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by chipaudette
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: The forgotten and unsupported pure MK II C
Replies: 14
Views: 693

Re: The forgotten and unsupported pure MK II C

I had a IIC that I later had converted to a IIC+ at Mesa. IMO, if you're only using the clean channel, the IIC is a fine amp. I think tat the Mark series clean sound is definitely skinnier than the classic Fender blackface sound (unless you pull shift the bass and pull fat the volume knob). I think ...
by chipaudette
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Putting together a Mark III Guide
Replies: 35
Views: 5383

Re: Putting together a Mark III Guide

All of the links appear to be broken. 404! :(
by chipaudette
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Boogie early history & more
Replies: 25
Views: 8881

Re: Boogie early history & more

Awesome piece of writing. Very cool... It was nice to see you used one of my old Mark IIA's as a reference photo. I sold that one to a cat in Australia last year. As a side note...you have a simple typo in the Mark I control description... Input 1 is the cascading high-gain channel whereas Input 2 ...
by chipaudette
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Why did Mesa choose to EQ the Marks in the way they did?
Replies: 10
Views: 4933

Re: Why did Mesa choose to EQ the Marks in the way they did?

The marks are a direct descendent of Fender amps This is the answer. The tone knobs (with treble pushed in, bass pulled out) are exactly the same as on a classic blackface/silverface Fender. Randall Smith (founder of Mesa Boogie) started out by modifying Fender amps. Then, when he made the the Mark...
by chipaudette
Thu Aug 18, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IIC++ Hetfield mod
Replies: 79
Views: 30121

Re: Mark IIC++ Hetfield mod

I'm curious...what do you all mean when you say "gain"? It means different things to different people. Some guitarists think of it as the amount of compression/sustain. Other guitarists think of it as how quickly you can get feedback. Yet other guitarists think of it as the amount of distortion / fu...
by chipaudette
Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: JP2C
Topic: JP2C
Replies: 63
Views: 19154

Re: JP2C

Though I definetly prefer the JP-C, which would be nearly perfect if I could deactivate the "pull deep". I like the sound with the hard wired pull deep, but having both options would be even cooler... Time to get out the soldering iron! Based on my understanding of the 2C+ circuit, this would be a ...
by chipaudette
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: NAD: Mark iic+
Replies: 17
Views: 6535

Re: NAD: Mark iic+

And if you think that your IIC+ sounds good with that Juno-60, you should really try it with a guitar!
by chipaudette
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IIC+ DRG and JP2C experience.
Replies: 6
Views: 1958

Re: Mark IIC+ DRG and JP2C experience.

While restoring and chasing DC on too many pots on an all original and unused 84' 60W Graphic - Reverb, I checked the lead circuit without the 1000pf bright cap. It was so harsh I still have tinnitus. Too metal for metal. Simul without it is not too bad. I would suspect that a 2000pf cap will smoot...
by chipaudette
Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: JP2C
Topic: JP2C
Replies: 63
Views: 19154

Re: JP2C

I actually didn't really like the sound of the demo at all. The chorus on the clean setting was kinda cheating, and so was all the echo on the lead tones. Trying to hear through the effects, I felt that the high-gain segments of the demo were too heavy in the low-mids and didn't have enough in the h...
by chipaudette
Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: JP2C
Topic: JP2C
Replies: 63
Views: 19154

Re: JP2C

Oh, I missed that it was two versions. I thought that there was only the high-trim version with the fancy wood and stuff. That's not really my vibe, so I was a bit bummed. I'm so glad that they've got a plain version, too. To me, that's much more in-line with an amp that's meant to rock hard. Fun! C...
by chipaudette
Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: JP2C
Topic: JP2C
Replies: 63
Views: 19154

Re: JP2C

I wonder what's the price? $3000? More?

Chip
by chipaudette
Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:59 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III Black Stripe Gain Mods
Replies: 11
Views: 2249

Re: Mark III Black Stripe Gain Mods

I'm pretty sure I saved the threads, so I'll post them up if I can locate them. It's very possible I could be mistaken, but I thought this was traded in and then you picked up a Suhr... I've never had a Suhr either. Maybe someone is masquerading as me...and has a wicked amp collection. Lucky duck! ...
by chipaudette
Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mesa Mark III Red Stripe (Metallica tone)!
Replies: 5
Views: 1338

Re: Mesa Mark III Red Stripe (Metallica tone)!

Nice. Just more proof dispelling the myth that they ran their boogies into Marshall JCM800 power sections. I thought that the Boogie/Marshall setup was true, but only for the first album where they had Boogies. My memory is that Master of Puppets was the first album featuring a Boogie amp (the prev...
by chipaudette
Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:09 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III Black Stripe Gain Mods
Replies: 11
Views: 2249

Re: Mark III Black Stripe Gain Mods

Even a No Stripe Coliseum (that used to belong to chipaudette, and had the III+ mod) can't compete with a Blue Stripe Coliseum's gain. Man, I wish had been an owner of a No-Stripe Coliseum...but that wasn't me. While I knew that a Coliseum's power could cause earthquakes in near-by continents, I di...
by chipaudette
Thu Sep 24, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III Black Stripe Gain Mods
Replies: 11
Views: 2249

Re: Mark III Black Stripe Gain Mods

Have you confirmed that the amp is running correctly? For example, have you confirmed that the voltages at the anode pins of the pre-amp tubes is correct? We're looking for gross problems here...like 100V off, not a mere handful of volts. If the power supply is crapping out and you find that the tub...