Homade Head Shell for a Mark IIB

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MoonxShade
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Homade Head Shell for a Mark IIB

Post by MoonxShade » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:07 pm

I dont not own a mesa mark iib but im thinking about getting it but its a combo amp only one i could find with reverb (but its on the back) and a geq does anyone make head shells for them!!

I would post a pick of the amp that im talking about but i dont know how to insert a image

woodbutcher65
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Re: Homade Head Shell for a Mark IIB

Post by woodbutcher65 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:07 pm

Contact Sour Mash cabinets and Bob will make you the headshell you want.

Or you can get one direct from Mesa.

It's not a tough project. I've made one or two. (Not looking for work making any, sorry.)

Any decent woodworker should be able to make a nice headshell cabinet. If he has a finger jointing or dovetail fixture in particular.

MoonxShade
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Re: Homade Head Shell for a Mark IIB

Post by MoonxShade » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:45 pm

Ok thanks ill remember that website i also heard Mike B made someone a headshell for there amp but dont know how i could get a hold of him or how much it would cost i also am not even sure if i want to get the amp LOL

alanlcohen
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Re: Homade Head Shell for a Mark IIB

Post by alanlcohen » Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:49 pm

Anyone with moderate wood working skills could build you one. I've done, but without the dovetail. Look for carpenters/cabinet makers in your area. If you're looking to keep weight down Home Depot has select pine in the right width and it takes aniline dye well and grain can be faked with it. If you do it yourself make a template for matching where the mounting holes are.
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rarebitusa
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Re: Homade Head Shell for a Mark IIB

Post by rarebitusa » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:18 pm

I did recently see a post elsewhere where a guy had done a real nice IIC+ short head cab upgrade. This was the vendor he sourced the pine shell from.

https://www.ebay.com/str/Pine-guitar-sp ... 7675.l2563

I know nothing more then the fact the pics looked very nice and his comment below, after I asked if he did the cab from scratch.

"Thank you, but I cant take credit for the build, I actually got it from a guy in Fresno Ca that sells on ebay. Very reasonable price and excellent build quality."

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