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by s-fresh
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: The forgotten and unsupported pure MK II C
Replies: 14
Views: 427

Re: The forgotten and unsupported pure MK II C

I could be misremembering, but I would swear I heard from people at Mesa directly that multiple Artists of the time wanted to return their original IICs before the plus (+) "fix" was made available. More anecdotal/second hand information, but it's been 35 years, there's more of that left than anythi...
by s-fresh
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Need help IDing this amp.
Replies: 17
Views: 1071

Re: Need help IDing the amp.

It's hard to read that serial, but based on the Send/Return I would think that is a IIB.

More info here on the serials for each model/year:
https://mesaboogie.zendesk.com/hc/en-us ... -amp-made-
by s-fresh
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: NAD Hardwood Tremoverb 2x12" & Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1627

Re: NAD Hardwood Tremoverb 2x12" & Questions

I got a replacement wicker grill from Mesa and moved this to my office for safe keeping.

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by s-fresh
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: Imbuia Hardwood & Wicker Thiele, Padauk 12" Simul-class Mark I, Padauk 15" Mark IIB Coliseum
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

Re: Imbuia Hardwood & Wicker Thiele, Padauk 12" Simul-class Mark I, Padauk 15" Mark IIB Coliseum

The 15" Coliseum sold so I am going to keep this cab. Leaving the photos up for anyone interested these rare birds.

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by s-fresh
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Questions/information on the Boogie MRK II Series
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Questions/information on the Boogie MRK II Series

Funny to see a prices have almost exactly followed inflation. About $1,350 for a "fully loaded" hardwood combo in 1980, now it is about $4,000. The Mark V has a lot more features though.

Edit: Ignoring the hardwood option prices have come down a ton, but the hardwood upgrade itself has gone up a ton.
by s-fresh
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Questions/information on the Boogie MRK II Series
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Questions/information on the Boogie MRK II Series

I don't know that there is a full breakdown with every detail that was available back then, and speaking with people from Mesa that were around back then no one seems to remember every little detail either. I can say for sure I have seen Mark II amps with Imbuia, Padauk, Koa, and Oak hardwood cabs f...
by s-fresh
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: Sweetwater Used Gear Marketplace
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: Sweetwater Used Gear Marketplace

gts wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:52 pm
Gone! Should we assume you convinced him to ship it to you? :wink:
It's still up there. I'm sure he would attempt ship if I offered some crazy number, but I've already overpaid for so many weird hardwood amps no one was interested in I can't being myself to do it again.
by s-fresh
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: Sweetwater Used Gear Marketplace
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: Sweetwater Used Gear Marketplace

And yeah there's a frigging hardwood 4x10" combo listed there which I would buy in a second in the guy would ship it to me!
by s-fresh
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: Sweetwater Used Gear Marketplace
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Sweetwater Used Gear Marketplace

FYI, Sweetwater now allows their customers to post ads for free. It's more like Craigslist than Reverb or eBay as SW isn't included in the transaction at all. https://www.sweetwater.com/used/ Latest Mesa Boogie listings: https://www.sweetwater.com/used/listings?query=&page=1&sort=published_desc&face...
by s-fresh
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: Imbuia Hardwood & Wicker Thiele, Padauk 12" Simul-class Mark I, Padauk 15" Mark IIB Coliseum
Replies: 8
Views: 1562

Re: Imbuia Hardwood & Wicker Thiele, Padauk 12" Simul-class Mark I, Padauk 15" Mark IIB Coliseum

Blue Angel is sold. I can't believe I still have this Imbuia Thiele available... I guess the market really is softening this year! Not a bad one to keep I guess. :lol:
by s-fresh
Thu May 09, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Fake???
Replies: 13
Views: 2124

Re: Fake???

No, this is NOT an Aidean Zoom copy! This is a really old amp that actually predates what became the Mark I. The give away is the Level control, basically a second Master at the end of the preamp and coming AFTER the added booster stage. This is the configuration Randy came up with for Lee Michaels...
by s-fresh
Wed May 08, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: Watned Mesa Boogie Coliseum 300 power amp
Replies: 11
Views: 1689

Re: Watned Mesa Boogie Coliseum 300 power amp

This person mentions having one for sale at the right price:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/382938157570?V ... 2938157570
by s-fresh
Tue May 07, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Fake???
Replies: 13
Views: 2124

Re: Fake???

Here's a front shot of the very early Neil Young Mark I that sold through Julien's: https://www.juliensauctions.com/auctions/2017/neil-young/flipbook/141/#zoom=z More Shots: https://imgur.com/gallery/ypksw Here's the page from the Mark III era catalog that mentions the first four Boogies were hardwo...
by s-fresh
Mon May 06, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Fake???
Replies: 13
Views: 2124

Re: Fake???

This looks really similar to one of the Neil Young Boogies which were suppose to be some of the earliest ones sold. You might see if you can find a date codes anywhere (either the chassis itself or on some of the electrical components. My guess is it is real based on the photos but who knows. I don'...