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by Don
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Dropped my MarkV
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Dropped my MarkV

I just received a Mesa Express combo that was shipped loose in a box full of busted up styrofoam. The amp was covered in white stuff, but was fine. The recessed knobs and heavy grill cloth that Mesa uses survived the test.
by Don
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: NCD
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: NCD

I had an old Thiele cab with an EVM12L that I used to use with a DC-3. The combination of the combo's open back and the ported cab was great! I miss that cab!
by Don
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Add a Lead Master to your Studio 22? Yes or No?
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Add a Lead Master to your Studio 22? Yes or No?

I found my 22+ to be a lot more usable than my 22 because of the Lead Master. A preset volume for the lead mode doesn't really work. The GEQ on the 22 helped, but I still found the lead mode on the 22 to be way too loud at home and a little too quiet with a band.
by Don
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: F Series
Topic: Swapping preamp tubes on F-50 for lower gain
Replies: 2
Views: 1283

Re: Swapping preamp tubes on F-50 for lower gain

If the F-50 is like the F-30, then V2A (pins 1, 2 & 3) is the first gain stage for the lead channel. V1A follows the tonestack on the lead channel. You could install a JJ ECC832 in V2 or both V2 and V1 to lower the lead channel's gain without affecting the rhythm channel. The ECC832 is like an ECC83...
by Don
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Footswitch not respecting "EQ Off" channel settings.
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Footswitch not respecting "EQ Off" channel settings.

Yep. I just came here to say to check the grounds on the footswitch cable.
by Don
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Foot Pedals & Misc Mesa Stuff
Topic: Overdrive for a TA-15
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Re: Overdrive for a TA-15

I like the H1 setting so much that I've never really experimented with ODs with mine. If I did, I'd probably use the Prince of Tone. I love that pedal with everything else.
by Don
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Atlantic Series
Topic: TA 15 Metal Cover Tarnish
Replies: 2
Views: 344

Re: TA 15 Metal Cover Tarnish

This seemed to happen worse on earlier amps. I remember there being a lot of discussion about it early on. Mine is fine. There's another very recent thread on this. https://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=85077&p=523491&hilit=ta15#p523491 Authorized Boogie said it might be related to someone...
by Don
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Rectoverb 50 combo reverb is tube driven?
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: Rectoverb 50 combo reverb is tube driven?

According to the schematic, the reverb is opamp driven.
by Don
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Effects
Topic: Favorite Overdrive/Distortion pedal
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Re: Favorite Overdrive/Distortion pedal

I'm kind of amazed (but, then, in a way, not really) that both Don and Stephen share my feelings about the Rat, considering the slew of boutique/expensive pedals out there. I've always liked Rats and have had several, but last fall I bought a mid '80s blackface Rat that blew me away. I bought it, a...
by Don
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Effects
Topic: Favorite Overdrive/Distortion pedal
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Re: Favorite Overdrive/Distortion pedal

Prince of Tone and Rat.
by Don
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Purchasing Full Set of Tubes for Mark V
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Purchasing Full Set of Tubes for Mark V

I put a Preamp Tone Kit from Doug's in my Express, MK IIB and Soldano Astroverb with great results, especially in the Express. It's not the cheapest way to buy tubes, but the combination of the dimpled square getter Chinese tube and Tung Sol in the early gain stages and the Sovtek 12AX7LPS in the ph...
by Don
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Fillmore 25 Combo - Now What???
Replies: 3
Views: 521

Re: Fillmore 25 Combo - Now What???

I found the C90 to be a warm sounding speaker in an Express 5:50. I loved it for the clean sounds but not as much for the dirty sounds. I swapped it with an Eminence Tonker and it improved the detail in the dirty sounds though I didn't like it as much for clean sounds.
by Don
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: 1984 Mark 2C combo $795.00!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Re: 1984 Mark 2C combo $795.00!!!

Man! I was tempted by that one! Only 1-1/2 hours away from me. I've been selling things, not buying, though.
by Don
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark llB - difference between early and late models
Replies: 10
Views: 2504

Re: Mark llB - difference between early and late models

I'd like to see your schematic to compare to my MK IIB from about 1981. It has RP 8C on the board. This amp has a slightly overdriven clean channel. Kind of like a "Dumble" type of sound. Dirty without being gritty. Smooth. It doesn't have a lot of drive in the lead channel unless everything is cran...
by Don
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Questions/information on the Boogie MRK II Series
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Questions/information on the Boogie MRK II Series

Here's a page showing some of the options available-
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It came from this forum-
https://www.mylespaul.com/threads/1981- ... 18.410280/