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    I found one of these somewhat locally, and I was in the area for work, so I jumped on it. I don't see these becoming any more common, or affordable than they are now, and this one is super clean. I think I probably got a good deal. I found the guy on reverb and talked him into letting me come pick it up from him to save the fees

    I don't need it, and I have to use one of my mark amps as a slave to get the sound right, but dammit if I haven't always wanted one for the God Petrucci tone. Add this to the long list of amps I have that are much too good for me. now on the hunt for a 2:90.
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    Fuck yes! Just speaking from experience, it will sound ok through your Mark amp's power stage, but it really is a preamp that IMO comes to life with the 2:90. I'm still sorry I couldn't make it yesterday - but the next time you're in town, or the next time I'm up north let's definitely get together!

    Enjoy the Triaxis man, it's incredible.

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      #3
      Originally posted by desertdweller View Post
      Fuck yes! Just speaking from experience, it will sound ok through your Mark amp's power stage, but it really is a preamp that IMO comes to life with the 2:90. I'm still sorry I couldn't make it yesterday - but the next time you're in town, or the next time I'm up north let's definitely get together!

      Enjoy the Triaxis man, it's incredible.
      It's all good, man, it was going to have to be a quick stop anyway, it probably worked out. Next time, definitely. I'll plan ahead a little bit better.

      I don't see giving this a ton of use until I get a dedicated power amp for it, but I have to think running it through my Mark III would give me a rough approximation of a 2:90, wouldn't it?

      Do you still have your Triaxis?

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        #4
        I know the FM9 can do MIDI blocks, I should be able to control presets on the Triaxis, right? I have never messed with MIDI on one before.

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          #5
          I hate you.

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            #6
            Originally posted by scole View Post
            I hate you.
            Been wanting one, huh?

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              #7
              Not seriously but it IS half of God’s tone so who wouldn’t be jealous?? I felt pained paying $500 for my MP-1 earlier this year and these Triaxis’s are 3x that amount now. Maybe someday..

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                #8
                Originally posted by beneharris View Post

                It's all good, man, it was going to have to be a quick stop anyway, it probably worked out. Next time, definitely. I'll plan ahead a little bit better.

                I don't see giving this a ton of use until I get a dedicated power amp for it, but I have to think running it through my Mark III would give me a rough approximation of a 2:90, wouldn't it?

                Do you still have your Triaxis?
                YMMV of course - I had a Triaxis back in 2008-2010 and it was awesome. I recorded an album with it and was happy with it. When my band at the time broke up, I sold it and moved on. in 2018 I had a perfect mix of nostalgia and an unreal deal on a Triaxis and scooped it up. I first tried it through my JP2C and then through my triple rec at the time, and i wasn't happy with the sound. You may love it, many people do, but I wasn't enamored with it. So I bought a 2:50 for it, and it was a better, clearer sound. Then I saw a guy selling a broken 2:90 dirt cheap, cheaper than my 2:50, and when it showed up, all it needed was a fuse and a new quad of 6L6s and it was 100% again. The 2:90 sound was HUGE with it.

                I like the Triaxis on it's own through a tube amp, I love it through a 2:90.

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                  #9
                  Enjoy. Its a great preamp. Be sure to have deep pulled on your mk series to get the correct feel.

                  And yes you should be able to switch it using the axe

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by beneharris View Post
                    I don't need it, and I have to use one of my mark amps as a slave to get the sound right, but dammit if I haven't always wanted one for the God Petrucci tone. Add this to the long list of amps I have that are much too good for me. now on the hunt for a 2:90.



                    This was exactly my scenario when I bought mine. ​The 2:90 does make it all come together.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Tony View Post
                      Enjoy. Its a great preamp. Be sure to have deep pulled on your mk series to get the correct feel.

                      And yes you should be able to switch it using the axe
                      Always have deep pulled on a Mark! They sound really wimpy without it.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by desertdweller View Post

                        Always have deep pulled on a Mark! They sound really wimpy without it.
                        That they do

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Tony View Post
                          Enjoy. Its a great preamp. Be sure to have deep pulled on your mk series to get the correct feel.

                          And yes you should be able to switch it using the axe
                          It looks like it'll be a bit of a chore to set up, but it'll be great once it is done. I'll definitely have the deep pulled.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Chris View Post




                            This was exactly my scenario when I bought mine. ​The 2:90 does make it all come together.
                            5-10 years from now we are going to be glad that we did

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                              #15
                              Man, this sounds killer through my Mark III power amp. I've got it in simulclass with el34s.

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by beneharris View Post
                                Man, this sounds killer through my Mark III power amp. I've got it in simulclass with el34s.
                                Do you have anything in the loop? I have a fractal for mine now but for a while I ran it with just a 10 band MXR EQ in the loop and it really helps get that last little bit of goodness dialed in.


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                                  #17
                                  One good thing you can do with the triaxis is replace the sram with nvram.

                                  It's pretty cheap and makes it so you don't need the battery for patch storage.

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Tony View Post
                                    One good thing you can do with the triaxis is replace the sram with nvram.

                                    It's pretty cheap and makes it so you don't need the battery for patch storage.
                                    Ooh I'll look into that.

                                    This is definitely the easiest Mesa to get a good sound out of.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Chris View Post

                                      Do you have anything in the loop? I have a fractal for mine now but for a while I ran it with just a 10 band MXR EQ in the loop and it really helps get that last little bit of goodness dialed in.

                                      I don't yet. I'm waiting for a midi cable to show up and then I'm gonna get all of that set up. I'll probably run one of the fm9 outputs into the loop for some effects.

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by beneharris View Post

                                        Ooh I'll look into that.

                                        This is definitely the easiest Mesa to get a good sound out of.
                                        https://www.pinitech.com/products/6264_nvram.php

                                        That's one but it you Google around for 6264-10l nvram substitute you should be able to find it cheaper.

                                        It's just a plugin replacement.

                                        Be sure to back up your patches or write them down if there's not many as you lose everything when you remove the sram & battery

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                                          #21
                                          Awesome, thanks for that.

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                                            #22
                                            Originally posted by desertdweller View Post

                                            Always have deep pulled on a Mark! They sound really wimpy without it.
                                            I literally just found that out this weekend!!!

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                                              #23
                                              Originally posted by beneharris View Post

                                              I don't yet. I'm waiting for a midi cable to show up and then I'm gonna get all of that set up. I'll probably run one of the fm9 outputs into the loop for some effects.
                                              I"m using the FM3 and it's great, as expected. Compressor in the loop livens things up too.

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                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by Chris View Post

                                                  I"m using the FM3 and it's great, as expected. Compressor in the loop livens things up too.
                                                  Have you tried like a Mark 5 band instead of using the Dynamic Voice?

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