#1
In that album Politics of Ecstacy from Nevermore, is that all done from the Mesa Boogie Mark IV? If so thats AMAZING, the tone is soooo HEAVY and TIGHT!!!
#3
i dunno, did you google/wikipedia it? there's plenty of amps that are heavy and tight, the mark iv being one of 'em. they probably used quite a few different amps recording, but who knows.
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#4
I just found out that the whole album was done with the Mesa Mark IV, thats amazing! wonder how they got such a raw tone? Theres no way that the Mark IV does not have a lot of gain, that tone is great for metal, I personally prefer it over the rectos they used with the OD in front of them.
#5
mhmm. i believe there's 2 gain stages, or something like that. there's the channel gain knobs, and then there's a second preamp/channel gain knobs. it's weird, i probably worded it wrong ha.
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Mesa/Boogie Mark IV + Recto 2x12
Keeley Modded BD-2
Vox V847a
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#6
Yeah, the Mark IV can get really brutal while having awesome crunch and clean sounds at the same time. I just got one last week and I absolutely love it - though it's been at my friend's house since Wednesday because I never feel like carrying it down his stairs :/

But yeah each channel has it's own gain knob - clean and crunch can both either stay clean or get light / medium overdrive depending on the guitar. Lead has a gain knob and then a "drive" knob - past a certain point, drive just adds noise and loosens it up, so I keep it around 4-5 where it seems to have optimum effect, then lead gain at 7-8 where it's heavy for rhythm and lead sings. EQing takes a bit of getting used to, but it's not that hard. I've played Mark IV's and Recto's side by side and the Mark IV is an easy choice..
#7
Yeah I agree with you, hey but do you know the settings that Jeff Loomis used with the Mark IV on that album? I know he used : Politics of Ecstacy:

Mesa Boogie Mark IV Head Unit
Marshall 1960B 4X12 Cab (w/Celestion G12T-75 Speakers)

Hey also I've been hearing some rumors that Decapitated used the Marks IV's too but Im not sure if its true or not, and also I heard that you can easily get that Decapitated tone as well from the Mark IV? If so that would awesome!
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#11
Hey also I've been hearing some rumors that Decapitated used the Marks IV's too but Im not sure if its true or not, and also I heard that you can easily get that Decapitated tone as well from the Mark IV? If so that would awesome!
#12
Do you guys like that tone? I don't, and I'm quite sure that there is some fanboyism involved here, which I quite understand since lots of people call the MkIV godlike, although they didn't play it themselves. And if they did and were surprised how "okay+" it sounded, other guys told them that they weren't able to EQ it right.
MkIV has awesome smooth lead tones and nice rhythm chunks. But there are different and better amps.
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#13
Stop bumping your thread.

And I've owned my Mark IV for about 8 years. I'll never get rid of it. It's a fantastic amp. But I don't play metal so I can't comment on that. And yes, it can take a ridiculously long time to EQ in a way that you REALLY like. It's not a simple "plug and play" amp.
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