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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:02 pm 
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MkIII Renegade wrote:
I hope the new one (replacement?) still has the hardwood/wicker cab. That is a true beauty!

It does! One of the big reasons I've been fawning over this amp and waiting for the right time and for them to drop the price a little. :)

I've had a really hard time finding original Mesa hardwood/wicker heads. I guess the hardwood speaker cabs are even harder to find, but I do have a line on one now.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:33 pm 
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If you are going to keep both, then you could have an especially awesome MkIII live rig with two hardwood amps! One amp tweaked to perfection for Lead (no compromise) and one for clean/rhythm, and true stereo delay and other effects.

I was casually searching for years for a deal on a hardwood/wicker MkIV combo, but had to jump on my black tolex Wide Body when I got a smokin' deal with someone who either didn't know what he had, or was desperate for cash. In some ways, I wished I had waited a bit longer to find a hardwood, though. Those are truly special amps, and should only increase in value over time.

I definitely recommend the mighty EVM12L for your future hardwood cab. A high percentage of them probably already have it. My Thiele 1x12 is a BRUTE with the EV!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:10 pm 
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Thanks, MkIII Renegade!

I sold this one, but also just sent the payment for a package deal of blue stripe combo with EVM-12L and Thiele with EVM-12L, both in hardwood/wicker. I'm on the fence about keeping the blue stripe (at least it already has the R2 mod), but stoked to have found another hardwood Thiele, I haven't seen many for sale. I should pick that pair up in a few weeks. I'm not sure about the dual amp/stereo thing at this point, but I would like to find a standard sealed back cab to stick a V30 in. The search continues!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:36 pm 
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Woot! Picked up my new Thiele cab today. The match is pretty good. I does show just how bad/weird the wicker on the Mark III head is though, not a close match at all and it doesn't look like any of the other wicker grills I've had around. I guess I will be redoing that as well as the the logos.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:56 pm 
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The wood is definitely a perfect match! Looks factory. 8)

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