Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Bieling3, Mar 30, 2015.
Kinda neat; obviously a bit of a rip on the EVH Stealth and maybe even the blacked out Rectifiers that Mesa's been doing more and more of.
I miss chrome (but I'm a Recto fan). Would like to see more amps totally chromed out with chromed chassis, face plates, knobs, etc.
Meh. Its cool and all I guess, if you like that look, but it completely removes Marshall's iconic and instantly recognizable aesthetics...the gold face plate, the knobs, the white script logo and piping. The only exception is the Silver Jubilee. They're a bit late to the game with the "blackout" thing anyway. I did like the carbon fiber covered editions they did a while back though. Pretty class, kinda looked like black tweed.
Is that real? Yuck.
I think it looks kinda cool. What the heck, why not?
It reminds me of when people used to spray bomb tweed amps black. No thank you.
If it's not black n gold, it's not a Marshall!
Not for me, but if you play a grey or triple black ESP tuned down to C it would be perfect.
Amps like this, and many Mesa's make me think that the designers do not think about people who play live.
You are playing on stage. it is rocking.... your sound seems a little off, you glance back at your amp to see what the story is....is the treble too high, gain to low etc.... the lights are low and you are mid song.....
How the hell can you make a quick adjustment?
And to those who say, just turn the knobs until it sounds right, you do not have the luxury of doing that when the band is pumping and you need to be laying down the guitar parts. You need it to be fixed ASAP, not after twiddling with the knobs.
I had the same problem with my Roadster. Stupid chrome knobs with no pointer, tiny script, tons of controls....
It would be so much easier with chicken head knobs or something similar, and clearly and boldly written P B M T Gain, volume script!
Am I the only who thinks so?
Well, I like it, very \m/ but I'm usually odd man out. Is the circuit the same?
I think most people hear with their ears and not their eyes. Knowing your amp means knowing where the knobs are. Adjust with your ears. I couldn't tell anyone what my settings are on my amps. I just follow a simple formula: Start at noon, adjust to taste. Gain, treble, mids, bass, presence, volume. Pretty simple.
I also have a roadster and do not have any of the issues you describe. Too bright? turn down the treble, add some presence. Too much flab? Turn down the bass... etc. Get to know your amp and you won't need to see where the knobs are. Mesas have never been about seeing where the controls are.
^ I agree that I don't really need to see where the controls are; I can just turn them up or down depending on what I want. But it does help to know what each knob is, and it can get a bit confused in a rush in the dark. I have a chrome chassis Recto and can't read the labels to save my life.
Did I see this response coming from 100 miles away or what?
it looks like someone spray painted their Dad's amp and will likely get a spanking for it.
What about the silver jubilee?