Thx Mr 13bats!!!! \m/This Amp and your playing sounds
If you get a chance can you do a little drop D modern in the red
Like Shinedown Creed etc I am sure it excels at the modern rock but I would love to hear it
Thanks enjoy the Amp
Lol, I’ve wanted a full-on Mark Tremonti PRS Guitar for the longest time. If they had a Tung-Oil back of the neck option & Flamed Maple fingerboard, I’d already have one!!!You know you need a core Tremonti SC to go with that amp!
Thx Andy & I’m glad that your rehearsals & gigs went well w/ the MT 15 amp.
Where are you volume wise? & or how does it compare to your previous amps wattage?
My only concern from my initial (quick) test and review before adding FX, was the clean channel. I thought it had to be set much higher volume wise then the Red channel. This was due to not having the Treble Pull-Boost OUT & active. This balances everything & gives it so much mores (& equal) volume.
I’m getting truly great tones on both channels with no compromise!
Are you liking the clean channel & or using the pull-Boost feature?
I did an a/b with my 50-Watt amp & really liked what I heard. Getting the MT15 cooking & up volume wise only makes it sound bigger & better.
I like how interactive the tone controls are & that there is room on both sides of the sweet spot & that extreme settings arn’t needed.
Let me know how it goes & if you learn anything that I need to know bro!
PS - I luv being part of the PRS/Tremonti Club too! \m/
SO......MUCH.....WIN....in this response brother!!!!On the red channel, if I’m in the PA, I’m at 10:00-ish on the MV. We play with a cracking drummer, so it’s enough to get a little volume from the amp, but not so much that it’s trying to be louder than the monitors. I’ve found that noon is about where the volume ceiling is on that channel, the rest is just more power amp saturation. But, speaking of that, when the power section starts to break up, it does so in a beautiful way, for a high gain amp. Lots of other amps get a “softer” tone at that point, but the MT15 keeps all the characteristics we want it to have - tight, present, defined. It just gets a second layer of breakup on top.
I love the clean channel. You’re definitely right that the volume on the red vs blue are not equal, in terms of how much volume there is at equal master settings. I do think the blue is as loud as the red, it just has to be set much higher, I usually have mine at 3:00 or so, pull boost off. It’s fantastic for dirt pedals, I run a Dirty Shirley into mine and it absolutely sings.
My other gigging amp is a Custom 50, which is a heck of a loud amp for 50 watts, and the MT15 is almost as loud, if not as loud. And the MT15 clean channel is very close to the Custom 50 tonally, which is a good thing, it’s the best pedal platform clean tone I’ve used.
Try a Klon type pedal into the lead channel sometime. The mid push and tight bottom will wreck you! I use a Tumnus, and it does all that in a way that a TS doesn’t - tight and focused but doesn’t gut the lows and make the sound piercing.
I love taking this amp out of the house, it’s so small and portable. And, it just sounds so right. I really can’t believe how good it is, for such a nice price - I would’ve been happy with it had I paid what an Archon costs. It has the potential to become the new industry standard in the affordable amp game, for its genre, IMO.
Congrats Vexed73 & nice set-up/rig bro!!!! \m/
Congrats on your new MT15 & “Welcome” to the club as the kids say!!!!I just got mine, I love the tones and the form factor...mine appears to be plenty loud for gigging and rehearsing with my rock band (will find out for sure tonight). I too have some idle noise/hum when the amp is taken off standby with nothing plugged in...sounds like transformer hum to me...it is not loud, but noticeable in a quiet environment. This is not a noise that is affected by a noisegate in the the loop. Will have to find out how normal this noise is...
Rig Pic or it didn’t happen!!!!I just finished my first full band rehearsal (loud rock band) and there were no issues whatsoever keeping up with the band volume and hard hitting drummer, both clean and dirty. I used my TC G-Major II in the loop for effects and switching with a Ground Control Pro, all through my Splawn 2X12 with a vin30 and creamback mix...everything worked and sounded great. The amp hum I have was not noticeable at all in a band setting...but I still want to know what the deal is with the noise issue on some of these amps.
I think you may be my long lost brother from.......well......You know!I also find that a lot of the perceived noise also goes away in a band setting. For me, I think it has to do with that red channel volume taper. I turn it up to not even 9:00 at home, and it’s got some hiss. What I have to remind myself, is that’s like noon on my other amps, the signal to noise ratio is huge and in that context, the hiss really isn’t that bad. For example, when I record mine, the mics don’t even pick the noise up noticeably, because they’re set for such a loud signal.
That is one critique I have of the amp, the lead channel master is extremely finicky at low volumes. A lot of guys are asking if this is a “bedroom” amp, and the answer is a resounding “NO.” When it’s past bedtime at our house, I have to cut the volume using a pedal in my effects loop, which I think changed how the signal is hitting the PI and power tubes, and loses some feel and tonal fatness. I would like to see a volume pot with “at home” levels up to 9:00, and hitting full volume at 3:00 or so. Then again, honestly, these days I think “bedroom” playing is best served by a small Boss Katana or Yamaha THR, something that’s actually intended to perform at those quiet levels.
Rig Pic or it didn’t happen!!!!
Great report & I’m glad that the volume worked so well. What are you doing for your “in-between” tones? Are you just rolling the volume down on the Red channel or using a different pedal?
I do hope that your noise issue gets fixed.....