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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:21 pm 
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I had a 35 (head), and aside from weight & portability, found it to be a slight improvement in every way vs. the 25.

But I actually found it frustrating, as I couldn't stop comparing it unfavorably to the 25 (lower price point, much easier to cart around) and the 90 (just a lot more body and versatility).

Just my own psychological issues, I guess. It really was a nice amp. One odd thing I remember is that it actually sounded slightly better at low bedroom volume compared to the 25. And the tone controls/EQ seemed a bit more sensitive, so it required more tweaking, but the end result was generally more satisfying.

If you are only able to have one amp and portability is a requirement and the extra few hundred $$$ won't kill you, I'd definitely err on the side of a 35. But if you are able to swing two, I'd go nuts and do both the 25 and 90.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:28 pm 
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I like the bigger clean sound of the Five:35, so I am pursuing that instead of a 25. The weight difference alone is a factor in leaving my Mark IIC+ Simul at home

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:55 pm 
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I have had a mark V:35 combo for about a month now, having sold my beloved Studio preamp and 50/50 power amp to upgrade. I just love this amp. I have not had any problem dialing into my kind of sound at all. The clean channels on this thing are both great, but I really dig the “fat” clean. So expressive, and with a compressor (I like the Xotic SP) in front of the amp you can Nashville your heart out. Throw on a little low gain OD pedal to go into Brad Paisley territory.

And although I like the crunch, IIC+ and Mark IV modes, Extreme mode is my absolute, hands-down favorite. That mode has such fast transient response, and it sounds like a preamp stage is bypassed or something. There is still plenty of gain there for me, but it is much more “up front” sounding and super responsive. I love that mode for a huge rhythm sound, and I use a Timmy pedal set to low gain to give me a little more saturation for my leads. The Timmy is so transparent that the lead sound retains the ballsy, in-your-face sound, with just that little bit more saturation to let those lead lines really sing. When I want to use my neck pickup, I use an Xotic SL pedal, again set to a low gain, rather than the Timmy. The SL By itself is a little thin sounding in the low end, but when combined with the neck pickup in Extreme mode, you end up with a rich, well defined neck pickup sound with some bite that works great for rhythm or lead work.

This amp has been everything I had hoped for and a little more. The other day, just for fun, I rolled the tone off on my P90 bridge pickup and played through extreme mode, and got the unholiest early Sabbath/Tony Iommi tone. I think it has been years that I have ever touched a tone control on a guitar since rolling them off usually kills the sound. But not any more! THanks BOogie, I’m having a great time with this amp!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:10 pm 
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All I can say is incredibly disappointed, the amp sounds fine, no issues with the sound at all however 3 warranty changes down the road for consistent popping when channel switch, eq switching and boost, not at all acceptable , PMT have been great however my lasts one has spent more time on the bench trying to figure out why its popping than its has being gigged, soon as its back its gone and ill go back to the calibre series

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:11 pm 
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I feel your pain about the popping when using the footswitch. Mine is not that bad, but since I use my MV:35 in a midi rig, which controls all the footswitch functions thru midi control instead, there is absolutely no popping. Maybe that could be a way to eliminate that issue for you or anyone else that has a real bad popping issue when using the factory footswitch. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:55 pm 
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Fernando wrote:
I feel your pain about the popping when using the footswitch. Mine is not that bad, but since I use my MV:35 in a midi rig, which controls all the footswitch functions thru midi control instead, there is absolutely no popping. Maybe that could be a way to eliminate that issue for you or anyone else that has a real bad popping issue when using the factory footswitch. :)


Sadly RJM wont sell me a cable in the UK , I have a RJM amp gizmo and a home brew cable based on the information mesa released and backwards engineering the footswitch, just as bad, as soon as its repaired its gone, the amount I paid especially as its a uk model to 50% more than the usa I expected so much more

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:58 pm 
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Ouch, sorry to hear that... maybe there will be enough "noise" about it from us "users" that a fix will be found.... peace...


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:42 am 
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Yep. I have the popping issue also. But it is not consistent. My main gig at church, we had electrical issue for years. Buzzing on the XLR snakes that runs my CabClone and DI from the bass playing. I take the same set up to another location, including my home. No popping. I have learned to live with it - assuming that this is an environmental issue.

I had mt Five:35 for about 2 years now. First I loved the tone. Then I went through a period where everything seemed too much in your face. I started using pedal only on clean channel (Fat) it seemed to tame it and I thought I had more control. I still think OCD is one of the best pedal that there is - which became center of my tone.

Few weeks ago I wanted to give the dirty channal another shot. Mainly the usual MKIIc mode. But this time I fiddled around the 5 band EQ....and I found the OCD tone on that channel. With my Strat with treble bleed. I can stay on MKIIc and roll my volume down to get clean with slight dirt. Now I am staying on MKIIc mode all day long... I kick in Archer "Gold" for solos.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:30 pm 
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So this is again on going quest...

I had a gig where I was not able to take my main gear: Mesa V:35 So I took my other spare amp Egnator Rebel 30. Wow, I was surprised how good this amp sounded and blended into the band. This amp has variable power amp selector between 6L6 and EL84 34?. This amp has what I would call it a bit of a spongy tone, especially on the dirty channel.. Marshall like or OD channel with tube screamer on it?

This issue that I always had was the V:35 always has that sizzle on the gain channel. I lower the gain and I loose sustain. I thought I found a sweet spot with the 5 band EQ. But this $450 amp does it well.. I think it retails for $899 and I paid $450 used.

I really want to make V:35 work for me. I asked when I was swapping the power tube for minor microphonics issue. and asked it a12AT would make it less fizzy... They said these amp are not design to use another preamp tube..

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