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by bgh
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark IV volume shift
Replies: 3
Views: 2400

Re: Mark IV volume shift

Mine jumps pretty quick too.

When I get off of work, I will try it and let you know the specifics.
by bgh
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: ok, lets be honast....
Replies: 15
Views: 13348

Re: ok, lets be honast....

gonzo wrote:did they actually make SOB's in 1982?!!
Yes. I got one when they first came out. I used it and a Marshall Mark II Lead in a band I was in. Rotated between the two. The one I had was an excellent little amp. Loud as all get out.
by bgh
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Mesa Nomad reverb problems... how to solve?
Replies: 2
Views: 1869

Re: Mesa Nomad reverb problems... how to solve?

That is odd indeed. My Nomad's reverb (I have a 45, not the 100) will make noise if I have the reverb turned up and I shake the amp, or hit the reverb tank. But, under normal playing conditions, the reverb does not make that sort of noise. A few questions: (1) Does it ever start making the noise on ...
by bgh
Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mesa Hardwood Family Photo and more (Image Heavy)
Replies: 16
Views: 8796

Re: Mesa Hardwood Family Photo and more (Image Heavy)

I do believe I am in love.


Thanks for posting.
Very, very nice.
by bgh
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Mark IV channel switching defect
Replies: 2
Views: 1468

Re: Mark IV channel switching defect

I would suggest you give Mesa a phone call.

Any time I have had a question, they have been extremely helpful each time I called.

Keep in mind, though. They are closed on Fridays.
by bgh
Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:10 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Nomad with a strange screw
Replies: 4
Views: 2002

Re: Nomad with a strange screw

Hi. I have a 45 1x12 combo that has been recently re-housed. I will have to go look at it now to see which screw you are talking about. When we re-housed the combo, I don't recall seeing a tension screw (or even a grounding screw), but in all the stuff we did I may simply have missed it. Could you t...
by bgh
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: New Mesa combo day (my brother built me a custom enclosure)
Replies: 6
Views: 2668

Re: New Mesa combo day (my brother built me a custom enclosu

Lucky you to have a brother like that. Looks great. :P I was really taken back when he decided to do it pretty much for free. Very nice looking cabinet. Your brother does good work. Enjoy He does. He made our fireplace mantle, kitchen cabinets, ... Wow, that's amazing. Congrats! Thanks! Wow! That i...
by bgh
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IV not sounding right
Replies: 7
Views: 2274

Re: Mark IV not sounding right

Once you get used to how they work, they are excellent amps. You have to learn to dial them in with your ears, and not your eyes.
by bgh
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Help me decide!
Replies: 14
Views: 4677

Re: Help me decide!

What modern features are you needing? I have been using a Mark IV for years and it is extremely versatile. I don't play metal either. And the Mark IV excels for what I need: Cleans and classic rock. A lot of people don't like channel 2, but I get some good Marshall-type tones from it. Channel 3 is a...
by bgh
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IV not sounding right
Replies: 7
Views: 2274

Re: Mark IV not sounding right

For what it's worth, I don't use the GEQ a whole lot (and, for context, I don't play metal). I was guessing the GEQ since your clips didn't seem to have any mids. And, when I looked at the video the first time, I thought the "loop" light was on, not the "EQ" light. I went back and viewed it again an...
by bgh
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IV not sounding right
Replies: 7
Views: 2274

Re: Mark IV not sounding right

My first guess would be it sounds like you may have the GEQ engaged.
by bgh
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: New Mesa combo day (my brother built me a custom enclosure)
Replies: 6
Views: 2668

New Mesa combo day (my brother built me a custom enclosure)

I have always loved the look of quilted maple. My mouth has drooled each time I see a Mesa combo decked out in it. For years I have wanted to one own a combo made from quilted maple. My brother heard me talking about it and decided to make one for me - provided I bought the wood and supplies. He is ...
by bgh
Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Scored my first Boogie ever MARK IV "b", now what?
Replies: 3
Views: 1408

Re: Scored my first Boogie ever MARK IV "b", now what?

Congrats on the Mark IV trade! Hopefully you will grow to love this amp as much as I do. Fantastic amp. Concerning your question about the effects loop: The manual appears to be written from the "Mark IVa" viewpoint, and not the "Mark IVb" viewpoint. This link should help explain the differences bet...
by bgh
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: 3 Boogie lineup
Replies: 11
Views: 4641

Re: 3 Boogie lineup

I always hate it when someone suggests something other than the options listed, but I'm going to be that guy. If you have them nearby, you may want to check out a Recto series amp with a Raw, Tweed or Pushed mode. They all do gritty tones well without being too smooth, especially with lower output ...