Mesa Artists Robby Baca and Cam Maynard took some time before soundcheck to perform this playthrough of the title track of their 2017 release “Clairvoyant”. Cam was one of the first outside the Mesa factory to play the Triple Crown TC-100 while Robby played the Multi-Watt Dual Rectifier.
The TC-100 delivered tight, percussive modern gain for heavy rhythm sounds while the clean sound provided clarity and sparkle when used with an overdrive pedal during the strummed mid-gain sections. Robby used the Vintage Gain mode on Ch. 3 in the 50 watt setting which served perfectly for smooth single notes solo and melody lines as well as the classic rhythm chunk the Recto is so well known for. Robby also used a Mesa Grid Slammer overdrive in Ch. 1 for the mid gain rhythm sound
Robby - Ibanez RG652AHMFX with Seymour Duncan Pegasus/Sentient pickups into the Mesa Grid Slammer and the Multi-Watt Dual Rectifier with a 2x12 Rectifier Compact cab with Celestion Vintage 30s. Mic’d with a Heil PR 30 and a Roswell MiniK47. Mixed 50% Heil and 50% Roswell.
Settings: CH. 3 – Gain - 7, Master - 3.5, Presence - 5-6, Bass - 4.5, Mid not sure (set to taste), Treble - 6.
Cam: Ibanez RG652MPBFX with Seymour Duncan JB bridge pickup and ’59 neck pickup into an Keeley Modded Ibanez TS808 and the Triple Crown TC-100 with a 2x12 Rectifier Compact cab with Celestion Vintage 30s. Mic’d with a Shure SM57 and a Shure KSM313. Mixed 50% SM57 and 50% KSM313.
Settings: CH. 3 – Gain - 5.5, Master - 3.5, Presence - 5, Bass - 5, Mid 5, Treble - 5.5.
CH 1 – Gain - 5, Master - 5, Presence - 5, Bass - 4.5, Mid 5, Treble - 5.5.
For more information on the Triple Crown TC-100:
And the Multi-Watt Rectifier:
Our thanks to Cam and Robby for taking the time to play in this video and their continued use of Mesa products and making them sound great.
Check out their latest album, Clairvoyant, (and the rest of their killer catalog of music, too) here:
Google Play: www.play.google.com/store/music/artist/The_Contortionist
Filmed and Recorded at the legendary Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA. Many thanks to the Catalyst and staff for the use of the space to capture this video: