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by Authorized Boogie
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Mesa Boogie TA15 Metal Cover clean up
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Mesa Boogie TA15 Metal Cover clean up

Unfortunately, if its got fingerprints and tarnish its probably the result of a previous owner trying to shine it up. The ornaments were clear-coated, and if cleaned with a solvent-based cleaner will eat the clear-coat, and lead to the situation you describe.
by Authorized Boogie
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V: No Front Lights, No Fan, Just a Hum from the Speaker
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Mark V: No Front Lights, No Fan, Just a Hum from the Speaker

Yes, absolutely - hence the Authorized Boogie username!
by Authorized Boogie
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V: No Front Lights, No Fan, Just a Hum from the Speaker
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Mark V: No Front Lights, No Fan, Just a Hum from the Speaker

You should connect with the MESA distributor in your country for assistance.

https://www.mesaboogie.com/support/index.html
by Authorized Boogie
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V: No Front Lights, No Fan, Just a Hum from the Speaker
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Mark V: No Front Lights, No Fan, Just a Hum from the Speaker

The diodes in the LV power supply need to be addressed. This should be done by an Authorized MESA Repair Station.
by Authorized Boogie
Sun May 19, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Fake???
Replies: 13
Views: 1528

Re: Fake???

As I posted previously, it is indeed an early Boogie
by Authorized Boogie
Thu May 09, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Fake???
Replies: 13
Views: 1528

Re: Fake???

lovetoboogie wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 12:01 pm

That is awesome news. Thanks for verifying that. I have a late 73 head that seems to be a prototype. Property tag era. All the ones with the gloss faceplate that I had seen previously were the Japanese clones.
By 73 there wasn't much going on as far as prototypes. Enjoy!
by Authorized Boogie
Thu May 09, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Fake???
Replies: 13
Views: 1528

Re: Fake???

That's an early Aidean Zoom copy made in Japan... Also known as a "Meisa". There are alot of em' out there before Mesa got their lawyers mobilzied. They ironically can sound good with a little love... No, this is NOT an Aidean Zoom copy! This is a really old amp that actually predates what became t...
by Authorized Boogie
Wed May 01, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V 90w Midboost
Replies: 8
Views: 744

Re: Mark V 90w Midboost

I did this to a Princeton Reverb. In Fender amp with no mids pot you replace the 6.8k resistor on the bass pot with a 100k (or higher) pot. In amps with a 10k or 25k mids pot, just replace it with a 100k pot. From 0-10k it's a regular Fender mids pot. Above 10k it begins to remove the tone stack fr...
by Authorized Boogie
Wed May 01, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Roadster Reverb Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 734

Re: Roadster Reverb Issue

Sounds like you've got the reverb cables connected in reverse
by Authorized Boogie
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Safe to disconnect reverb tank from Mark IV?
Replies: 3
Views: 1449

Re: Safe to disconnect reverb tank from Mark IV?

nor wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:04 pm
My tech (Lowell Amps) recommends pulling the tube as well.
If you did that, the amp would have no sound - V3 and V4 necessary. There is absolutely no need to remove the reverb driver/return tube when using the amp after disconnecting the reverb tank wires.
by Authorized Boogie
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: TC50
Topic: TC 50 Combo Noise
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Re: TC 50 Combo Noise

Hey all, I’m hoping somebody has a similar experience with this so I don’t have to completely disassemble my TC 50 combo amp… The amp makes a noise like tube rattle when I’m playing lower octave notes. It’s a relatively loud noise as I’m playing at about 90 dB and can hear it. At first I thought it...
by Authorized Boogie
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Replacing Power Tubes in a solo 150w head
Replies: 10
Views: 1378

Re: Replacing Power Tubes in a solo 150w head

Actually by the way things are actually wired in the amp, there is nothing in the power stage that either knows or cares if you arrange your power tubes in symmetrical pairs or not. Let's say your power tubes are three pairs color coded red, green, and blue. One pair of each color. Traditionally yo...
by Authorized Boogie
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Capacitor replacement on mesa boogie amps
Replies: 3
Views: 758

Re: Capacitor replacement on mesa boogie amps

My Roadster is coming up on 12 years old and I have no reason to even consider it. The amp plays great and is played at band volume 4-5 hours every week plus gigs since I got it. These are the years when you reap the rewards of Mesa build quality. Are you having any issues with the amp? If not, don...
by Authorized Boogie
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IIC++ Hetfield mod
Replies: 79
Views: 27155

Re: Mark IIC++ Hetfield mod

Much of this is true - there is SO much misinformation about the update and mods. Also, correct - it is all in Mike B's head. However, when he "retires" from Mesa, it doesn't mean he won't be doing the work!
by Authorized Boogie
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Maintenance For Mark IIC+
Replies: 14
Views: 2361

Re: Maintenance For Mark IIC+

Out of curiosity....anyone know how much it would cost (including shipping) to send it to Mesa for a recap job including shipping? A full General Service, which usually includes a complete cap job, checking ALL components specs, re-building the pots, cleaning jacks, sockets, etc and a thorough head...