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by woodbutcher65
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: NAD- Early Mk III Black with export
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: NAD- Early Mk III Black with export

Oh, by the way, the headshell wood is Peruvian Walnut. That's what that species of wood is known as. I don't know its actual species name.

Apparently it's difficult to legally import. I was told by the wood supplier I bought it from that they won't be able to get any more of it.
by woodbutcher65
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Guitar for beginners
Replies: 8
Views: 4841

Re: Guitar for beginners

I disagree with the notion that an acoustic guitar is the best choice for beginners. I think every player should have one, but the best choice for a beginner is an easy playing guitar with comfortable action, good setup, and is the one that the player likes and wants. If you dream only of electric g...
by woodbutcher65
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Settings to improve guitar volume control
Replies: 5
Views: 120

Re: Settings to improve guitar volume control

Very high gain/drive levels are not conducive to controlling your tone with your guitar's volume control. You might note that those amps that are best known for that trick are all medium or lower gain by modern standards. If you have so much gain that the slightest movement of the string is amplifie...
by woodbutcher65
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: MKIIC+ voltages
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: MKIIC+ voltages

Those voltages seem to be about right for me. That's with the amp operating and all tubes in their sockets, right? As for the preamp tubes running hot, Mark IIs are known for that. While I can change out a preamp tube with the amp in standby without getting burned on a LOT of amps, on a Mark II and ...
by woodbutcher65
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III Simul Redplating on two adjacent power tubes sockets (6L6 and EL34)
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Mark III Simul Redplating on two adjacent power tubes sockets (6L6 and EL34)

JD probably hit it in one. If a coupling cap shorts (it'll be a .1 uF 600 volt orange drop) then the tubes on that side of the OT will lose bias and will red plate. It's recommend to replace both coupling caps as as pair.

Been there, done that.
by woodbutcher65
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III bass control question
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Mark III bass control question

Check out the bass control in the clean channel. It should be effective there, no doubt about it. In the lead channel it will be less effective. Basically it'll just control how much bass gets into the clipping stage. The tone controls are pre-distortion. The graphic EQ is post distortion. So, tone ...
by woodbutcher65
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Thoughts on the Mesa "Boogie"
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: Thoughts on the Mesa "Boogie"

I just want to make note of the fact that speaker and cabinet selection makes a huge impact on tone, always. The tonal difference between a Mark IIA, Mark IIB, Mark IIC, Mark IIC+, Mark IIC++, Mark III black dot, Mark III black stripe, Mark III blue stripe, Mark III purple stripe, Mark III green str...
by woodbutcher65
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IIA - a few questions
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Mark IIA - a few questions

I used to own Mark IIA serial number 3116. Yes, the clean master (master 1) functions as a volume limiter when in the lead mode. To get louder by turning up the lead master, master 1 has to be high enough to allow it. It is best to think of master 1 as a limiter. Or as the TRUE master volume on the ...
by woodbutcher65
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: NAD- Early Mk III Black with export
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: NAD- Early Mk III Black with export

I am the former owner of this amp and the maker of that custom headshell! I am very happy that you are thrilled with it! If at some point in the future you get tired of it, contact me, and I MAY at that time be willing to buy it back. I had to part with it for financial reasons, not because I hated ...
by woodbutcher65
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Studio 22+ GEQ replacement knobs
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Re: Studio 22+ GEQ replacement knobs

Sounds like somebody's mixed up here. The EQ knobs aren't 1" across. They're not rotary! If you need the knobs for the EQ sliders the ones Mesa sells today fit just fine and they are very nearly the same size as the originals. There were only ever two versions of those knobs, so if someone is sellin...
by woodbutcher65
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Power tube "stem" broke off inside socket
Replies: 16
Views: 2899

Re: Power tube "stem" broke off inside socket

Just look at the silvering on the inside of the tube. If it's turned white the glass broke, the vacuum is lost, and the tube is dead.

If the silvering is still silver, put on a socket saver and put that tube back in service. Make sure you position the socket saver correctly.
by woodbutcher65
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: Mesa Lead/Rhythm Mark II/III footswitch for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Mesa Lead/Rhythm Mark II/III footswitch for sale

I have an extra original Mesa Lead/Rhythm footswitch for a Mark II or III available for sale. It's in good condition. Cable not included. $60.00 plus shipping via USPS priority mail in a medium flat rate box. email me direct at cmjohnson@cfl.rr.com if interested. Payment accepted only via PayPal.
by woodbutcher65
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: Mesa EQ footswitch for Mark II/III for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Mesa EQ footswitch for Mark II/III for sale

I have an extra original Mesa EQ footswitch for a Mark II or III available for sale. This is the one button EQ only footswitch. Not the two button reverb/EQ switch. It's in excellent condition. Cable not included. $60.00 plus shipping via USPS priority mail in a medium flat rate box. email me direct...
by woodbutcher65
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: 295 lost power
Replies: 1
Views: 783

Re: 295 lost power

More likely the problem is a preamp tube. Even weak power tubes don't drop their power output by THAT much. Swap around some preamp tubes and you'll soon know which ones are suspect. Has that amp been serviced? It's old enough that it should have been recapped by now. If not, it's due..and then some.
by woodbutcher65
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Amps
Topic: Took me 35 years to get a Marshall..now I have two.
Replies: 4
Views: 1558

Re: Took me 35 years to get a Marshall..now I have two.

I've been super busy getting my ducks in a row. My Marshall (JMP era to start) front and rear panels project is taking off, with my first production run due to be delivered to me this coming week. I'm going to make the retail debut at the Orlando guitar show in the end of January/start of February n...