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lgehrig4
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Couple Rev G questions

Post by lgehrig4 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:54 pm

Hi, new to the board and I have little experience with Mesas. Lately I’ve been interested in an early 2 channel Dual Rec and I need a little clarification.

From what I’ve read DRs went to 3 channels in 2000 and they were considered Rev G up until that point?

When they changed to 3ch did they change the front controls or did the two overdrive channels just share the same controls. I ask because I’m finding many of these that look like 2ch but are described as 3ch.

https://www.guitarcenter.com/Used/Mesa- ... 4616738.gc

My next question is specific to this amp on Reverb. Does the faceplate look painted to you or stock. To me it’s shinier than the others I’ve seen.

https://reverb.com/item/15624273-mesa-b ... ev-g-1990s

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Couple Rev G questions

Post by Silverwulf » Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:35 pm

Rev Gs were the bulk of the 2 channel models made. Rev C to Rev F models were made from '92 to '93 or so, then it was all Rev G until late 2000 when the 3 channel models were released.

That Reverb amp is hard to tell from the pics, but it doesn't look entirely natural (I'd assume painted). But again, pics can be misleading.

That's a 2 channel Rev G in your GC link. They're notorious for posting wrong descriptions of items. They usually just grab the current description from manufacturer websites.
Boogie user of 20+ years, previous owner of 150+ Rectos, author of the previous "2 Channel Recto User Guide" and current "3 Channel Recto User Guide" (if I ever stop being lazy and finish it)...

lgehrig4
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Re: Couple Rev G questions

Post by lgehrig4 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:38 am

Thank you! I was thinking the same that it was a canned description.

Are all the G’s the same or should I look for certain years?

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Re: Couple Rev G questions

Post by LesPaul70 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:34 am

lgehrig4 wrote:Are all the G’s the same or should I look for certain years?
Almost. There were some random transitional oddities in the early G units, but those are very rare. Most of them are what you expect. (Unless of course they have been modded afterwards.)

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