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by woodbutcher65
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Foot Pedals & Misc Mesa Stuff
Topic: Farewell, 4x12. Farewell, dreams of youth...
Replies: 6
Views: 2759

Re: Farewell, 4x12. Farewell, dreams of youth...

Shortly after I took up the guitar I realized that I simply had no interest in practicing enough to ever get good enough at it to make any money. And that never stopped me from acquiring more gear and more guitars and making many guitars. Today in my 50s I restore vintage Marshalls to a level that l...
by woodbutcher65
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Boogie Board News & Announcements
Topic: How is everyone doing?
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: How is everyone doing?

I work from home, being an ebayer with access to a pretty consistent yet diverse range of products to market, and don't have any compelling need to leave home for more than maybe two trips a week if I combine my trips. Pick up product to sell, ship product to sell, make a small grocery run once in a...
by woodbutcher65
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: ●MK IIB converted to MK IIC+●
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: ●MK IIB converted to MK IIC+●

It's an extensive mod. The PC boards are very different between a B and a C.
by woodbutcher65
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: WANTED; Blonde / Brown Mark I, II Combo Cabinet
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: WANTED; Blonde / Brown Mark I, II Combo Cabinet

That's going to be a tall order to fill. Might I suggest that you contact Mesa or Sour Mash and have them make you just what you want here?

I'll probably be faster, cheaper, and easier to have them make you a new one as you want it.
by woodbutcher65
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Homade Head Shell for a Mark IIB
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Homade Head Shell for a Mark IIB

Contact Sour Mash cabinets and Bob will make you the headshell you want. Or you can get one direct from Mesa. It's not a tough project. I've made one or two. (Not looking for work making any, sorry.) Any decent woodworker should be able to make a nice headshell cabinet. If he has a finger jointing o...
by woodbutcher65
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: fix blown 50/50 amp
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Re: fix blown 50/50 amp

You might try installing Tung-Sol 7581a power tubes. They have increased power handling and headroom capacity, 35 watts per tube rather than 25 per tube for a 6L6. If your amp has the power delivery capacity then you're going to reach 70 watts per channel before tube clipping. Be careful when changi...
by woodbutcher65
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Best way to remove eq board Mark IIC+
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Best way to remove eq board Mark IIC+

You can just use weatherstripping foam. It's not super critical, as long as it holds well and is non conductive.

You could even contact Mesa and have them send you a piece of what they use.
by woodbutcher65
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Best way to remove eq board Mark IIC+
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: Best way to remove eq board Mark IIC+

Look on the outside of the chassis where the EQ board is. See any hardware? If there's none, then the board is just attached with double sided foam tape. Carefully cut through it, pull the board out, replace the caps, and take extra time and care to remove ALL the old tape before reattaching it with...
by woodbutcher65
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: 3 channel dual rec tone control related failure
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: 3 channel dual rec tone control related failure

Sure enough, it was the 500 pF ceramic disc treble cap. Just replaced that, and while I was at it, gave it a new set of filter caps, and it's running great again.
by woodbutcher65
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Mini Rectifier disconnected power cable: flash light, smoke and melted plastic. HELP!
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Mini Rectifier disconnected power cable: flash light, smoke and melted plastic. HELP!

Don't mess with it. Take it directly to a qualified amp tech and let him handle it.

Any other advice is wrong.
by woodbutcher65
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: 3 channel dual rec tone control related failure
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: 3 channel dual rec tone control related failure

On second thought, it's probably a leaky treble cap. 800 pF. I don't have that value on hand so I ordered up a few.
by woodbutcher65
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: 3 channel dual rec tone control related failure
Replies: 3
Views: 195

3 channel dual rec tone control related failure

So I was playing my 3 channel dual rec this evening, went to take a break, came back, and found that during my brief absence something had failed. In the orange channel, the treble control has stopped working correctly and is now working incorrectly. As the treble control is turned up, the output le...
by woodbutcher65
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: fix blown 50/50 amp
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Re: fix blown 50/50 amp

Well, I know to never use THAT image hosting service! The images still haven't fully loaded and it's been several minutes! What are they on, a 300 baud dial-up connection? That's just absurdly bad data transfer rates right there. Those caps are so old, it'd be a crime not to change them. And if any ...
by woodbutcher65
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: fix blown 50/50 amp
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Re: fix blown 50/50 amp

I see no photos or even broken links. My browser usually sees those things just fine. Burned resistors are always signs of other things that have failed and drawn too much current. If the amp has sat for 10 years, yes, it should be recapped. Letting them sit with no charge on them is literally the w...
by woodbutcher65
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Electra Dyne
Topic: New Head Shell?
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: New Head Shell?

Check with Bob at Sour Mash Cabs. He makes some of the best cabinets in the business. If he has the data on the cab you need, he can build it, and almost certainly cheaper than Mesa and he'll do at least as good a job. His pricing is such that I don't bother to build cabinets myself anymore. I call ...