New DC10 owner saying Hi

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inertia
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New DC10 owner saying Hi

Post by inertia » Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:24 am

Heya all.

Just put down a deposit on a DC10 combo. I'm pretty exited to be finaly owning a Mesa.

I'm using a Maton BB-1200 guitar, Vox Wah and Boss RV5 and Boss CE2 in the loop. The DC10's reverb isn't working. I'll look into it more when I pick it up.

Really happy I found this board and I won't be a stranger.

Tony :D

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Re: New DC10 owner saying Hi

Post by MJ Slaughter » Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:31 am

Welcome to the board. I too have a DC-10, head, and it has been my favorite Boogie of all the ones I've owned so far. Other musicians are always complementing me on my tone. For additional versatility I use a couple of quality overdrives in the clean channel for light to moderate gain. If you've never played a Boogie then you should read the manual and experiment. Takes a little time, did for me anyway, to understand the relation between all the controls though the DC series are one of the easiest to dial in.
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Re: New DC10 owner saying Hi

Post by inertia » Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:13 pm

I've played a few Boogies before. Just played them and had a little cry that I didn't own it :P

I spent a good hour with the amp and my guitar. I have to admit I wasn't planning on using anything except the amp's distortions. I'm blessed to own the BB1200 for this. The pickups are incredible. You can dial in a really nasty hi gain sound with your bridge pickup, then back off (and split) the neck pickup volume to about 50% and get a nice clean sound. Means you can use the pickup selector as a footswitch. I noticed with the DC10 this trick worked really well, but the gains were a lot more linear than they are with my current rig.

What pedals are you using? I'm going to be getting a ClinchFX EP Pre-amp to beef things up a little.

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Re: New DC10 owner saying Hi

Post by MusicManJP6 » Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:50 pm

Congrats on the new amp! And welcome to the forums!
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Re: New DC10 owner saying Hi

Post by inertia » Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:35 am

Thanks!!

It's a nice club to be in :D

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Re: New DC10 owner saying Hi

Post by Sixstringpsycho » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:07 am

Welcome to the board and gratz on the killer amp.
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Re: New DC10 owner saying Hi

Post by MJ Slaughter » Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:44 am

inertia wrote:I've played a few Boogies before. Just played them and had a little cry that I didn't own it :P

I spent a good hour with the amp and my guitar. I have to admit I wasn't planning on using anything except the amp's distortions. I'm blessed to own the BB1200 for this. The pickups are incredible. You can dial in a really nasty hi gain sound with your bridge pickup, then back off (and split) the neck pickup volume to about 50% and get a nice clean sound. Means you can use the pickup selector as a footswitch. I noticed with the DC10 this trick worked really well, but the gains were a lot more linear than they are with my current rig.

What pedals are you using? I'm going to be getting a ClinchFX EP Pre-amp to beef things up a little.
You're bound to get all kinds of opinions when you ask about overdrives so heres mine. For me I like the lower gain overdrives, Xotic AC+, for either a little hair or pushing my lead channel harder. I using a T.C. Jauernig Luxury Drive for a clean boost that works great on single coil pickups and if positioned after the overdrives works good to boost for solos. For a marshallesque sound I have a MI Crunch Box that I keep the drive turned down fairly low and bump the volume.

Like you I wasn't planning on using any overdrives with my Boogies. It's not that I have to, it just makes my rig more versatile.
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Re: New DC10 owner saying Hi

Post by inertia » Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:58 pm

I'll deffinately do some playing around to see what works and what doesnt.

I'm liking the idea of using the EQ for solo boost stuff.

How would the V-twin pedal go do you think?

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