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by woodbutcher65
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Favorite Overdrive/Distortion pedal
Replies: 13
Views: 7534

Re: Favorite Overdrive/Distortion pedal

I don't like overdrive/distortion pedals. If the amp's own overdrive doesn't kick ass, it's not an amp that I want. I would never call myself a great guitarist but I follow the Ted Nugent school of effects chains: Nothing between the guitar and my amp but a straight cord and no noise toys to mess up...
by woodbutcher65
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Simul-class question: where should my "best pair" of tubes go?
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Simul-class question: where should my "best pair" of tubes go?

Because the outer pair of sockets is the only pair that can take either 6L6 types or EL34 types, it's obvious that if your favorite tubes are EL34s, they need to be in the outer socket pair. But if they're 6L6 types, it literally makes no difference at all whether you choose the inner pair or the ou...
by woodbutcher65
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: Wanted output transformer from Nomad 45 or JCM JMP800 50watt
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Wanted output transformer from Nomad 45 or JCM JMP800 50watt

I found it! Yes, it's in great shape, known good. Part number 562050.
by woodbutcher65
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Boogie Board News & Announcements
Topic: Is mesa boogie still open with corona virus ongoing?
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Is mesa boogie still open with corona virus ongoing?

Yes they are. But they're extremely busy and probably understaffed for the amount of business they have to handle.

Be sure to leave a message. They'll call you back.

Better yet, contact them via email.
by woodbutcher65
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: Wanted output transformer from Nomad 45 or JCM JMP800 50watt
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Wanted output transformer from Nomad 45 or JCM JMP800 50watt

I have one that came out of a Rocket 44. It's 4x EL84 tubes. It's in perfect working order. Would that interest you?
by woodbutcher65
Fri May 22, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Triaxis Membrane possibly available!
Replies: 9
Views: 1500

Re: Triaxis Membrane possibly available!

Consider approaching Mesa about it. They might want to buy some from you for them to stock for repairs.

That might help you to get the per-piece cost down to something much less painful.
by woodbutcher65
Fri May 22, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Mesa Boogie 50/50 with broken OT worth?!
Replies: 1
Views: 218

Re: Mesa Boogie 50/50 with broken OT worth?!

Contact Mesa and ask for a repair estimate on that amp based on the presumption that it needs one OT at the least. Use that estimate as a reference. Any competent tech likely won't charge more than Mesa. Get the transformer from Mesa. Don't mess around with other sources. The Mesa one will be correc...
by woodbutcher65
Wed May 20, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: IIC+ Drg to Hrg
Replies: 5
Views: 566

Re: IIC+ Drg to Hrg

I'm reasonably sure that you'd need a different output transformer when changing between simulclass and 100 watt models.
by woodbutcher65
Tue May 19, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Triple Rec Multi Watt vs Dual Rec prior versions
Replies: 1
Views: 256

Re: Triple Rec Multi Watt vs Dual Rec prior versions

Try the green channel in the pushed mode. I actually find it to be the overdrive tone I like best out of the amp. I'm not a big fan of bright fizzy sounding distortion. The red channel and the orange channel are nearly identical. Only the presence pot value is different, and any decent amp tech can ...
by woodbutcher65
Sun May 03, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Does “MB” below the power cord mean...
Replies: 2
Views: 432

Re: Does “MB” below the power cord mean...

No, MB written in sharpie under the power cord means the amp was put through test by Mike Bendinelli. Who tested MOST Mesas in the Mark series.

A smaller number have RS written instead of MB. RS means, yes, Randall Smith.
by woodbutcher65
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Cleaning an EQ on a Mkiii Coliseum
Replies: 7
Views: 583

Re: Cleaning an EQ on a Mkiii Coliseum

Use Deoxit D5 or other products in the Deoxit line. They're MADE for the job. Even Mike B. would approve of their usage.
by woodbutcher65
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: fix blown 50/50 amp
Replies: 12
Views: 1390

Re: fix blown 50/50 amp

As for the question about headroom changes after working on that 50/50 amp, I'd bet long odds that the change is due to having replaced worn out filter caps. Those are your power reserve for high demands, and when the caps are done they will not store the energy they used to. I picked up a Simul-Cla...
by woodbutcher65
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Incarnations of the Mark 1 amp?
Replies: 7
Views: 721

Re: Incarnations of the Mark 1 amp?

A "fetron" is a solid state replacement device that was made for a variety of vacuum tubes. They were made by TRW and employ one or more JFETs as amplification and switching devices. They plug right into the tube socket but you need to be sure that you have the RIGHT fetron for the right tube replac...
by woodbutcher65
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: What's under the tolex?
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: What's under the tolex?

It's plywood. Good plywood. Probably birch. Nothing that looks amazing if given a finish.
by woodbutcher65
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Triple Rectifier 150w/ 4x12 240w cab
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Re: Triple Rectifier 150w/ 4x12 240w cab

Try a different amp with that cabinet. Did you have the amp cranked? A 150 watt amp puts out over 300 watts if the power stage is saturating. Marshall's spec for a "100 watt" 1959 Super Lead from the early 70s was 170 watts RMS at 10 percent distortion. Fender listed my 180 watt Super Twin Reverb at...