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by CoG
Sat Apr 05, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: Music Man Amps
Replies: 12
Views: 5311

Re: Music Man Amps

Ah, okay, that makes sense. It was definitely 4x6CA7s kinda loud. I don't think I ever heard the actual tone of the amp because he ran so many pedals, but it sure worked good for that.
by CoG
Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: Music Man Amps
Replies: 12
Views: 5311

Re: Music Man Amps

A friend of mine had a probably late-70s 2x12 Music Man combo that was just mind-alteringly loud and clean, and this coming from a guy who owned an Ampeg V4. He was using it as a pedal platform and could hang with the JCM800 I was using at the time :shock: It seemed far louder than a SS power sectio...
by CoG
Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: High gain preamp tubes on markiii
Replies: 14
Views: 2384

Re: High gain preamp tubes on markiii

This is not an opinion everyone shares but I would kick in that tube changes make *less* of a difference on the Mark III than any other amp I've rolled a lot of tubes through (Roadster, RA, JCM800, Ampeg V4). Not saying it makes no difference, it does, just not much. I definitely would not bother bu...
by CoG
Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: Does anyone else think the Royal Atlantic is small sounding?
Replies: 9
Views: 3182

Re: Does anyone else think the Royal Atlantic is small sound

My experience is that if you are using the RA with the soak off you need to crank it pretty hard to get a lively tone. The un-soaked RA is a LOUD and very bright amp. The soak's not just there for volume control, it's a tonal tool that lets you control those loud/bright characterstics. Vintage Lo is...
by CoG
Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: 1989 Mark III Green Stripe Noise
Replies: 3
Views: 606

Re: 1989 Mark III Green Stripe Noise

Changing tubes is kind of cost of doing business when you buy a used amp. You really shouldn't look for other problems until you have swapped all the power tubes, and then gotten at least one known good preamp tube to swap through all the positions.
by CoG
Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: So, Should I MOd My Mark III?
Replies: 23
Views: 2264

Re: So, Should I MOd My Mark III?

R2 mod is a fo sho, must have. The reverb mod is easy enough but I would say don't do it. The Mark III's stock reverb is pretty average and the circuit is a bit of a hack that made sense in 1983. Basically you end up with more crappy reverb that you can never quite turn off. There's so many really g...
by CoG
Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: delete: sold
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Re: fs/ft Boogie mkIII long head drg cream w/ matching 2x12

That's pretty sexy. Is that the original tolex? I wish I could justify that, lol.
by CoG
Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: mark III settings
Replies: 12
Views: 1981

Re: mark III settings

Only thing I ever mess with is the pull deep, and if I am recording a clean part I turn the volume up to max from 7.5. That's it.
by CoG
Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Need some advice about my MKiiC+
Replies: 22
Views: 3541

Re: Need some advice about my MKiiC+

C+s aren't that rare on the market, they are just pricey. Find me another "loaded" Simulclass model and I'll show you how rare they are. Nevermind the price. :shock: That's fair but I don't think someone who doesn't already have a IIC+ and is planning to actually play the thing would *not* pick up ...
by CoG
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Need some advice about my MKiiC+
Replies: 22
Views: 3541

Re: Need some advice about my MKiiC+

If it's a bare-bones upgrade from a IIC and really f%&# up you probably won't get much more than $1400, because most guys who aren't scraping for cash would rather have a cosmetically nice amp and C+s aren't that rare on the market, they are just pricey.

Decent shell you could go up to $2K if you are willing to hold out for a price and ship. The latter bit is the secret; if you don't need cash right now and are willing to undertake the hassle of packing and shipping ebay is the best way to get a higher price.
by CoG
Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Mesa Boogie Quality Control
Replies: 16
Views: 1997

Re: Mesa Boogie Quality Control

Modern tube construction is just really bad, especially preamp tubes. It's easier to QC power tubes because with those kind of voltages stuff either works or it goes south real fast. I wouldn't hold Mesa responsible for tube flaws. I've had an RA, a Recto Pre, and a 20/20 that were all brand new and...
by CoG
Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Foot Pedals & Misc Mesa Stuff
Topic: VoodooMan Switches Updates And Beyond
Replies: 54
Views: 19415

Re: VoodooMan Switches Updates And Beyond

So, I am willing to bet Freiboths Trading can be pretty sleazy too, seeing as how we have two sockpuppets who each registered, posted once in each voodooman thread to pump freiboths, and then disappeared. James is a liar who can't get his sh!t together but you should sell based on your product, not ...
by CoG
Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: How much of a wuss does this make me?
Replies: 9
Views: 3134

Re: How much of a wuss does this make me?

Get better :lol: kidding. I'm not a super-clean player, but yeah, the RA is not exactly a cuddle bunny. Are you playing through a cab with V30s in it? I *really* don't think that's a good match. Other thing is that the attenuator does provide a fair bit of compression and I think the amp sounds bett...
by CoG
Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: RA-100 - your favorite od/boost-pedals?
Replies: 13
Views: 15674

Re: RA-100 - your favorite od/boost-pedals?

Electro-Harmonix LPB-1. Seriously. Best $40 you'll ever spend. I love this pedal on Marshall-voiced upper-midsy amps. Hitting the blue channel with this at about 2 o'clockgives you this huge grindy, grainy, clanky turned-up-way-loud sound-- as much gain as the red channel but much less well-behaved.
by CoG
Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: Best cab for RA-100?
Replies: 22
Views: 9754

Re: Best cab for RA-100?

I think V30s are a really bad match for the blue channel especially, the last thing it needs is a lift in the upper mids and the bottom end can't get tighter than it is already. I have tried mine through a Recto 2x12 with V30s and it really did not work, and by anyone's standards that's a very nice ...