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by woodbutcher65
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III green vs blue vs red stripe
Replies: 20
Views: 5476

Re: Mark III green vs blue vs red stripe

I've owned both black dot and blue stripe Mark IIIs (both with EQ, the black dot was an HRG, the blue stripe, DRGX). I FAR preferred the blue stripe. When I am back in the market for another Mark III it's a blue stripe long head that I'll be looking for. It was WAY more aggressive and had more gain ...
by woodbutcher65
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: IIC+/++ PICS
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: IIC+/++ PICS

Look around. They're here. Including photos of the internals of them. You just have to find them.
by woodbutcher65
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:33 am
Forum: Foot Pedals & Misc Mesa Stuff
Topic: Mesa Boogie 1x12 wedge cabinet
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Mesa Boogie 1x12 wedge cabinet

Oddly enough, I made 1x12 wedge cabinets that were a perfect match for a regular width (not widebody) Mark amp back in the early 80s. And bottoms as well. YEARS before Mesa did. I've made maybe eight to ten of the bottoms, which when compared side by side with a Mesa Thiele enclosure, both with EV s...
by woodbutcher65
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:49 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark 2C+ Voltage Gain in each stage
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Mark 2C+ Voltage Gain in each stage

An oscilloscope and probes will quickly give you the answers you seek. Since I lack a Mark IIC+ at the present time, I only have half the solution. (The scope.)
by woodbutcher65
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Mesa Hollywood store down???
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Mesa Hollywood store down???

No, not to Indonesia. Gibson isn't going to be moving Mesa. As I understand it, that's written into the contract.
by woodbutcher65
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark 2C+ Voltage Gain in each stage
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Mark 2C+ Voltage Gain in each stage

Got an RCA tube manual?

Got the Mark IIC+ schematics?

Using the data in the schematics, and the study guides in the back of the RCA tube manual, you can determine the voltage gain of the stages.
by woodbutcher65
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:40 am
Forum: Boogie Board News & Announcements
Topic: What is your ideal Mesa/ What should Mesa do next?
Replies: 65
Views: 40145

Re: What is your ideal Mesa/ What should Mesa do next?

Personally I'd like to see Mesa make a single channel preamp or amp that is nothing less than the lead circuit of the Mark IIC+, rendered in exacting detail so that it is the SAME circuit with the SAME component values as that of the original when in the lead mode.
by woodbutcher65
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Boogie Board News & Announcements
Topic: Rocket 44
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Rocket 44

The Rocket 44 kicks ass! Is the one you're looking at the 4x10 version or the 1x12 version? I had the 1x12 version and it's a simple, stripped down two channel amp that has a hell of a tone. Definitely I'd recommend it. I know of only one real flaw with them. One that, if the problem occurs, can be ...
by woodbutcher65
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Boogie Board News & Announcements
Topic: Has Gibson Acquired Mesa?
Replies: 28
Views: 1340

Re: Has Gibson Acquired Mesa?

Although I am of course concerned, consider these items: 1: Gibson under the leadership of J.C. Curleigh has made great strides in restoring quality to Gibson's products, and he and the management team seem to be taking quality of their products VERY seriously. But they've been at this for less than...
by woodbutcher65
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III with a Variac
Replies: 8
Views: 1283

Re: Mark III with a Variac

Eddie didn't use the variac to get distortion out of his superlead. They all get raunchy enough when cranked up. (I'd know, I have three Superleads.) But what does happen is, when you start lowering the line voltage, it does change the tone. Not so much the amount of distortion. Eddie didn't use a d...
by woodbutcher65
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Thoughts on this IIc+
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: Thoughts on this IIc+

As I understand it, a Mark IIB can have an RP11A revision PC board which makes it possible to get it upgraded to C+ specs.

It's only the RP11A board that allows this.
by woodbutcher65
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Serious Mark III Issues!!! Please help!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2151

Re: Serious Mark III Issues!!! Please help!!!

It'll be worth the wait! Congratulations on a bargain of a great amp!
by woodbutcher65
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: WTB Mark III Blue stripe long head DRGX
Replies: 0
Views: 268

WTB Mark III Blue stripe long head DRGX

I had one....and I want another one. Of every Mesa I've ever tried, it fits my tastes best. Looking for a very good clean condition used Mark III blue stripe head, DRGX configuration. (Simul-class, reverb, EQ, and I definitely prefer the long head chassis.) Let me know if you've got one you want to ...
by woodbutcher65
Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III Red Stripe Combo Graphic EQ and Reverb
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Mark III Red Stripe Combo Graphic EQ and Reverb

Take it to a qualified amp tech. It is probably a mode switching problem.

As long as it's there, see how old the power supply capacitors are. Odds are that they've never been changed, which means THEY'RE DUE. Change them before they fail and take out a transformer.
by woodbutcher65
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: What's your fave speaker?
Replies: 18
Views: 1604

Re: What's your fave speaker?

EVM-12Ls for Mesas (and sometimes good for most any amp) and Celestion Greenbacks and (reissue) Creambacks for anything related to a Marshall for sure. My favorite cab setup is two Greenbacks and two Creambacks in a Marshall 1960A cabinet.