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by jpdennis
Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: The Mark III is awesome
Replies: 49
Views: 8451

Re: The Mark III is awesome

All, I have been having fun with all my Mesas and agree it is the ear of the player that can make the differnece in liking one amp over another. As to new tubes - YES. I drove my Mark III to Petaluma about two months ago for work on my EQ. I didn't realize it had been over 10 months with the same po...
by jpdennis
Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: single wrecked
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: single wrecked

Use the [IMG] link copy feature in Photobucket

Dennis
by jpdennis
Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: 50 Caliber with EL84 (6BQ5)
Replies: 5
Views: 2682

50 Caliber with EL84 (6BQ5)

Under this link I commented about how great being close to Petaluma was AND the fact that my 6BQ5 .50 Caliber combo is plain incredible since George at Mesa Engineering has updated something and repaired other parts of this little amp. http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=60261&start=15 So...
by jpdennis
Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: single wrecked
Replies: 9
Views: 807

Re: single wrecked

flintstoned wrote: ... tinypic doesn't work here? Who do you guys use here? ...
Photobucket.

Dennis
by jpdennis
Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:37 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Need effects recommendations..... Mark V
Replies: 27
Views: 2421

Re: Need effects recommendations..... Mark V

I have an m13 and really like it so far. I've not dug deep into it yet, just a little delay, trem and some reverb mostly. I do like being able to do presets and stomp style. I priced several individual pedals and was at about $2,100. So I got a M13 on sale for $400.00 and Line 6 replaced it under w...
by jpdennis
Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Why I love living in Petaluma.....
Replies: 18
Views: 2608

Re: Why I love living in Petaluma.....

... How much did it run you? I just picked up a Mark IV A from 1990 that I am thinking about sending to them. ... With parts & labor they have both been right about $200.00 each. But I didn't have to ship and for the round trip my gas was about $15.00 (I use my Mini for these trips). The real cool ...
by jpdennis
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Why I love living in Petaluma.....
Replies: 18
Views: 2608

Re: Why I love living in Petaluma.....

... So ,my 6BQ5 50 Caliber combo fried two resistors at rehearsal last week and viola - another drive to the plant. Rich was very nice and wrote down everything PLUS gave a very affordable estimate. In about 3 weeks it should be ready ... Got the amp back from Mesa Monday. Used it last night. WOW a...
by jpdennis
Sun Jul 15, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: MarkIII top. Not as it was..
Replies: 16
Views: 2405

Re: MarkIII top. Not as it was..

I have spent some time on this excellent forum since the first post ... http://www.kammeret.no/bilder/albums/userpics/10008/Boogie_Mk3_venstre_25.jpg I did not expect the “dot-marking” to be done with a pen.. I expect this is the X, and the signature of Mr Bendelli ? ... Are in the States or overse...
by jpdennis
Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Why I love living in Petaluma.....
Replies: 18
Views: 2608

Re: Why I love living in Petaluma.....

And why I love living within 2 hours or less (based upon traffic) is that it gives me an excuse to break out of the area and have Mike or George work on my gear. A while back Mike did some nice work on my Mark III just 'cause I wanted him to do the MB thing AND he did a reverb fix, which he said was...
by jpdennis
Thu May 10, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: 3 year, first thing I hate about this amp
Replies: 13
Views: 2078

Re: 3 year, first thing I hate about this amp

boogieman60 wrote:I take off the back...tube guard.. lay the amp on its side and...easy as pie.. you can also take out the power tubes and rectifier to make it really easy..
The exact same way I change my Heartbreaker tubes.

Dennis
by jpdennis
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Heartbreaker with Mercury Magnetics - It's Baaaaccckkkkkk
Replies: 14
Views: 1637

Re: Heartbreaker with Mercury Magnetics - It's Baaaaccckkkkkk

So, the jury is in. Put back in the Tung-Sol 6L6GC - STR power tubes. Learned that putting both channels on high gain when using Ch 1 with boost engaged gives me as close to a balance level as possible. Also, the amp is much more versatile then with the JJ power tubes and not so "almost" to clinical...
by jpdennis
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:04 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III ' Purple ' - possible blown R2 - UPDATED 24-04-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 1575

Re: Mark III ' Purple ' - possible blown R2 - UPDATED 24-04-2012

There are some schematics floating around the internet for the Mark III. Doing a search in this forum will find some chatter about those as well as where to get them. However, and others can chime in to correct me if wrong, most are for the earlier black stripe/no stripe. There are some changes base...
by jpdennis
Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: New Mark III Owner!
Replies: 13
Views: 1911

Re: New Mark III Owner!

... I'll give the rev/EQ footswitch a look tomorrow, but I think the cable was a TRS captive cable, stuck permanently into the footswitch box ... Odd, I don't think it should be captive. Go to the Mesa site, then to store , then to pedals and see if it looks the same as the ones for the Mark III. D...
by jpdennis
Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:53 am
Forum: Foot Pedals & Misc Mesa Stuff
Topic: Wireless with Mesa. Good? Bad? ...Ugly?
Replies: 19
Views: 5101

Re: Wireless with Mesa. Good? Bad? ...Ugly?

... Had a chance to try the G90 out at a Guitar Center (they were really nice to me, letting me try out a unit still in the factory packaging) and it was so clear and bright I started disliking the Fender I was playing, it got even more bright and twangy, but even so, absolutely crystal clear, clea...
by jpdennis
Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III replacement fan doesn't fit!!! Help!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 560

Re: Mark III replacement fan doesn't fit!!! Help!!!

I actually turned the reverb tank 180 degrees to reduce hum so I placed my fan here and it works great! But if you don't have reverb or any hum then you could do something similar on the other side or just lower it like the others have said! http://i1071.photobucket.com/albums/u513/jpdennis/Jan%2020...