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by Boogiebabies
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Optimizing my '85 Black Stripe w. 105 PT
Replies: 40
Views: 8009

Re: Optimizing my '85 Black Stripe w. 105 PT

Well you sure the hell will not get any sag with the 105 at 505V DC under load. The exports and 60W were 448V under load and are less harsh. An older 100 or something in the 460V range is more musical unless you are using Drop C. Best C+ I ever heard was a IIB Export PCB upgrade to IIC+. 440V on the...
by Boogiebabies
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: '81 Mark IIB Troubleshooting - blowing fuses
Replies: 12
Views: 5560

Re: '81 Mark IIB Troubleshooting - blowing fuses

Bias cap ?

The power supply has two new BMI 220uf and two newer sprague and an original yellow from 81. The bias cap is original too.
I have seen these bias caps fail a few times.
by Boogiebabies
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: new member, question on how to clean EQ sliders and pots
Replies: 5
Views: 2368

Re: new member, question on how to clean EQ sliders and pots

DO NOT CLEAN THE SLIDERS !!! The grease used in the slider will wash out and never feel right again and it is a major pain to swap 5 sliders.

Leave them alone.
by Boogiebabies
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: The different of "OO" and "O" STR 415 tube
Replies: 10
Views: 3221

Re: The different of "OO" and "O" STR 415 tube

I have single getter STR-387 Labeled Mesa STR-415 and dual getter STR-415 labeled Mesa 415. It really boils down to supply and not wanting to change the screening paint STR-415's. The 7581A is a copy of the 415, but 35 watts. Too much headroom to me for a guitar amp , but bass it should be fine.
by Boogiebabies
Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:37 pm
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: GONE - Mark-IIC+ w/Rev and EQ - 60/100 (HRG) - X101 PT
Replies: 7
Views: 5666

Re: FS - Mark-IIC+ w/Reverb and EQ - 60/100 (HRG)

Why George ? Why ???

Great amp.
by Boogiebabies
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Has the release of the JP-2C affected original mkiic+ value?
Replies: 44
Views: 8675

Re: Has the release of the JP-2C affected original mkiic+ va

Every once in a while I'll scan the internet for a IIC+ for sale. I saw one recently for around $5000! I don't recall if it was original or not. But holy crap, not in my budget. Someday hopefully I'll get a true C+, in the meantime my III+ will have to suffice for my needs. Not to stir the pot rega...
by Boogiebabies
Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Has the release of the JP-2C affected original mkiic+ value?
Replies: 44
Views: 8675

Re: Has the release of the JP-2C affected original mkiic+ va

this is a meager attempt to cash in on marketing hype. Sounds like a massaged MK IV to me. I would've thought that most of us boogie players out there would have a little more respect for the guys at mesa, and John Petrucci. Now everyone is entitled to their opinion. But I cannot get close to calli...
by Boogiebabies
Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Has the release of the JP-2C affected original mkiic+ value?
Replies: 44
Views: 8675

Re: Has the release of the JP-2C affected original mkiic+ va

Hi all, Wondering if the release of the JP-2C has impacted the going price or demand for original MKiic+ amps? Cheers, Well, I for one, don't want an original IIC+ anymore. All that I see when I look at them now is a single tone stack and limitations. Until the 37 relays and complicated circuit go ...
by Boogiebabies
Tue May 24, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Simul IIC++ VS. Coliseum C+
Replies: 11
Views: 3618

Re: Simul IIC++ VS. Coliseum C+

My Simul sure seems to do it for me with only an isolation cabinet and bone stock circuitry.

Kool Aid boys, Kool Aid.
by Boogiebabies
Tue May 24, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IIC+ DRG and JP2C experience.
Replies: 6
Views: 1926

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 smooth...
by Boogiebabies
Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IIB Tonestack
Replies: 12
Views: 2570

Re: Mark IIB Tonestack

Please check that the treble caps are 250pf for the first cap and 750pf for pull shift mode. A good IIB should have plenty of spank.
by Boogiebabies
Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Hello. (Forum Newbie / Rig Pics inside)
Replies: 31
Views: 4221

Re: Hello. (Forum Newbie / Rig Pics inside)

JOEY B. wrote:Beware, it is a sickness, just like Ed talked about. :roll:



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Bastage !!! You got a Stealth ..... I want one.
by Boogiebabies
Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Big "Fat" bottle 6CA7's in Mark IIB?
Replies: 2
Views: 1098

Re: Big "Fat" bottle 6CA7's in Mark IIB?

The impedance on the IIB output transformer is designed for 6L6 power tubes. I'm sure that it can handle 6CA7's but I don't think it's a good idea. Maybe a difference in the top end, but not worth it.
by Boogiebabies
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: JP2C
Topic: JP2C
Replies: 63
Views: 18966

Re: JP2C

Sounded like a good amp to me, but not exactly like an original C+. Not hairy enough and it does not have that immediate sense of doom the originals have. The real C+ has no manners and the JP-2C seems very refined.
by Boogiebabies
Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Hello. (Forum Newbie / Rig Pics inside)
Replies: 31
Views: 4221

Re: Hello. (Forum Newbie / Rig Pics inside)

Welcome,

Nice Rig. Be careful, rigs grow !!!

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