Can Boogies be addictive?

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Can Boogies be addictive?

Post by Amptech » Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:01 pm

I think there is something in the Boogie amp, that makes you addicted to them.. I had a simple Mark III that I bought from a friend so he wouldn't sell it to the big box music store. Now I have 4 Electra-Dynes, and 4 TransAtlantic's ( 3 ) TA-30's and a TA-15..oh, and the Mark III... Do I need help? LOL

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Re: Can Boogies be addictive?

Post by Markedman » Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:32 am

I caught Boogie fever after I walked into a pawn shop in 2013 and a Mark IV was waiting for me. At $650.00 it knew I'd be hooked. I then went on a buying spree, a big buying spree. I now have owned about 2 dozen Boogie amps and I search CL every day to see if there's something I've missed that I should've owned.
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Re: Can Boogies be addictive?

Post by Eevil » Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:32 am

Better to spend the cash while one still has a chance :mrgreen:
Current:
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- Electra-Dyne 1x12 23” combo
- Studio preamp
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Gone:
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- Express 5:25
- Roadster head
- Triaxis / 2:50
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Re: Can Boogies be addictive?

Post by CoG » Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:34 pm

Life's too short to play sh!t amps and that bank balance ain't comin' with ya...

Seriously though the best thing about Mesas is that they're all versatile. Okay, except Mark IIIs. Every Mesa I have ever owned has had at least five good tricks, some of them that get me playing in ways I normally wouldn't (like the RA100 red channel with the gain at like 1030.) You can always find some limited run amp that will do one thing better than any one thing your Mesa can do, but the Mesa gives you 95 per cent of that thing with a neat twist on it, and a bunch of others besides.
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Re: Can Boogies be addictive?

Post by Amptech » Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:51 pm

I would just like to meet the man, the genius, the legend.. hopefully before I pass..

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Re: Can Boogies be addictive?

Post by MkIII Renegade » Sun May 10, 2020 12:40 pm

Yes, and my particular addiction is the Mark flavor, although I dig the other models also and can see myself eventually having all Marks, and at least one Fillmore, Lonestar, and maybe a Transatlantic or a California. :mrgreen:
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Re: Can Boogies be addictive?

Post by jediguitarist » Fri May 22, 2020 9:01 am

MkIII Renegade wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 12:40 pm
Yes, and my particular addiction is the Mark flavor, although I dig the other models also and can see myself eventually having all Marks, and at least one Fillmore, Lonestar, and maybe a Transatlantic or a California. :mrgreen:
I'm with you on this.
Does having a Quad count as having a Mark II and III? :lol:

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Mark IIc+ - Hey, I can dream... :cry:
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Re: Can Boogies be addictive?

Post by Dr. Tweedbucket » Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:17 pm

Absolutely!

Out of all the amps that I've owned over the years, I've had the most Boogies!

I can't even start to remember them all, but I'll try...

MkIII Red - wasn't crazy about it.
MkIII Green - I really liked this one and John Mellencamp bought it.... well his tech did the transaction.
MkIV - I got it cheap from guitar center but didn't warm up to it. It had too much stuff going on. I found the best tone EVER and kept trying to improve on it but then lost it and never found my way back! :evil:
Heartbreaker head x 2 - this to me was a good sounding head!
Early 1993 Dual Rec leather wrapper ! What a great amp.
SN BA00005 Blue Angel combo
Subway Rocket
.22 cal combo- early one with the funky two channels.
Triple Rec x 2, one of them was Voodoo modded
TA15 x2, great amps, still have em
Mini Rec - pretty nifty
Tremoverb head 100W
Lonestar special x 2, still have one and love this amp, latest mod is a Celestion Gold.
Son of Boogie. I got it pretty cheap at a local guitar shop. I wasn't so sure it was working right but like all Boogies you had to find the magical sweet spot. I think I sold it cheap too, it wasn't my thing.
Tone is in the AMP ! !1 !!

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Re: Can Boogies be addictive?

Post by BFT » Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:06 pm

Scored f100 in September..now have 7. So wish i would of found them early in the gear search. Love em
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Re: Can Boogies be addictive?

Post by BoogiePete » Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:20 am

They most definitely are addictive! 8)

I've had:-

The Mk III super sixty - great amp, regretted selling.
Mk IV B combo in Bubinga, fantastic amp which I traded on a Hughes and Kettner Triamp which I also really liked. I did miss the Mk IV though.
Mk IV B combo in black tolex. Great amp but never sounded as good as the hard wood example.
Heartbreaker Combo. Seriously underrated amps and amongst the top 2 Boogies soundwise that I've owned.
Mk IV head and 2x12 open backed cab both in walnut. The best! Sold at a profit after losing my job but I loved this one and wish I still had it.
Mk V combo. Never really gelled with it after weeks of tweaking. Always sounded 'boxy' and felt a bit 'stiff'. Tried everything, new valves/tubes, changed speaker, gave up eventually.

7th November 2020. Went to collect an absolutely mint Heartbreaker combo. Looks new, sounds great!

I've always felt a little uncomfortable without a Boogie in the house and as an englishman I've never come close to owning a Marshall.

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