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by dodger916
Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Want some head?
Replies: 18
Views: 5138

Re: Want some head?

gts wrote:
tony777 wrote:George, when are you going to do hardwoods? :lol:
The sad joke of it is I purchased the equipment to do them over a year ago but don't have the space.
One of these days....
C'mon, George! :P
by dodger916
Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:06 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Great night out with the V25 tonight
Replies: 14
Views: 2094

Re: Great night out with the V25 tonight

primal wrote:
WHEN PLAYING AT DRUMMER LEVEL LOWER YOUR GAIN WHEN YOU BRING UP THE MASTER!!!!!

Read above again!!
+1. I learned this with my DC-3 and Orange Dual Terror. Dropping the gain at higher volume makes for a cleaner, tighter, less "sloppy" feel. Great advice!
by dodger916
Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark Five:50
Replies: 32
Views: 3410

Re: Mark Five:50

As for the idea of a Mark 5:50, it has some merit, but at the same time the full blown Mark V does that job already. Basically what's being suggested is to take a Mark V and limit it to 50w, which, IMO doesn't make a whole lot of sense from a marketing standpoint... would be a very "niche" thing. Y...
by dodger916
Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V:25 IIC+ mode (!)
Replies: 28
Views: 4218

Re: Mark V:25 IIC+ mode (!)

It's not about what's in the loop as much as what the amp sounds/feels like. I'm used to my old Mark IV which had a true master volume situation. +1 on both counts. There's something about the "feel" of older Marks that I don't get from the newer, ultra-versatile versions. Newer models just seem st...
by dodger916
Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: fender 10 for 15 guitars
Replies: 4
Views: 3381

Re: fender 10 for 15 guitars

The S-1 switching can supply some pretty useful tones. I did not like the first generation SCN noiseless pups, designed by Bill Lawrence(?). I like the new N3 pickups better, and I think the S-1 switching options have also improved, but I still prefer the sound of good single coil pups. The closest ...
by dodger916
Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:48 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: how old is my lonestar special?
Replies: 3
Views: 1893

Re: how old is my lonestar special?

Fastest and most accurate way is to call Mesa. 707-778-6565
by dodger916
Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Vintage 2x12 Halfback
Replies: 16
Views: 4743

Re: Vintage 2x12 Halfback

I think the impedance would be just right actually - with an 8ohm speaker in the combo and two 8 ohm speakers in the cab, each speaker would be drawing 1/3 of the amp's power output. Total impedance would be 2.66 ohms, which isn't ideal but I bet wouldn't be the end of the world if you ran the amp ...
by dodger916
Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:17 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Speaker suggestion for IIC+?
Replies: 15
Views: 4554

Re: Speaker suggestion for IIC+?

The stock speakers were the Eminence MS-12, or the EVM-12L upgrade. The MS-12 is 150 watts, and is better balanced than the Celestion C-90 (IMO). To me Celestions have a certain mid honk or bump that American speakers don't have. The C-90 is the most balanced of the Celestions I've tried, and is a g...
by dodger916
Thu Apr 16, 2015 6:46 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: The Mark IV thread....!!
Replies: 735
Views: 305267

Re: The Mark IV thread....!!

I thought this was noteworthy after chatting with someone at Boogie about some issues I'm having; I have a IV-0086XX S/N but still have the permanently-attached power cord. At 1K per year I figure I'm sitting at a 1996 or so build date so they must have found an old early-revision-B chassis laying ...
by dodger916
Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Special vs Classic - clean sound & headroom
Replies: 12
Views: 3818

Re: Special vs Classic - clean sound & headroom

The easiest way to describe it: The Classic has the traditional big, clear, 3-D, boomy tone reminiscent of a Fender Twin (Class A/B 6L6s). Very articulate. Clear focused highs, balanced mids and those luscious broad, thumpy lows. Not much power tube compression unless you really crank the volume. Th...
by dodger916
Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Here's what Fractal is doing to our music
Replies: 39
Views: 4178

Re: Here's what Fractal is doing to our music

Hell "most" people (when including those who don't play guitar) couldn't tell the difference between a 69 plexi and a solid state Peavey Bandit. Not for nothing, but my Bandit is the best $100 I EVER spent, including cover and footswitch. The biggest difference I find between tubes and solid state/...
by dodger916
Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:42 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Output Transformer
Replies: 2
Views: 1376

Re: Output Transformer

I notice it's an old question, and also mines a Lonestar Classic, but I swapped out all my transformers (except the reverb) for Mercury Magnetics and have been very pleasantly surprised by the change in the nature of the amp. I have gained a better interaction amongst the tonestacks, not that same ...
by dodger916
Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:35 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark II headshell price
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

Re: Mark II headshell price

I think Mesa will sell them for around $400 maybe more. I got one from board member gts for much less and he did a great job +1. Contact gts. His product has a nice "V" cut in the front structure (behind the decorative panel), allowing for easy preamp tube swaps. He can also customize them for you....
by dodger916
Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:30 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: DRG C Conversion vs. SR C+?
Replies: 13
Views: 1445

Re: DRG C Conversion vs. SR C+?

Figure $300 to $400 for the upgrade with shipping. It will be like a new amp. :D While the Simul is generally considered preferable, it also comes down to personal preference. I always thought graphic eq is an important feature for a Mark amp, especially when gigging. Some contend it "sucks" tone.
by dodger916
Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: strange behavior using tube rectifier and 45 watt mode
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Re: strange behavior using tube rectifier and 45 watt mode

FWIW, you should carry a spare rectifier anyway.