Mesa Mark Series Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment' started by DudeManBrother, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. TedEH

    TedEH Cromulent

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    ^ I enjoy the contrast between the clean JP head and the worn cab. :lol:
     
  2. failsafe

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    Thanks, so do I!
     
  3. Jake

    Jake GAS Master

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    Joining this club this week as I found a Mark IV relatively local on Reverb for a fantastic price. Then it's time to decide if the triple recto stays or goes....
     
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    Sean Richardson Onedge Custom

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    Any links to that IIC + mod? Would be interested
     
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    Shask SS.org Regular

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    One reason I sold my Mark III years ago is because I missed that big modern sound the Triple had. The Triple can definitely do tones the Mark series cannot.
     
  6. Jake

    Jake GAS Master

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    Oh the tones from the triple are nice it's more the practicality of it with the volume levels :lol:

    My Axe FX does a nice recto though so I wouldn't miss it toooo much. I may just swap it for a dual and see if that solves my volume problems though...
     
  7. Paul McAleer

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    About that VHT, are the EQ controls similar to that of the Mark series? Or are they both post-EQ controls?
     
  8. TheWarAgainstTime

    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    It's my understanding that both the 3-band/normal eq knobs and the 6-band graphic eq are both post gain, but before the FX loop. The graphic on the VHT just adds a bit of extra shaping in specific frequencies whereas the 5-band on the Mark series is where the majority of the noticeable EQ cuts and boosts comes from since the normal bass/mid/treble controls are pre gain
     
  9. Jake

    Jake GAS Master

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    It's here and it sounds MASSIVE

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    Ignore the mess on top of my amps, I'm working on it :lol:
     
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  10. DudeManBrother

    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    Hell yeah dude! Enjoy it. I just tracked 5 new songs with my IV and I can’t wait to hear a mix with it. It’s the perfect combination of tight and present. Post up some settings if you find some you’re loving. Mine change a little every week haha
     
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    I don’t see anything.
     
  12. Dineley

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    damn this makes me want another Mesa, there is just something about them cant be beat. Torn between JP2C or TC50 though.
     
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    Sephiroth952 Ibby Fanboy

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    If you already have a mark- TC50

    If not - JP2C

    Or the better option.
     
  14. Triple7

    Triple7 The Decepticon

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    I had a MKV for a while, got on with it really well, but then I sold it. Now I'm GASing real hard for a MKIV, real hard.
     
  15. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire Build the Wall of Sound™

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    she's a little beat up but now she's mine.
     
  16. Wizard of Ozz

    Wizard of Ozz Arch-Mage of Metal

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    Is it a MKIV A or B? If it has 2 fx loops on the back = A, if only one = B.

    Also get some Tung Sol 6L6GCs and 12AX7s.

    :mf666:
     
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    KnightBrolaire Build the Wall of Sound™

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    It's a B. The previous owner just had it retubed so I should be good for a while.
     
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    I was lurking around the boogie board on the weekend and found this thread about the Mark V

    https://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=73352&sid=c49aba9651ad5bf4c3867a980ff0d501

    specifically this:

     
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    +1 for putting a Tung Sol in V1.
     
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    What would be the tonal benefit of that swap?
     

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