Stiletto Pacifier for Roadster
Replies: 17
Views: 2700

Well, looks like I'm on the waiting list for my Roadster. Turns out that the one in the Ohio store was damaged :x I'll be getting a "fresh" one from Boogie next time they ship. GC says about 4-5 weeks :cry: Glad I have the Stiletto to pass the time with :D I'll let everyone know when it comes in. Dom
by domct203
Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Stiletto Pacifier for Roadster
Replies: 17
Views: 2700

change out the power tubes to better ones if u have some laying around too! I'm really a 6L6 guy, got plenty of them! I do have some JJ E34L's that I picked up awhile back to try in my Triple Recto. I think I'll give them a shot as well. If I remember correctly they came in at about 30mA so they sh...
by domct203
Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Stiletto Pacifier for Roadster
Replies: 17
Views: 2700

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: 2700

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: 2700

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: 2039

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: 956

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: 2039

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: 2480

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: 2480

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...