Friday, 8 April 2016

John Browne: Monuments and Mark Five: 35 – “Stygian Blue” Playthrough



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Monuments guitarist John Browne brings another round of 7-string wizardry to the Tone Sessions. The song “Stygian Blue” is a brand new, unreleased song from the band’s early 2016 writing sessions for their third Monuments album, due out this year.

This playthrough is a great showcase of the versatility of the Mark Five: 35 and also highlights it’s potential in real world high gain rock & metal gigging applications. Classic Mark Series crunch, gain and solo sounds are provided in Ch. 2. Combined with the graphic EQ and multi-speaker closed-back cabs like 2x12s and 4x12s, the punch and tone is massive and big-gig ready while offering the snarl and sparkle of Mesa’s well-regarded four EL-84 Dyna-Watt power section. The Mark Five: 35 is even offered as a 4-space rack mount for those looking to build compact gigging/touring rigs.

Recorded with John Browne’s Signature Mayones Duvell Qatsi guitar with Bareknuckle Ceramic Nailbomb pickups into the following signal chains:

Ch. 1 Clean: Mayones Duvell Qatsi JB Signature Guitar with Bareknuckle Ceramic Nailbomb – Jim Dunlop MXR Carbon Copy – Origin Effects Cali 76 Pedal – Mark Five: 35 – Rectifier 4x12 Traditional Straight

Ch. 2 Rhythm: Mayones Duvell Qatsi JB Signature Guitar with Bareknuckle Ceramic Nailbomb – Reaper Pedals JB Signature Pandemonium OD – Boss NS 2 – Mark Five: 35 – Rectifier 4x12 Traditional Straight

Ch. 2 Lead: Mayones Duvell Qatsi JB Signature Guitar with Bareknuckle Ceramic Nailbomb – Jim Dunlop MXR Carbon Copy – Reaper Pedals JB Signature Pandemonium OD – Boss NS 2 – Mark Five: 35 – Rectifier 4x12 Traditional Straight

Recorded with the Mark Five: 35 Head and 4x12 Rectifier Traditional with Vintage 30 speakers. Mic’d with a Shure SM57, Mojave MA-301 FET and the CabClone.

Ch. 1 Clean: Mixed 50% Mojave MA-301 and 46% CabClone w/ Open Back Cab Sim and 4% Stereo Room Mic for ambience
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Ch. 2 Rhythm/Lead: Mixed 33% SM57, 33% Mojave MA-301 30% CabClone w/ Open Back Cab Sim and 4% Stereo Room Mic for ambience.

Waves SSL Channel Strip plugin with -3dB at 400hz, Hi-Pass at 80hz and Lo-Pass at 6.5K, and LA-3A compression at -1dB.

Channel Settings

Ch. 1 Clean:
Gain – 3
Treble – 4.5
Middle – 5.5
Bass – 5.5
Presence – 5.5
Master – 4.5
EQ – OFF

Ch. 2 Rhythm/Lead
Gain – 4
Treble – 5
Middle – 6.5
Bass – 4
Presence – 6
Master – 4
EQ – ON

Our thanks to John Browne and Monuments for the time, great playing, great music and making our amps sound great!
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Recorded in the historic Mason’s Lodge above the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, CA on January 20, 2016. Big thanks to the Regency Ballroom & staff for all the help and the experience in the legendary Mason’s Lodge!
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The Mark Five: 35:
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Rectifier 4x12 Traditional:
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Tone Sessions: John Browne/Monuments & Mark Five: 35 – “Stygian Blue” Playthrough