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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:49 pm 
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Thank you , you raise an important point but if you read all the post you will see that i refer to the first mark 3,s as black stripe/no stripe!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:27 am 
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'86 red stripe here, serial 204xx. Awesome project btw, good luck!

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By the way metallica/petrucci completely ignored the III!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:43 am 
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My blue stripe is s/n: 2368x , which fits Daniels chart.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:42 am 
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Just to make it even more complicated :lol:

How many of the MKIII's have the C+ transformers. (the big ones like T105 & X101 etc.)
For instance; my black is 15527 all options DRGX with X101 and SC152019B

Then this will be a neverending topic. :D

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:34 pm 
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tony777 wrote:
Just to make it even more complicated :lol:

How many of the MKIII's have the C+ transformers. (the big ones like T105 & X101 etc.)
For instance; my black is 15527 all options DRGX with X101 and SC152019B

Then this will be a neverending topic. :D


my black-dot DRGX has also the X101 transformer. Serial 15909

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:24 pm 
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My black dot simul/rev/GEQ has the X101 transformer (serial number 158xx).
I sent it to Mike Bendinelli to modify it into a red stripe and to add a volume R2 pot.

My purple stripe rev/GEQ has the X62 transformer (serial number 186xx).
Mike B. changed the class AB pentode power section into a class A triode and biased it for 2 x EL 34. Now it is a 25 watter amp and speaker jacks are now 16 ohm; 8 ohm; 8 ohm. A volume R2 pot was also added.
I call it my "orange stripe". :lol:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:10 am 
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Interesting to see one of the c+ transformers in the 800,s keep it coming guys.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:09 pm 
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C,mon guys i know there,s some people out there with the info i need.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:16 pm 
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I have a Mark III, which I recently acquired that has a serial # of 15202, and has no stripe and the initials "RCS" under the plug wire. I posted pics of it today in the Vintage Amps before 1991 thread.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:00 pm 
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Thanxs a lot i was checking out your pictures earlier, its very interesting to see that your mark 3 seems to have a modified 2c face plate ie gain boost instead of pull deep like the 2c+/mark 3,s that we normally see but still has the pull rhythmn 2 of the mark 3,s.How does that baby sound? and what output transformer does it have?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:30 pm 
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I have to confess ignorance as far as the transformer, tell me where to look and I'll check it out tomorrow and let you know. I have a Mark IV Rev A that I have owned for about 4 1/2 years now, so compared to it, I would say this Mark III lead has more balls/hairier than my Mark IV, and actually is a tad louder. I love my Mark IV, this Mark III I am just getting to know, but my initial reaction is that it is a knarly, monster amp. The R2 for crunch on the Mark III is freakin awesome once it is dialed in also. Running it through a Mesa 4x12 along with the combo speaker (not that you need it) turned up will crack the walls and vibrate the entire 1st floor of my home. unreal.

On my neck humbucker she does sing like a violin, similar singing tones to the Mark IV lead channel, but not identical. On my bridge pickup, the Mark III seems a little less smooth/compressed. Raw is one word I could use to describe the Mark III kind of like it spits and snarls awesome tones, whereas the Mark IV kind of oozes great tone. I still need to get new tubes in the Mark III and then do a more in depth analysis. I can tell you this, I like it!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:43 am 
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Hi there,s a handy little site called''The Boogie archives'' if you check the 2c+ section it,ll give you all the info about transformers that you need to know.You,ve got an early black/no stripe so it should have one of the 2c+ transformers.What power output is your amp ie 60, 60/100 or simul class it sounds like you,ll be wanting to convert that combo into a head if your playing it through a 4x12 lol.I,ve done that with 2 of my boogies it,s easier for transport, storage and looks better on a cab.Anyways that,s a cool amp you,ve scored i always like the quirky transitional models that have some detail that makes them a bit different to the standard poduction runs ie the older 2c converted face plate ....congrats.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:39 pm 
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Just saw a red stripe mark 3 long head for sale here on the board 20xxx from 86.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:44 am 
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I think I might have one of the last blue stripes made. Its a '94 (dated February). Serial #27971, initialed MB. It is a pure beast. I dont know if they were having a funny day at Mesa, the initials and date are in purple marker, but I swear the stripe is blue. lol

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:33 pm 
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I just purchased a loaded no-stripe (MB) Mk III head #15464 (20 numbers later than boogiemon [hello brother!]), and my tech told me it was the "higher voltage" transformer. Where is that stamped transformer ID located? Is it somewhere it can be seen without disassembling anything? It'd be cool to know.

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