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 Post subject: Re: Mk 2 c+ magic?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:31 pm 
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I've had more than I can remember of both C+ and IIIs, and I do believe there's a difference. More so in the feel as opposed to the sound. I ended up keeping an '84 IIC++ (DRG, 105 PT) and '85 IIC+ (DRG, 105 PT).

That being said, if someone has a IIC and loves it as-is, who cares if the + would be an improvement? If you love how it is now, don't mess with it.

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 Post subject: Re: Mk 2 c+ magic?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:04 pm 
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Silverwulf wrote:
I've had more than I can remember of both C+ and IIIs, and I do believe there's a difference. More so in the feel as opposed to the sound. I ended up keeping an '84 IIC++ (DRG, 105 PT) and '85 IIC+ (DRG, 105 PT).

That being said, if someone has a IIC and loves it as-is, who cares if the + would be an improvement? If you love how it is now, don't mess with it.



That's the plan. :)


I've had a few more rehearsals with the IIC, as well as spending hours up at our studio playing it and it keeps blowing my mind. Truly an amazing amp, and I've had the pleasure of owning some truly iconic amps ranging from old brownface Fenders to Marshall Jubilees as well as modern amps such as the Mark V.

The IIC is just it for me. It's what I was wanting my Mark I to be.


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 Post subject: Re: Mk 2 c+ magic?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:11 pm 
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dfwxjer wrote:

That's the plan. :)


I've had a few more rehearsals with the IIC, as well as spending hours up at our studio playing it and it keeps blowing my mind. Truly an amazing amp, and I've had the pleasure of owning some truly iconic amps ranging from old brownface Fenders to Marshall Jubilees as well as modern amps such as the Mark V.

The IIC is just it for me. It's what I was wanting my Mark I to be.


chipaudette (a Boogie Board member here) posted a great comparison of his IIC before and after it was modded to a C+
Well worth the read.
Just found it. 4th post down in this thread.
viewtopic.php?f=27&t=40556&p=292169#p292169

Btw the three posts above Chip's are a good read as well and they are right up your alley too! (they are about those having a IIC and NOT doing the + upgrade).


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 Post subject: Re: Mk 2 c+ magic?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:53 pm 
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gts wrote:
dfwxjer wrote:

That's the plan. :)


I've had a few more rehearsals with the IIC, as well as spending hours up at our studio playing it and it keeps blowing my mind. Truly an amazing amp, and I've had the pleasure of owning some truly iconic amps ranging from old brownface Fenders to Marshall Jubilees as well as modern amps such as the Mark V.

The IIC is just it for me. It's what I was wanting my Mark I to be.


chipaudette (a Boogie Board member here) posted a great comparison of his IIC before and after it was modded to a C+
Well worth the read.
Just found it. 4th post down in this thread.
http://forum.grailtone.com/viewtopic.ph ... 69#p292169

Btw the three posts above Chip's are a good read as well and they are right up your alley too! (they are about those having a IIC and NOT doing the + upgrade).



Man, thank you for pointing me to that thread! A good read for sure. Since I don't really use effects loops, and love the amp right now I can't justify sending it to Mesa to modify. I usually run the lead gain around 4, and the input volume around 8 with my LPC with the Shaw humbuckers. They're PAF level output, and this produces one of the best crunch tones I've ever played. I add my Sunface for over the top leads, or the TS808 for boosting for heavy rhythm parts.


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 Post subject: Re: Mk 2 c+ magic?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:56 pm 
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I've got a Mark IIc HR head on the way. Can't wait to compare it to the c+'s.

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 Post subject: Re: Mk 2 c+ magic?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:34 pm 
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Got the Mark IIc HR head last night. It's already on it's way back to Mesa for the upgrade.

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 Post subject: Re: Mk 2 c+ magic?
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Have Mike put a "G" in the HR! Ha-ha, although I think it has actually been done before.

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 Post subject: Re: Mk 2 c+ magic?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:09 am 
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My next c+ will probably be a DRG. I was hoping I would like the Mark IIc but I could tell right away it had to go back to Mesa for the upgrade. Now I want to see how the 100 transformer in the upgraded c+ compares to the 105 in my HR's.

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 Post subject: Re: Mk 2 c+ magic?
PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:14 am 
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Got my upgraded c+ back from Mesa a little over a week ago. It got the c+ mod and a full cap job. Very happy with the results. It's quickly becoming my favorite c+. It has a looser feel and is more touch sensitive compared to my other HR's.

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 Post subject: Re: Mk 2 c+ magic?
PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:07 pm 
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xdg999 wrote:
...It has a looser feel and is more touch sensitive compared to my other HR's.


Is this the one with the 100 PT? If so, that's how I characterized the ones I'd owned...and actually why I preferred the 105 PTs... :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Mk 2 c+ magic?
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Yes, it's the one with the 100 PT.

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