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by treedroppings
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Taking a IIB into modern metal territory?
Replies: 4
Views: 1538

Re: Taking a IIB into modern metal territory?

Hey guys, I've got more than a few amps (Splawn Nitro, Orange Thunderverb 200, Egnater SW45) that work for what I'm doing in my band (somewhere between death/groove/thrash metal). However, my guitarist can't rationalize spending the money to get something of comparable quality after having a kid la...
by treedroppings
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Speaker/Cab for Mesa Mark I
Replies: 1
Views: 1243

Re: Speaker/Cab for Mesa Mark I

Fane Medusa
by treedroppings
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark 1 Reissue Question
Replies: 7
Views: 2075

Re: Mark 1 Reissue Question

I have a '90 reissue.
Black Rolex, c90
People call it the Robben Ford Special. It can do metal. I run into a twin cabinet. It's got 60watt switch and tweed switch, so it goes down to 22 watts, more than enough!
by treedroppings
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark 1 reissue
Replies: 4
Views: 1956

Re: Mark 1 reissue

Still saving for my preamp tubes, but I have changed my power tubes, along with screen resistors that blew up when my amp fell 3.5 feet, I haven't changed out tubes in 7 years, though. I've just been playing at home, though. Did you know Chinese tube makers have re-issued an RCA blackplate 6L6GC ? I...
by treedroppings
Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Who is Still Gigging Their Vintage Mark Series Amps?
Replies: 35
Views: 16723

Re: Who is Still Gigging Their Vintage Mark Series Amps?

wow, I'm actually jealous, guess i'll have to join a band 8)

I'm paying off a repair for a 1991 MB Mark 1 Re-issue, then i still have to get some preamp tubes, havent done that since 2010

i tripped on the power cord and lucky the beast didn't land on me!
by treedroppings
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III issues - need your help
Replies: 3
Views: 1715

Re: Mark III issues - need your help

Can also have blown screen resistors if a power tube got loose in the socket!
by treedroppings
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark III doing sabbath...
Replies: 5
Views: 3107

Re: Mark III doing sabbath...

those mark 3s! I had a nice one sc eq no reverb with the wheels, even bought the stand! '88 jackson strat with 1 emg 81
by treedroppings
Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: 1985 Mark III replaced filter caps blew fuse
Replies: 8
Views: 4088

Re: 1985 Mark III replaced filter caps blew fuse

if its a screen resistor failure, the next tube will blow too!

plus capacitors are supposed to be burned in before you use the amplifier? with some kind of dimmer switch in between power socket and the amplifier plug
by treedroppings
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: Roland Blues Cube
Replies: 3
Views: 3011

Re: Roland Blues Cube

I played one last week that made its way to the guitar center of san jose, not too shabby!
by treedroppings
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: JP2C
Topic: Reverb behaving like gain
Replies: 8
Views: 3557

Re: Reverb behaving like gain

its probably a hardware mod youll have to reverse
by treedroppings
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IIb HELP!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1445

Re: Mark IIb HELP!!!!

I think a matched pair of mesa-branded str 440 tubes will do fine, my boogie mark 1 reissue does fine with ordinary mesa tubes in the power section. no biasing required as long as long as you use mesa boogie 6l6 tubes or tubes from a boutique supplier like dougstubes.com or eurotubes.com that kn ows...
by treedroppings
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:15 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Neil Young's early Boogies up for auction...
Replies: 12
Views: 6589

Re: Neil Young's early Boogies up for auction...

That Bassman looks like a steal! Here it is: Page Item 132-135 guitars 140-1 Mesa Boogies 144 Guitars 148 Marshall Fender amp 154 tele super reverb 160 fender cab 172 hagstrom silvertone guits 194 marshall stack 210 gretsch guit 212 marshall amp 213 gretsch guit 216 69 Marshall head Martin guitr 218...
by treedroppings
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:06 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: dead amp or something else?
Replies: 1
Views: 1723

Re: dead amp or something else?

take it back with receipts and a bad attitude! or take it out of the cabinet and use chop sticks to poke at the chassis co ponents at a safe distance if you hear noise then it might be that component you are poking at :lol:
by treedroppings
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Amps
Topic: So, what amps do you own?
Replies: 192
Views: 103607

Re: So, what amps do you own?

boogie mark 1 re-issue 1990 combo