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by boogiemon
Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: Electra Dyne
Topic: Tung-Sol in V1
Replies: 5
Views: 1768

Re: Tung-Sol in V1

some are defective imho. i like the tone but i also get my tubes w/some extra testing (high gain, low noise). I've read that a lot of people are putting a Tung-Sol 12AX7 in V1 of various amps and loving it. I just put one in both my MR and my Dyne, and they seem to have a lot less gain and high freq...
by boogiemon
Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark series experts, help a brother out?
Replies: 11
Views: 1653

Re: Mark series experts, help a brother out?

Yeah, blue 60's don't seem to be that common. i had a couple earlier stripes that were 60 though & they were great. The up-side is that the 60 watt-ers weigh less and (imho) sound just fine as compared. i had a blue (SC) also & it was too bright for me before i had it "+"-ed @ the factory. rock on T...
by boogiemon
Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark series experts, help a brother out?
Replies: 11
Views: 1653

Re: Mark series experts, help a brother out?

Hey guys, i could use a hand as well. I have a Mark III Blue Stripe. Like it a lot. Also have a Mark IIB. But the Mark III has me a little baffled. It only has two power tubes. And i can't find anything anywhere on that configuration. not much to find: two tubes means 60 watts. Almost certainly 6L6...
by boogiemon
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: if i sold mrkii
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: if i sold mrkii

i'd say ~$1300
by boogiemon
Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark IIB
Replies: 19
Views: 1972

Re: Mark IIB

i'd say ~$1500 I took a 15 year time off from electric to bring up my one and only daughter. In that time, I went back to solo acoustic. It was a guitar or two, a 20lb acoustic amp or no amp if there was a PA in the club. Now I'm playing in a band again. I have a Mark IIB that's in excellent conditi...
by boogiemon
Mon May 14, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Which Valves for Mark II ???
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Which Valves for Mark II ???

smoke (of any color) = damage

don't turn it on until you've taken it to a technician
by boogiemon
Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: need help mark 3 coli problem
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: need help mark 3 coli problem

bad power tube(s) imho.
by boogiemon
Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Joe Bonamassa silky lead tone
Replies: 3
Views: 908

Re: Joe Bonamassa silky lead tone

took a quick listen to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtCxHe3D1ek

if this recording has the tone you're talking about i don't see the problem w/getting pretty close w/a Mark. Humbuckers will help & use some reverb.
by boogiemon
Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Do power tubes need to be matched if...
Replies: 3
Views: 1591

Re: Do power tubes need to be matched if...

Thnx! good to know. got another question then. Forgive my ignorance: If a tube is not broken/defective, is it even possible for it to operate outside the paramaters of a given circuit given that the cathode resistor is a fixed value? That is, doesn't the cathode resistor limit the bias somehow? Give...
by boogiemon
Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Do power tubes need to be matched if...
Replies: 3
Views: 1591

Do power tubes need to be matched if...

...they're going into a cathode-biased, class A amp? My understanding is that class A/B is push-pull & so the tubes need to be matched, but how does this relate to class A? Also, if the biasing is automatic (cathode) and the amp supports either 6L6's or EL34's will it also allow mixing of the two, s...
by boogiemon
Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Sick of my EVM-12L's
Replies: 16
Views: 3216

Re: Sick of my EVM-12L's

The original EVM-12L's really are best in a closed-back or ported cab imho. in the mark combos they sound good too, but can be a bit harsh/sterile unless you warm up the power section w/the right tubes and/or get some smoother tubes in the preamp. Back in the day, they were exceptional in their low-...
by boogiemon
Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Another tone tip
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: Another tone tip

ok, so i'm going to have to retract. Based on my 1st experience, i bought two more of these but they don't sound the same: crap. i'm so tired of tube swapping. i swear i'm going to break down & buy a maxi-matcher one of these days. Gold pin? i've got the non-gold version as well & it doesn't sound a...