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by dodger916
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V or Mark V 35
Replies: 34
Views: 12794

Re: Mark V or Mark V 35

Help please! I'm currently using a rectoverb with vertical 2x12 recto cab and looking to make the jump to a mark series amp. (mainly because of the change in preamp, built in EQ and smaller size of head.) I am totally torn between the mark V and the new 35w version. One of the major reasons I origi...
by dodger916
Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Does a Mark III have a "death cap"?
Replies: 2
Views: 1372

Re: Does a Mark III have a "death cap"?

The ground switch was needed in the old two-prong cords, so an upgraded three-prong cord would eliminate the switch and the need for the cap. Even if the cord is replaced and the cap removed, make sure the fuse is on the hot AC lead, not the ground (as Fender used to do). Otherwise, the fuse could b...
by dodger916
Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Best source for Mark IV foot switch chips.?
Replies: 4
Views: 1503

Re: Best source for Mark IV foot switch chips.?

MR MARCUS wrote:My foot switch quit working and the wiring seems to be OK. I thing it my be the micro chips inside the amp. Where can I find these? Thanks!
Stokes repaired mine a while back; faulty soldering in the din connector(?). He said it was a tough job, but he did it!
by dodger916
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Switching to wicker
Replies: 14
Views: 3457

Re: Switching to wicker

JOEY B. wrote:The best thing about wicker, is that when it gets some age on it, the tint darkens up somewhat. Looks very vintage. 8)
Beat me to it, Joey!
by dodger916
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Mark IIC+ - Guide for Dummies
Replies: 204
Views: 214136

Re: Mark IIC+ - Guide for Dummies

Noob questions : 1/ What exactly makes the IIC+ so famous (OK, Metallica, Petrucci use them...) ? Does the power section of the IIC+ have something special to do with this ? For example, if I have the transformer replaced (because the original one is dead), will it kill the sound of the IIC+ ? 2/ M...
by dodger916
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mark 11A mods
Replies: 4
Views: 1598

Re: Mark 11A mods

Hi I've just purchased a 1980 Mark 2A and have searched far and wide here for mods / upgrades etc but everything seems to relate to the very popular C+. Can anyone assist? Can the A be upgraded to C+? Only if you have the proper pc board, like the RP11a. Mesa does not have these anymore, so no.
by dodger916
Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Subway Rocket (reverb) footswitching problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Subway Rocket (reverb) footswitching problem

Greetings. A good friend (bass player in my band) just picked-up a Subway Rocket reverb, but the footswitch isn't working properly. The amp switches fine manually, but with footswitch plugged-in, it doesn't switch to the rhythm channel. When depressed and switched to rhythm, the sound is like a seco...
by dodger916
Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Mark Series
Topic: Replacement hardwood cab?
Replies: 3
Views: 1031

Re: Replacement hardwood cab?

stokes wrote:Yes,look up user gts,if you check the "vintage amps" main page you'll see a couple of threads he started.He does real nice work
+1. As good as anything you'll buy anywhere...
by dodger916
Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: Need Help
Replies: 2
Views: 1365

Re: Need Help

Did you do any diagnostics: fuse, tubes, etc.?
by dodger916
Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V:25 IIC+ mode (!)
Replies: 28
Views: 4218

Re: Mark V:25 IIC+ mode (!)

dlpasco wrote:Has anyone ever weighed in on how IIC+ mode on the Mark V:25 compares to the real deal? Just curious.
I'm pretty sure I've read comparisons here somewhere.
by dodger916
Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark Five:50
Replies: 32
Views: 3410

Re: Mark Five:50

Yes...and no. The two features that distinguish and attract me to the V:25 is the EL84 power section and portability. Mesa has already produced a lunchbox amp with 4xEL84 power section (T/A 30), and of course the non-lunchbox Lone Star Special. I like the idea of a 35 to 50 watt V:25 as an alternat...
by dodger916
Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Standback on Mark IV Widebody Combo
Replies: 8
Views: 1817

Re: Standback on Mark IV Widebody Combo

screamingdaisy wrote:I remove the rear casters and leave the front casters on.

If I didn't have casters I'd install Fender tilt back legs.
+1 on both counts. In a pinch I've also used simple wooden blocks or wedges under the front. Worked fine.
by dodger916
Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: Mesa Electra Dyne or Mesa Mark III red stripe
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

Re: Mesa Electra Dyne or Mesa Mark III red stripe

The E-D is a great amp; I owned one for about a year. It just had too much horsepower for my needs, and the abundant bass shook the bloody pictures off the wall! For lead playing, I'd agree with dlpasco and the Mark III. It's not uncommon (in my experience) for Marks to sound very different day-to-d...
by dodger916
Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Vintage Amps (Before 1991)
Topic: To tighten
Replies: 10
Views: 3407

Re: To tighten

The EQ in the loop would certainly help tame the mids. I'd buy one from from Musician's Friend/Guitar Center and return it if not acceptable.
by dodger916
Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Lonestar Series
Topic: Lonestar Special Relay and Power Tube problems.
Replies: 1
Views: 1257

Re: Lonestar Special Relay and Power Tube problems.

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