Mesa Rectoverb 25 / Mini Rec Settings

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  1. sutherland

    sutherland Member

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    Figured it would be good to start a thread for people to post their favorite settings.

    I'll start with my "Lonestar Drive' setting

    Channel 2 / Vintage Mode
    - Presence: (Off)
    - Bass @ 10:00
    - Mid @ 2:00
    - Treble @ between 11:00 and 12:00
    - Gain @ between 12:00 and 1:00

    I have it on 10 watt mode so it's a tad darker / spongier.
     
  2. Phletch

    Phletch Member

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    Where's the channel master at? I think that's important because where I set mine determines how I set everything else. I think it's also important to note what kind of guitar and pickups we're using, too.

    Anyway, here are my sort of nominal, go-to settings when I play with my trio where we play classic rock, some blues, and jazzy blues/bluesy jazz. I only use the 25W setting because it delivers better transients in all modes and feels and sounds more open, less compressed with more dynamic range and touch sensitivity. And I never use Pushed. Guitar is an Epi Dot with DiMarzio 36ths, neck model in both positions, and I roll the guitar volume/switch pups quite a bit. *EDIT: This is a Mini Rec with the matching 1x12 V30 slant cab.

    Clean

    Master: 4-5:00
    Gain: 12-1:00
    Treble: 12:00
    Mid: between noon and 1:00
    Bass: 11:00
    Presence: dimed

    Vintage

    Master: 2-3:00
    Gain: just above 9:00
    Treble: 10:00
    Mid: 1-2:00
    Bass: 9:00
    Presence: 4:00

    Modern (I use this sometimes instead of Vintage depending on my mood and/or the room)

    Master: just above noon
    Gain: just above 9:00
    Treble: 10:00
    Mid: 1-2:00
    Bass: 9:00
    Presence: 4:00

    I might tweak those a bit here and there from room to room, but I never stray far from those.
     
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  3. gbyrnes77

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    I agree the master affects where to set the other knobs. More master requires less presence and gain. Presence is also adjusted based on the guitar. Here are some of my favorites


    Clean


    Master: 10:00-12:00
    Gain: 2:00
    Treble: 10:00
    Mid: 11:00-2:00
    Bass: 9:00
    Presence: 11:00 for 25w / 2:00-3:00 for 10w

    Pushed

    Master: 9:00 or as needed.
    Gain: 3:00
    Treble: 11:00
    Mid: 3:00
    Bass: off or just a touch
    Presence: 12:00
    10w

    Vintage

    Master: 11:00
    Gain: 10:00
    Treble: 11:00
    Mid: 9:00
    Bass: 11:00
    Presence: 2:00
    25w

    Modern (This does very well using the guitar volume to go from clean to OD)

    Master: 9:00-12:00
    Gain: 10:00
    Treble: 12:00
    Mid: 10:00
    Bass: 11:00
    Presence: 12:00 or so
    25w
     
  4. snow and steel

    snow and steel Supporting Member

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    I haven't used mine in Months since I got my Roland Blues Cube artist. Where I used mine was strictly the clean channel with pedals. I also concur that the more master volume you use the less presence and gain you need.


    Clean


    Master: 10:00-12:00
    Gain: 12:00
    Treble: 2:00
    Mid: 12:30
    Bass: 10:00
    Presence: 10:00
    25 watt setting

    This is for a Gibson LP w/SD 59's.
     
  5. sutherland

    sutherland Member

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    Guys guys guys...I didn't post the Master because I thought you guys would laugh at how low I have it set. I thought we all post pictures of our pedalboards in threads to fool the internet that we actually play out but in actuality we just sit in our underwear and play Bush's Machinehead (just the opening riff) followed by Metallica's One (also, just the opening riff).
     
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  6. Guinness Lad

    Guinness Lad Silver Supporting Member

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    Try turning the treble almost off, cool stuff starts happening. Very cool amp, but I kept the Mark iv because the clean headroom limitless.
     

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