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by JCB1980
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Please help identify a Mark III!
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Please help identify a Mark III!

The MESA BOOGIE MARK III front panel came in somewhere along the late purple stripe and the red stripe run if I'm not mistaken. Before it would have said MESA/BOOGIE for a brief period and before that MESA/Boogie Ltd. Not that this identifies it, but it should rule out the amp being a no dot/no stri...
by JCB1980
Tue May 12, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Almighty MK IV medium head
Replies: 10
Views: 757

Re: Almighty MK IV long head

\m/ The Mark IV is one bad beast of an amp for sure. Especially if you can turn it up. Get that Output Level up around 5 and channel master around 3-4 on the lead and hang on! It's worth it even if only on occasion. Side note, Mesa calls that head size Medium, not long. It really doesn't matter but ...
by JCB1980
Tue May 12, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: IIC+ tones
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Re: IIC+ tones

I really like the old Mullards best in my C+s. I usually run a F91 or F92 long plate in V1 and V5, but a I61 is nice there is s well. I like the I63 in V2-V4. I have a solid stash of old tubes so I roll them around when I get bored. I like Tungsrams in the C+, and for a time at least they were the s...
by JCB1980
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Thoughts on the Mesa "Boogie"
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

Re: Thoughts on the Mesa "Boogie"

You sound big mad for no reason. And you sound wrong about a lot in this thread and the other "I hate C+" thread you have on here. 1. Boogiebabies is not Mike B. Mike B. Is not Boogiebabies. 2. The upgrade does not cost $1,000. It cost less than half that. 3. Boogies aren't based on a Twin. 4. A Mar...
by JCB1980
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Tube rolling with my Mark IIc+....Suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 899

Re: Tube rolling with my Mark IIc+....Suggestions?

You've got a good thing going with the Mullards. My favorite combo has been Mullards with Philips 7581a power tubes. More specifically v1-F91, v2-161, v3-I63, v4-I63, v5-F91. Tungsram ecc83 also works really well in the amp and for a time were the stock tube for the C+. Amperex are similar to the Mu...
by JCB1980
Fri May 31, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Original Mark II C+ vs. Mark II C Conversions, Any Differences?
Replies: 4
Views: 1439

Re: Original Mark II C+ vs. Mark II C Conversions, Any Differences?

Outside of the differences mentioned above involving the pcb, the differences are in the power transformer. Even a IIC with the RP11a board will most likely have a different pt, at least where the DRG and HRG are concerned. There may have been a couple IICs right at the end that got a 105 and a coup...
by JCB1980
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Dual Rec Revision??
Replies: 3
Views: 1235

Re: Dual Rec Revision??

Rev G. Parallel loop unless it has been modded.
by JCB1980
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Price check IIC converted to C+
Replies: 3
Views: 1161

Re: Price check IIC converted to C+

Depends on a few things I guess. Availability being the biggest, but you already have one located so that is moot here I suppose. From what I've seen anywhere from $2000 (rare) to around $3000. I could see them going for more if someone really wanted it. I think $2500-3000 is a fair price as the ask...
by JCB1980
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: New MK IIC++ owner, need advice!
Replies: 11
Views: 2579

Re: New MK IIC++ owner, need advice!

The difference is noticable, but it is still the same amp no matter what. Some tubes are a little clearer, others a little more grind, but it is all within a sound that is IIC+. I like tubes and I like rolling them but it is an expensive hobby if they aren't your thing. On stage no one is gonna notice
by JCB1980
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: New MK IIC++ owner, need advice!
Replies: 11
Views: 2579

Re: New MK IIC++ owner, need advice!

I've been digging running Volume 1 a bit lower and lead drive higher lately. Vol 1- 5 pulled, T- 7 pulled, B- 0-2, M- 4-7, Master 5-6 pulled, Lead Drive 10, Lead Master 2-5 pulled. I live in the middle of nowhere ao I can open it up and it is something special when you can get the master up in the 4...
by JCB1980
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark IV channel switching question?
Replies: 2
Views: 1249

Re: Mark IV channel switching question?

You will need to leave the selector knob set to FT.SW. If you set it to this with no switches connected it should default to the Lead channel+EQ. If you plug in your tip to ground footswitch to the Rhythm 1 channel external switch you can jump between Lead and Rhythm 1. If you plug in your tip to gr...
by JCB1980
Sun May 27, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IV A/B & B photos of back showing difference
Replies: 2
Views: 1757

Re: Mark IV A/B & B photos of back showing difference

AFAIK there really isn't an A/B. It's just what some people have ended up calling an early B with an attached power cord. The B changed the effects loop, added a reverb footswitch jack, and introduced the satellite output. The other changes were tweaks on the inside. Not saying A/B isn't a thing for...
by JCB1980
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Bought some sort of mesa boogie. What is it?
Replies: 6
Views: 2646

Re: Bought some sort of mesa boogie. What is it?

Maybe a Studio 22? Or a Calibur. Not sure but looks like the back of those
by JCB1980
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Fractal Audio FX8 - anyone else using one?
Replies: 5
Views: 4419

Re: Fractal Audio FX8 - anyone else using one?

I have had a FX8 for a couple of months now. Never really used much in the way of effects but decided I wanted to mess about with them some. The reviews were stellar and it really was one of the cheapest ways to get a lot of high quality effects to try. So far I've pretty much just made huge ambient...
by JCB1980
Tue Jun 21, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IIc+ #13015
Replies: 10
Views: 4105

Re: Mark IIc+ #13015

http://m.ebay.com/itm/Mesa-Boogie-Mark- ... 388773?nav

Not sure if that will get you there or not but I think it will. It sold in just a few hours after he posted it here. I personally think someone got a mighty fine deal on that one.