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by woodbutcher65
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: If you have a Hamer Steve Stevens Model (First version) I need your help.
Replies: 0
Views: 58

If you have a Hamer Steve Stevens Model (First version) I need your help.

I've taken on a light restoration project for a friend/customer. It's a first version Hamer Steve Stevens model from the mid 80s. It had a neck break many years ago and whomever did the repair work made a solid repair but what he did to the finish on the neck is basically a tragedy. My job is to res...
by woodbutcher65
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Effects
Topic: Line 6 Helix HX Effect
Replies: 1
Views: 2066

Re: Line 6 Helix HX Effect

If you're thinking of a Helix, get a Fractal instead. An older Fractal unit will sound better than the latest Helix. The Helix is a LineSux product. That should give you a clue. Play it for a while and your suspicions will be confirmed. It's not that good compared to any Fractal unit you can find, n...
by woodbutcher65
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Studio 22+ GEQ replacement knobs
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Studio 22+ GEQ replacement knobs

The original style is no longer being made by the original manufacturer. But the replacements that Mesa sells are just fine. Get a set from them and be done with it.

If you're super focused on originality, just watch ebay. Somebody will be along shortly to sell you used knobs for 20 bucks a pop.
by woodbutcher65
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Opinions on a ‘95 Triple Rec
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: Opinions on a ‘95 Triple Rec

It's always been my understanding that Mesa has basically only ever had ONE output transformer for ALL 150 watt/six output tube amps. The OT in the D180 I had appeared to be identical to the OT in my first gen TRS head. It's supposed to be the same one used in EVERY Coliseum head. Given the cost of ...
by woodbutcher65
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: Where to get Mesa OEM tolex and grill cloth?
Replies: 11
Views: 4710

Re: Where to get Mesa OEM tolex and grill cloth?

If I have a known set of good dimensions to work from, I'll MAKE you a new grill frame and cover it in the grill cloth of your choice for a very reasonable price. The best way to proceed is for you to take your grill off and measure and photograph it front and rear and send that info to me. The more...
by woodbutcher65
Mon May 27, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Set of four Celestion G12P-80s (Same as 70/80)
Replies: 0
Views: 242

FS: Set of four Celestion G12P-80s (Same as 70/80)

I just pulled a pristine set of Hartke labelled Celestion G12P-80s out of my Hartke 412A angled cabinet and replaced them with a set of broken in reissue Greenbacks. So, these G12P-80s need a home. I don't think they're bad sounding speakers. They just don't sound like Greenbacks. They're brighter s...
by woodbutcher65
Mon May 20, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IV with 6V6 - Triode? Pentode?
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Mark IV with 6V6 - Triode? Pentode?

The pentode/triode switch doesn't change plate voltage. It just determines how the screen is connected in the circuit.

You can mess with that switch with 6V6 tubes installed. Just don't do what it says NOT to do.
by woodbutcher65
Sun May 19, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IV with 6V6 - Triode? Pentode?
Replies: 5
Views: 518

Re: Mark IV with 6V6 - Triode? Pentode?

Use 6V6 tubes ONLY when TWEED and SIMUL-CLASS are selected. Just like it says.

If you use any other mode, you're going to blow up the tubes. 6V6 tubes are limited in the voltages they can withstand.
In any other mode, the amp will over-voltage a 6V6.
by woodbutcher65
Wed May 15, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: So, what amps do you own?
Replies: 195
Views: 106152

Re: So, what amps do you own?

I've added a "fixer upper" 1972 Fender Twin Reverb to my collection in the last few days. It had the wrong output transformer (had one from a reissue Twin, which physically is different and doesn't quite fit) so I got a correct one. A little work has gone into the amp but it's running. Now I have to...
by woodbutcher65
Thu May 02, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: Watned Mesa Boogie Coliseum 300 power amp
Replies: 11
Views: 993

Re: Watned Mesa Boogie Coliseum 300 power amp

This would be what you seek, correct?


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I don't have one but I'll alert you if I find one.
by woodbutcher65
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Will Mesa build...?
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: Will Mesa build...?

I'm in Florida. There's got to be someone you know who's a woodworker. Or...is there a college or vo-tech institution in your area that has a woodworking program or wood shop of some description? You could sign up for it and learn to make your own cabinets and maybe even get busy and make a bunch us...
by woodbutcher65
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Will Mesa build...?
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: Will Mesa build...?

Guitar speaker cabinets are not exactly advanced level woodworking projects. Have you considered having your friend the woodworker build you one? Shipping costs make it impractical for me to build big cabinets like 4x12s for other people and ship them, but for local musicans I've built a small numbe...
by woodbutcher65
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: White noise.
Replies: 5
Views: 635

Re: White noise.

Voltages are higher, gain is higher. The amp is more sensitive, responsive, and dynamic. What you report should not be unexpected.

How is it with the pedals NOT in the loop?

You may have to adjust a few parameters to compensate for the effects of freshening the amp.
by woodbutcher65
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: So, what amps do you own?
Replies: 195
Views: 106152

Re: So, what amps do you own?

Current inventory: Mesas first, of course. Mark III black dot currently in a head shell I made for it. Peruvian walnut with a very intensely flamed curly maple front. First generation Triple Recto Solo head SOB 60 watt non reverb head Rocket 44 Non-Mesa: Digitals: Behringer Bass V-Amp Pro preamp (my...
by woodbutcher65
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Studio. 22 speaker upgrade battle
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: Studio. 22 speaker upgrade battle

I've found very good condition lightly used EVs for a hundred bucks and that's pretty cheap. It's in your budget if you decide to wait and save just a little longer.