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by CoG
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 929

Re: Mark III Advice

CoG...I tried testing out a few Sovtek WA's for the preamp and Groove Tubes for the power section.:shock: Wow..that was probably the worst Mark III I'd never want to play again. Totally boxy and lifeless. The III's don't like those WA's one bit ( well, if your're into sweet singing sustain that is ...
by CoG
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Strange drawing inside Mark 3
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: Strange drawing inside Mark 3

The techs usually put their initials on the inside of the amps with marker during it's production, so I'm assuming that's what your're looking at. If not, I wouldn't be surprised if one of the techs felt a little creative to draw 'doodles' inside the amp. Techs often do funny things in electronics ...
by CoG
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 929

Re: Mark III Advice

a lot of guys will say I am crazy, but I really think that the Mark III is the least tube-sensitive amp I have owned. The tubes that make the biggest difference for me, pre or power, are the EL34s in simul-class. I always get =C='s for those. They seem to have a kind of "blocky" sound, without a lot...
by CoG
Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Convince me to keep my Mark III
Replies: 21
Views: 1554

Re: Convince me to keep my Mark III

I bought an RA-100. Loved it. Sold my JC800 and didn't play my green stripe for three, four months, until we were recording a tune that needed an aggressive tone... and I'm running home to grab my Mark! And oh, wait, need to boost the lows a little? Like, say, WITH THESE BIG SLIDERS RIGHT HERE ON TH...
by CoG
Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: Amp opinions: To Hiwatt or not to Hiwatt
Replies: 8
Views: 2859

Re: Amp opinions: To Hiwatt or not to Hiwatt

I have actually played a newish DR103. Loud. Like, painful, Ampeg V4, barely-usable loud. It seemed like you really needed the volume to get the sort of fullness along with the brightness. It sounded really nice but it was "wtf could I use this for?" If you have one around to try it's worth trying, ...
by CoG
Mon Jan 30, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Roadster-- anyone using ch4 for "nontraditional" sounds?
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Roadster-- anyone using ch4 for "nontraditional" sounds?

This is through his cab, which is a stock Recto Trad with V30s, not mine :) Don't get me wrong, it sounds amazing if you do the traditional Recto sounds on CH4, we just don't need them.
by CoG
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Roadster-- anyone using ch4 for "nontraditional" sounds?
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Roadster-- anyone using ch4 for "nontraditional" sounds?

hey guys, my bandmate has a roadster and I love this amp, if it didn't live in my basement I'd have to buy one :) Our problem, though, is channel 4. Not Channel 2, got a sound there we are super happy with. The thing is, we don't need the full-on modern Recto slam that Ch4 is made for and we're havi...
by CoG
Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Roadster ch1 & 2 plus Okko Diablo = superb
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Re: Roadster ch1 & 2 plus Okko Diablo = superb

Stupid Roadster Tricks Edition 24: on Ch2 Brit: Dial the Gain up to just before noon. Turn Treble off . Like, all the way down. Mids to 2:00. Bass to noon. Presence off . Master at 3:00. Gently smack around with a boost (I am using a Barber DD with the Volume at 1:00, Tone at 1:00, and Drive off.) E...
by CoG
Wed Jan 25, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: Is the Royal Atlantic capable of metal?
Replies: 30
Views: 7698

Re: Is the Royal Atlantic capable of metal?

I heard "Choke Sermon" on the radio today, with that much post-EQ they could be using Marshall Valvestates and it would sound the same lol. I like LoG's riffs a lot but I have never dug their guitar tones, which is funny... I should have some decent clips soon, I have the RA in the studio right now....
by CoG
Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: Is the RA100 for me?
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

Re: Is the RA100 for me?

Can't recommend it enough. It's not a completely different amp that way but I'd say it's better for a lot of guys. You lose a little complexity and shimmer in the high end (which a lot of people call "fizz", lol) and a bit of "boom" on the super-modern sounds and gain a lot of smoothness, sustain, a...
by CoG
Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: Is the RA100 for me?
Replies: 7
Views: 1033

Re: Is the RA100 for me?

I have a Roadster (bandmate's) and an RA in my basement right now :) RA does slightly dirty cleans a little better and the RA's mid-gain, 800-ey crunch is hard to beat. The Roadster is far, far more versatile on the fly, especially with EL34s, and is better for either really heavy or technical playi...
by CoG
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:18 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III clean channel volume fade-in.
Replies: 17
Views: 1611

Re: Mark III clean channel volume fade-in.

The Roadster does a more advanced version of this, from the manual: "When switching Channels with Reverb applied or switching the Reverb itself in and out of the signal path with the Footcontroller, it is normal to experience approximately 1-2 seconds of delay before the Reverb effect is mixed back ...
by CoG
Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: Is the Royal Atlantic capable of metal?
Replies: 30
Views: 7698

Re: Is the Royal Atlantic capable of metal?

I agree about boost pedals, of the three I've tried, two give a mid hump that the RA really doesn't need and make it sound thinner. I have to say that if the RA seems stiff compared to a Mark, though, that's probably because you're playing through a cab with V30s. Put the RA through an EVM-12 and it...
by CoG
Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III clean channel volume fade-in.
Replies: 17
Views: 1611

Re: Mark III clean channel volume fade-in.

What boogiemon said-- this is a feature, not a bug.
by CoG
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: Is the Royal Atlantic capable of metal?
Replies: 30
Views: 7698

Re: Is the Royal Atlantic capable of metal?

What to do is don't buy either . Dude, friendly advice, you are wasting a metric sh!t of cash buying an RA or even more buying a Mark V to play it at living-room volume. GAS is not your friend, GAS makes you make really bad decisions. I own an RA, but for that kind of situation a software modeler (I...