The Mark IV thread....!!

Mark I's, II's, III's and the almight IV

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Post by Shep » Sun Sep 24, 2006 8:26 pm

we should get this sticky....the mk iv is the one of the most talked about...maybe that wouldn't be a bad idea..
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Post by Grandor » Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:02 am

Stickyed.
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Post by UsrName » Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:23 am

What do you guys think? I should be getting it this week.

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Post by Guitarzan » Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:01 am

Sweet...are those 6V6's?
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Post by UsrName » Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:48 am

Yup! The guy said as soon as he bought it, he put them in, so I'll be getting the original 6L6s with almost no play time on them as well. I don't think he had the amp set up correctly for them though.
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Vertical 2x12 Rec cab

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Post by UsrName » Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:50 am

I'm thinking about replacing the grill with a tan or wicker grill.

Is there a one-stop-shop for settings around here?
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Vertical 2x12 Rec cab

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Post by Grandor » Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:00 pm

\m/ Grandor was here \m/
tiger roach wrote:If I wanted things nice and simple, I would play SS amps.

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Post by Boogiebabies » Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:03 pm

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Post by UsrName » Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:38 pm

Thanks! My Mark IV should be here in about a week. It's a '95 but virtually unplayed. Can't wait to hear the EV!.

I assume you would have to play pretty damn loud to break in this speaker. Does it sound much different than when new?
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Vertical 2x12 Rec cab

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Post by Boogiebabies » Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:29 pm

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Post by phantomlord2oo » Sun Oct 01, 2006 1:48 am

Hey guys, I was wondering if any of you could help me out. I just got a Mark IVA and I had a question about the FX Loop. I'm running a noise supressor in it and I only want the loop activated on the LD channel. Is there anyway to make it so it'd work like that? Which loop would I use, the normal or switchable? Thanks for any help!

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Post by Shep » Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:46 am

Boogiebabies wrote:"The early ones had the same trannys as the iic+ but.."


Are you kidding ?
yeah i was really meaning mk III ...it was late when i wrote that!..lol
Mesa Mk IV
Mesa MK IIc+ Simlu,Rev,Eq Cream with matching 1x12 EVM Cab
Mesa Mk IIc+ 60w, Rev, Export, combo EVM-12
Mesa EVM-12L 1x12 Theile Cab
Mesa trad 4x12 cab
mesa MK III blue stripe (sold)
Mesa dual recto 3 channel ( sold )

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Post by UsrName » Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:40 am

It's here, it's here!!! Mark IV in the house!

With all of the shipping damage horror stories I've been reading, we both decided it was best to go 2nd day air. The amp got here safe and sound - also due to a great packing job.

I just got it delivered to my work, so I didn't get a chance to plug it in yet, but I will tonight. It's got the 6V6s in there right now and the 6L6s are on the way. It's not as heavy as I thought it was going to be, but it isn't light either. Very solid. I usually bear hug it anyway instead of using the handle, so that helps. I turned all the controls to make sure they worked and pushed/pulled as well. It's so cool how the footswitch mounts to the back! I even got the original receipt from '96. It shows the color as burgundy and it's a bit darker in person, which I like.

Can't wait to fire her up tonight! Weeeee-doggy!!!
Cheers!

Mark IV
PRS CE24
Vertical 2x12 Rec cab

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Post by Shep » Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:32 pm

phantomlord2oo wrote:Hey guys, I was wondering if any of you could help me out. I just got a Mark IVA and I had a question about the FX Loop. I'm running a noise supressor in it and I only want the loop activated on the LD channel. Is there anyway to make it so it'd work like that? Which loop would I use, the normal or switchable? Thanks for any help!

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normal...and switch the lower of two fx loop switchs down so it's on lead...now when you switch rhy1/rhy2 the fx will be off and when you hit lead it will turn on automatically..
Mesa Mk IV
Mesa MK IIc+ Simlu,Rev,Eq Cream with matching 1x12 EVM Cab
Mesa Mk IIc+ 60w, Rev, Export, combo EVM-12
Mesa EVM-12L 1x12 Theile Cab
Mesa trad 4x12 cab
mesa MK III blue stripe (sold)
Mesa dual recto 3 channel ( sold )

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Post by UsrName » Tue Oct 03, 2006 9:45 am

Got a chance to turn some knobs and check this little monster out. It really is a versatile amp. It's hard to find an amp that can do classic rock and all out metal and still sound great. I'm not sure if I like the EV yet, but it could be because it's in the combo. I hooked it up to my 2x12 cab, and it was tight and huge sounding. I was about to sell the cab, but now I'm definitely keeping it. I can't wait 'til my 6L6s get here!

I think I spoke too soon about the weight. It's a tank! I'm thinking of trying a Celestion Century. Anyone ever try 'em? What other speakers do they compare to?
Cheers!

Mark IV
PRS CE24
Vertical 2x12 Rec cab

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