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voice that has a more pronounced midrange
curve and is excellent for adding percussive authority to lower gain single note
solo sounds. Triode softens the attack and
scoops the mids a bit more to create a more
liquid, legato feel that really shines for high
gain styles and faster playing.
16. Switchable Rectifiers
Channels 1 and 2 are fitted with individual mini toggles that allow you to choose
between the tight, bold higher-headroom
response of silicon diodes or the saggier,
sweeter low-output looseness of tubes in the
45-watt power setting only. The 90-watt setting automatically selects the silicon diodes
and the 10-watt setting requires the tube
rectifier to operate safely.
17. Speaker Outputs
18. Tuner Output
Two 8- and 4-ohm speaker outputs
are provided and with these jacks
almost any speaker cabinet combination
can be accommodated.
A 1/4" tuner output is provided and a silent
tuning feature has been incorporated so you
can tune the instrument onstage without
bothering the band or audience.
19. Slave Output/Slave Level Control
A slave output and slave level control allows
you to capture the full sound of the Mark V,
both preamp and power section, for a feed
to processing racks and/or additional power
amps for big venue applications.
20. Footswitch Jack
The footswitch jack is conveniently located on
the right side of the rear panel and accepts a
8-pin male DIN cable.
21. Cooling Fan
The cooling fan is fitted with an on/off switch
to allow silent running in the studio or late
night practicing in the lower wattage settings.
22. Bias Select
A bias select switch is included that allows
you to run EL34s in place of the stock compliment of 6L6s. The EL34 style tubes will
produce a brighter, skinnier sound that will
clip with an enhanced harmonic content.
The 6L6s will likely perform better for a wide
range of sounds.
Channel 1 contains the lowest gain sounds of
the three channels and can be thought of as
the Rhythm or Clean channel.
Toggle up: tight, skinny CLEAN.
Toggle center: a warm, rich FAT clean sound
with added lower fundamental.
Toggle down: higher gain TWEED.
Bold switch: adds punch and cut starting in the
high mids to help you stand out in a dense mix
and give you an increase in headroom.
Channel 2 is the transitional channel between
the low-gain sounds of Channel 1 and the
high-gain fury of Channel 3.
Toggle up: stripped, British-inspired EDGE.
Toggle center: a thicker, throatier CRUNCH.
Toggle down: the iconic high-gain
voice of the MARK I.
Thick switch: affects the Mark I mode only
to add extra gain in the mids for added
single note focus.
Channel 3 goes on from there to encompass
the best of the Mark Series Overdrive sounds.
Toggle up: the classic voice of the MK II C+.
Toggle center: a dose of thick midrange gain
combined with a rounding out of the upper
harmonic peak of the MARK IV.
Toggle down: a full-gain assault that cuts
through any mix on the EXTREME setting.
Bright Switch: affects all three
modes in Channel 3.