Pack of 6 jacks, with nuts and washers. Vintage 50s Fender® style fuse holder, replacement for many other brands, especially Mesa Boogie. Outside jack plate diameter 2 inches 51mm. The mids and highs are thick, sweet and harmonically rich, and at higher volumes they crunch up like only a 6V6 can do. Used on Fender amps since the early 60s to hold the reverb cable to the side of the cabinet.
Kit of 6 jewels - change your light color as often as you like. End terminals on each strip are the mounting lugs, so they become a ground lug if attached to a metal chassis. Here is a shot of Kris Siewell's custom Lone Star Special. I have three of them and they all sound completely different. A take no prisoners, crushing assault of top end cut and lightning fast response creates a sound of unparalleled aggression that has set a new standard for hard core sounds. I saved some cash in the process.
There are two different models offered in the Express line; the 5:25, which has a maximum power output of 25 watts; and the 5:50, which has a maximum power output of 50 watts. Now channel two has as much crunch and definition as channel three but with more midrange drive. Bass® and Fender® are registered trademarks of Fender® Musical Instruments. This position shines for single note lead work in either channel and delivers a warm, breathing clean sound in the Rhythm channel that was previously unavailable in all but the best vintage amps. I purchased the metal tube kit after being disappointed with the overdriven sounds of my Mesa for about 2 years. This amp has been used by my heroes, especially my biggest one, Mike Einziger of Incubus, of whom inspires me.
Not sterile but no 'character' either but not in a bad way. With demand still increasing, Smith moved the company to Petaluma in 1980. There are also two inputs that both accept standard quarter-inch cables. Some of the controls operate differently per channel, in particular Presence, which also applies to the models. Designed for a 8 size screw.
Mounts horizontal, open side down. You have 4 channels, each with their own mid, treble, bass and reverb settings, and you can turn effects, reverb, and boost on and off on the footswitch. You can switch between a Spongy or Bold power selection to a Vacuum Tube or Silicon Diode rectifier selection. There is no way to get the parallel rectifier tubes to share the work evenly and problems arise when one tube takes most of the burdern. The gain setting goes from a clean, unsaturated, and bright effect to an overdriven, saturated, and warm tone.
Channel 3 has a touch more mids and channel 4 adds a bit tighter bottom end. This is a recent recording from my band with the Recto models: Here are some more clips I made for my soundcloud recently featuring the Recto's: Mesa Boogie amps are amazingly flexible and powerful machines. Both Combo units come with casters included. If your 290 is a newer model it will have a red pilot light and the fuse is conveniently located on the back of the amp. Even just a short cable.
They are my favorite models by far. Leading air flow technology is designed into every Thermocool product resulting in reduced turbulence, low noise levels and a more energy efficient product. The various tones allow you to perfectly craft the sound you want. Review by shawn I went with the metal preamp tone kit and the ruby el34bstr. Personally, I would prefer the ability to switch channels from the front of the amp.
I didn't realize that the C30 amps could use two rectifiers. It serves as my main dirty amp! Drill hole, insert and tighten screws into wood from front of baffle. However, he would hop freight trains nearly every weekend from Santa Barbara to the Bay Area to see friends and return to the Beat coffee houses and bookstores of Berkeley. In those early days of amplification, the only rectifiers available were tubes. Has 6 electrical terminals double pole, double throw.
Meet Robotube: King of the Tube Testers. Includes new base, if needed. We just did tubes and an Alnico Silver Bell and Blue Dog for him and he loves the tone! Rugged rubber black handle strap, steel reinforced. Deep threads, sharp point, pan head with Philips drive. Having said that I did swap it back the 6L6 shortly afterward.
The Triaxis was also very versatile and powerful, but ultimately I just wound up using two of the channel voices. Cord length is an extra-long 12 feet, cord thickness is 0. Maybe the three tubes thing is how they rationalize it now, but that's certainly not what they meant originally. Once I got familiar enough the Boogie tone stack to find my sweet spots, I started to love those amps. This beast suits hard rock through to metal, and has some incredible cleans too! All of the channels and modes also take pedals very well. He played with a local blues and jam band and co-founded the band Martha's Laundry, which later morphed into Prune Music store, with keyboardist Dave Kessner. Dual cable, excellent shielding properties, 4 feet long.