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by jack s.
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Maintenance For Mark IIC+
Replies: 14
Views: 2261

Re: Maintenance For Mark IIC+

Thanks so much for being willing to let me use the case. I don't think it is necessary for you to send it it me. I really appreciate the offer though. Trying to decide if I just want to send the chassis. I think I'm going to send it to Mesa now. The one tech that I've found who is really good doesn'...
by jack s.
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Maintenance For Mark IIC+
Replies: 14
Views: 2261

Re: Maintenance For Mark IIC+

I advocate recapping every 10 to 15 years because the manufacturers of electrolytic capacitors have always stated "five year shelf, 10 year operating life" for all but high spec long life elevated temperature caps. For example, caps rated at 4000 hours @105 degrees C. It's a prudent policy aimed at...
by jack s.
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: NAD: iic+
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Re: NAD: iic+

Yes, totally worth the hype!
by jack s.
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Maintenance For Mark IIC+
Replies: 14
Views: 2261

Re: Maintenance For Mark IIC+

Out of curiosity....anyone know how much it would cost (including shipping) to send it to Mesa for a recap job including shipping?
by jack s.
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Maintenance For Mark IIC+
Replies: 14
Views: 2261

Maintenance For Mark IIC+

I bought a near-mint 60 watt graphic EQ Mark IIC+ combo on Reverb a year or so ago. The original owner said it has never been serviced, was barely used, and still has the original tubes in it. The amp works relatively well but starts to sound a little ratty and less sweet when it has been on for 30 ...
by jack s.
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Got my Boogie Back
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

Re: Got my Boogie Back

Very cool:) Would love to see pics!
by jack s.
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Life After a Mark IVb
Replies: 12
Views: 1893

Re: Life After a Mark IVb

What went so wrong that it cannot be fixed? Kind of shocked. The V sounds very close to the IV. You'll get more use out of channel 2. The lead channel on the V does not have a drive knob so it's like the drive knob on the IV permanently stuck on 7-8 pulled. If I didn't have my IV, I'd get an old Fe...
by jack s.
Mon May 28, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Head shell for my mark III combo
Replies: 1
Views: 1335

Re: Head shell for my mark III combo

sotosprince wrote:PM please if you have a spare one! Don't really care about condition - colour! I just dont want to waste the combo!
The forum member gts builds cabs if your willing to buy a new one. You can do a search on the Boogie Board to find and PM him.
by jack s.
Mon May 28, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mesa Hardwood Family Photo and more (Image Heavy)
Replies: 16
Views: 8360

Re: Mesa Hardwood Family Photo and more (Image Heavy)

Markedman wrote:ImageMark IV A/B by John Bazzano, on Flickr

I had to buy this. I know why but I say, "I don't know, it was a good deal and I, well, I always wanted a......"
Beautiful!
by jack s.
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Who is Still Gigging Their Vintage Mark Series Amps?
Replies: 35
Views: 17284

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

I played a gig with my 60 watt Mark II C+ with graphic EQ. It sounded awesome:) I have to get it recapped at some point.
by jack s.
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III Purple Stripe Schematic
Replies: 5
Views: 2613

Re: Mark III Purple Stripe Schematic

Ok very cool. I'd love to get into this stuff at some point. The III+ modded amps I've heard clips of sound amazing. They are relatively inexpensive for a hand-made amp constructed in the States too. They seem like such a good deal.
by jack s.
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: 1985 Mark III identification
Replies: 23
Views: 11034

Re: 1985 Mark III identification

Any of you guys compare one of the Mark IIIs with the 105pt to a C+ with a 105 PT? I would love to know if there was much difference in sound.
by jack s.
Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III Purple Stripe Schematic
Replies: 5
Views: 2613

Re: Mark III Purple Stripe Schematic

So I gather you can find the mods online and have a local tech do them then? I've been toying with the idea of getting a Mark III.
by jack s.
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Neil Young's early Boogies up for auction...
Replies: 12
Views: 6826

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

Whew! $5k each for the Boogies! Way out of my price range. Here are some more photos of the head for anyone interested: https://imgur.com/a/ypksw On top of the final bid you have to add 25% hammer fee, 3% if you bid online, and roughly 8% CA tax if you bought in person or live there. It would been ...
by jack s.
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: SNOWBLIND - BLACK SABBATH - GUITARS VOCALS ONLY COVER
Replies: 9
Views: 4337

Re: SNOWBLIND - BLACK SABBATH - GUITARS VOCALS ONLY COVER

So is the recording just the Torpedo cab then and not with the iso cab combined, or is the iso cab in there too? Sorry for all the questions. I'm just really impressed by the tone. I've been tweaking for years using plugins and I've never been happy with the results. I think getting a loadbox might...