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SGKIDD 12-07-2006 08:09 PM

Calling Mesa Owners
I am starting this thread in hopes of it becoming a common place for Mesa/Boogie refernce, and general discusion. Here is a place to post clips, pics, settings, questions and general discussion on mesa amps! I love my triple recto and just got it re-tubed today (all new power and rectifier tubes, all ruby's)

So here you go guys, have at it!

To start things off here are my settings!

Rectification-Tube 5U4GB's (Ruby)
Power-Tube 6L6's (Ruby)
Pre-amp- Tube 12AX7's (Mesa)

Power type- Bold or Spongy (depends on my mood, mostly bold with tube retoficton, spongy if Diodes)

Effects loop on, with CF-7 chorus Flanger and Digidelay in loop

Guitar -:- WD-7 Wah -:- SD-1 over drive -:- TS-9 -:- BBE Boosta Grande -:- Amp

All setting in O'Clock format

Channel One: Clean (not pushed)
Pres: 1-1:30
Master: 3-4
Gain: 10-12 (depends on song or how much "punch" you want)
Bass: 1
Mid: 8-9
High: 2

Channel two: Vintage
Pres: 4 or 11
Master: 10-11
Gain: 2-3
Bass: 12-1
High: 2-2:30

Channel three: Modern
Pres: 4-5-pegged
Master: 10
Gain: 12-3:30 (depend on song, mainly it stay at 2:30, but I will dial back for some stuff, and pur it on for heavy heay shit that needs no dynamics...)
Bass: 2
Mid: 8-9:30
High: 1:30-2:30

Ok guys post your stuff haha and have a blast!

Half_Full 12-07-2006 09:17 PM

Recently bought a Roadster head. Its a bitch to get a good sound out of...but that's Mesa for ya.

Otherwise, I'm extremely happy with my investment. Also own a 4x12 recto standard cabinet.

SGKIDD 12-07-2006 10:42 PM

Yea the oversized cab's have an issue mesa doesnt tell anyone about, crunch the numbers on acoustic stability, and they are absolutely whack, the bass response is uncontrollable... way too much low end..

How is the roadster? I was eyeing one but wasnt sure on it..

Half_Full 12-07-2006 10:59 PM

Too early to give a real opinion, but so far its served me well. Plenty of versatility available.

BTW, I don't have an oversized cab. ;)

JesseIbanez 12-07-2006 11:05 PM

I was considering buying a Dual Rect for my next amp maybe in a year or so (but still use my JSX). Some fresh sound clips would be nice :)

Half_Full 12-07-2006 11:12 PM

I'm getting a mic for Christmas, so I'll try to get some clips up around then for you.

JesseIbanez 12-07-2006 11:18 PM

Alright sweet, ill be waiting for the clips then :P

sethp 12-07-2006 11:34 PM

Originally Posted by SGKIDD
Guitar -:- WD-7 Wah -:- SD-1 over drive -:- TS-9 -:- BBE Boosta Grande -:- Amp

you use 3 overdrive pedals?!?! do you have any molars left?

settings on my mesa 50 cal.+ (i don't use the clean channel and i have to play at living room levels)

gain: 8 (out of 11)
master vol.: 2.5
lead master vol: 0 (as in zero. it works somehow)
treb: 5
bass: 2
mid: 5 (yes, you read that correctly)
presence and reverb: what ever
eq sliders from bass to treb: 9, 1, 2, 3, 10
eq switch turned to on/auto

I got a really crappy clip up on dmusic, but i hesitate to advertise, cuz i was super-reef'ed at the time and it sounded really good to me

Half_Full 12-07-2006 11:40 PM

Originally Posted by sethp
you use 3 overdrive pedals?!?! do you have any molars left?

Maybe he likes to have a variety in his overdrive?

SGKIDD 12-08-2006 12:01 AM

Yes I do, haha, I love my TS-9, cus its modded exactly to the specs of a vintage TS-808, and the sd-1 is a good od for the cash specially for light lihgt over drive on a lcean setting to get that jangley clean for tape delay stuff, and the BBE is a clean booster for the od's giv em some balls ya know?

SGKIDD 12-08-2006 01:00 PM


TwoString 12-08-2006 01:07 PM

I'm on the waiting list...I've put my money down and sometime in february I will have my roadster head and roadster 2x12 cab.

SGKIDD 12-08-2006 01:45 PM

Niice, I was so close to saving up for one but I decied three channels was enough, and I dont really use reverb...

dertjoe 12-08-2006 02:42 PM

i find oversized cabs awesome for rythm but you must have v30s anything else is uncivilized, anyway i use a triple and ive been playing mesa since i was 17, i have a 2 channel so
channel 1
bass- almost none just enough to add volume
mid- 4-5
treble-7-9 depending on the song
Channel 2

SGKIDD 12-08-2006 02:47 PM

two full stacks... wow...

guitarrocka205 12-08-2006 02:55 PM

It's all in my sig. The rig has been my dream, so I dig it! I'm actually selling the flanger, any takers? She's vintage!

SGKIDD 12-08-2006 03:54 PM

Do you put all that out front of the amp or ni the Fx loop?

kurdtkobaign 12-08-2006 04:58 PM

Messy recording sesh



tttttttttttttttttttuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuubbbbbbbbbbbbbbe eeeeeeeeeessssssss

My gf tryin to look cool. :rolleyes:
So theres a couple pics. Ill repost with my settings later...Im too lazy to now. lol

kurdtkobaign 12-08-2006 04:58 PM

Yup. There it is.

Close up

Full body shot ;)

Takin the amp head out of its box for the first time in its life!

Mesa Recto, Marshall JCM900, and a 1978 Peavey Mark III baby! :headbang: lol

New blue jewel light

SGKIDD 12-08-2006 05:17 PM

whats with the light?

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