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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:15 pm 
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Okay I've been using a Nomad 55 1x12 combo w/ a Jensen Blackbird alnico 100 watt speaker for the past 3-5years. And other than playing outdoors w/ it I've been very happy w/ the clean tone Channel 1. So I recently decided to get another Boogie as a backup but slightly different
model. Went through Rectoverb 50 combo v.1, Mk 2 100 watt 1x15 Ev, and now traded again
for a 100 watt Nomad 1x12 combo. All of the other models didn't have as good of a clean channel, at least to my ears. Any one else care to chime in w/ their tone results? :)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:28 pm 
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Best clean tone in a Mesa/Boogie? Blue Angel, preferably the 4x10" version.

But it's so limited in other ways (only does clean and power-stage overdrive, not even a master volume let alone channel switching, and doesn't seem to like attenuators) that I suspect it's not the answer to your question...

Marks have a great clean tone.

The Tremoverb has a great clean tone if you mean 'not obviously distorted', but it's not as pristine-clean as the cleans on the Marks or even the newer Rectifiers (3-channels, Rectoverb, RKs), it's more of that Marshall rich (ie harmonic distortion, not clipping) clean. Personally, I love this kind of clean tone but I know it's not what most people mean by clean.

The Lone Star I thought was somewhere in between the Marks and the Tremoverb - kind of like a Blackface Bassman clean. (LS Classic, I've never played the Special.)

The Nomad 100 is not bad at all, either.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:12 pm 
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Lonestar.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:34 pm 
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It's a tie: either 'Fat' on the Mk V or channel 1 on the DC-5... seriously! :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 7:05 pm 
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I like the cleans on the Roadking, which I think are borrowed from the Lonestar...


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:25 pm 
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Mark V Fat. It's wonderful.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:43 pm 
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I'm curious to know, is the MKV Fat different than the RKII Fat? I've still never tried a damn MKV... I better get to it.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:56 pm 
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Kinda depends on what you are after. They all sound a little different.

For just plain ol' Fenderish clean and loud - any Mark can that well (or any powerful 6L6 amp Lonestar, DC-10, RK, etc).

If you want smooth/warm to slightly hairy try a LS Special, Maverick, or Blue Angel

Express 5:50 can do a nice clean too.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:38 pm 
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I can attest for the Mark V fat mode. There are a lot of dudes who claim the Electra Dyne clean smokes the lonestar.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:41 pm 
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Neptical wrote:
Lonestar.

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I know I already stated the Lonestar, but I'd put my Mark III cleans with the best of them.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:05 pm 
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mrd wrote:
I'm curious to know, is the MKV Fat different than the RKII Fat? I've still never tried a damn MKV... I better get to it.


Well I'm not sure if the entire Road King clean side is based on the Lonestar or just certain modes. As for the Mark V, the Clean mode is really a straight tight blackface/Mark 1 clean. Where is fat is based on the Lonestar.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:47 pm 
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There's going to be so many answers to this question...


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:22 pm 
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KH Guitar Freak wrote:
There's going to be so many answers to this question...







all the better to find the answer he "likes" the best :P

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:59 pm 
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Well, I just got done playing my MKIV... some damn nice, chimey cleans on that! Clear as a bell too... 8) Gotta love it.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 10:48 am 
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Well, I think I have them all covered with the Mesa amps in my sig. :mrgreen:

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