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by treedroppings
Thu Nov 26, 2009 6:13 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: What to change in my Mark IV?
Replies: 13
Views: 841

Re: What to change in my Mark IV?

Take it to a professional repairman first. Tell him you need a diagnostic an overhaul and a Cap job. Every 10-12 years these amplifiers need new filter capacitors. I replaced mine on a Mark 1, and now I love the sound, volume is much higher... I also had it voiced for more upper mids like an old Mar...
by treedroppings
Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:36 am
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Les Paul vs Firebird.
Replies: 15
Views: 4262

Re: Les Paul vs Firebird.

I saw a lt green non-reverse firebird w/3 P-90s that sounds killer. 3000 smackaroos
by treedroppings
Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:53 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mod Kits for Mesa Amps????
Replies: 60
Views: 17223

Re: Mod Kits for Mesa Amps????

MT- It would be cool to swap out a pair of 6L6s for EL34s. You couldn't make a non simulclass amp into a simulaclass amp without an OT replacement, but you could rewire for one set of EL34s instead. Running a set of 6L6s and EL34s would be very nice for all of us that don't have a simulclass amp. I...
by treedroppings
Wed Nov 04, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark III HELP!
Replies: 12
Views: 1405

Re: Mark III HELP!

I got my mark 1 reissue re-capped and revoiced. now its purrrfect :mrgreen: all 19 year old amps need a new set of electrolytics. I can no longer turn it up past 2-3 unless I have hearing protection! :lol: (like my first boogie was a Mark 3 w/EQ, simul-class and celestion, and it ruled on the Class ...
by treedroppings
Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:44 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Tube Find!!! NOS Mullard 12AX7 now in V1
Replies: 12
Views: 1609

Re: Tube Find!!! NOS Mullard 12AX7 now in V1

f%&# A' dude Fall of 2003

I found a killer Packard bELL stereo 2 blocks from mom and dad's and it said $70.

the auction people let me have it for 35 because it is the last day of the sale

it was a 1965 packard bell,

the tubes are packard bell relabeled... :D f%&#' Amperex Bugle Boys

these tubes are expensive wine-style tubes! amperex was a factory in holland and

I had 2 phase inverter 7025's
and 4 el 84s they sounded awesome in my Sovtek MiG60 (you know the one that's better than newer Marshalls)
The sovTek had ok tubes before , now I was smiling ear-ear because it had the Bugle Boy in V1!!

I still have the amplifier and the cabinet is solid Maple(2" by 1.5" by 18" strips of Maple all glued together) . 2 old-school 12" speakers and 2 mid-tweeters.

When I get $$$ that cabinet will get an upgrade or something. Its got mojo and the amplifier will prob'ly get a bottle rocket in front for boogie-ing sounds! Needs a vintage turntable and some radio parts too, but when it worked it sounded chime-y like rory's vox, I played the calling card album thru and it sounded good!

yeah Estate sales can be nice and 3 el 84s surviverd although I did drop one when i got some beers in me one night. Maybe the philco el84 will work with the other 3 !
by treedroppings
Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Tube Find!!! NOS Mullard 12AX7 now in V1
Replies: 12
Views: 1609

Re: Tube Find!!! NOS Mullard 12AX7 now in V1

try ebay.co.uk

go to lots of estate sales you'll prob'ly find old ge's sylvania's if diligent
by treedroppings
Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:18 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Scored TWO Mark IV A's from Steve Miller today!
Replies: 26
Views: 2571

Re: Scored TWO Mark IV A's from Steve Miller today!

They have the nicest gibson gcc 700 not good looking but the sound/action are nice and buttery for $599

they sold Steve Miller's Valley Arts guitar and I saw the Jimi Hendrix stack there for 5500?
by treedroppings
Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: mk III sound problem [ never has sounded right ]
Replies: 18
Views: 1171

Re: mk III sound problem [ never has sounded right ]

I had a bad sound on my amp, seems to have gone away with servicing pots and replacing the caps

Now I need to upgrade my ears for the volume increase :lol:
by treedroppings
Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:10 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: mk III sound problem [ never has sounded right ]
Replies: 18
Views: 1171

Re: mk III sound problem [ never has sounded right ]

I had a bad sound on my amp, seems to have gone away with servicing pots and replacing the caps

Now I need to upgrade my ears for the volume increase :lol:
by treedroppings
Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:50 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: King of the Mark III's
Replies: 37
Views: 2282

Re: King of the Mark III's

Whatever they made in 1988-9! I sent Randall $$ until I had Mk3 with Simul-Class, wheels, a Celestion, and EQ.
by treedroppings
Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: old or new boogies: witch iz betta'?
Replies: 17
Views: 1593

Re: old or new boogies: witch iz betta'?

I had re-capped and retubed a Mark 1 re-issue, and the guy replaced 2 cap and a resistor in the pre-amp for a more marshall-like sound (made in Jan '90). It is now sounding really good, better than the mitchell pro 100 plus oversized and closed up 112 EVM cab I used to judge everything by ( I think ...
by treedroppings
Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Boogie Classifieds
Topic: FS: Mesa MK I RI Hardwood
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: FS: Mesa MK I RI Hardwood

That is Gil Aran He makes some box for the Mk1 called a 'Smooth and Slim' that has no active circuitry for $100

you can find a thread about Mk1 s on this forum if you search for gil aran
by treedroppings
Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Boogie Board News & Announcements
Topic: Amp Setting Database!!!
Replies: 57
Views: 47014

Re: Amp Setting Database!!!

Ok? How about adding Mark 1 Re-Issue Amp?
by treedroppings
Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Requesting Mark 1 Settings Section
Replies: 2
Views: 598

Re: Requesting Mark 1 Settings Section

treble 8-10 mid 2 bass 0-2 volumes on 3-4 presence 7-10 no reverb (though it does sound great)
jumpered effects loop on 10 I boost volume w/ guyatone od.


there is a mk1 reissue mod thread by gil ayan near the last page
by treedroppings
Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:18 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Help me choose my first Mark series amp
Replies: 13
Views: 1056

Re: Help me choose my first Mark series amp

The Mark 1 Reissue is nice if you get a pedal. Plus, the 2 inputs can be a/b'd, and there is a Gil Ayan mod lurking in these pages :)