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by Don
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Questions about the utility of a fan in a MarkIII and SOB
Replies: 4
Views: 58

Re: Questions about the utility of a fan in a MarkIII and SOB

Consider a quieter fan. The fan in my MkV:25 combo is very quiet.
by Don
Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Brand new Mark 5/35 - am I an idiot?
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Brand new Mark 5/35 - am I an idiot?

That's good to hear! Enjoy the amp!
by Don
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Left my amp powered on
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: Left my amp powered on

No problem. I've accidentally left an amp on standby for days. Others have done it as well.
by Don
Sat Sep 05, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Brand new Mark 5/35 - am I an idiot?
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Brand new Mark 5/35 - am I an idiot?

I can't imagine that you hurt the amp, but I'd look into a few things. First of all, make sure the speaker is connected properly and that the speaker isn't turned off (it sounds stupid, but we've all done dumb things). Look at every control on the amp and make sure you're not missing something. Then...
by Don
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Hanging golden screw behind 2 second power tube....
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: Hanging golden screw behind 2 second power tube....

That's probably the screw puts tension on the chassis, I assume to lessen vibrations and maybe help ground the shielding on the top of the amp. Most Mesa amps have them. It's a pretty common concern and is nothing to worry about.
by Don
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Downgrading from a Mark V to a Rectoverb 25 Head...
Replies: 4
Views: 649

Re: Downgrading from a Mark V to a Rectoverb 25 Head...

Different amp, but an example of a modern lower wattage Mesa amp- I've got a Mark Five:25, and it's not a great low volume living room amp. The sound is kinda flat when the channel masters are turned low (especially the lead sound). In fact, I use an attenuator with it at home. From what I've read, ...
by Don
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: I don't love my Mark V
Replies: 61
Views: 3129

Re: I don't love my Mark V

Different amp, but it may affect your situation- I found my Mark Five:25 to sound pretty dull and lifeless unless I turn up the channel masters and use an attenuator with it (when required).
by Don
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DC-2
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: DC-2

When I had a DC-3, there was a resistor or cap that I removed from the lead channel that really opened up the lead tone. I can't remember the details and don't know if the DC-2 is similar. You can probably search for it on this forum.
by Don
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V 35 no sound
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Mark V 35 no sound

silly question, but is the speaker turned on and plugged in correctly?
by Don
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Boogie Board News & Announcements
Topic: Is mesa boogie still open with corona virus ongoing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1280

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

I emailed them on Saturday and heard back from Garey within a few minutes but I suspect that he answered the email from home and the issue didn't need to be escalated.
by Don
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: New Mark V 25- Volume Dropout Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: New Mark V 25- Volume Dropout Problem

It's possible that they both had a bad tube. It's always the first thing to consider when an amp gives you problems.
by Don
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: New Mark V 25- Volume Dropout Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 699

Re: New Mark V 25- Volume Dropout Problem

Sounds like a bad preamp tube.
by Don
Mon May 11, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: 25 combo conversion?
Replies: 14
Views: 1493

Re: 25 combo conversion?

The Mesa built 1x10" combo looks like a toy! It's barely bigger than a Champ. I'll be most people would assume it's a solid state practice amp. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49840024937_eced7d2a38_b.jpg Next to my Mojotone tweed Champ clone- https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49656224436_442c...
by Don
Mon May 11, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: 25 combo conversion?
Replies: 14
Views: 1493

Re: 25 combo conversion?

Bruce Weldy wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 4:39 pm
Very nice!
Not quite as elegant as yours.
by Don
Mon May 11, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: 25 combo conversion?
Replies: 14
Views: 1493

Re: 25 combo conversion?

There was another DIY Mark Five:25 1x12" combo. The builder put green Tolex on theirs.

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