dementiacaptain
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#1
So a lot of you know that I got a Mark III recently, which is pretty dope. I was perusing craigslist as I do daily, and saw a Dual Rectifier (two channel, FJA modded for added tightness) for $800. I had just got some sholarship money, and all my school shit was covered, so I figured "what the hell?"


I won't bore you any longer, pictures:


Untitled by bllyfen8, on Flickr


Untitled by bllyfen8, on Flickr


Untitled by bllyfen8, on Flickr


I actually picked up the head about three weeks ago, but I figured I would wait until I got a new cab (shown, rectifier 112) to do a NAD seeing as the speakers in my Marshall are currently M70s, which suck a fatty.

This thing sounds as a rectifier should, huge as hell. I love the huge tone I get out of this bad boy, and it definitely does not suffer from the famous sag that plagues these amps, the bass is not overpowering at all. Whether FJA is responsible for this, I don't know, but in any case I would say it is easily as tight as my 6505+. Really there isn't a whole lot I can say about this amp that isn't already known, but I definitely prefer the vintage drive mode, less fizzy and has a lot more body. The clean channel isn't really clean, but with a little help from my modded DS-1 it can do a nice country twang.

I really thing single coils bring out the best in this beast, it is just compressed enough to keep everything smooth, but the spank from the single coils still smacks you right in the face.

As far as the cab goes, it has a black shadow in it, and sounds pretty good. I will probably DaveMC this one and try a billion different speakers to find the perfect one, but for now I am happy with it, plenty of midrange, not too abrasive or boomy. I mainly got this to take to jams and record at my buddies' places, carrying a 412 can be a bitch, and I really didn't want to spend 212 money right now (looking at picking up my first rifle soon )

Well that is pretty much it, any questions I will be happy to answer, though this is pretty standard stuff so I imagine you guys know the drill. I will leave you with this:


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R45VT
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#2
F*** yeah!

Can never get enough Mesa!

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dementiacaptain
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#3
How did I know you would be the first to post

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#4
I can smell a Mesa from a mile away....
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dementiacaptain
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#5
Yeah, there has been an absurd amount of mesa NADs lately, I am sure you have had to keep a fap rag handy.


I sure have
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dementiacaptain
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#8
Agreed. I think my next one needs to be a Blooz Machine.
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#9
Nice on mate, HNAD
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Soccerguy
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#10
Ah, I too recently have gotten the satisfaction of getting a Mesa. Feels great!
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red.guitar
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#11
HNGD!!

Who doesn't love a bitta Mesa??

I've been eyeing one of these babies at a far for a while now. Just gotta wait for the right deal to pop up!

Congrats again man!!
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dementiacaptain
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#12
Thanks guys
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#13
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#14
It sounds like a real keeper! HNAD! Enjoy it, and drive your neighbors crazy!
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#15
HNAD! i love dual recs. the 2ch's are getting harder and harder to find at a good price.

OT: what stripe on the mkiii? i am lusting for one.
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dementiacaptain
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#17
Thanks again!

Fatalgear: I would if I had any

Trashed: red stripe, the one with the most aggressive drive if I'm remembering correctly.
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#19
sweet
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dementiacaptain
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#20
Thanks fellas I just got done a little while ago with a little jam and I cannot say how much I like this setup. I could see if I started doing shows again upgrading to a 412 to fill up the tone a bit, but this is pretty awesome right now.
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#21
Quote by dementiacaptain
Agreed. I think my next one needs to be a Blooz Machine.
What you need is a Whiskey Tin Marshall.
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dementiacaptain
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#22


I actually do want a JTM45 clone, how much did yours end up costing you everything said and done?
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#23
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what's the story on the purple ibby with no strings peeking around the corner?
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#24
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I actually do want a JTM45 clone, how much did yours end up costing you everything said and done?
I don't actually know. Maybe about $700? I still haven't finished building the cabinet. I got it working properly and got lazy.
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dementiacaptain
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#25
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what's the story on the purple ibby with no strings peeking around the corner?



It's actually not purple, that was just the flash so you could actually see the inside of the amp. It is just an old DT200 or whatever the smaller scale destroyer was. Some guy had thrown an EMG set in there and offered it as a trade for a Randall I had picked up for shits and giggles. I needed a set of pickups at the time so I went ahead with it. In hindsight I wish I had kept the Randall

I'll get around to putting it back together eventually and selling it, it just seems like such a chore
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dementiacaptain
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#26
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I don't actually know. Maybe about $700? I still haven't finished building the cabinet. I got it working properly and got lazy.



See, if I was going to have you build me an amp, it would be a one of those. The Jack Daniel's tin amps are cool, but I want something that I could take out and toss about. Wouldn't want to do that with amp art
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#27
I didn't do a costing on the JTM45 because I had no intention of ever selling it. I acquired all the parts I needed over a fairly long period of time and just shoved them in a drawer until I had everything I needed. As a result I don't know how much it cost.
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#28
Oh I understand man, this was all hypothetical, I couldn't afford for a while anyway, I was just saying that I would rather have a full JTM45 over a 18 watter. I kept up with your building process, I know it was a lengthy endeavor

Curiously, would you do another one for the right price? I know that that's not really your "thing," but I would trust you with that sort of build over anyone else.
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#29
Yeah I could but I don't have the money to buy the parts atm. I am concentrating on acquiring bits for the 18W combo I have on the drawing board atm. I have most of the bits apart from the chassis and timber. That would be cost prohibitive to send to the US though because I intend to use fairly heavy wood.
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dementiacaptain
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#30
Oh sure, I would pay you up front for it anyway. I figured shipping would be a bitch, but I figure it would be worth it as you really put your heart into these things. All this is just shooting the shit anyways, but I will admit a Cathbard amp is high on my gas list.
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Cathbard
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#31
At some stage I'll do a proper costing on one for you. I'd assume that you'd want a normal sort of cabinet, no? Perhaps you could sort that side of things out yourself? That would cut shipping costs by quite a lot. The cabinet I'm making for mine is a little abnormal and is quite frankly a pita (and weighs a friggin ton).
If I were you I'd wait until I get my etching all setup and I get good at it. That way you'll get a nicely etched brass panel instead of a boring old plexi panel. I expect great things from etching because graphics is one of my things. You'll see what I'm up to in that regard in WTLT and PBT.
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MatrixClaw
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#32
Bitchin, I guess I've never seen a Mesa 1x12, cause I would've never guessed it'd fit perfectly under that head
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dementiacaptain
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#33
Cath: Thanks man, and yeah I could dig up my own headshell here, or make one. When I am looking at being able to pay for one I can talk more seriously with you.

Derek: Yeah I was pretty happy to find a rectifier 112, I don't think a regular mesa 112 would fit under it.
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