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

porsch8

Member
Messages
344
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?
 

Jay Strange

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
922
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!
 

strat-rock

Member
Messages
272
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.
 

whoismarykelly

Oh look! This is a thing I can change!
Messages
8,032
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.
 

amc

Member
Messages
3,141
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
 

HoboMan

Gold Supporting Member
Messages
17,583
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
Great suggestion!
 




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