Sick of the trebly ice-pickyness on my Mark V. Suggestions?

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MrMarkIII
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Re: Sick of the trebly ice-pickyness on my Mark V. Suggestio

Post by MrMarkIII » Sat May 23, 2015 7:50 pm

Before throwing money at the problem, I should think the first question would be, "How far away are your ears from the speaker?"

Bullen
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Re: Sick of the trebly ice-pickyness on my Mark V. Suggestio

Post by Bullen » Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:00 pm

I just changed the stock preamp (JJ) tubes in my Mark V with old Mesa labelled Russian 2 (EHX) and it seems to have cured most of the ice pickiness I noticed in the amp. It made the amp sound a lot closer to my Mark III and IV, witch also has the russian preamp in them. The amp became more chunky and open. More balanced in the frequencies but with bigger bottom end and more detailed highs. Worth a try if you are having some issues with the sound.
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