I've played the mark v for a few years. The rockerverb has a more brutal modern gain to its second channel. The clean channel was meh. For most versatility I would go with the mark V unless you plan in spending most of your time in a high gain territory, in which I might recommend the orange...
Good thoughts. I currently play a Mes Mark V, but its just missing something....
Just picked up a Superchamp X2 for home practice, and it ACTUALLY gives the mesa a run for its money in respect to clean tones. That's whats fueling the search here.
Thinking about the Dr Z route. Yes, one channel...
Fender amp (or very similar)
Must have nice low end headroom
Good headroom in general, though a bit of breakup aint too bad
Good with Pedals and takes OD, Dist, Fuzz well
Looking for an amp with good build quality, solid, great quality tone.
So what amp you think...
I have a Mesa Lonestar Classic 4x10 on the way, and although that is pretty cool, the thing is going to be a beast to lug around, I'm sure.
Is it possible to take the chassis from the 4x10, and move it into a Lonestar Classic head? How about a Lonestar Special Head?
According to Mesa...
I play the Mini Recto in the basement with kids asleep upstairs. I can get a great sound out of it at lower volumes. The channel two modern mode though, gets loud super easily. But yea, you can cop good sounds at lower levels
The MV is much better in terms of low volume playing though, and...
I'm betting it can, but what does it sound like? Know of any clips where any Two Rock can do modern power chord riffing, or sweet liquid soloing?
Pedals or straight amp, looking for any examples (if any) of how beastly a Two Rock Can get.
Or are they just for blues/fusion stuff? Cause that...
Is it possible to determine the strength of the signal coming from the send of the FX loop on an amp?
My mini rectifier can take the MXR Carbon Copy well, and there is no audible difference between bypassing the FX loop, and engaging it.
My Mark V however, cannot seem to play nice with...
I am playing with a port city os 1x12, and I am very happy with it. Big sound, crunches nicely and packs a LOT of punch for a 1x12. I play mostly Rock and jam music out of it with a Mark V head. It can take all 90 watts and still sing.
A 2x12 might yield a bit more lower end, but not sure you...
Id like to use a smaller footprint footcontroller for my mark V. I just need it to change between the channels, and I don't need the switches for Reverb/EQ/solo, etc...
The stock FC is so HUGE.
I just need a three button footswitch to just change channels. Does anyone know if this is...
Pretty curious if there are users out there with a small one channel amp that is being fed by a pedalboard with more than 8 or so pedals!
Are too many pedals overkill
For an amp like dr z z28 or similar?
I'm looking for an amp to run in tandem with my Mesa Mark V. I use only clean channel, and get all my dirt from pedals. Here's my chain
I am playing through a Mesa 412 over sized recto. Id like to get an splitter box at the end of my chain...
Good points Teemuk. I have been using the clean channel all the time form the mesa right now. Ive owned it for a while, and know how the OD channels can be set, but they don't have the appeal and touch and feeling of the clean channel and dirt pedals. My opinion at the moment of course.
Lately, Ive only been using one channel on my Mesa mark V. Ive been getting my dirt from an analogman TS9 and a SRB 808+. They are getting the job done, even the heavy stuff. (SRB sounds better than the MV gain channels!!)
I only use delay and thinking about getting chorus...