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Re: DC5 (now with pics!) and another footswitch question

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 2:21 am
by zerofivefour
FV83,

I'm totally stoked that the boogie is working out for you. I have to say that this thread and the thread at TF has sparked a Gas attack for a boogie combo. So thanks for that LMAO!

The rig looks great the way you have it angled on the stand. I probably should have done that when I had mine. Do you notice any low end loss by taking it off the floor?

Regarding the aluminum U channel. Your tubes look awfully exposed to me. God forbid that your amp fell off the stand and took a hit the wrong way. (drunk guy at a gig checking out the gear etc...),I would be afraid that those sockets would take some force and pop those out of the mount. You also have to consider the safety of absent minded groupies that are too ignorant to know that a vaccum tube gets really toasty hot :lol: I would personally spend the 15 bucks for peace of mind, but that's just me. I'm tempted to just send you some for my peace of mind. =)

Good lookin set up!

Cheers,

Tom

Re: DC5 (now with pics!) and another footswitch question

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:12 pm
by FLYING V 83
Hey Tom,
Haven't noticed any low end loss at all, it still has that "whump" to it. :D
Still on the fence about the U-channel, couldn't find anything decent at Home Depot.

The stand has two uprights which brace against the lower panel only, and trust me, NO ONE gets near my gear at gigs!
(you think female tigers are protective of their cubs? you haven't seen me!)

Kevin

Re: DC5 (now with pics!) and another footswitch question

Posted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:45 am
by edward
Hey Kevin,

Glad you're digging your DC5! I discovered this amp well over a decade ago, and other amps have come and gone, but this one has been my main gigger ever since. Just too versatile and rockin an amp!

From what I gather, you've got the output master knob at around 2 and you've set the indiv channel masters set according to desired volume. Try this: the Master output knob set high around 7-8 and the indiv channel outputs set low according to desired volume. Then try somewhere in between. What you're doing is choosing between more preamp section tone vs power amp section tone, vice versa, and in between. Experiment here as the subtle difference is worth noting.

Also, on the clean channel, try raising the mids knob, first to 3, then higher which will add dirt; balance this added gain with backing off the first gain knob. The difference you'll be hearing is gain being fed into the signal chain earlier or later in the preamp section.

Enjoy! I love mine ...a serious tone monster, yet in the marketplace is a sleeper of an amp that doesn't get the love it deserves. Which is fine by me since it allowed me way back when to pick it up for a song :)

Edward

Re: DC5 (now with pics!) and another footswitch question

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:48 pm
by FLYING V 83
Thanks for the tips Edward!
I tried getting a nice "basic crunch" from the clean channel using the volumes, but
I really like it more as a base tone for my pedals, and use the EQ as a solo punch if needed.

Everyone in the band says the Mesa is a huge improvement in my tone, and it's actually very manageable using Masters on 2 and controlling volumes with the individuals.

Might swap out the reverb tube as I have to set them @ 7 to get some healthy reverb out of her, but other than that I'm totally happy with my DC5! :D

Re: DC5 (now with pics!) and another footswitch question

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:58 pm
by bendo
FLYING V 83 wrote:Thanks for the tips Edward!
I tried getting a nice "basic crunch" from the clean channel using the volumes, but
I really like it more as a base tone for my pedals, and use the EQ as a solo punch if needed.

Everyone in the band says the Mesa is a huge improvement in my tone, and it's actually very manageable using Masters on 2 and controlling volumes with the individuals.

Might swap out the reverb tube as I have to set them @ 7 to get some healthy reverb out of her, but other than that I'm totally happy with my DC5! :D
I have found the JJ 12AT7s sound really good in the DC3 reverb driver. Reliable too.

Re: DC5 (now with pics!) and another footswitch question

Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:31 pm
by rjgjr68
very nice pedal board...and amp of course. i have the 50 watt head with 2x12 cab.i have the spark booster too and love it, as well as the vortex,corona,and flashback. i can't seem to dial in a sound i love yet on the vortex.how do you have yours set? toneprints?

Re: DC5 (now with pics!) and another footswitch question

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 4:47 pm
by FLYING V 83
Speed OFF
Depth 2 o'clock
Feedback 1 o'clock
Delay 11 o'clock
toggle up (flanger)

I've used the Extreme Victory toneprint with good results too.