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by CoG
Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:29 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: How loud do you set your Mark's for a gig?
Replies: 7
Views: 917

Re: How loud do you set your Mark's for a gig?

Dunno how much these settings mean without knowing what cab you are playing through. I have my green stripe master at 2.5ish and lead master around 7, but that is through a 4x12 with EVMs and RWBs. So I'm gonna be a wee bit louder than someone playing the combo :)
by CoG
Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: Is Mesa striking out in their Brit tone quest?
Replies: 40
Views: 8563

Re: Is Mesa striking out in their Brit tone quest?

Okay, how many years have you guys been gearheads and you haven't yet realised that mass market amp sales make no sense whatsoever through this kind of lens? :lol: Biggest factor in the industry is that the economy is in the tank, especially for "aspirational" guys. The fragmentation and deprofessio...
by CoG
Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: RA100 head. New Amp Day. Notice hiss/static
Replies: 12
Views: 3537

Re: RA100 head. New Amp Day. Notice hiss/static

I can probably beat $800, I have this Nigerian thing that's about to come through huge for me, I just sent them my bank acc't number and it's a done deal.
by CoG
Tue May 22, 2012 2:33 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: SOB
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Re: SOB

I had an acquaintance who was trying to sell a combo in better shape than that and he couldn't get $400 for it. The big thing is that SOBs don't really have a very good reputation for tone (not gonna comment on whether or not that's deserved.)
by CoG
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: Another New RA owner!
Replies: 13
Views: 3805

Re: Another New RA owner!

that guy's demos are actually what sold me on the RA-- I really don't think the Hagerty's ones do it justice.
by CoG
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Strat-type n00b looking for upgrade advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1828

Strat-type n00b looking for upgrade advice

Hey all-- I have a Yamaha Pacifica that I really like the feel and response of. It's not my go-to guitar at all but I like it for a change of pace and I am starting to find times to use it. I'd like to upgrade the neck and middle single-coils to something a little hotter and with a bit more range th...
by CoG
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Funny youtube comment (rectos don't have a choke)
Replies: 20
Views: 2663

Re: Funny youtube comment (rectos don't have a choke)

this might be a good time to bring up the whole "argument on the internet/special olympics" thing.
by CoG
Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark lll reverb mod ?
Replies: 7
Views: 918

Re: Mark lll reverb mod ?

Oh, yeah, sorry, didn't notice that you don't even have reverb. And it wasn't even 4:20 yet. Yeah, it would be cheaper to just sell the Mark III wou have and buy a reverb version, and and not worth the trouble because the reverb isn't very good anyway.
by CoG
Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark lll reverb mod ?
Replies: 7
Views: 918

Re: Mark lll reverb mod ?

the reverb mod is dead easy but also not really worth doing unless you only play clean or low-gain stuff most of the time. Had it done and after that noticed that the reverb is "eh" at best, and now there's more of it, so I just have it on 0 all the time.
by CoG
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: RA-100. Can the brightness be tamed ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3325

Re: RA-100. Can the brightness be tamed ?

Using the attenuator pulls out some brightness. I am pretty sure the amp is voiced with the attenuator in mind. If I do not have it engaged I usually have to dial the treble below noon or back down the tone on my guitar a bit. I'd also say that LO is very definitely meant to be used in a mix, not wh...
by CoG
Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: RA-100 Disappointed - severely
Replies: 14
Views: 5176

Re: RA-100 Disappointed - severely

Compared to a Mark III I find the HI channel pretty spongy and forgiving! The Clean channel tolerates no sloppiness, though. Still, man, like I said in the other thread I have never really had a volume issue with the RA. If you don't use the attenuator, yeah, it's a 100W amp and the settings in the ...
by CoG
Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: Is the Royal Atlantic capable of metal?
Replies: 30
Views: 7702

Re: Is the Royal Atlantic capable of metal?

fdesalvo, how quiet do you need your amp to be, man? I actually have the opposite problem with the RA-- if I dial in a "modern high-gain sound" on the red channel, meaning a bit of a scoop and mainly preamp gain with little power tube breakup, I find the amp isn't loud *enough* for a moderately athl...
by CoG
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Sick of my EVM-12L's
Replies: 16
Views: 3219

Re: Sick of my EVM-12L's

I have 2xEVM-12L and 2x Emi RWBs in my 4x12 Recto slant for hard rock/metal with a Mark III and an RA. I find this livens up the EVM sound a lot without losing the essential characteristics of big headroom, detail, and good response at all frequencies.
by CoG
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: How do the TA15 and TA30 compare to the RA100 ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2984

Re: How do the TA15 and TA30 compare to the RA100 ?

+1 on the RA being closer to a JCM800 voicing. I wouldn't say the RA is a "modern" voicing unless you think 1983 is modern.
by CoG
Fri Feb 24, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 929

Re: Mark III Advice

I was looking at dougstubes because it seems that's the consensus as to where to go to get quality product, and from what I'm reading here and on the website, I'll probably be going with the SED =C=. Since I'm totally new to tubes as a whole, should I go for the early, average, or late distortion o...