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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:00 pm 
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I often wonder if implementing these wish list type ideas (while great ideas) would kill the mojo of the amp. The more I read the manual the more it seems like the design is unlike anything Mesa has ever done and A LOT more complex. I could be totally off but the whole AB with extended A range in the power amp seems to play a big part in how loud it is and the broad body of the tone itself, as well as how pick sensitive it is. I wonder if implementing some of the ideas like seperate controls or mulit-watt down to 10 or 5 Watts would actually kill the tone and feel we like so much about the amp.

I look at it this way... a lot of what people would want is in many ways what the Royal Atlantic is. The two amps sound similar enough to almost believe the RA is the EDII. But where most of us would disagree with that statement is in the feel (or at least to me the RA doesn't have the same pick sensitivity) and the body of the tone (i felt the RA sound thinner than the ED) enough to make them two totally different amps.

Anyway I digress.... but if I had a wish list it would be some sort of power scaling or attentuation, a recording out (I think Mesa could come up with something better than H&Ks Red Box), Gain Trim on the front of the amp and maybe a seperate presence control for the clean channel. Other than that this amp is one of the best kept secrets in modern amplification IMO.


It is the best kept secret. I sold my 2x12 combo, but surprise, I have a 1x12 and I actually like the 1x12 more. I think the MC90 in it is PERFECT. My friend has a Royal and I like it but it's a different amp to me. And the Royal is far from perfect IMHO, it should have 2 gain knobs for hi and low OD, presence control would have been nice, and a footswitchable solo boost should have been a must. But the used prices are dropping on the Royal as well and it's a good used buy.

The ED just kills and it's about the only combo I've ever liked.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:11 am 
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Yup, the 1 x 12 combo with the mc90 is pretty stinking killer!! You have the 27" one?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:09 am 
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"...Regular footswitchable reverb (instead of the defeat-style switching)..."

Actually, you can footswitch-control the reverb. Right next to where the reverb send and return RCA jacks are is another 1/4" port on the chassis. You can plug a generic footswitch into that to control reverb on the ED. It's not well documented, but is mentioned in the user's manual.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:42 am 
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I've used this. It's pretty awesome but it means that there is one more button to press!!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:52 pm 
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jnoel64 wrote:
"...Regular footswitchable reverb (instead of the defeat-style switching)..."

Actually, you can footswitch-control the reverb. Right next to where the reverb send and return RCA jacks are is another 1/4" port on the chassis. You can plug a generic footswitch into that to control reverb on the ED. It's not well documented, but is mentioned in the user's manual.


+1......dedicated on/off footswitch makes it all good !
.....research people, research B-)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:45 pm 
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Actually I DID in fact do the research and did buy a dedicated footswitch from Switch Doctor for that purpose. BOOM lol

I was just sayin that they might as well have built it into the ED footswitch because I use that almost 100% of the time, and almost never use the reverb-defeat mode.
Maybe others like it and use it all the time, but those specs were my dream amp specifically. :mrgreen:

Reverb-defeat was still a cool idea tho, actually never seen that before the ED

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:42 am 
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I agree that would have been a nice addition to the factory switch. And I think it was very poorly documented. However, I never use built in reverb anyway. I get so much more variety with rack effects - different reverbs for different songs, moods, etc.

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 12:48 pm 
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Well, Mesa just moved the Electra Dyne to the 'discontinued product' webpage on their site =-( Boooooo!


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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 2:20 am 
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On the bright side , I'm hoping the schematic will apear soon so we can see what's going on inside without having to do a reverse engineer job.

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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 10:53 pm 
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You mean so that someone can build a clone with 3 independent channels? ^___^


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:41 pm 
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Sad they discontinued the amp. After purchasing a second one recently I am asking myself why the hell did I sell it in the first place.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:22 pm 
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Assumer wrote:
Sad they discontinued the amp. After purchasing a second one recently I am asking myself why the hell did I sell it in the first place.


Yes, this. I obsessed over the amp for over a year and eventually just went and bought the damn thing. And my playing has improved the most it has in years since I got it!!!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:20 pm 
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Please, if you guys see me selling this amp, please drive to my home and beat me senseless.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:39 am 
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...and then take your Electradyne?

Judt for safe keeping of course.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:23 am 
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Assumer wrote:
Sad they discontinued the amp. After purchasing a second one recently I am asking myself why the hell did I sell it in the first place.


Yes, this. I obsessed over the amp for over a year and eventually just went and bought the damn thing. And my playing has improved the most it has in years since I got it!!!


+1

I, too obsessed for a year before I took the plunge. Best decision I ever made for an amp!

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