Pedal for MesaBoogie Mark 1 sound

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Pedal for MesaBoogie Mark 1 sound

Post by Marco78 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:01 pm

Hi boyz, I'm here for a new question! :D

Exist a good pedal that simulates a Mark 1 overdrive?

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Re: Pedal for MesaBoogie Mark 1 sound

Post by marzzz » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:28 pm

Bump! I am curious about this also....

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Re: Pedal for MesaBoogie Mark 1 sound

Post by gonzo » Thu Feb 25, 2010 1:15 pm

i haven't heard one yet.

been listening seriously since about 1980

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Re: Pedal for MesaBoogie Mark 1 sound

Post by MrMarkIII » Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:05 pm

Anybody try a Tech 21 Character Series California pedal?

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Re: Pedal for MesaBoogie Mark 1 sound

Post by Maury » Fri Apr 09, 2010 1:25 pm

Anybody try a Tech 21 Character Series California pedal?
I just got one today, and the jury is still out. It sounds OK going into a clean amp. Sounds OK going direct into my Bose L1 PA system. Something weird about it, and I'll have to plug away for a few days before I write a true review. First impression- I can dial in a nice Santana-ish lead tone, but those settings are rotten for chords & riffs. I can get a pretty usable "early breakup" rhythm tone, but its not good for anything else. I really think these probably shine for home studio recording, where you only need one sound at a time. As a stompbox in front of an amp or PA, I'm on the fence. I'll try it at the gig tonight and see what happens.
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Re: Pedal for MesaBoogie Mark 1 sound

Post by mejoshee » Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:03 pm

Maury wrote:
Anybody try a Tech 21 Character Series California pedal?
I just got one today, and the jury is still out. It sounds OK going into a clean amp. Sounds OK going direct into my Bose L1 PA system. Something weird about it, and I'll have to plug away for a few days before I write a true review. First impression- I can dial in a nice Santana-ish lead tone, but those settings are rotten for chords & riffs. I can get a pretty usable "early breakup" rhythm tone, but its not good for anything else. I really think these probably shine for home studio recording, where you only need one sound at a time. As a stompbox in front of an amp or PA, I'm on the fence. I'll try it at the gig tonight and see what happens.
santana doesn't use chords. :?

lol :lol:

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Re: Pedal for MesaBoogie Mark 1 sound

Post by Heritage Softail » Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:21 pm

Well played....
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Re: Pedal for MesaBoogie Mark 1 sound

Post by Maury » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:32 pm

I'm not keeping this pedal - too noisy and not the right tool for my situation.
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Re: Pedal for MesaBoogie Mark 1 sound

Post by gummx97 » Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:53 pm

I've had good experience with mesa's V-Twin preamp/pedal. May want to give that a shot. The pedal has two 12AX7's in 'em. If that's a selling point at all.

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Re: Pedal for MesaBoogie Mark 1 sound

Post by MrMarkIII » Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:13 pm

Well, I tried the Tech 21 Cali, and it may do Mark II, but it sounded nothing like my Mark III, clean or dirty. Weirdly, the Blonde pedal sounded more like the Mk III, at least the cleans, but the Blonde lacked the magic Mesa mids. The Cali had too much mids. Almost cocked-wah sounding. (Shut up!)
All the modeling pedals seem to concentrate on the Recto sounds. Boo hoo.

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Re: Pedal for MesaBoogie Mark 1 sound

Post by EleventhHour2139 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:21 am

mejoshee wrote:santana doesn't use chords. :?

lol :lol:
This...made my morning :lol: .
MrMarkIII wrote: Well, I tried the Tech 21 Cali, and it may do Mark II, but it sounded nothing like my Mark III, clean or dirty. Weirdly, the Blonde pedal sounded more like the Mk III, at least the cleans, but the Blonde lacked the magic Mesa mids. The Cali had too much mids. Almost cocked-wah sounding. (Shut up!)
All the modeling pedals seem to concentrate on the Recto sounds. Boo hoo.
Wait...it wasn't the blonde that had that cocked-wah sound? :?

Just checking :wink: :P
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Re: Pedal for MesaBoogie Mark 1 sound

Post by fishyfishfish » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:21 pm

Hermida ZEN Drive and Zen Drive II.
Tastes like Condor.

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Re: Pedal for MesaBoogie Mark 1 sound

Post by Maury » Fri May 21, 2010 1:08 pm

sounds pretty GREAT for a pedal!!
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Re: Pedal for MesaBoogie Mark 1 sound

Post by gonzo » Fri May 21, 2010 2:22 pm

so, i guess the answer to the question is still no.
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