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    Hey, you own a Pre-Gibson Mark V. Its value just went up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    Master 1 o'clock
    Holy shit!! Your neighbors must hate you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince View Post
    Holy shit!! Your neighbors must hate you.
    Remember the Mark has a master on each channel and then a global output knob as well. I run all of my masters around there too and just control the overall volume w/the Output control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vince View Post
    Holy shit!! Your neighbors must hate you.
    Yeah, there's the channel master, and the master output. Within limits the channel master balances output between channels (Mk IV it doesn't seem to vary the gain structure/character but other amps and other models on the V - Ch 2 Edge for example - definitely break up faster/more heavily as the channel master comes up) while the output controls the overall volume.

    The other thing I've found is if you have the FX switch not-hard-bypassed (to allow the use of FX and solo boost) if you run the FX send control a bit below unity (I've got it at about 11 o'clock) it definitely cuts the output as well with, near as I can tell, no negative effects elsewhere. This was huge for me getting it dialed in for home use.

    For perspective, that clip of me playing a Timmons intro while dialing in mic positions, I only needed to raise my voice a little to talk over that. The MArk V is a very apartment-friendly amp, in my experience.
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    so, i plugged it in. daaaamn. what a great sounding amp. i might not get rid of it after all.

    unless one of you wants to give me 2500 bucks for it. then we'll do it. but for now, it's my living room amp hahaha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Squidbeard View Post
    so, i plugged it in. daaaamn. what a great sounding amp. i might not get rid of it after all.

    unless one of you wants to give me 2500 bucks for it. then we'll do it. but for now, it's my living room amp hahaha.
    Told you.

    Chris and I checked and we actually use fairly similar settings for Ch 3/MkIV. He uses a bit more gain and a lot less treble, but that's about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Mr. Test View Post
    Remember the Mark has a master on each channel and then a global output knob as well. I run all of my masters around there too and just control the overall volume w/the Output control.
    Shows you how often I've played the full 90w Mark V! That's the same setup as the 3 channel rectifiers. I've found on those amps, I get better tone to run the preamp master lower and the global output higher. More headroom from the power tubes, better bass response, etc.

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