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by kmanick
Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:40 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Full Circle
Replies: 15
Views: 1584

Re: Full Circle

I went from a III red stripe to a IV(A) myself. I had never heard a IVB that I liked as much as my III but a friend of mine scored an "A" combo in really good shape for cheap and he just couldn't get a long with it (true marshall guy to the bone) so I checked it out, and it sounded so close to my II...
by kmanick
Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Roadster retube with Mesa el34s
Replies: 12
Views: 1340

Re: Roadster retube with Mesa el34s

you should try some KT-77's in there. give's you the best of a 6L6 and the best of an El34. I tried all 3 types in my Rectoverb adn by far, the KT-77s sounded best. glad you're digging it. I constantly have a debate in my head on whether or not to keep my Mark IV or move it and get a Roadster. I lov...
by kmanick
Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Rigs & Tones
Topic: Me playing Poison was the Cure (solo) by Megadeth on Mark IV
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: Me playing Poison was the Cure (solo) by Megadeth on Mark IV

killer cover as usual.
I used to run my IV in A/pentode/Tweed all the time but I recently
started running it in Simul/Full power and I think it sounds much crisper and sharper that way.
both sound good just different.
by kmanick
Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: mesa mark iv- 6l6's or el34's??
Replies: 30
Views: 5372

Re: mesa mark iv- 6l6's or el34's??

I ran my Mark III like this and loved it. I don't have any KT-77's on hand right now, but I did try some El34's in my mark IV and did not like it at all. It added a "boxy" sound to the tone, so I switched back to all 6L6's. I need to get a pair of Kt-77's and give them a try, I really liked them in ...
by kmanick
Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: I play metal with my ROADSTER. EL34 or 6L6 tubes?
Replies: 22
Views: 1676

Re: I play metal with my ROADSTER. EL34 or 6L6 tubes?

you could also try KT-77's as well. I had them in my Rectoverb and I absolutely loved them.
by kmanick
Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Would you swap a Mark IV for a Recto?
Replies: 17
Views: 1799

Re: Would you swap a Mark IV for a Recto?

I have a Mark Iv and a 5150 II, I would do that before getting a another 2 channel recto (had a black face dual for a while) the only Recto I would go for these days is the Roadster. (which I seriously want). the 550 suggestion is a good one especially if you're primarily a rthythm player they are g...
by kmanick
Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:57 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: 6505+ VS Tremoverb
Replies: 31
Views: 2450

Re: 6505+ VS Tremoverb

ya, right now I'm on my 4th one :roll:
there is something about them I do like :P
and I don't find the 5150 II mid scooped at all, just the opposite
very mid heavy.
by kmanick
Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: 6505+ VS Tremoverb
Replies: 31
Views: 2450

Re: 6505+ VS Tremoverb

Awesome post thanks for taking the time to write it up !!!
I guess I need to get my hands on a Tremoverb and give it a test drive.
by kmanick
Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: 6505+ VS Tremoverb
Replies: 31
Views: 2450

Re: 6505+ VS Tremoverb

Yes I 've already got a mark IV.
I find myself hardly ever firing up the 5150 II anymore.
vitors statement " I can do what a Roadster does on my TOV, but not the other way around. "
is what I'm asking about here.
by kmanick
Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: 6505+ VS Tremoverb
Replies: 31
Views: 2450

Re: 6505+ VS Tremoverb

What does the TOV give that the Roadster doesn't? oh and thanks for all of the info in your post. I'm not much of a chugga chugga guy, I'm much more of a shredder (wannabe) I play a lot of lead but I do play some 7 string stuff (nevermore, Dream theater etc) so there is that to take into considerati...
by kmanick
Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: 6505+ VS Tremoverb
Replies: 31
Views: 2450

Re: 6505+ VS Tremoverb

What are you hoping the tremoverb can offer that the 5150 cant? Besides a akick ass high gain lead channel (which the 6505+ does really well) is maybe some versatility? the clean on the "+" is definitely better thatn the straight 5150 but it still sucks compared to my mark IV or the Lonestar clean....
by kmanick
Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: 6505+ VS Tremoverb
Replies: 31
Views: 2450

Re: 6505+ VS Tremoverb

ahhhhhh I got outbid on it anyway so no Tremoverb yet. :cry:
by kmanick
Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: 6505+ VS Tremoverb
Replies: 31
Views: 2450

6505+ VS Tremoverb

Hey guys, currently i have a 6505+ head and a mark IVA. I've been gasing to try a Tremoverb for quite a while and now I may have the opportunity to score one, but I'm wondering how much different the gain structure will sound compared to the 6505+? My Mark IV is not going anywhere I love that amp, b...
by kmanick
Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Which mark is your favourite? III , IV, V ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1186

Re: Which mark is your favourite? III , IV, V ?

I went from a III red Stripe to a IV"A" and couldn't be happier. If I didn't already own a IV I'd own a V. I tried one a while ago and really liked it, but since I just noodle at home these days I can't really justify dropping $2,000.00 on something I really don't need. I 'loved the III I had as wel...
by kmanick
Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IV Combo/Amp Attenuator
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: Mark IV Combo/Amp Attenuator

I use a THD Hotplate with my mark IV 100% of the time I use it.
No problems so far ( this is going on for over a year now and it's an "A" version)