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by CoG
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Dumb question, but why does it feel like Recto's "Need" a boost or OD to sound best?
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: Dumb question, but why does it feel like Recto's "Need" a boost or OD to sound best?

I don't find my Tremoverb head needs a boost. I play pretty loud (not that I have a choice with a 100W TOV head!) and I find that it tightens up at volume and I always need less gain than I think. I do use one sometimes for flavor, but I think the big thing is that people are trying to use too much ...
by CoG
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: Royal Atlantic Bliss
Replies: 4
Views: 2377

Re: Royal Atlantic Bliss

I just put a Swamp Thang in a 2x12 with a V30 for my Tremoverb and the Royal really likes it too. Gives Vintage Lo a little more balls if I'm trying to use both Vintage Lo and Vintage Hi at once. I find that I don't really like Lo until the gain's past 2 o'clock but I don't like Hi much past noon; w...
by CoG
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Guitar Cab Suggestions? (Thiele/Open-Back)
Replies: 2
Views: 1101

Re: Guitar Cab Suggestions? (Thiele/Open-Back)

I have a bit of experience on both your issues! The TT and the Thiele (actually every ported cab I've tried) are pieces of gear I wanted to like but couldn't keep lol. The thing with the Thiele is that it's really meant to be an extension cab for a Mark series combo and it really is the best for tha...
by CoG
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III bass control question
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: Mark III bass control question

The best way to describe it is that you won't find any more bass than you're giving it, and almost everybody will tell you its sounds better below 2 anyway. On a Mark, if you need to compress someone's ribcage that's what the 5-band is for. If I'm plugging my Jackson with EMGs straight in, the bass ...
by CoG
Sun Nov 10, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Favorite Overdrive/Distortion pedal
Replies: 14
Views: 7921

Re: Favorite Overdrive/Distortion pedal

Only OD/dist I use on my Mark is a Friedman BE-OD that I just use on top of the clean channel for a different crunch sound. On my RA100 and my JCM800 I use a Metropolous Supa-Boost. Yeah, it's a little on the corksniffer end of things but it's really great if you are looking to hit the front end of ...
by CoG
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mesa Boogie Mark III Effects Loop Mod.
Replies: 1
Views: 1038

Re: Mesa Boogie Mark III Effects Loop Mod.

Sorry, wish I'd seen this earlier. I asked Mike B. about the loop when I had a purple stripe in back about 10 or 12 years ago. I don't want to say this is word for word but he said the loop kind of is what it is, it was meant as a pro feature to work with the big stereo rack setups and fx units that...
by CoG
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: Took me 35 years to get a Marshall..now I have two.
Replies: 5
Views: 4251

Re: Took me 35 years to get a Marshall..now I have two.

I've identified a need for reproduction front and rear Marshall JMP metal panels. Hardly any are available. I have a system to make high accuracy replicas quickly and at very reasonable prices, for every variant of these panels. And there are a lot of variants. So buying these Marshalls has also cr...
by CoG
Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: Took me 35 years to get a Marshall..now I have two.
Replies: 5
Views: 4251

Re: Took me 35 years to get a Marshall..now I have two.

Yup there is something about those pre-JCM900 Marshalls. Took me a good 20 years to figure out too. My RA100 blue channel can make any sound that my JCM800 can make, you wouldn't be able to tell the difference on tape, but the feel of playing the Marshall and how it sounds in the room are completely...
by CoG
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: Opinions on Peavey XXX?
Replies: 1
Views: 1535

Opinions on Peavey XXX?

I want something I can play Swedish melodeath on and there's a couple floating around locally for good prices... looking for a non-Recto modern tone, I've had a couple of Rectos and I always fall out of love with them real fast. Youtube videos sound good, like a slightly thicker, middier 5150, and a...
by CoG
Thu May 16, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: load attenuator upgrade?
Replies: 7
Views: 1882

Re: load attenuator upgrade?

depends if you just want to rock out in your basement at a lower volume or if you have a DAW recording setup and you're trying to go to headphone/monitor levels. If the latter you can get very, very nice older Palmer PDI and ADIG units for a few hundred bones used since the two notes stuff because t...
by CoG
Wed May 08, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: In praise of Vintage Lo
Replies: 0
Views: 1435

In praise of Vintage Lo

I've had my RA100 for almost eight years now, and it wasn't until the past few months that I realized how shamefully I had been neglecting the blue channel. I think mostly it's because on every other modern Mesa I've had, turning a Gain knob past about 1:00 is usually not a great idea. So I pretty m...
by CoG
Wed May 08, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Bought a Friedman BE-OD, made a video
Replies: 2
Views: 2899

Re: Bought a Friedman BE-OD, made a video

woooooo scary thread necro, but I know Nitrobattery is still around, so...

That was a fantastic demo video, man. Great tone examples, useful commentary, and kickass playing.
by CoG
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Mesa Tremoverb Don't Cut Through Mix
Replies: 3
Views: 1296

Re: Mesa Tremoverb Don't Cut Through Mix

I wouldn't worry too much about one show if the other ones have been fine, man - room, mix of stage volume vs. PA, if the room was small enough that stage volume mattered in the mix, amp placement on the stage becomes a thing, if it's all coming from the PA then maybe the mic placement on the amp wa...
by CoG
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: What I've learned about the Mark III
Replies: 8
Views: 2076

Re: What I've learned about the Mark III

dlpasco wrote:I finally got a Jackson Soloist and it makes a difference.
A Jackson Soloist can change your life, it did mine :lol:
by CoG
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: Royal atlantic head through road king 2x12 cab.
Replies: 4
Views: 2839

Re: Royal atlantic head through road king 2x12 cab.

That's a pretty specific setup, those road king cabinets are rare - not because they're special, I think they're just not very popular. Make a new back panel for your Orange cab that's about 1/4 open, it'll take you an afternoon, save you $400, and you can test whether a part-open 2x12 is going to w...