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    And how I use my butcher.
    .....you can get a good look at a t-bone if you stick your head up the butcher's a$$, but wouldn't....wait. How's that go??
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    Quote Originally Posted by John E Rokker View Post
    Before you get rid of your 900 try it with the treble and presence off and the bass, mids, and gain all the way up, add volume and pedals to taste, plug in and rip! That is the secret to the secret weapon of arena rock that is the JCM900.
    lol here is some more settingz tooz

    http://www.marshallforum.com/marshal...-settings.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by King IzzO))) View Post
    I don't think the Dual Cal and the 50 Cal are that close though, the Dual Cal can get pretty close to recto sounds.
    I'm more familiar with the .50 Cal than the plus, but they're pretty similar AFAIK. The Dual Cal (DC) and .50 Cal OTOH really don't have that much in common. The DC is essentially a Recto Red Channel paired with a Mk IV clean channel & non-simulclass mark series power section. The .50 Cal is based on a Mk IIC / Mk III preamp with a EL-84 or 6L6 (obviously non simulclass) power section. Tone-wise I found the DC to be quite similar to the F series, while the .50 Cal (non plus) sounds like a Mk III with some Vox-ish qualities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by everdrone View Post
    lol here is some more settingz tooz

    http://www.marshallforum.com/marshal...-settings.html
    I remember looking through that one awhile back. Thanks for reminding me about it though!

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    Did you get it yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulcrusher_X View Post
    Did you get it yet?
    Nope, not yet. Been working 15 hr days lately so I haven't even had a chance to physically do anything about it yet. Tonight could be the night though... Hopefully.

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    Don't Iceman us...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrbowen81 View Post
    I know! LOL! I'm absolutely broke right now though, so I'd HAVE to sell my 900 first before even considering buying the Mesa.
    if you like the 900,but are simply curious then dont sell it. I had a DC5 combo for yrs...it is a good all purpose amp. 6L6's are different from the EL34s....when is the last time you retubed? How are your cables? Make sure you are wringing every last bit of tone out of that rig before selling it.

    Playing heavy and using Marshall and Mesa seems to fit together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King IzzO))) View Post
    Don't Iceman us...
    Haha, right! I'll try not to make this into an "N.A.D. Letdown " thread. Lol

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    If you get the DC combo, just get another single 1x12 and stack them vertically. They will look fine together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Netty View Post
    if you like the 900,but are simply curious then dont sell it. I had a DC5 combo for yrs...it is a good all purpose amp. 6L6's are different from the EL34s....when is the last time you retubed? How are your cables? Make sure you are wringing every last bit of tone out of that rig before selling it.

    Playing heavy and using Marshall and Mesa seems to fit together.
    I like my 900, but it's the only amp I've owned for the last several years. The tubes are JJ 6L6s, and I prefer them to EL34s personally. That's part of what interested me in the Caliber series in the first place. My amp sounds good to me, but there are so many others that I think sound better. I feel l like I might just be ready to move on to something different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brunogio View Post
    If you get the DC combo, just get another single 1x12 and stack them vertically. They will look fine together.
    That's a good idea, but in the meantime, I may just get an amp stand and set it next to my 4x12.

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    I have a Mesa 1x12 with an EV, something like that with a 1x12 combo could keep up with a Marshall 1/2 stack easy, with the right speakers.

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    Default Re: Mesa/Boogie .50 Caliber

    Quote Originally Posted by King IzzO))) View Post
    I have a Mesa 1x12 with an EV, something like that with a 1x12 combo could keep up with a Marshall 1/2 stack easy, with the right speakers.
    +1000. EVMs are LOUD.

    And if you really need that half-stack look, check into buying a head shell. I dont know if you can still get them from Mesa, but Im sure a fender style box will work if you get the right dimensions.
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    Default Re: Mesa/Boogie .50 Caliber

    Quote Originally Posted by King IzzO))) View Post
    I have a Mesa 1x12 with an EV, something like that with a 1x12 combo could keep up with a Marshall 1/2 stack easy, with the right speakers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Soulcrusher_X View Post
    +1000. EVMs are LOUD.

    And if you really need that half-stack look, check into buying a head shell. I dont know if you can still get them from Mesa, but Im sure a fender style box will work if you get the right dimensions.
    You guys have some killer advice. Seriously.

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    Still nothing yet. The guy who has the Mesa amps is busy all week as well. I'll have to wait til both of us are free before I can even try the thing out. One thing I know, I went to the practice space last night where my 900 is set up and as soon as I saw it, I felt weak in the knees at the thought of getting rid of it. Darnit, this is hard.

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    Two days ago, I picked up a closet queen .50+ 1x12 with an EVM-12L, cover and footswitch from the original owner.
    The amp is versatile, sounds great with some volume, lots of harmonics, and the lead channel can cover anything from classic rock to metal.
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    Default Re: Mesa/Boogie .50 Caliber

    Quote Originally Posted by dystrust View Post
    I'm more familiar with the .50 Cal than the plus, but they're pretty similar AFAIK. The Dual Cal (DC) and .50 Cal OTOH really don't have that much in common. The DC is essentially a Recto Red Channel paired with a Mk IV clean channel & non-simulclass mark series power section. The .50 Cal is based on a Mk IIC / Mk III preamp with a EL-84 or 6L6 (obviously non simulclass) power section. Tone-wise I found the DC to be quite similar to the F series, while the .50 Cal (non plus) sounds like a Mk III with some Vox-ish qualities.
    +1.

    Dual Caliber and .50 Caliber are not the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrbowen81 View Post
    Still nothing yet. The guy who has the Mesa amps is busy all week as well. I'll have to wait til both of us are free before I can even try the thing out. One thing I know, I went to the practice space last night where my 900 is set up and as soon as I saw it, I felt weak in the knees at the thought of getting rid of it. Darnit, this is hard.
    seems that you tried all the jcm900 settings and u still are considering getting rid of it

    I have a marshall jcm900 4500 dual reverb and am sensing a SEVERE LOSS IN THE FORCE LUKE!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by everdrone View Post
    seems that you tried all the jcm900 settings and u still are considering getting rid of it

    I have a marshall jcm900 4500 dual reverb and am sensing a SEVERE LOSS IN THE FORCE LUKE!!
    Haha! Actually I just have been more busy than ever lately and had to put a lot of things on the back burner. I think I'll give the guy a call pretty soon and at least try it out side by side with mine since I have my rig back at home again. Hmmm.


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