JP2C Registry

Discussion area for the new (and first) Signature Model from Mesa Engineering.

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RnR
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Re: JP2C Registry

Post by RnR » Mon May 30, 2016 12:46 am

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Ordered the day after I read it was coming out. Received last week. Spent the weekend breaking it in at gigs ranging from pool parties to opening up for Aaron Lewis at an amphitheater (seen here at sound check)

LE serial #3

BTW, at the pictured gig, went strait into the amp...no fx or pedal board...had to have a fast setup and teradown. Played songs ranging from Crazy Train to Chile Peppers to My Church and a subtle clean original. Used the cab clone as I always do.(also have a Mark V:25 and 35)..FOH engineer loved it. Was off the stage in about two minutes. Love the loud CLEAN. Really anew experience.

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Re: JP2C Registry

Post by RnR » Tue May 31, 2016 10:47 am

http://youtu.be/QvGbnEwD4eo

Some video to go along with the above post shot on a cell.

3 songs:
Here for the party
Crazy train
Are you gonna be my girl

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Re: JP2C Registry

Post by Markedman » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:35 am

JP2C, Mark llC++ DG, Mark IV-A/B.

Riki
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Re: JP2C Registry

Post by Riki » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:14 pm

RnR,

Thanks for posting the clips of you, your band, and that beautiful sounding JP-2C rig you're running. Can't believe you're running straight into the amp. Really sounds great ! Are you running a 412 or 212 vertical ? For your solos do you switch channels for boosting the solo or do you roll back your guitar volume for rhythm and bring it up full for lead ?

Cheers,

Riki

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Re: JP2C Registry

Post by Bruceta » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:17 pm

Excellent tone, RnR!

Congratulations!
JP2C LE
JP2C Custom
RK I&II, DR Blackout, Mini Recto
TC-50, TC-100
Exp 25+, 50+
Stiletto D I&II
MkV; 25; 35
TA30
5150III
PT100
Shiva
Invader, PB2

Jem 7V, 10, JS1000, 1200
Jackson US
Charvel US
Capa
Mayo Reg
TA
Suhr
MMJP
Wolfie
HP
ESP
LP Custom
YJM
Zaga

RnR
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Re: JP2C Registry

Post by RnR » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:32 am

Riki wrote: Are you running a 412 or 212 vertical ? For your solos do you switch channels for boosting the solo or do you roll back your guitar volume for rhythm and bring it up full for lead ?
Hi,

I ran into a vertical rectifier 2x12 and used cab clone out for FOH. I used channel 2 as rhythm and 3 for lead. No effects but during Crazy Train I engaged the built in boost on the guitar for a little more grind as I had the amp set for less demanding songs. Otherwise I dominate the volume control to vary tone. The amp really needs to be a little loud to open up. Playing at bedroom levels really doesn't give up,the goods :)

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Re: JP2C Registry

Post by Riki » Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:14 pm

RnR,

Thanks for the reply. First off, your playing is great. You really have some mad skills. It's really a great demo of what the amp is capable of. I've been going back and forth between the Mark V and the JP-2C. After listening to you I think the JP-2C is the way to go. The sound also seems to be a bit "looser" on the JP-2C than on a Mark V. Almost a cross between a Mark V and a Dual Rectifier. Funny thing is the rock/metal music from the 80s was done mostly through Marshall's but your demo, especially Crazy Train, seems to pull off the sound from that decade. Has hints of Marshall-esque sound (i.e. Looseness, a little sag) but definitely a Boogie. Maybe it's just my ears. Do you find the amp to have a looser feeling than a Mark V? Also, the 212 vertical sounds so big. Nice tone through the entire rig .

Cheers,

Riki

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Re: JP2C Registry

Post by RnR » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:56 pm

Riki wrote:Do you find the amp to have a looser feeling than a Mark V? Also, the 212 vertical sounds so big. Nice tone through the entire rig .
What you are hearing through that phone recording is the sound of the main speakers being driven with the cab clone out on the amp. The cabinet onstage was basically my monitor. I had the amp at about 11 o'clock master volume wise, and as soon as I walked away from my area it couldn't be heard, as the overall stage and volume of the mix was so loud.

I used to have a Mark V and gigged on it all the time. I think the Mark V might win if all you play is at low volumes, as there is a point on the JP where it really blooms on the master volume. The JP does have a great loose bounce to the feeling of playing your strings, but I've had that feeling to with the V, but in general the V was a bit tighter. To be honest, I seem to dial in my same sound on any Boogie I play (I gig mostly with a V:35 combo and will only use the JP on bigger gigs. I also own or have owned a V:25 head, Mark II C+, Kingsnake, and a mini rectoverb as well as various cabs). I really like the clean on the JP. Stays clean even cranked. One "issue" I noticed with the JP and my style is that to make your guitar really clean up to the point where its useful you have to have the gain below 12 o'clock, at least for me. I only noticed this cause my other Boogies didn't seem to have that issue. But still lower than 12 0clock is enough gain for 90% of what we play.

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Re: JP2C Registry

Post by Riki » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:34 am

RnR,

Thank you for your video and responses about the JP-2C. I just received my JP-2C and 212 Recto Vertical cab. Only had an hours time on it so far but I am very impressed. More than enough gain on this amp AND.... It's usable. Can really cover a lot of ground sound-wise with it. Going to give it good workout this week but from what I've heard so far just plugging straight-in, it sounds great. Channels 2 and 3 are phenomenal but I was very surprised with channel 1. I actually spent about 20 mins playing solely on channel 1. The clean sound was very inspiring and I kind of got lost playing blues and some chicken-pickin' :lol: :lol: :lol: Kept me grinning from ear to ear :P but not as much as channels 2 & 3 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Anyway, thanks again to you and the others here who posted about this amp. It really helped with my decision.

Cheers,

Riki

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Re: JP2C Registry

Post by sheehanje » Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:29 pm

Just picked up #171 today.

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Re: JP2C Registry

Post by Bullen » Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:36 am

#440 checking in all the way from Sweden. Got the amp about an hour ago so I'm just starting to check it out. So far soooooo VERY good!!!!
This one goes to eleven. One louder!
Mark III combo/rackmount (red stripe DRG)
Mark IVB head
JP2C
Triaxis/2:90
Roadster head -SOLD
Mark V head -SOLD
Marshall AFD100
Fractal Axe FXII/Matrix GT1600FX
EVH 5150III (stealth)
Engl E570 preamp

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Re: JP2C Registry

Post by Bruceta » Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:04 pm

My custom just got ready!

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JP2C LE
JP2C Custom
RK I&II, DR Blackout, Mini Recto
TC-50, TC-100
Exp 25+, 50+
Stiletto D I&II
MkV; 25; 35
TA30
5150III
PT100
Shiva
Invader, PB2

Jem 7V, 10, JS1000, 1200
Jackson US
Charvel US
Capa
Mayo Reg
TA
Suhr
MMJP
Wolfie
HP
ESP
LP Custom
YJM
Zaga

Bullen
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Re: JP2C Registry

Post by Bullen » Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:55 am

Ooooh, that's nice. Enjoy!
This one goes to eleven. One louder!
Mark III combo/rackmount (red stripe DRG)
Mark IVB head
JP2C
Triaxis/2:90
Roadster head -SOLD
Mark V head -SOLD
Marshall AFD100
Fractal Axe FXII/Matrix GT1600FX
EVH 5150III (stealth)
Engl E570 preamp

paulg2uk
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Re: JP2C Registry

Post by paulg2uk » Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:57 pm

#000595 from across the pond in the UK.

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Re: JP2C Registry

Post by milin_im » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:57 pm

#000617 here!

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