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    NAD !!!! The venerable MESA MK IV medium head. Ive heard about the MK IV for decades but to be honest never really "got it" til today when i played this one. Absolutely one of thee most tonally harmonically rich amps ive ever played & hands down the best clean tone ive ever heard.

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    Congrats!

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    Score.

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    Even though I often get jealous about other peoples nice women/ cars / amps;

    I try my best , to be happy for them.

    Take good care of it!!! Don't trade it for drugs (as I did once with my best gear)

    Nothing's like a guitar tone you really love.
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    Not to be rude, but I've always wondered...

    With a pedal board that size; isn't the sound very coloured when it has been trough all the pedals (on bypass) ? :o

    just want to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erlend_G View Post
    Not to be rude, but I've always wondered...

    With a pedal board that size; isn't the sound very coloured when it has been trough all the pedals (on bypass) ? :o

    just want to know.
    No not at all. 4 of those pedals are in the loop. The rest in front. And almost every pedal boosts the signal in some way rather than degrades it.
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    Nice! Enjoy! Have you taken it to the other space to let it stretch it’s legs?


    Quote Originally Posted by Erlend_G View Post
    Not to be rude, but I've always wondered...

    With a pedal board that size; isn't the sound very coloured when it has been trough all the pedals (on bypass) ? :o

    just want to know.
    Here’s how I’ve approached it, although it sounds slightly different through a pedalboard and straight in, I know that I’m going to want delay, overdrive, chorus and phaser, so I try to get the whole rig (guitar, board, amp) sounding good. Getting your buffer/true bypass/etc. situation straightened out is important. Now that I’ve replaced my old MXR pedals with new ones (no wonky bypass) and have a few buffers it works for me.

    A lot of people don’t worry or care about it, as long as the rig sounds good, they are happy. In the end that’s all that’s important, you only need to dig into the details if you are having issues.
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    Oh no.....


    Oh Yeah!

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    nice! heavy sob but they sound great

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    That rocks...it is just pure science. Play it loud.
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    Im hearing tones outta my guitars & pedals ive not heard before because of this amp & and ive had these a long time. Pretty incredible.

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    Congrats!

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    Wow congrats!
    Stuff like that is always out of my price range so I'm naturally jelly. But you get what you pay for in this case in a good way! You get several full featured amps with great tone in one unit.

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    This will seem a little off topic...but tell me about that Soldano Cab. as in the dimensions of width and depth. And speakers.

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    Nice amp!

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    MK III Purple Stripe, MK IV & DR.

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    Congrats on the sweet score! I wouldn't trade my short head Mark IV for anything. Just keeps on giving and there are tons of options and textures to explore!

    Have fun cranking that baby up, and don't underestimate RHY2. There are some really great tones lurking in there without the GEQ, don't let your ears fool you if it sounds a little wonky at first. In a band context, with or without a boost, pull FAT in and out, it's a great channel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metalman_666 View Post
    Congrats on the sweet score! I wouldn't trade my short head Mark IV for anything. Just keeps on giving and there are tons of options and textures to explore!

    Have fun cranking that baby up, and don't underestimate RHY2. There are some really great tones lurking in there without the GEQ, don't let your ears fool you if it sounds a little wonky at first. In a band context, with or without a boost, pull FAT in and out, it's a great channel.

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    Super positive post, one of the best ive ever gotten. Thank you !

    Its very exciting getting a new amp & swapping tubes & fiddling with it.

    Not many things in life do the same thing for me.

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    Our real last name happens to be Watts also, kinda weird. Im a NAVY Vet also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMP/HBE View Post
    Super positive post, one of the best ive ever gotten. Thank you !

    Its very exciting getting a new amp & swapping tubes & fiddling with it.

    Not many things in life do the same thing for me.

    My Dad was an EE in the 1960's & 1970's. He was an Electricians Mate 1st Class {E-6} in the US NAVY in the 1950's. He worked on the Gemini Space Program for McDonnell Spacecraft. He died in 1979. He was passionate about his work & would try to tell me about things in the future. I went to school for Electronics too. It runs in da family.
    Our real last name happens to be Watts also, kinda weird. Im a NAVY Vet also.

    this is him @ McDonnell Douglas :





    Awesome that he helped inspire your drive to tweak. That would have been an interesting time to be at the forefront of electrical tech and space program no less. He must have been a great man. and with a name like Watts, sounds like a superhero (Ready Player One, anyone?)

    You can apply a scientific exploration to amps for sure, and especially the Mark! When you start fiddling with Pentode vs Triode, Class A vs Simul-Class, and then full vs Tweed power, you've got a ton options, not mention tube swaps. For small/medium live I love running Tweed power, class A, Pentode. Great balance of punch, volume, and natural compression.

    Happy trails buddy!

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