So far. Tube Rectifier Touch Up Presence 10 o'clock Bass Noon-ish Mid 10 o'clock Treble 9 o'clock Gain 2 o'clock Volume around 9 o'clock to 11 depending on mood
Not married to those yet. They'll all change after a planned pickup swap, but those seem OK for the Tele in all positions. The biggest surprise of this amp so far is suddenly the neck and middle positions of the guitar are attractive for something other than clean strumming. The EMS gives them balls and decent grind without turning to mud.
The MV is very effective. I thought I'd miss the power scaling of the 5150III, but that isn't the case. Also thought I'd miss the massive amounts of gain on tap, but I don't. I spend a LOT more time playing than with any amp in recent memory. If nothing else, it took away option overload. Can't wait to try it with Hot Rails and drop tunings.
The only pedals I've tried are a Boss DS-1 and CH-1. Only briefly. Still enjoying just the amp alone. The CH-1 can be set for just a wash of chorus which sounded very warm through the EMS and was great for wanking out "pretty" sounding chord patterns (gag). It was OK with gain too but I need more tweak time.
The DS-1 does a great job of just giving "more" of what's already in the EMS. I set the level on it for "unity", adjusted the tone to taste (around 11 o'clock) and the gain at 2 o'clock. The EMS character remained, it just had more dirt. Think I had the EMS gain around noon.
GuitarZ: Ugh! Dropped small nut while installing new outside lamp. Thought I saw where it landed. Couldn't find it. Moved the car & such. Engineering mind said, drop another (after ~hour). Bang! Within 5 seconds. Nut found! Yea! Wife Impressed!
Apr 5, 2020 16:44:09 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Bells & Whistles-New Cars. A year with our Subaru Outback, finally realized doors have to be unlocked for inside rear hatch button to work. Dang! I need that feature for social distancing. Looked like an idiot pulling up & jumping out to manually open.
Apr 11, 2020 8:13:15 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Truss rod, 1/4 turn at a time.
Apr 22, 2020 8:49:12 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Here's a laugh. Got a Vodka delivery for the Mrs. Had to show ID. Taped my license on the end of my 20'telescoping pole. Driver got a laugh along with me and the Mrs.
Apr 22, 2020 14:05:01 GMT -7
bugman: Hello! I’m new here and looking forward to learning a lot
Apr 26, 2020 17:57:53 GMT -7
groovergeorge: I'm back after quite a long hiatus. Jut a shout out to all my old friends from years back and hi to all the new members.
Apr 27, 2020 6:22:16 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Best Pandemic Comment - Delivery guy shows up. As we're social distancing, I look at myself in brown loafers, black socks, gym shorts, t-shirt and say "I realize this is not my best look". His response "You can wear whatever you want to the apocalypse."
May 1, 2020 14:39:30 GMT -7