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Offline Dan Graves

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Re: High Gain (it has begun)
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2016, 12:08:39 am »
Yup. At least for now. If I ever reach that stage, I'd probably go straight for a Mark V 25.

If you buy a Mark V instead of a Mark IV, i will get on a train to slap some sense into you, cue  :P
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Re: High Gain (it has begun)
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2016, 11:46:21 pm »
If you buy a Mark V instead of a Mark IV, i will get on a train to slap some sense into you, cue  :P
How about a Mark IIC+ over a Mark IV?

Anyway, what I seem to find with many of these amps is that the gain turns into fizz really quickly. I want any sort of 'chug' to be a punch in the face and something tells me it requires more gain stages and a bigger power amp to accommodate it.

Then again, I have no idea.
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Re: High Gain (it has begun)
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2016, 03:07:51 pm »
What I find working quite well for high gain sounds, is a nice crunch from the Amp an a Booster in front of it. For me that is a least.
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Re: High Gain (it has begun)
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2016, 03:59:26 pm »
What I find working quite well for high gain sounds, is a nice crunch from the Amp an a Booster in front of it. For me that is a least.
It really depends on the amp. My amp can do the gain level with a boost, but not the voicing of a high gain amp.
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Re: High Gain (it has begun)
« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2017, 02:11:43 am »
Yup. At least for now. If I ever reach that stage, I'd probably go straight for a Mark V 25.
Curious if you got anything. You mentioned the Mark V 25 by Mesa.  Incredibly versatile head!!! If you want high gain distortion while maintaining that tight low end, then look no further. Personally I prefer the Mark V 35, but honestly you can't go wrong with either.

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Re: High Gain (it has begun)
« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2017, 01:22:03 pm »
I got a Blackstar HT Dual pedal but I haven't used it in a few months. I've been jamming my PRS clean to mildly overdriven and it's been amazing. :D
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