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Discussion in 'Amp Input - Normal or Bright' started by carver, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. Seekir

    Seekir Strat-Talker

    Age:
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    Mar 11, 2015
    Hilo, Hawaii
    Drag. Tubes aren't cheap.
     

  2. carver

    carver The East Coast Strangler Strat-Talk Supporter

    it was only 100 bucks to retube. really not all that bad.

    beats the hell out of retubing a triple rec. that can get expensive
     
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  3. Textele

    Textele Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Oct 10, 2009
    Texas
    You ain't kidding there my friend.

    Triple Recs have more glass in them than almost any amp I can think of.

    I no longer use them, but Mesa's build quality and customer service is second to none IMO.

    I've owned several different Mesa Boogies. I once had a question about one of them so I emailed the company and a Tech called me back on my cell within the hour!

    My favorite two were the Single Rec Solo 50 head, and of course the LoneStar Classic.

    This was the Solo 50 Single Rec, basically plugged right in front and miked a 2x12 partially open back with a 57 set off axis of a Vintage 30. Just raw tracks....

     
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  4. Seekir

    Seekir Strat-Talker

    Age:
    64
    166
    Mar 11, 2015
    Hilo, Hawaii
    Tasty funk! Maybe a little sizzly tone-wise to my ear, but I like the playing. Cool (#9th chords?) outro.
     
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  5. Fender Phil

    Fender Phil Strat-Talker

    Spending $100 for tubes on the F-100 is worth every penny. I bet the amp just sings now, clean and mean.

    I initially tried running the amp on just two tubes, and it sounded great; but Mesa recommendation is to run all four, and I have to agree that more tone is there with all four tubes. Just rotate the matched pairs around if you are concerned about tube wear and only using the 60 watt mode.

    I find low volume in 100 watt mode quite pleasing.
     
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