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post Mar 15 2009, 01:16 AM
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QUOTE (Fran @ Mar 15 2009, 01:10 AM) *
One question regarding the amp:
Is it too loud to play at home (apartment)? Can you make it roar at low levels?
I sounds awesome but I wonder if it's actually playable if you've neighbours above and below...


It better be, because I live in an apartment (I hate my neighbours anyways haha)

It can be quiet and still sound good. If your looking for a bit more distortion you'll have to crank it. I'll record a few quick riffs here, but my guitar is in Drop C...so it might sound a tad muddy on open chords.


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post Mar 15 2009, 09:26 AM
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QUOTE (Sircraigery @ Mar 6 2009, 07:22 PM) *
Deathcab for Cutie - I Will Folllow You Into the Dark (I recommend that everyone buy a copy of the album 'Plans')
GNR - Since I Don't Have You
The Darkness - I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Pantera - Mouth For War
Ozzy Osbourne - Bark at the Moon

There ya go man, a few people have asked me so I thought I'd post it.


Death cab are cool, my mate has just got me into them over here as they are still quite unknown in the UK, Transatlanticism is a very, very good album as is plans. I would recommend them to anyone who likes good song writing and cool guitars!

PS does your Mesa have the power switching facility? If so is it as good as they say it is?
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post Mar 15 2009, 02:40 PM
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Depens on your walls. A friend of mine plays the amp at home though he has neighbours who realy aren´t into rock music but it goes pretty well at lower volumes. Of course from time to time cranking it up is a must smile.gif
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post Mar 15 2009, 05:10 PM
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QUOTE (Fran @ Mar 14 2009, 08:10 PM) *
One question regarding the amp:
Is it too loud to play at home (apartment)? Can you make it roar at low levels?
I sounds awesome but I wonder if it's actually playable if you've neighbours above and below...


It can drop from 50 watts to 5 watts with a click of a switch and sounds even better. So yes it works for bedroom levels


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post Mar 15 2009, 07:17 PM
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I'd play it at 5W of course, but even then I bet it can be pretty loud. Would it be possible to achieve a maiden like distortion without the neighbours wanting to kic me out of the building? laugh.gif

I'll see if I can try one at my local store next friday, just to check how it sounds etc.


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post Mar 15 2009, 07:23 PM
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QUOTE (Fran @ Mar 15 2009, 07:17 PM) *
I'd play it at 5W of course, but even then I bet it can be pretty loud. Would it be possible to achieve a maiden like distortion without the neighbours wanting to kic me out of the building? laugh.gif

I'll see if I can try one at my local store next friday, just to check how it sounds etc.


Here man, just a little blues type deal. I clapped at the beginning to show that the volume is set very quiet. The mic was about the same distance from the speaker as my hands as I clapped.

EDIT: This is at the 50W setting. I actually don't use the 5W too much unless I'm playing AC DC type stuff. The 50W setting notes are a bit clearer for high distortion stuff.

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post Mar 15 2009, 07:35 PM
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Nice, sounds warm at low level. As for the ac/dc & heavier stuff, with burn setting & 5Watts, does the amp need to get much louder?


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Very nice collection of riffs. Your Mesa is awesome, congratulations smile.gif


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYtlsQ6KpO8

he uses the snowball to I think..


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QUOTE (Fran @ Mar 15 2009, 07:35 PM) *
Nice, sounds warm at low level. As for the ac/dc & heavier stuff, with burn setting & 5Watts, does the amp need to get much louder?


It's fairly loud already even at the 5W. The 50W setting is twice as loud as the 5W. But the 50W is better for metal.

If you want to play blues or something with less distortion, I'd go to 5W. Maybe even with a 4x12 cab, or with a dresser to sit on, this amp would be loud enough for drums (as long as the room is a decent size). The only problem is it might be fairly noisy, a noise gate is needed for sure if your going to crank the 5W.

EDIT: Just want to add that the power options are for a tone difference, not a volume.

QUOTE (kaznie_NL @ Mar 15 2009, 07:43 PM) *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYtlsQ6KpO8

he uses the snowball to I think..



Yep, that's a snowball. It's def worth the money. Maybe the best value of any equip I've got so far.

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QUOTE (sted @ Mar 15 2009, 09:26 AM) *
Death cab are cool, my mate has just got me into them over here as they are still quite unknown in the UK, Transatlanticism is a very, very good album as is plans. I would recommend them to anyone who likes good song writing and cool guitars!

PS does your Mesa have the power switching facility? If so is it as good as they say it is?


Yeah man, Transatlanticism is a sweet album! "Title and Registration" is probably my favorite Death Cab song.

And yeah the power switch is cool. 95% of the time I play in the A/B mode (50W) which seems to sounds better for metal.
Other times, I switch it to hit some blues licks. I'm not sure it would be a selling feature to me, but it's definitely a cool little bonus.


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