TC-50 Question? What did this amp replace if any?

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Re: TC-50 Question? What did this amp replace if any?

Post by bandit2013 » Sat May 13, 2017 12:20 pm

I guess in my opinion now that I have one, it will not replace any of them. I could sell off the Royal Atlantic combo but I like it too much and the same goes to the head. Could have would have sold the Mark V but I found piece of mind with it after swapping a single tube in the CH gain circuit that overjoyed me to no end. The other two on deck will stay and not be thrown overboard... I have to stop getting more amps as there is only so much room left. At least I have a go to amp for what I may be after in tone or mood.

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Re: TC-50 Question? What did this amp replace if any?

Post by Dreamtheaterrules » Tue May 16, 2017 12:45 am

bandit2013 wrote:Could have would have sold the Mark V but I found piece of mind with it after swapping a single tube in the CH gain circuit that overjoyed me to no end.
Want to share that with us? I'm getting ready to buy some tubes for my Mark V
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Re: TC-50 Question? What did this amp replace if any?

Post by APEMAN » Tue May 16, 2017 5:31 am

Dreamtheaterrules wrote:
bandit2013 wrote:Could have would have sold the Mark V but I found piece of mind with it after swapping a single tube in the CH gain circuit that overjoyed me to no end.
Want to share that with us? I'm getting ready to buy some tubes for my Mark V
http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=73352

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Re: TC-50 Question? What did this amp replace if any?

Post by PaulyMon » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:22 pm

Late to the party - my TC-50 replaced a Stiletto Ace. So far, happy with the decision. Will be using the TC-50 in the wild this weekend.

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Re: TC-50 Question? What did this amp replace if any?

Post by mace » Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:40 pm

The TC-50 didn't replace anything for me. When I play it I get that "oh yeahhhh" feeling. Then I go to the Mark V and get a different "oh yeaahhh" feeling. So, back and forth we go.
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Re: TC-50 Question? What did this amp replace if any?

Post by bandit2013 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:19 am

APEMAN wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 5:31 am
Dreamtheaterrules wrote:
bandit2013 wrote:Could have would have sold the Mark V but I found piece of mind with it after swapping a single tube in the CH gain circuit that overjoyed me to no end.
Want to share that with us? I'm getting ready to buy some tubes for my Mark V
http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=73352

Typo... CH was missing something, CH3 would have been more understood.

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Re: TC-50 Question? What did this amp replace if any?

Post by domct203 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:26 pm

I don't know if i can say replaced, but after getting my TC-100 I saw no need to hang onto the MKV. It was always the amp that I 'dusted off' from time to time just to keep it active. Even with the AT7 in the preamp, I just never bonded with that amp.

The TC however is getting much more play time. I've only had the chance to play it twice with the band, so I'm not sure if it will be able to dethrone my Roadster as my all time favorite Mesa amp, time will tell.

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Re: TC-50 Question? What did this amp replace if any?

Post by screamingdaisy » Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:43 pm

The TC-50 merged things I liked about the Recto, Mark and Electra Dyne into one amp.

I sold off my last Recto today and bought a second TC-50. I no longer own a Mark. The ED I’m keeping because it’s a f%&# beast, but I mostly use the TC because it’s more manageable.
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Re: TC-50 Question? What did this amp replace if any?

Post by domct203 » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:49 pm

screamingdaisy wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:43 pm
The TC-50 merged things I liked about the Recto, Mark and Electra Dyne into one amp.
That’s how I felt, the TC seems to have a mix of what I like about the Rectos and MKV, and why I was quick to let go of the MKV. It just would never get played now.

With a bit of low-mid boost through the FX loop I get some awesome Recto-like rhythm (& lead) tones in CH 2, especially riding the volume knob.

I’m still dialing in Ch 3 as my lead channel, I think it has a great lead ‘feel’ to it, but I can’t seem to get it to ‘sound’ big like Ch 2 does.

The TC-100 has become my A-rig amp, giving me more ‘Rock’ than ‘Heavy’ in my tone. It’s a refreshing change.

I’ll never sell my Roadster though. The Tweed mode on Ch2 is fantastic, and nothing beats ch 4 Modern mode for full on Metal.
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Re: TC-50 Question? What did this amp replace if any?

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Re: TC-50 Question? What did this amp replace if any?

Post by RobbieBoyette » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:53 pm

I went over to the "dark side" for a few years with modeling.
I was using the Helix...and getting damn good sounds out of it.

And then I woke up one morning and decided it was time to once again use tubes and a heavy 4 x 12 cab.
Bought the TC 50, pulled my old Bogner 4 x12 cab out of the cobwebs, and I'm LOVING it!
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