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by Wizard of Ozz
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Maintenance For Mark IIC+
Replies: 14
Views: 2739

Re: Maintenance For Mark IIC+

New tubes (pre & power)... new caps (pre & power)... and check for any mods/repairs. Clean/spray the pots/jacks. That should get it back to fighting shape.
by Wizard of Ozz
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Is there any difference between IIC+ 60W and 60/100W?
Replies: 7
Views: 1763

Re: Is there any difference between IIC+ 60W and 60/100W?

Wait for the 100W HRG or 75W DRG... they sound bigger and the bottom end stays tighter. Especially for Tallica tones.
by Wizard of Ozz
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: Please delete
Replies: 3
Views: 1498

Re: FS: Mesa Mark IIC+ HRG just serviced by Mesa

PM & Email sent.
by Wizard of Ozz
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark 3c+ weird buzz and more...
Replies: 6
Views: 2872

Re: Mark 3c+ weird buzz and more...

Unplug the reverb cables and see if it goes away. Also spray some Deoxit on an instrument cable plug and insert/remove it several times from both the fx loop send & return jacks.
by Wizard of Ozz
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Optimizing my '85 Black Stripe w. 105 PT
Replies: 40
Views: 8199

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

... I think you might have taken some if his info out of context or not in the proper context. Haha, yeah, that's possible, but unfortunately, I think this issue just requires more consistency in terminology. If one minute we're saying "Simul" and "100/60" and the next we switch to saying "bright" ...
by Wizard of Ozz
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Optimizing my '85 Black Stripe w. 105 PT
Replies: 40
Views: 8199

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

Also, can someone shed some perspective on this matter I was discussing with Mike B. I just want to make sure I'm understanding things correctly. #1 In chatting with him it sounds like there are fundamentally 2 types of original IIC+ amps. There are bright ones and non-bright ones. Mike seems to th...
by Wizard of Ozz
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Optimizing my '85 Black Stripe w. 105 PT
Replies: 40
Views: 8199

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 th...
by Wizard of Ozz
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Optimizing my '85 Black Stripe w. 105 PT
Replies: 40
Views: 8199

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

woodbutcher65 wrote:What's the opinion regarding the export transformer in a black stripe export model? Because that's what my Mark III is.
Depends on how much rust is on it. The Exp is cool, but I like them all. :mrgreen:
by Wizard of Ozz
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Stripe advice Mark III
Replies: 16
Views: 6620

Re: Stripe advice Mark III

RonZombie wrote:So I just pulled the trigger on a fully loaded Blue stripe 1x12 from Guitar Center in Chicago. $1075 shipped. Sounded like a fair price. Hopefully I'll have it by the end of the week.
That sounds tasty. Nice score. Enjoy. :mrgreen:
by Wizard of Ozz
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Stripe advice Mark III
Replies: 16
Views: 6620

Re: Stripe advice Mark III

RonZombie wrote:
Wizard of Ozz wrote:I like both Blue and Green the most.
What do you find the difference is between? What do you prefer?
The outer pair of tubes are wired in triode in the Blue... all 4 tubes in the Green are in pentode = more power. And you can always add a pentode/triode switch. Subtle differences.
by Wizard of Ozz
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: JP2C
Topic: What do you prefer? Shred vs od or nothing?
Replies: 8
Views: 3931

Re: What do you prefer? Shred vs od or nothing?

Nothing... and turn up the volume. The shred mode can be a little over the top depending on tubes and pups. Petrucci uses an od pedal with his fyi.
by Wizard of Ozz
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: MARK III + + mod
Replies: 22
Views: 11269

Re: MARK III + + mod

I have 2 of these and it does not involve some of the changes mentioned in this thread. Mine came from Mike B at MB. They are switchable via the mid pot pull out to switch the mod on. Not going to divulge the specific changes, but much of what’s been mentioned here so far is off base. The + mod is s...
by Wizard of Ozz
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Export Simulclass No-Stripe - worth getting?
Replies: 6
Views: 2689

Re: Export Simulclass No-Stripe - worth getting?

Finally bought one eh? Enjoy. :mrgreen:
by Wizard of Ozz
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Thinking of selling the Mark iii coli..
Replies: 5
Views: 3052

Re: Thinking of selling the Mark iii coli..

If you are still interested in selling, I’m interested in buying. PM me.
by Wizard of Ozz
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Stripe advice Mark III
Replies: 16
Views: 6620

Re: Stripe advice Mark III

I like both Blue and Green the most.