If you’re not using that 7.5 watt mode...

Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by andy474x, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    You’re missing out!!!

    I put the MT15 in half power mode today, and it immediately hit me with the same impression I had the first time I used it - it’s like a “Marshall tone” switch! Leaner bass, and the mids popped more. As we all know, “half power” doesn’t equate to half volume, and that’s definitely the case on this amp. The 7.5 watt mode is a little quieter, but still packs plenty of volume. The bigger difference is the tone! I think I’ll be using the half power switch for classic rock tunes, as well as recording solo work. Try it cranked up a bit if you’ve not already!
     
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  2. X-Mann

    X-Mann New Member

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    Great info & while I have tried it out....I think I only did it for less volume.

    I need to give the 1/2 Power Mode another shot, but crank the volume up & see how it reacts. I like what you say that you’re hearing in this mode with some power behind it!!!

    Thx!!! X
     
  3. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Navin R. Johnson

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    I've been advocating this for 50 and 25 watt Archon users as well. It's a different sound. Triode mode is smoother, with less highs and lows, less punch. Volume difference is not a lot, but for some tones you want to dial in, it works considerable better. Same overall voice, but in some ways almost like having a different amp at the flip of a switch. Enough different, at least, to be really effective in getting some different tones and response.
     
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  4. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Thanks Andy! I gotta check that out. Haven't touched it, yet!
     
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  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Interesting.

    As it happens each of the three channels on my Mark V are set at different power levels. I no longer recall exactly what got me there other than knowing I set each up for a sound I wanted.
     
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  6. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I was the same way with my Mark V and still am with the Lone Star!

    Whatever sounds good, IS good!
     

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