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Evilnine
Diabolus in Musica
Join date: Dec 2014
138 IQ
#2441
Compared to my friends Dual Rec solo head my Roadster is warmer/darker sounding his head is brighter than my 2X12 closed back combo both amps are playing through Celestian V30s.
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Last edited by Evilnine at Mar 15, 2016,
BCKRedBaron
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Join date: Jan 2012
131 IQ
#2443
Guess I'll jump in too. Here's my Stiletto.



Been reading through this thread the last few days. It's kinda funny to look back at the posts around '07-'08 and see all the rumors and hype about the Mark V, and now it's been out for several years.

So, for all the Stiletto guys, do you find yours to be overly bright? Maybe it's just me but it's almost too much at times. I've done plenty of tweaking on it, and I've had to use some fairly extreme settings compared to what I'm used to in order to tame it. Just wondering if others had the same impressions and what you might have done to cope with it. Here's the settings I'm using at the moment.

Ibanez UV777 - Carvin TL60 & 727 - Jackson KE-3
Splawn QuickRod - Mesa Stiletto Ace - Peavey Ultra+ - Peavey Bandit
Some pedlulz & cabz


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Evilnine
Diabolus in Musica
Join date: Dec 2014
138 IQ
#2444
Quote by Fumble fingers
thanks


No problem I also have a 4x12 loaded with Eminence Patriots 2 Texas Heats and 2 Swamp Thangs that I use for my Peavey 6505+ we hooked his Dual Rec Solo and My Roadster up to it with the same result, I may be biased but I prefer the Roadster, my friend does too and is looking to sell his Solo head so he can get a Roadster head!
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Last edited by Evilnine at Mar 16, 2016,
Ippon
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Join date: Feb 2006
1,526 IQ
#2445
Quote by BCKRedBaron
Guess I'll jump in too. Here's my Stiletto.



Been reading through this thread the last few days. It's kinda funny to look back at the posts around '07-'08 and see all the rumors and hype about the Mark V, and now it's been out for several years.

So, for all the Stiletto guys, do you find yours to be overly bright? Maybe it's just me but it's almost too much at times. I've done plenty of tweaking on it, and I've had to use some fairly extreme settings compared to what I'm used to in order to tame it. Just wondering if others had the same impressions and what you might have done to cope with it. Here's the settings I'm using at the moment.


I've had the Trident for quite a while now and I wouldn't call it overly bright. It has a nice high-Mid that really cuts. I haven't had the chance to look at the preamp tubes in it but a lot of folks here like the JJs to give it a darker tone.
BCKRedBaron
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Join date: Jan 2012
131 IQ
#2446
It does sit really well in a mix, which I guess is where it really matters. I'm probably also just used to darker amps. Aside from my Splawn, which is bright but not as much as the Stiletto, all I've had is Peaveys.

I had JJs in it at one time. Now I have a mishmash of vintage stuff, not sure exactly what's in it. Power tubes are JJ 6CA7s. Those sound killer in a Stiletto. Truthfully though, the Stiletto doesn't react as significantly to tube changes as a Splawn or a Marshall. Changing even one tube in those amps tends to yield a noticeable difference, but it's very subtle in the Mesa.

Looks like I may need to make those pics smaller...
Ibanez UV777 - Carvin TL60 & 727 - Jackson KE-3
Splawn QuickRod - Mesa Stiletto Ace - Peavey Ultra+ - Peavey Bandit
Some pedlulz & cabz


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kendall jones
Registered User
Join date: Nov 2015
10 IQ
#2451
As I have stated on this forum before, I have been a Mesa Boogie player since 1987 with my 2 rack mounted Mark IIIs all the way up to my dual Triple Rectifiers split by an isolation transformer to run a stereo setup with 2 H3000s, TC Electronic 2290 digital delay, various stomp boxes in a rack drawer, and all controlled via MIDI including amp switching with a Rocktron/ Bradshaw switching system. My speakers are 4 straight 4x12 Recto cabs with Celestion Vintage 30s.
Anyone who says that Recto's are too bass heavy should not be playing Mesas in the first place. One of the many perks of having a Triple Recto is that the large transformers and massive output power pays great dividends in having a great clean tone with lots of headroom.
I play Tom Anderson Grand Ams which are used at the Boogie factory in Petaluma to test the voicing of their amps among other guitars as well. If you play Les Pauls and other dark voiced guitars you may want to roll the bass back, but these high gain amps are made with scooped mids with the bass and treble being forward as in the modern metal of today.
I love all of my Boogies and I like many other amps such as Reeves Super 78, Friedman's
Double J and Dirty Shirley, and the Mezzabarba M Zero, but my all time favorite is the Road King 2. Nothing is as versatile as this amp and I don't mind tweaking it to get what I want out of it (That's kinda what I do!) This amp rewards the patient individual with many different amps out of one, something that Vox is trying to do with its valve modeling AV series, but it ain't anything like this. There is no modeling here, just an array tube variations and configurations that make many different amps come to life in an organic and elegant fashion.
So get down...Boogie oogie oogie!!!
Shredx
Inuendo King
Join date: Jan 2007
736 IQ
#2452
About to grab a Lonestar Special in the near future (when I get enough money/sell some of my current gear).

I've been back and forth with either the lonestar or a Fender Deluxe Reverb and just wanted some peoples thoughts who have played it/owned it
Bands:
Native State
A Titan, A Deity
Rash L.A

Gear:
Suhr Modern Guthrie Spec
LSL CSV Studio Strat
Schecter C7 Blackjack
Faith Hi Gloss Venus

Mesa Lonestar Special
Bugera 333
Zilla 2x12 Fatboy
Line 6 PodHD500
black_box
Tab Contributor
Join date: Jul 2006
247 IQ
#2453
Has anyone compared the newer JP-2C with the usual suspects? Dual Rec, Mark V, Roadster, any of the smaller versions (although I'd prefer 3 channels)? I know watts isn't the same as volume, but which one would handle best as a bedroom / low volume option? The JP-2C has nice tone shaping options with the dual EQ, but that's the most $$ out of the bunch.
Ippon
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#2454
Quote by black_box
Has anyone compared the newer JP-2C with the usual suspects? Dual Rec, Mark V, Roadster, any of the smaller versions (although I'd prefer 3 channels)? I know watts isn't the same as volume, but which one would handle best as a bedroom / low volume option? The JP-2C has nice tone shaping options with the dual EQ, but that's the most $$ out of the bunch.

I'd grab one used and if the price was right. I like how they tweaked an already iconic amp with amazing tones and the original has held its price well.

I'm not sure what low volume means but I play the Mark V loud, not soft; otherwise, what's the point?
311ZOSOVHJH
G G A - B A B Y
Join date: Mar 2008
7,171 IQ
#2455
Quote by black_box
Has anyone compared the newer JP-2C with the usual suspects? Dual Rec, Mark V, Roadster, any of the smaller versions (although I'd prefer 3 channels)? I know watts isn't the same as volume, but which one would handle best as a bedroom / low volume option? The JP-2C has nice tone shaping options with the dual EQ, but that's the most $$ out of the bunch.

There is a quite a bit of NADs, discussions and comparisons of this amp on Rig-Talk FYI.
Fumble fingers
Registered User
Join date: Jan 2013
490 IQ
#2458
what do EL34's sound like in a MK V compared to the 6L6 ??...... anybody ever try it ??..... I need to try something different in the MK V
black_box
Tab Contributor
Join date: Jul 2006
247 IQ
#2459
Quote by black_box
Thanks, I haven't really ventured outside of UG I think the first review I found sealed the deal, although probably a rectifier 2x12 instead of the 4x12.
http://www.rig-talk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=178801

Arrived today with a vertical 2x12. There was a small amount of panic before I discovered that the power cable was not seated properly inside the amp
Paroxysm
Tab Contributor
Join date: May 2004
1,184 IQ
#2460
Wanna start a new thread but whatever.

I have a 2x12 Roadking II combo. Speakers are both Mesa C90s; good-great for cleans and breakup to light crunch sounds, but as of late Ive been finding the high gain to be lacking, probably due to the amp being 3/4 open or the speakers themselves. Just not tight enough even with a booster and sometimes the lows flub out on me on higher volumes.

I checked Craigslist for a seperate 2x12 cab for hi-gain tones only (Roadking II allows me to use two cabs for different channels). Found a Mesa 2x12 horizontal for $400 and an Avatar 2x12 loaded with Eminence Swamp Thangs for $300. Owned the Mesa 2x12 before so I know what it can do. But the Avatar is cheaper, just dont have any experience with the Swamp Thangs.

Have you guys have any experience with Swamp Thangs with Mesa amps, specifically Rectifers? I want tighter low ends.
Ippon
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#2461
Paroxysm
The RK II sounded OK with the Swamp Thangs in my 212 but if you want it all the way to very high gain, I'd stick with the Mesa 212 with V30s. Another option is a Mesa Thiele 112 with an EVM-12L.
dementiacaptain
Chiefin' Son
Join date: Feb 2010
2,227 IQ
#2462
The EVM is THE guitar speaker. Perfect for pretty much everything.
I'm just a kickin' and a gougin' in the mud and the blood and the beer.
PB26
Registered User
Join date: Jun 2014
991 IQ
#2464
2014 Dual Rectifier, all in o'clock:

Channel 3
100 watts
Modern
Presence: 10:00
Treble: 12:00
Bass: 10:00
Mids: 9:00
Volume: 10:00
Gain 11:00
Loop off
Bold/Diode
Stock 6L6

Schecter w/ EMG 81 --> Analogman Tube Screamer (Level on full, Drive on zero, Tone halfway) --> Amp --> Rectifier 2x12 vertical with a homemade Clearsonic style baffle. Sounds huge.
Last edited by PB26 at Jun 26, 2016,