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Help me get a good clean sound out of my mesa please

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by porsch8, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. porsch8

    porsch8 Member

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    Sounds kinda dull. I'd like to get a little sparkle or depth out of the clean channel of my rectoverb. What can be done?
    Change the v1 tube? any setting suggestions?
     
  2. stuffedshirt

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    JJ ECC803. Thick tone with extended highs. Great for a V1 and other non gain positions.
     
  3. strat-rock

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    Sell it. Buy an old Fender. Or take it in and have it modded, heavily.
     
  4. Jay Strange

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    I used to play Mesa's and been through pretty much all of them. The only help I can give is keep the mids low and play withe treble/Presense I found it very helpful to not have my volume on my guitar on ten and use the neck or middle position pickups. A Tung Sol 12AX7 helped warm it up also as well as well broken in speakers. I went through exactly what your hearing with Mesa's! A 5751 12Ax7 was helpful also. Good Luck!
     
  5. strat-rock

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    I should add that I had a DC5 long ago, and sold if and bought a '68 Twin. Best move I could have made. And that's after I had the Mesa modded (for a better overdrive tone). It was just too dark to have decent clean tones.
     
  6. whoismarykelly

    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    Keep your presence and treble high. I get decent cleans out of my dual rec but lots of people dont like the mesa clean sound.
     
  7. amc

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    IMHO,

    An inexpensive but effective quick fix...

    Put a graphic eq in the effects loop
    It was shocking to hear the difference a simple Boss GE-7 thru the loop
    of my old Boogie Mark2B.

    Try it, you'll be pleasantly surprised

    amc
     
  8. HoboMan

    HoboMan Silver Supporting Member

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    Great suggestion!
     
  9. Steeltoe

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    Sell it and get a Lonestar Classic. Very good cleans there.
     

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