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by b00g13mk2B
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Who is gigging their Express 5:25+ ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1138

Re: Who is gigging their Express 5:25+ ?

Played this Saturday, very small room. The Tone Tubby Green is settling in nicely. The power of the 5:25+ is well matched to the speaker, but you still need to drive it a bit to make it sing. I have been using solo more and more to get the leads to pop.
by b00g13mk2B
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Quad lacks gain in L1 and L2
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: Quad lacks gain in L1 and L2

How old are the tubes?
by b00g13mk2B
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Need help IDing this amp.
Replies: 15
Views: 884

Re: Need help IDing this amp.

Agree that sending it to MESA for refurb is a good idea. The plate resistors have been replaced, which may indicate past problem with shorted tubes or some of the mods. Not a big deal, that can happen. The added small PCBA could be something with the effects loop or channel switching? Solder joints ...
by b00g13mk2B
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Who is gigging their Express 5:25+ ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1138

Re: Who is gigging their Express 5:25+ ?

I don’t use pedals at all, mostly stay with Clean/Burn configuration. Occasionally use rack time effects. In a few situations I think the 25W/ EL84 confit reaches the limit, especially on Clean. Did not try a 50W Model but expect more clean headroom. I took the send into my MKIIA and the character o...
by b00g13mk2B
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Who is gigging their Express 5:25+ ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1138

Who is gigging their Express 5:25+ ?

Sad to see this forum so quiet. Who gigs with their 5:25+ ? I do often, for small clubs and inside venues. Setup is Clean and Burn, touch of reverb. EQ use depends on guitar and speaker. Currently has a Tone Tubby 40/40 speaker. Goes well with my Hamer Studio Custom, which is bright. The Clean chann...
by b00g13mk2B
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Did late Mark IIA ship with IIB manuals?
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Did late Mark IIA ship with IIB manuals?

My MKIIA is 49xx and I got a MKIIA “manual”. Here is a link to a pdf copy of mine.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-_1sn ... p=drivesdk
by b00g13mk2B
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: 1-12 Extension Cab Speaker Recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Re: 1-12 Extension Cab Speaker Recommendations

I recently put a Tone Tubby 40/40 in my 5:25+ and am enjoying it. Clear and warm. If you want brighter, the Winterland is good. Used that for a couple of years. Changed to the 40/40 as I started using a Hamer Studio Custom, it is brighter than my Les Paul.
by b00g13mk2B
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: The Mark IIA Shined Last Night
Replies: 30
Views: 9623

Re: The Mark IIA Shined Last Night

Love mine. Custom Black Limba cab and using a Tone Tubby Winterland.

https://imgur.com/gallery/O2QiT1t
by b00g13mk2B
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: The great return of the MKIIA :)
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

Re: The great return of the MKIIA :)

You have done a great job making the wonderful MKIIA even better. I played mine on Saturday. Great growl on lead, chime on clean. They should reissue one with your improvements and an effects loop.
by b00g13mk2B
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Who is Still Gigging Their Vintage Mark Series Amps?
Replies: 35
Views: 17884

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

Have an outdoor gig on Saturday, the MKIIA will get to breathe!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=16aAg6 ... Sf6r32GpRa
by b00g13mk2B
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Newbie here, just showing my Mesas.
Replies: 4
Views: 1703

Re: Newbie here, just showing my Mesas.

Still have my Mark IIA but not all your other goodies
by b00g13mk2B
Sun May 06, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: 81 Mesa Mark IIB troubleshooting, changed PT, tubes, caps
Replies: 7
Views: 3126

Re: 81 Mesa Mark IIB troubleshooting, changed PT, tubes, cap

Easy thing to try is a guitar cord between the pre amp/ power amp junction underneath the chassis to the power amp in on the back. Check all the push-pull pots and the footswitch. Do you have reverb? The large light blue cap on the preamp board might be going bad. If you have a boost pedal or a prea...
by b00g13mk2B
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Express Series
Topic: Express 5:25+ what speaker to lose the spiky brittle highs?
Replies: 10
Views: 6405

Re: Express 5:25+ what speaker to lose the spiky brittle hig

I put the Purple Haze back in. Much better overall tone to my ears than the V30.
by b00g13mk2B
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Who is Still Gigging Their Vintage Mark Series Amps?
Replies: 35
Views: 17884

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

Sounding good Markedman. How loud did you have the master?
by b00g13mk2B
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Who is Still Gigging Their Vintage Mark Series Amps?
Replies: 35
Views: 17884

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

Gig this Sunday in a venue big enough for the MKIIA, yes!