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 Post subject: Got one
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:31 am 
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I got mine this afternoon from The Guitar Store. Thank you, Brian and James.

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Initial thoughts:

- This is not like my electradyne was: it's WAY brighter, but it can also get a lot heavier. Seems like a Mark III Blue Stripe and a Royal Atlantic had a drunken hookup. Keep the presence and treble under noon for most settings.

- Cleans are very good but not Mark V Clean mode/JP-2C cleans (at least with EL34s) Still PERFECTLY
FINE cleans, though.

- So far I've been able to get closer to the Electra Dyne Vintage Lo tone by kicking in the drive on the clean channel than I have using channel 2. I'm going to keep at this because the ED Vintage Lo was amazing.

- Blue channel with tight on and the gain dimed is pretty awesome.

- I spent a lot of time on channel 2 (Blue) running wet-dry-wet with some chorus. The We Will Rock You solo sounded better than on any rig I've ever played. No question. And it sounded ENORMOUS.

- Dial the gain back a little on the blue channel and kick in delay and you have a killer Kim Thayil sound.

- The red channel's gain at noon seems about equivalent to the blue channel with the gain turned all the way up. The blue channel felt a little better to me but that honestly could have been due to the blue channel volume being imperctibly higher or something.

- So far the red channel has been good for leads but I haven't gotten anything dialed in that I like better than a) My Mark V in IIC+ mode (fx loop disabled) b) My recto reborn in vintage mode c) my Electradyne in Vintage High. ...I've only had this a couple of hours, though

- This amp can reach the heavy stuff the Electra Dyne never could. But TO ME it doesn't feel too reminiscent of a recto or a mark. Feels like it's got its own thing going on.

- I fiddling around with some detuned metal stuff. Didn't find any combinations right off the bat that we're better than my Mark V but I also haven't spent a lot of time with it yet.

So far, this amp is pretty much everything I hoped it would be. Until they make a Mark V with a decent fx loop, a cab clone and midi, this is the amp I'll be looking for for rehearsals and gigs.

This amp is a keeper. And I'm about to sell a second JP-2C on Craig's List.

-Daniel

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 Post subject: Re: Got one
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 12:59 pm 
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Cool, sound interesting.

Not to derail the thread, but what does your wet dry wet setup consist of?


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 Post subject: Re: Got one
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:43 pm 
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TC-50 through a rectifier 4x12, line out going to a strymon möbius and timeline.

The outputs of the timeline go to the fx returns of a Recto Reborn driving a rectifier 2x12 and my Mark V combo.

sounds awesome. Considering slowly replacing the recto and 2x12 with a couple of slant 1x12s and a 2:fifty power amp.

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 Post subject: Re: Got one
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:31 pm 
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Do you know if the line out on the Tc50 is the same as the slave out on the jp 2c and mark v?


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 Post subject: Re: Got one
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:34 pm 
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The line out is uncolored by any kind of cab sim and serves the same purpose as the one found on the JP-2C and Marks V

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 Post subject: Re: Got one
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:35 pm 
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Update: I pulled a couple of 6L6s from my Mark III and dropped them in the TC-50. I think I like this a little better.

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 Post subject: Re: Got one
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:37 pm 
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I'm looking forward to some clips of this beast! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Got one
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 4:53 pm 
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dlpasco wrote:
Update: I pulled a couple of 6L6s from my Mark III and dropped them in the TC-50. I think I like this a little better.


I am keenly interested in your assessment here :)

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 Post subject: Re: Got one
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:36 pm 
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A couple of short clips:

Spacey Les Paul/Blue and Red channel stuff https://soundcloud.com/dlpasco/triple-crown
Open G/telecaster stuff https://soundcloud.com/dlpasco/keef

I'll try and get some more constructive stuff together tonight.

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 Post subject: Re: Got one
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:09 pm 
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That was short-lived. The EL34's are back.

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 Post subject: Re: Got one
PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 10:14 pm 
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One more: I'm liking the rhythm on this. Lead is wet/dry/wet : https://soundcloud.com/dlpasco/triple-c ... drywet-rig

Red channel, tight, controls as follows:

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 Post subject: Re: Got one
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:09 am 
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dlpasco wrote:

Until they make a Mark V with a decent fx loop

-Daniel


What is it you don,t like about the Mark V loop ?


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 Post subject: Re: Got one
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:56 am 
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Lef T wrote:
dlpasco wrote:

Until they make a Mark V with a decent fx loop

-Daniel


What is it you don,t like about the Mark V loop ?


With the fx loop enabled on my Mark V, my JP-2C has the best Mark lead tone I own. With the fx loop disabled the Mark V IIC+ mode wipes the floor with my JP-2C.

It also makes it effortless to get this sound in Mark IV mode/pentode: https://youtu.be/0XxPKrt5i-M.

Enabling the fx loop completely neuters it. It'd be okay for playing live, but not great.

Edit: while I'm at it, here's the Triple Crown vs the Mark V in IIC+ mode (fx bypassed) in the wet/dry/wet right I mentioned https://soundcloud.com/dlpasco/triple-crown-vs-mark-v

I like them both, but wow, the Mark V sounds pretty epic to me when it kicks in.

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 Post subject: Re: Got one
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dlpasco wrote:

Enabling the fx loop completely neuters it. It'd be okay for playing live, but not great.



Thanks for replying.
I've always run my Mark V with a delay in the loop.
I'll try it with the loop bypassed and see how it sounds.


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 Post subject: Re: Got one
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Lef T wrote:
dlpasco wrote:

Enabling the fx loop completely neuters it. It'd be okay for playing live, but not great.



Thanks for replying.
I've always run my Mark V with a delay in the loop.
I'll try it with the loop bypassed and see how it sounds.


Unfortunately it sounds a lot like a really great amp without any delay :/

That's the main reason I started looking at wet/dry options.

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