Mesa Artist Nick Johnston delivers another tasteful and dynamic play through for the Tone Sessions, this time with the Mark Five: 35™ and the title track from his most recent album, “Remarkably Human”.
The Mark Five: 35 is an excellent mid-wattage version, offering the most classic Mark Series tones with gig-ready volume and headroom in a compact combo or head format. Nick’s playing here highlights the Mark Five: 35’s responsiveness to volume control changes and lighter techniques, particularly in the Mark IIC+ mode in channel 2. The tones morph smoothly between vocal and sustaining classic Boogie lead tones when the guitar volume is higher or full on, while the lower volume settings provide near-sparkling clean sounds or sweet, subtle clip when guitar volume is rolled back or Nick is playing with lighter attack.
Recorded with a Schecter Nick Johnston Traditional signature guitar with Schecter NJ Atomic pickups into the Mark Five: 35 head and Lone Star Open Back 1x12 23" Extension Cabinet with a Mesa Celestion 90 speaker. Mic’d with a Shure KSM313 and a Shure SM57. Mixed 45% KSM313 and 50% SM57 and 5% stereo room mic.