#1
ACtually, I've played on before, but it's more like, "I saw the backside of one today." It's got so many knobs, know only on the front, but there's a good few on the back too. There are all sorts of inputs and outputs in the back, and it looks like 3 fx loops or something...



It'll take me a good couple of days to figure it all out, haha. I'll be at the music store for awhile...
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#2
The website has all the features on it?
Like a recording output
Power amp voicing
3 fx loops and footswitch controlling
#4
And I thought the dashboard of the Mark IV was confusing enough...
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#5
Not to mention the 6 buttons or something on the footswitch.
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#6
you should see the roadking...
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ACtually, I've played on before, but it's more like, "I saw the backside of one today." It's got so many knobs, know only on the front, but there's a good few on the back too. There are all sorts of inputs and outputs in the back, and it looks like 3 fx loops or something...

It'll take me a good couple of days to figure it all out, haha. I'll be at the music store for awhile...

There's actually one FX loop, but you can do it in stereo. It also gives you four different power options, reverb, direct outs, master/slave outs, satellite amp outs, channel controls, etc. I love my Mark IV, but I don't use 2/3 of the features on the back. That's the standard cab; if you get the widebody combo, a couple of those features are on the front rather than the back (the EQ switch and the mid gain switch).

Just a tip: when you're EQing it, the treble control for each channel gives you the most control. For a nice warm sound, I usually keep the treble around 5-6, except on the lead channel where I keep it up around 7 for some extra bite. Also, fool around with some of the pull out knob options. I tend to like it with the Gain and Drive knobs pulled out except on the Rh. 1 channel.
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#8
I'm still debating whether I should sell my Roadster and get a Mark IV. The Roadster has some great tones, but I can't help but feeling that the Mark IV has more of what I'm looking for. Hopefully, the rumored July 1st price increase on all Mesa products isn't actually going to happen.
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There's actually one FX loop, but you can do it in stereo. It also gives you four different power options, reverb, direct outs, master/slave outs, satellite amp outs, channel controls, etc. I love my Mark IV, but I don't use 2/3 of the features on the back. That's the standard cab; if you get the widebody combo, a couple of those features are on the front rather than the back (the EQ switch and the mid gain switch).

Just a tip: when you're EQing it, the treble control for each channel gives you the most control. For a nice warm sound, I usually keep the treble around 5-6, except on the lead channel where I keep it up around 7 for some extra bite. Also, fool around with some of the pull out knob options. I tend to like it with the Gain and Drive knobs pulled out except on the Rh. 1 channel.


Is the lead EQ button used like a gain boost? I didn't get to try it though, I'm still amazed how it can go from nice and smooth, to massive gain, to sweet cleans.
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#10
its liek an EQ pedal. Want more low end or certain frequency use it. If you EQ it right it sounds like an extra gain boost but in reality its not really technically a gain boost
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#11
Oh shoot, I didn't mean gain boost, I meant lead boost.
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#12
oh yea the ld eq can be used as a lead boost, or it can be used to get a chuncky low end riff.
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#13
^ Right. You can also use the EQ assign switch to have EQ pop on automatically with certain channels.
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