X’s New MT 15 Amp Day Video & 1st Thoughts!

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  1. X-Mann

    X-Mann New Member

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    Thx, Thx & well, Thx again!!!! :cool:

    I’m changing cabinets & getting ready for a new band try-out on Sunday. :eek:

    I shall call this “Mini-Rig”!!! :D
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    This is the smallest gig-rig I’ve ever put together too!!!! ;)

    I’ve got a busy day of playing & tuning-up presets while Mrs-X is at work. Then I’m going over to Motor City Guitar to watch Sammy Boller (my teacher) & Steve Stevens do a guitar clinic together! I may also go to Bed, Bath & Beyond or Olive Garden, but there might not be enough time. :p

    Can’t......Stop.....Posting........Ugh.....:mad::p

    Peace! X
     
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  2. Van Noord

    Van Noord New Member

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    Although the volume taper is sensitive, I've been playing my MT15 for months at low volumes in my aparment through a 412 while my 8 yr old daughter sleeps in the bedroom 5ft away. No issues.
     
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  3. X-Mann

    X-Mann New Member

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    My Mini-X Rig is ready to Rock....& so am I boys!!! ;)
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    Looks can be very deceiving & size dosen’t matter for once!!!! :rolleyes:
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    This Carvin Legacy-3 cabinet is what I would call an “Undersized” 2x12 cabinet, but it sounds HUGE!!!! Nobody will ever believe that this is a 15-watt rig!!

    My goal for tomorrow’s band gig try-out is to play well, sound great (tone wise)....& leave them wanting more......more......more!!!! :D
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    Peace! X-Mann \m/

    PS - This pic is from the Friedman Amps Clinic w/ Steve Stevens & Sammy Boller over at Motor City Guitar this evening!. Killer show.....& some amazing guitar moments too!
     
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  4. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    I may have just had an MT-15 follow me home yesterday...
     
  5. andy474x

    andy474x Knows the Drill

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    Looks cool!

    X do you live in Michigan? I noticed your Hopcat hat and of course the Friedman clinic in Detroit. I live in GR.
     
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  6. X-Mann

    X-Mann New Member

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    Good catch Andy!!!

    Yes, I’m in Shelby Twp....but I love telling people, “Yea, I’m from Detroit!!!! :eek::p

    I was just in Grand Rapid 2-weeks ago for my son D’s engagement photos....Cool place!

    X
     
  7. X-Mann

    X-Mann New Member

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    Wait....What? That’s justnway cool & congrats Vchizzle!!!

    I’m eXcited to hear your thoughts on it. This amp really plays into my strengths & what I like/need/use 80% of the time.

    More to follow as always......

    X
     
  8. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Quick play thru on my Diezel 2x12 at home and I'm really impressed. I'm taking it to rehearsal today to crank it up a little more to see if it can stand in for my Archon if need be. We don't have our bass player there today though, so not a true test quite yet.
     
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  9. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Color me freaking impressed. Just 2 guitar players and drummer today, but damn. It’s probably going on my next gig. May even look for pint sized ata case so it can ride in the trailer.
     
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  10. X-Mann

    X-Mann New Member

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    Hey boys....My new band try-our went very well & I got the gig.

    The MT15 was perfect & too loud at times. Lol

    X
     
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  11. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    ^^^What he said^^^
    Not only that, but you HAVE to stick around so that we can convince/cajole/implore/enable you to get a PRS guitar to go with it.
    Come on... you know you want to X...
    Right?
     
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  12. X-Mann

    X-Mann New Member

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    Thx man & for the record, I’m such a huge Mark Tremonti fan that I originally wanted his signature single cut model. I played one & loved everything but the back of the neck. I love a tung oiled or natural wood back.....& that’s the only reason for no PRS guitar. :(

    Will it help if I buy another MT15 amp or the larger Archon model? :D

    I’ve got a lot more to tell you guys about the band try-out & how the MT15 performed too....

    Stay tuned!!!!

    X
     
  13. bodia

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

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    Congrats, dude!
     
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  14. X-Mann

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    Thx Bodia!!! ;)

    So......I took the smallest rig I’ve ever had to this new band try-out. It was so comical, I even took a picture.

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    So the rig was small, but oh SO loud!!! Way more than enough power for practice and gigs too!

    I set my tones very well & ever took pictures of the knob settings in case things moved it transit. The band loved my tones & could not believe that the amp was only 15-watts.

    The only thing I needed to do was turn the bass up a bit......Not a big deal, but the drummer plays some guitar & wanted more.....So.....yea, I turned the bass up a bit....

    Here are my setting before bumping up the bass....
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    I originally had the bsss SO low due to the 4x12 & I switched to a 2x12 & needed a bit more....That & Or it was the much bigger room...

    We played around 16-tunes & these guys are very good. Everyone’s at the same level & this mostly 90’s band has all great songs that I love.

    I’m the newest member of the band “Blender” & couldn’t be happier. I have my 2st gig in 22-days & need to learn about 20-new tunes. I think I’ll just make it & plan on using the MT15 for practices & the gig too!
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    Peace! X

    Oh & I’ve decided that I’m going to need an acoustic guitar & thinking about a PRS one.....Will that help my street credit here a bit despite my Kiesel collection? :D
     
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  15. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    Congrats on the new gig, X!
     
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  16. Michael_DK

    Michael_DK New Member

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    That will certainly help, yes! :)

    (not least of all because it's a gateway drug)
     
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  17. Michael_DK

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    Hey, if you do another video, would you mind trying to quickly dial in some low-gain tones on the lead channel - just to see how low the gain can go while still sounding great?
     
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  18. X-Mann

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    Hey Mike......

    Yea, that’s the only thing I’d like to see change or get updated in future MT15 models. The gain pot sweep goes from “Insane” at 9 O’Clock to “Ludicrous” at 11 O’Clock!!! I wishe that the 9 position came at the noon point.

    I’ll give it a try at lower gain & we’ll see what happens.

    & “Thanks” Guys, I’m very eXcited about this new gig.....& taking the MT15 out to gigs..

    X
     
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  19. Michael_DK

    Michael_DK New Member

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    Yeah, I'm strongly considering the MT15 myself - but I would probably want to swap in some lower gain tube(s) to tame that lead channel
     
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  20. pac90

    pac90 In Helix Land, the waters warm

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    Did someone say diesel? stumbled upon this video, might be of interest

    prs action from 17.21

     

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