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by CoG
Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Different Mark 3 models, which is best/worst? -Possible mods
Replies: 7
Views: 911

Re: Different Mark 3 models, which is best/worst? -Possible mods

I have a green and kind of regret getting rid of my purple stripe. The biggest difference between any Mark IIIs is that the R2 channel on the black/no-stripe and purple is quite a bit lower-gain than on the later ones. However, it has a fuller sound with more bass than the later R2s and takes pedals...
by CoG
Thu Jul 12, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: adding reverb to one that has none?
Replies: 17
Views: 1572

Re: adding reverb to one that has none?

The mark iii's reverb is nothing to write home about anyway. Pretty much any modern reverb pedal sounds just as good and is more versatile.
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: 1001

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: 9040

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: 3898

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: 651

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: 4096

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: 2030

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: 2792

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: 1080

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: 1080

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: 3554

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: 5374

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: 8187

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: 3421

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.