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by JD1965
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: New boogie
Replies: 28
Views: 575

Re: New boogie

If you'd care to say: How much did you pay for a 'used' MkV combo @ Sweetwater? I've had plenty of good experiences with the company, but they seem to rarely have used stuff. I bought my 2009 MkV combo used from the 2nd owner last summer. I strongly recommend changing the fuse and/or tubes before sh...
by JD1965
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Combo - Speaker Change
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Mark V Combo - Speaker Change

Thank you - BMW-KTM!
by JD1965
Mon Dec 16, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Combo - Speaker Change
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Mark V Combo - Speaker Change

I ask because I'm still not content with 'taming the treble' in this fine amp and am open to trying a speaker change. The newer Mesa 6L6 441s will round out the treble too. Might be worth a try if you're re-tubing soon. https://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=85042#p523732 -Yep....as noted...
by JD1965
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V Combo - Speaker Change
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Mark V Combo - Speaker Change

Apeman, I'm seeing that speaker as rated as 60 watts (https://wgsusa.com/vet30)

Wouldn't we need a speaker rated for 90 watts in the combo?

I ask because I'm still not content with 'taming the treble' in this fine amp and am open to trying a speaker change.

Any help appreciated.
by JD1965
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: "Tweed Power" huh?
Replies: 2
Views: 312

"Tweed Power" huh?

Hi all, Apologies if this has been discussed here before but I noticed an image that had me scratching my head a bit: https://mesaboogie.com/amplifiers/electric/mark-series/mark-five/index.html Please scroll down to the amp's front panel image directly under "OVER 40 YEARS OF RANDALL SMITH’S INNOVAT...
by JD1965
Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Just bought a Mark V 90 watt combo. Have some questions not answered in the manual.
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: Just bought a Mark V 90 watt combo. Have some questions not answered in the manual.

Q1 & Q2: Yes, as stated by my fellow owners above! Q3: Review Pages 30-32 of the manual to learn exactly what tubes are used - and how they are used - in the various wattage configurations. However , nothing is noted in the entire manual (I've reviewed it often in the past 5 months) about extending ...
by JD1965
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Boogie Mark V brown sound
Replies: 39
Views: 17622

Re: Boogie Mark V brown sound

Great Job with this!

As you list "Brown" I'm wondering: Are the settings are full power or Variac mode?
by JD1965
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: david gilmour
Replies: 20
Views: 4668

Re: david gilmour

As a longtime Gilmour fan here (first time seeing the man in person was on the About Face tour!)....nice job!

But I see you have two amps in that video. Are we hearing stuff coming out of your MarkIIC and another amp?
by JD1965
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Need help please: Mark V or Fillmore?
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Need help please: Mark V or Fillmore?

Sounds like you already had your mind made up when you posted..coming to a conclusion 24 hours later. Would've recommended at Mark V 90w for versatility and dispute the "decent cleans" - the Mark V cleans are as good as any combo if you dial them in. Also, not 'hard' to dial in...just takes patience...
by JD1965
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: New 6l6 441 tubes
Replies: 16
Views: 1533

Re: New 6l6 441 tubes

Installed a 441 quartet (two matched sets) in a couple days ago. They do help "tame the treble" as others have said. To which, I understand why MB would shift to making these the stock power tubes in a Mark V. I don't know how long the Mesa 440 tubes were in my amp that I replaced. It is an early (...
by JD1965
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: New 6l6 441 tubes
Replies: 16
Views: 1533

Re: New 6l6 441 tubes

Installed a 441 quartet (two matched sets) a couple days ago. They do help "tame the treble" as others have said. To which, I understand why MB would shift to making these the stock power tubes in a Mark V. I don't know how long the Mesa 440 tubes were in my amp that I replaced. It is an early (seri...
by JD1965
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Slave out for recording signal?
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Slave out for recording signal?

Hi folks, Recognizing this topic has likely been covered before, please excuse the question from one new the Mark V world... Has anyone had success using the slave output for signal to a recorder? I do have a good mic setup to capture the cabinet sound, so I'm only looking for supplemental signal he...
by JD1965
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: reverb cables
Replies: 5
Views: 2276

Re: reverb cables

It's a couple years later BluzCruz...but thank you for this...wasn't sure I'd reconnected the tank in the head properly!
by JD1965
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Add a Lead Master to your Studio 22? Yes or No?
Replies: 2
Views: 496

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

Hi All, I have a studio .22 in great shape that I've had for about 7 years. It's an excellent amp. However, I rarely employ the lead mode because of the volume difference. For those of you who've had the mod done to your .22 ... and those who own a .22 plus ... is it a mod that makes that amp that m...
by JD1965
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Upgrading from Mark V 25 to Mark V
Replies: 6
Views: 841

Re: Upgrading from Mark V 25 to Mark V

Markageddon’s remarks? Spot on! I upgraded from an Express 5:50 plus combo in late July to a 90w Mark V combo. Why? I got a taste of the ‘burn’ mode in the previous amp’s blues/burn channel and needed a third channel to be able to toggle back and forth between delicious, clean channel, 'blues' mode ...