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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-24-2000, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Mesa/Boogie Nomad 45

Anyone have a mesa nomad 45? Mine is the 1x12 model. I really like it a lot and I was wondering if any of you had a nomad and what settings you use with it. Mine isn't where I am posting from so I will put mine up later.
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Yes, I have this amp and wondered how I did without it for all these years :biggrin: *I'll post some settings after the *holidays. Enjoy... glen
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Well, the most important setting I can think of is the "insane" switch on the back. Keep this on at all times! O.K., maybe not at ALL times, but it really seems to make my Nomad jump. As with other Mesa amps, it is best to keep the bass at less than about 1 o'clock to avoid tubby tone and to be mellow with the mid knob as well. Can anyone here figure out channel 3? Settings will of course depend on the sound you are after, so maybe post some desired tone-types and I'll see if I can be of assistance. BTW, do any other Nomad owners find the reverb to be non-existent when using the gain channels? Nice rig, I hope it lasts. *Z

Oh, I'm using the 4x10 model with the Jensens, it weighs a ton but has tone to match.
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For channel 3 I want a very heavy thick sound, but I want it to be tight also. I think I have the wrong pickup because the tone zone is very bassy & midrangy with seemingly litle cut. How does an evolution sound for getting my desired sound with the nomad? It sounds good now, but not quite what i want. I use my strat on the clean channel with mids low, high about half, and bass a little more than half. It sounds really good. For channel 2 I keep all eq at about 6, presence high, and gain at just under halfway.
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I solved the last problem. An eq in the effects loop works very well. *So, anyone have any settings?
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Re: Mesa/Boogie Nomad 45

I played a Nomad with EQ. Was one of the best soundind amp I ever played, gain wise. Very 80's Mesa sounding. Not like the newer nu-metal not for soloing mesa's
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Re: Mesa/Boogie Nomad 45

the recto series are definitely teh suck for lead. i was devastated the first time i played one in a store and realize how overrated they were.
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Re: Mesa/Boogie Nomad 45

I tried a Mark IV yesterday. Excellent amp. Great lead channel as well as a great clean channel.
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Re: Mesa/Boogie Nomad 45

yep, the M4, M3, Nomad etc were from the day when amp had to have a lead channel
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Re: Mesa/Boogie Nomad 45

Eh, a properly dialed in Rectifier may surprise you guys... I've been a Nomad user for years, but I grabbed a Rectoverb several months back, and am thinking of selling my Nomad.

Either way, the Nomad is one of the most underrated Mesas I've ever had the good fortune to play. It's one of the few amps in their stable that can convincingly nail the more aggressive "rectifiier" style Mesa sound, while also nailing the smooth saturated Mark-style tones they're known for.
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Re: Mesa/Boogie Nomad 45

i have always been dissapointed with stock mesa amps...ive heard some moded, but surely not anything impressive


and i dont think any mesa is "under-rated"


in fact they are way over rated
my 2 cents
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and i dont think any mesa is "under-rated"
in fact they are way over rated
my 2 cents
Well, my two cents are that you're wrong, but still I'll grant you that right.
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Re: Mesa/Boogie Nomad 45

Darin, WTH is it with you and resurecting 7 and 8 year old threads lately?
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Re: Mesa/Boogie Nomad 45

Tbh, I'm yet to be convinced that the Nomad is a good amp, I have a Nomad 55 combo. But it's probably me not being able to dial in a good sound!
I used it once for band practice and I could hardly hear wtf I was playing no matter how loud I had it and all I and the rest of the band could hear was a ****ty bassy sound! IMO not a patch on my JSX.
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Re: Mesa/Boogie Nomad 45

Bass-heavy? If anything the 55 is supposed to be the brightest of the Nomads...

FWIW, my typical lead and rhythm sounds were (and obviously you can't use these at the same time, lol)

Lead:
Channel 3 Vintage
Gain 5-6
presence 2-3
channel volume - max
treble - 4
mid - 6
bass - 3
Master to taste

Rhythm:
Channel 3 modern
gain - 5
presence - 6-ish
channel volume - 5
treble 5-6
mid - 5-6
bass - 4-5
master to taste.

Really, the secret is where you put the channel volume - it adds a bit of extra saturation and smooths out the sound a lot. On Vintage, that translates into syrupy liquid sustain; on Modern, that translates into mud and flub. On the 45, anyhow.
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