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by Zlofengir
Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: NGD!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1778

NGD!!

Just got my grubby mitts on a Gretsch 6120 Rev. Horton Heat... Man, what an axe!! Sounds incredible through my Mk II!!
by Zlofengir
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: KT-66's in a Mk II?
Replies: 0
Views: 687

KT-66's in a Mk II?

It was time for my rig to get a new set of tubes (Pre and Power); after checking out TAD, The Tube Store, and Tube Depot, I decided on a set of JJ KT-66's. Both JJ's website and Tube Depot suggest trying them in Mesa amps for a different vibe... Aside from a few cracles and pops initially, and the p...
by Zlofengir
Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Few questions about 1980 Mesa Boogie Mark IIB
Replies: 16
Views: 3436

Re: Few questions about 1980 Mesa Boogie Mark IIB

Somebody has added something... What's the blue box under the transformer with the plug in it? Also, should be two jacks under the chassis, one for the junction, and the other for a footswitch. You definitely have a modded rig...
by Zlofengir
Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Steve "The Colonel" Cropper
Replies: 10
Views: 2775

Re: Steve "The Colonel" Cropper

Post Script... I tried reaching out to Mesa, but unfortunately, there aren't any records from back then available to show who bought what. SO... Considering the timeline, Winterland was December of '78, and my amp is dated 11/78. There is a damn good chance that my amp is the one, but sadly, unless ...
by Zlofengir
Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Want some head?
Replies: 18
Views: 4245

Re: Want some head?

Gorgeous!!
by Zlofengir
Tue Aug 04, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Steve "The Colonel" Cropper
Replies: 10
Views: 2775

Re: Steve "The Colonel" Cropper

We've exchanged a few more since, and he's dropped a little more info on me... Yes, he is very cool to take the time to BS with a lowly cat such as myself.
by Zlofengir
Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Tone difference between Mark I and Mark IIA-B
Replies: 10
Views: 3496

Re: Tone difference between Mark I and Mark IIA-B

Although the JBL speaker was an option, the amp would not have come stock with a Fender labeled JBL. Thanks!
I did think it odd... But after running across another 1x15" IIB on Fleabay ($2000 down to $1500, and no bites.) and Snottyboy's 1x12"... Three seemed more than coincidence.
by Zlofengir
Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Steve "The Colonel" Cropper
Replies: 10
Views: 2775

Re: Steve "The Colonel" Cropper

The one I saw was from the Winterland show, New Years Eve '78; https://youtu.be/YTpiL_Leg-Q He was playing a Cream 1x15" Mk II along with his Fender Super Reverb (Talking about a recipe for major tone!!) I went to the Colonel's website, and sent him a message; figured it couldn't hurt... Shock and d...
by Zlofengir
Wed Jul 29, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Steve "The Colonel" Cropper
Replies: 10
Views: 2775

Steve "The Colonel" Cropper

Was watching a live Blues Brothers video for one of the songs off of "Briefcase Full Of Blues" album, and noticed that The Colonel looked to be playing what appeared to be Mark II with a 15"... Can't see any up close details, such as the EQ (Looks like it's there, doesn't appear to say Mesa) There w...
by Zlofengir
Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Tone difference between Mark I and Mark IIA-B
Replies: 10
Views: 3496

Re: Tone difference between Mark I and Mark IIA-B

Hey Snottyboy, did your II come with the JBL, or was it an upgrade a previous owner did? I'm wondering now if'n our rigs are more similar than we thought, aside from speaker size. Were JBL's an option in '78?? I'm not the original owner of my IIA, but the speaker does appear to be original to the a...
by Zlofengir
Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:32 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: new owner of a 1979 MKIIA
Replies: 4
Views: 1299

Re: new owner of a 1979 MKIIA

You already know that there's a balancing act to dialing in the two channels; I prefer to have mine set clean for most things, but every now and then I gotta get my Boogie on, and make it do what it does best. The Pull Boost is kinda fun for times when I go for the heavier tones; I love being able t...
by Zlofengir
Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: new owner of a 1979 MKIIA
Replies: 4
Views: 1299

Re: new owner of a 1979 MKIIA

Welcome to the IIA Club! The jack on the bottom should be for Gain Boost and Reverb; your channel switching jack is the one under the input jack on the front. There is a second jack on the underside of the chassis which is a junction between the preamp and power amp, (which was removed after the Mk ...
by Zlofengir
Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: SQL Errors
Replies: 21
Views: 766830

Re: SQL Errors

Good... Thought I was going crazy. Thanks!
by Zlofengir
Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Vintage 2x12 Halfback
Replies: 16
Views: 3833

Re: Vintage 2x12 Halfback

Thanks, G... I used what was on hand; not like anyone is going to see it any time soon. I can always get black screws at the hardware store. Or use a Sharpie. HA! :twisted: :twisted:
by Zlofengir
Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Vintage 2x12 Halfback
Replies: 16
Views: 3833

Re: Vintage 2x12 Halfback

If you have to take power tools to the cab you can't be worried about resale value. :wink: Make sure there's still a piece of rock wool insulation in the bottom section. That takes the boxy tone out of the cab.[/quote] There's plenty of insulation in the bottom, I even added an extra piece of acoust...