The MESA Triple Crown TC50 covers a wide variety of musical styles and tones from it’s three channels and versatile tone controls & features. One of the genres where it excels is classic rock and this video showcases the smooth, warm and full potential of the TC-50 for clean, rhythm & solo sounds while also highlighting how it drives in a mix with cut and attack.
The Middle, Treble and Presence settings were lower in Ch. 2 to create smoother, creamy and more vintage midrange and high frequencies with both single coil and humbucking pickups. Coupling the lower settings with 6V6s power tubes accentuates the warmer tones possible from the Triple Crown with their lower overall wattage (around 25 watts) and their classic vintage voice and output.
Solo sounds in Ch. 3 are responsive, detailed and singing, reflecting a unique blend of classic rock circuits with the sustain and hallmarks of Mesa’s Mark series tones.
Played through a “Custom Saucy” Strat-style, Gene Baker B3 Double Cutaway and a Gibson SG into the Triple Crown TC-50 with a Traditional Rectifier 4x12 Slant cab with Celestion Vintage 30s. Recorded with a Shure SM57, Royer 121, the TC-50 CabClone (set to Open-Back) and a Sennheiser stereo room mic. Mixed approximately 35% SM57, 30% Royer 121, 20% CabClone and 15% Room mic.
Original music and performance by Tal Morris. Our sincere thanks to Tal for the great track, tones and performance!
Recorded at Ice House Studios in San Rafael, CA:https://www.facebook.com/icehousestudios/
For more info on the Triple Crown TC-50:http://www.mesaboogie.com/amplifiers/electric/triple-crown-series/triple-crown-tc-50/index.html