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Mesa Triaxis / 2:90 Rig

bilbal

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Holy smokes is this duo phenomenal. I just set it up and have gone through about 20 of the presets and I cannot imagine needing anymore than them. It is amazing. I can get the cleanest Mark series and the heaviest death metal distortion of a rectifier with the flick of a button.

I know that rack gear isn't of the most popular equipment on TGP but this stuff is so much more than rack gear. It is genuine tube tone with endless versatility. I think I am really going to love this stuff and I can honestly say that I don't regret making the trade I made for it. I traded with member WEAREOURGEAR and not only did our trade go perfectly, the units showed up in better condition than I was hoping. This dude takes care of his gear.

Thanks so much Dave!!!

Here is a quick shot of my new rig:



Bill
 

NicDo

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Very nice rig. There is some much the Tri has to offer. i really thought about one when i still had everything racked.
 

reo73

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The triaxis is all fine and good but if you really want to find great tone pair that 2:90 up with a Mesa Studio Pre. Better cleans and better lead in a simpler package.
 

oxtone

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The triaxis is all fine and good but if you really want to find great tone pair that 2:90 up with a Mesa Studio Pre. Better cleans and better lead in a simpler package.
reo73 - I've used a Studio Pre/Simul 2:90 rig for years, and it ROCKS!!! The 2:90 is the best power amp I've ever owned - it sounds HUGE with
GT 6L6GE tubes. Love the Studio Pre, but I now use it as a clean platform for my vast pedalboard (which will be getting a Zendrive soon!
The Zendrive sounds GREAT with the Studio Pre).

I use two Theil ported Agape' Audio 1x12 cabs loaded with Mojotone BV-30H speakers, which sound fantastic with this set up.
Just thought I'd share...:)
 

sws1

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I had that rig for a while, but I spent more time programming it than playing. Plus it was heavy as hell to carry around.

Sounded good though.
 

Brock

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I've played this rack at Dave's house. Nice guy to deal with. I was very impressed with the Triaxis. Good score.
 

mdsmith64

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My Triaxix/2:90 rig isn't going anywhere anytime soon. That right there is a classic combination. Congrats and enjoy!


-Mike.
 
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I have a heavy rack. But I have a buttload of tones on tap. So while the amp dude is fookin' around with his stupid pedals, I've been ready to go.

 

reo73

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Does Mesa still make the Studio Pre?
No...it was discontinued in 89 or so but there were plenty made and they can be had for about $400 these days. It is basically the IIC+ preamp section and will simply rip your face off.
 

reo73

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reo73 - I've used a Studio Pre/Simul 2:90 rig for years, and it ROCKS!!! The 2:90 is the best power amp I've ever owned - it sounds HUGE with
GT 6L6GE tubes. Love the Studio Pre, but I now use it as a clean platform for my vast pedalboard (which will be getting a Zendrive soon!
The Zendrive sounds GREAT with the Studio Pre).

I use two Theil ported Agape' Audio 1x12 cabs loaded with Mojotone BV-30H speakers, which sound fantastic with this set up.
Just thought I'd share...:)
Very cool!!! I have mine paired with a 50/50 and it rocks hard. I also run a few OD pedals in front for more medium gain tones.
 

bilbal

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I have a heavy rack. But I have a buttload of tones on tap. So while the amp dude is fookin' around with his stupid pedals, I've been ready to go.

What kind of rack case is that? I realized today that I need a new one. The Triaxis hangs out of mine about 4 inches. :jo

b
 
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What kind of rack case is that? I realized today that I need a new one. The Triaxis hangs out of mine about 4 inches. :jo

b
That's the Boogie Shock Rack. They're a bit pricy. Perhaps serch one on the eBay. But I wouldn't overlook the gator, and skb shockracks too. Maybe there's others.
 

bilbal

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Get a G Major effects processor and an ISP Decimator Pro Rack G and you're set!
My rig, as it is now less a multi-fx unit, is relatively noise free. Do you suppose the noise that would warrant the Decimator is from the G major or from any other processor of it's kind? As far as that unit goes, I watched a demo of the stomp box decimator on YouTube and I couldn't believe the amount of noise it stopped. They are truly amazing units but a little on the expensive side. That being said, I have no problem spending the money if it is necessary. God knows I want the best pieces I can buy to match up with my Triaxis and 2:90. They are definitely worth the extra cash to assure they run at optimal performance.

How would you rate the delays available on the G Major? I have a buddy with a 2290. His delay set at 300ms is the perfect effect for leads. Will the G major come anywhere near it? If it will, I'm sold!!!
 




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