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by rarebitusa
Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Foot Pedals & Misc Mesa Stuff
Topic: Mesa Midi Matrix
Replies: 4
Views: 1641

Re: Mesa Midi Matrix

Hey! I purchased one about a week ago to integrate into my "mini rig" consisting of a Lexicon MPX G2 with R1 Pedalboard and a Mesa Mark V:90. Very easy to set up. Set DIP Switches (3) for you specific amp, connect MIDI and Mesa Din cable and press preset on your pedalboard. Then press functions but...
by rarebitusa
Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Problem: Mark V35 Switching w/EM Customs MIDI Box
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Problem: Mark V35 Switching w/EM Customs MIDI Box

It does not. It's significantly louder. I've since returned the MIDI box and am looking for an alternate solution. kinda water under the bridge now :) but the speculative thoughts were the I/O signals it was sending was probably in an unexpected order or with a timing pattern that didn't allow for ...
by rarebitusa
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Problem: Mark V35 Switching w/EM Customs MIDI Box
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Problem: Mark V35 Switching w/EM Customs MIDI Box

So does the pop occur, at the same level with an alternate switching mechanism ie: footswitch?
by rarebitusa
Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V intermittent Noise issue
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Mark V intermittent Noise issue

Hey have to poke this thread again... cause I'm still dealing with the same intermittent noise issue that the OP outlined. It's never gone away completely, even though a Rect tube replacement helped alot a year ago. Recently the level of noise increased, which promoted another round of investigation...
by rarebitusa
Sat Jun 26, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Use Helix Floor To Switch Channels?
Replies: 10
Views: 509

Re: Use Helix Floor To Switch Channels?

I would think SH = Shield
by rarebitusa
Wed May 26, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: Mesa Boogie Mark 5 headshell plans
Replies: 1
Views: 867

Re: Mesa Boogie Mark 5 headshell plans

Should be possible, since you have a combo, to take most of the measurements from it and then you'd just need some height measurements from a head to complete.
by rarebitusa
Tue May 18, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Any mod to add 10W Class A route to V.1?
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Re: Any mod to add 10W Class A route to V.1?

https://www.forum.grailtone.com/viewtop ... 31&t=42523

scroll down towards the bottom to a post by djw... perhaps it's helpful info
by rarebitusa
Mon May 17, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Photo request: Mark IIC+ preamp circuit board
Replies: 23
Views: 9517

Re: Photo request: Mark IIC+ preamp circuit board

RP10A IIC+ Schematic: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dyC8zXSQ8Ta8Gg-TDZPpQb3j4_4PnjHk RP10A IIC+ Board Layout: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Z0-2LdLlP0GLd5otlq_kVX8XQX49nUWV I'll do the RP11 soon. For differing values check this one: IIC+ General Schematic with various component differences ...
by rarebitusa
Thu May 13, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Any Celestion G12K100 and CL80/C90 fans?
Replies: 10
Views: 1205

Re: Any Celestion G12K100 and CL80/C90 fans?

I've had this horiz Recto 30 2x12 cab for a while now and have come to realize the V30 is just not a fav by itself. It has become obvious as I've added other cabs ie: 2x12 vert w/EVM+Eminence, 2x10 w/ G10N-40s and a 1x12 EVM. Prefer pairing the 1x12 EVM now with the Recto to balance out that upper m...
by rarebitusa
Mon Mar 29, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V intermittent Noise issue
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Mark V intermittent Noise issue

Ahh that noise sounds familiar. FWIW here's one datapoint... my V made a very similar sound which was greatly reduced by replacing the rectifier tube. Initially that sound was faintly still there, but only heard it when it was 1st powered on and after a few mins it was gone completely. Now as stand...
by rarebitusa
Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V intermittent Noise issue
Replies: 7
Views: 793

Re: Mark V intermittent Noise issue

Ahh that noise sounds familiar. FWIW here's one datapoint... my V made a very similar sound which was greatly reduced by replacing the rectifier tube. Initially that sound was faintly still there, but only heard it when it was 1st powered on and after a few mins it was gone completely. Now as standa...
by rarebitusa
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Tube recommendations LSS
Replies: 1
Views: 1001

Re: Tube recommendations LSS

running a matched set of JJs for the last 6 months... no issues.
by rarebitusa
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Black Shadow VS-12 50 Watt Opinions
Replies: 6
Views: 1214

Re: Black Shadow VS-12 50 Watt Opinions

the VS-12 has its place, specifically in the open-back upper position of a Mesa halfback cab like yours. They belong there. That is their niche. Here's why. The VS-12 is a quiet speaker, so putting it in an open back position where it sounds louder and more present makes sense. Having the quieter s...
by rarebitusa
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: HELP - LSC CH 1 Doesn't Work, stuck on CH 2
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: HELP - LSC CH 1 Doesn't Work, stuck on CH 2

The control from the FS is via an opto and the panel switch is direct to the NPN trans that drives the RY1 relay coil. If I had to speculate it's either the 6426-1 trans or the 4N33 opto that's gone south, possibly the panel switch but kinda doubt that. If you are familiar with measuring voltages yo...
by rarebitusa
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Whats your favorite pedal with the Lonestar?
Replies: 49
Views: 12132

Re: Whats your favorite pedal with the Lonestar?

Thanks for the tips! I have been used this technique in the box when I run guitar through Amplitube but haven't ever tried it with an amp. You mentioned the blanket type tone on Channel 2. Have you tried the Reeder Mod? I haven't.. but did think about it. :) Some of the others mods posted here soun...