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    Re: A ride in a Carr

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    Re: A ride in a Carr

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    awesome! I love it. I did not even think about the fact that is gold and black...

    its pretty amazing isn't it? the aesthetics and build quality, the intuitive interactive nature of the gainy knobs and switches, and even the atteunator.

    I think its such a winner

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    A month and a half later I am still liking the flexibility of this amp. It is not my favorite SOUNDING amp but I LIKE THE SOUND. Hopefully you can appreciate the nuance. Well worth the money and for a gigger for sure.

    I still like my DS mini as well just so you know. My favorite SOUND is still the octal At Mars then the Clark Piedmont. But THIS Carr Mercury V is awesomely adaptable and coming up my scale as it wears in.


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    Re: A ride in a Carr



    It finally arrived. I havenít had a lot of time with her so Iím going to be conservative in my comments but I did take it to band practice last night and it was good. Even clean I could hang with the other 4 guys. I think I could gig with it but not 100% sure yet. A few things Iíve noticed so far:
    1) there are a lot of tonal options
    2) it cuts through band noise in an amazing way without needing volume
    3) the low end is ample and crisp

    Iím looking at an Unleash or Power Station to get louder if needed for gigs since the speaker is rated for 65 Watts. I really like my Z-Lux but will be spending time trying to get some of the clear/clean tones I like from the V in the Z. So far I havenít had a bad sound out of it, theyíve all been great actually.
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    Re: A ride in a Carr

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    It finally arrived. I haven’t had a lot of time with her so I’m going to be conservative in my comments but I did take it to band practice last night and it was good. Even clean I could hang with the other 4 guys. I think I could gig with it but not 100% sure yet. A few things I’ve noticed so far:
    1) there are a lot of tonal options
    2) it cuts through band noise in an amazing way without needing volume
    3) the low end is ample and crisp

    I’m looking at an Unleash or Power Station to get louder if needed for gigs since the speaker is rated for 65 Watts. I really like my Z-Lux but will be spending time trying to get some of the clear/clean tones I like from the V in the Z. So far I haven’t had a bad sound out of it, they’ve all been great actually.

    MMMMM HMMMM! Tasty cab! I love it

    I like your buddha too.

    welcome to the club

    you guys must play loud! that thing is LOUD

    especially jumpered

    have you guys noticed a hum? I think its my house but another guy who got one was concerned about it.

    I don't care much as when you play its gone but particularly for the higher gain stuff.. I just thought, quite honestly, it came w the high gain tube territory.

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    Re: A ride in a Carr

    Quote Originally Posted by renderit View Post
    A month and a half later I am still liking the flexibility of this amp. It is not my favorite SOUNDING amp but I LIKE THE SOUND. Hopefully you can appreciate the nuance. Well worth the money and for a gigger for sure.

    I still like my DS mini as well just so you know. My favorite SOUND is still the octal At Mars then the Clark Piedmont. But THIS Carr Mercury V is awesomely adaptable and coming up my scale as it wears in.
    right on

    let also praise the aesthetics, don't you think? I think the look, fit and finish is just very cool

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    Re: A ride in a Carr

    Quote Originally Posted by LPBlues View Post

    It finally arrived. I havenít had a lot of time with her so Iím going to be conservative in my comments but I did take it to band practice last night and it was good. Even clean I could hang with the other 4 guys. I think I could gig with it but not 100% sure yet. A few things Iíve noticed so far:
    1) there are a lot of tonal options
    2) it cuts through band noise in an amazing way without needing volume
    3) the low end is ample and crisp

    Iím looking at an Unleash or Power Station to get louder if needed for gigs since the speaker is rated for 65 Watts. I really like my Z-Lux but will be spending time trying to get some of the clear/clean tones I like from the V in the Z. So far I havenít had a bad sound out of it, theyíve all been great actually.
    That's a beauty! I love the colors. I went with basic black, but they sound great.

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    Re: A ride in a Carr

    Quote Originally Posted by Pellman73 View Post
    ...have you guys noticed a hum? I think its my house but another guy who got one was concerned about it.

    I don't care much as when you play its gone but particularly for the higher gain stuff.. I just thought, quite honestly, it came w the high gain tube territory.
    I bought mine used. The seller of one of them told me it had a hum, so he sent it back to Carr. It has no hum now. My other one has no hum.

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    Re: A ride in a Carr

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    I bought mine used. The seller of one of them told me it had a hum, so he sent it back to Carr. It has no hum now. My other one has no hum.
    ah. interesting.

    I may do the same...

    thanks for the info.

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    Re: A ride in a Carr

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    I bought mine used. The seller of one of them told me it had a hum, so he sent it back to Carr. It has no hum now. My other one has no hum.
    I did some testing on this issue. At first I thought, Dammnnn this thing does hum badly when in Series mode and boost on 3 with the amp cranked up about midway on the high/low volumes, sort of a Van Halen sound. But when I unplugged my guitar cable from the amp it completely went away, amp was dead silent. So I plugged my guitar back in and turned off my guitar volume, also dead silent. Switched guitars to one that I havenít messed with the pickups and it was much better (Gibson 335). Interestingly if I was on the middle position with both guitar volumes on 10 it was nearly dead silent, if I moved one below 9 or so then there was a bit of hum but it was minor considering the gain. I think I need to have my Les Paul looked at. If anyone is having hum and has another guitar it might be worth trying this.

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    Re: A ride in a Carr

    Quote Originally Posted by Pellman73 View Post
    MMMMM HMMMM! Tasty cab! I love it

    I like your buddha too.

    welcome to the club

    you guys must play loud! that thing is LOUD

    especially jumpered
    Thanks! I’m really starting to like this amp, no pedals needed with this thing (unless you want modulation or a boost mid-song). What’s blowing my mind is the clarity even when everything is on 11 it has this thing where I can play parts and hear string to string articulation that was never there before in my other amps.

    I’m also really digging the versatility in the tone dept. with just a few clicks.

    The volume thing with the band is not so much that we play super loud but play cleaner (blues and early rock). I was typically running in parallel mode on no boost or first position boost and dialing in the gain with my guitar volumes. I bet if I could put it in Fire breather mode with this band it would be plenty loud, right now its just on the edge. Mind you, I only had the volumes at around 1/4 so I could have turned those up. Will do that at the next rehearsal. The cleans on this amp are really good.

    I just like a little room to move when the room fills up and you need a bit more.
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    Re: A ride in a Carr

    Quote Originally Posted by LPBlues View Post
    Thanks! I’m really starting to like this amp, no pedals needed with this thing (unless you want modulation or a boost mid-song). What’s blowing my mind is the clarity even when everything is on 11 it has this thing where I can play parts and hear string to string articulation that was never there before in my other amps.

    I’m also really digging the versatility in the tone dept. with just a few clicks.

    The volume thing with the band is not so much that we play super loud but play cleaner (blues and early rock). I was typically running in parallel mode on no boost or first position boost and dialing in the gain with my guitar volumes. I bet if I could put it in Fire breather mode with this band it would be plenty loud, right now its just on the edge. Mind you, I only had the volumes at around 1/4 so I could have turned those up. Will do that at the next rehearsal. The cleans on this amp are really good.

    I just like a little room to move when the room fills up and you need a bit more.
    totally agree about the pedal thing-- you really don't need one. this is a plug and play amp

    only issue is if you are playing live and want to go from the cleaner stuff to the dirty stuff you'd need to change yourself

    might just be that you can manage everything w the volume knob on your guitar...

    or--maybe you just need a roadie to do the switches!

    yes-- it is so dynamic and reactive and clean even when its dirty (I'm not sure how to say that)

    so many permutations... will take a lifetime to really get all the tones. the Jumper switch is just like YEAAAAAAAA. Jumper swich and tone knob all the way to the right.. make sure all the women and children are secure

    and the tube reverb is phenomenal

    I don't love it with the Wife is Around switch on (the attenuator).... it just takes all the fun out of it. yes you can play at lower levels but... it doesn't make the hair stand up on the back of your neck like when its in regular (not wife switch) on

    I have this amp in my bedroom ...

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    Re: A ride in a Carr

    Quote Originally Posted by Pellman73 View Post
    right on

    let also praise the aesthetics, don't you think? I think the look, fit and finish is just very cool
    You know, I'm not nuts on the ass, ase, looks . I don't care for the speaker like that, but the fit and finish of the coverings is certainly top notch. Some of the best I've seen. I LOVE the back of the thing though. Kinda Alumi-Industrial. And I have not looked to see if mine has the frog squeezin's inside yet...

    And you always need a pedal. The Origin Effects Cali76. (And now I'm starting to think about adding the Gamechanger Plus to my VERY SHORT LIST (VSL)).





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    Re: A ride in a Carr

    Iíd kind of given up on clean tones being inspiring but I spent 2 hours this morning with the 335 straight in with the controls set to ďAllman JoyĒ except I was in parallel mode, middle position on the pickup selector and guitar volumes at 9. What a great sound for single lines and triads etc. Would roll the neck pickup down a bit for cowboy chords if I wanted more jangle. I canít remember ever having an amp where I didnít feel the need for a pedal. I tried my Xotic EP Booster the other day and it was another flavour but I didnít go Ďoh man, thatís what this has been missingí like I have with my other amps. Iíve also been surprised at how very small changes of the pickup mix (neck vs. bridge) can be so great and I like the bridge pickup on its own again! Somehow round and biting at the same time.

    My only complaint is the volume when playing clean and un-attenuated with the band could use a few more Watts but Iím thinking about running this on top of my Z-Lux with an A/B/Y switch at the next gig and basically using the Z for volume assist when needed.

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    Johan drives a Carr



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    Re: A ride in a Carr

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    yup

    I think these amps are the bees knees

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    Re: A ride in a Carr

    Lots of hum in the strat vid too.

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    Is that a circuit board in the pic of the wiring, on page 2, or something else? I didnít think they used them for some reason. Great looking and sounding amp.

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    Re: A ride in a Carr

    How are these amps with pedals? Not thinking OD type, but delay, chorus, etc. No need for an OD on this thing.

    also, how is the clean headroom, particularly on the full 16 watt mode? Stay clean past 12 o'clock on the dial? I know you can back off the guitar volume to taste, but if guitar on 10, how does the amp do with clean?

    I've been an owner of the prior Merc incarnation, but this one is crazy. Thinking about this or a Lincoln (which I can still find one). Thx!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_D143 View Post
    How are these amps with pedals? Not thinking OD type, but delay, chorus, etc. No need for an OD on this thing.

    also, how is the clean headroom, particularly on the full 16 watt mode? Stay clean past 12 o'clock on the dial? I know you can back off the guitar volume to taste, but if guitar on 10, how does the amp do with clean?

    I've been an owner of the prior Merc incarnation, but this one is crazy. Thinking about this or a Lincoln (which I can still find one). Thx!
    Iíve had a Merc V for about 10 months now, I LOVE this amp. Iíve always been a one amp guy, so I donít have a ton of experience, but this amp is so sick. Iíve used my delay, phaser and tremelo through it and the amp still sounds unreal. I donít hear a bit of difference.

    Id also like to hear feedback on the clean question though. What throws me off is the two volumes. I donít think youíll get this amp to stay too clean at high volume. But I could be wrong. If itís on 16 watts and the lowest boost setting and I put the Low and High volumes at 12 oíclock this thing is going to break up good I think. But Iíd love to hear others feedback. This amp is so different from the twin amp Iíve always played. The Carr is only my second amp and very different so Iím also always looking for tips on getting sounds. Iíll set mine up tomorrow and put it on 16 and volumes at 12 oíclock and let you know for sure.

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    Re: A ride in a Carr

    Quote Originally Posted by Zowenso View Post
    Iíve had a Merc V for about 10 months now, I LOVE this amp. Iíve always been a one amp guy, so I donít have a ton of experience, but this amp is so sick. Iíve used my delay, phaser and tremelo through it and the amp still sounds unreal. I donít hear a bit of difference.

    Id also like to hear feedback on the clean question though. What throws me off is the two volumes. I donít think youíll get this amp to stay too clean at high volume. But I could be wrong. If itís on 16 watts and the lowest boost setting and I put the Low and High volumes at 12 oíclock this thing is going to break up good I think. But Iíd love to hear others feedback. This amp is so different from the twin amp Iíve always played. The Carr is only my second amp and very different so Iím also always looking for tips on getting sounds. Iíll set mine up tomorrow and put it on 16 and volumes at 12 oíclock and let you know for sure.
    I marvel at how good this amp is still after owning it for 2 years. You notice they donít come up for sale much. Make sure you have the jumper switch UP if you want it to clean up. But yea I think itís mainly designed to be a killer British crunch machine. Sparkly cleans... probably will want a fender for that but I still think it cleans up pretty nicely

    Im not sure if the speaker if breaking in but mine seems like it keeps sounding better... maybe Iím just getting better

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