How do you store the footswitch on the back of the Mark iv?

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Irongiant14
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How do you store the footswitch on the back of the Mark iv?

Post by Irongiant14 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:56 pm

Hi Boogie Board.

I'm a singer songwriter who plays a Les Paul studio through my Mark iv. Even though I've had it for a long time I am reapplying myself to learning how to get good tones and use this instrument; looking forward to reading everybody's comments in the mark iv threads. Space is at a premium in my place and so I have to take the amp out and put it away every time I play. I want to make this process as neat and painless as possible and the footswitch is slowing me down.

I thought I read in the manual that the foot switch attached to the back of the mark iv for transport or storage but now I can't find the reference. Was I dreaming when I read that or is there really a way to snap the foot switch to the back? I got my amp used and my footswitch has a metal ring on one side end but not the other. I thought it might latch on to something but I can't figure out how it might snap in or stow away.

Can someone set me straight please?

bgh
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Re: How do you store the footswitch on the back of the Mark

Post by bgh » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:32 pm

Here is a picture of the back of my Mark IV. On the right hand side (just to the right of the tube), and on the left, you can see the holes into which the clasps of the foots-witch fit.

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These are not pictures of my amp (I found them via Google),but they do show the foot-swich once it is clasped onto the amp.

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I hope this helps.
Lefty guitars: Gibson SG standard (1977) • Gibson LP custom (1979)
Amps and such: Mesa Boogie Mark IV-B • Mesa Nomad 45 • Peavey Vypyr Tube-60 • Effectrode Blackbird • Kingsley Jester • AMT SS-11a • Zoom G5

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Re: How do you store the footswitch on the back of the Mark

Post by Irongiant14 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:29 am

Thank you so much for taking the time to google and reply! Using your photos I was able to make it fit, like a Tetris master. But now Ive got to find a replacement for the missing ring key. What a weird doodad! I have no idea what to even call that thing.

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Re: How do you store the footswitch on the back of the Mark

Post by Irongiant14 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:43 pm

Irongiant14 wrote:Thank you so much for taking the time to google and reply! Using your photos I was able to make it fit, like a Tetris master. But now Ive got to find a replacement for the missing ring key. What a weird doodad! I have no idea what to even call that thing.
I was able to order the missing ring from Mesa Boogie. It was reasonably priced, too.

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Re: How do you store the footswitch on the back of the Mark

Post by bgh » Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:42 am

Cool!
Lefty guitars: Gibson SG standard (1977) • Gibson LP custom (1979)
Amps and such: Mesa Boogie Mark IV-B • Mesa Nomad 45 • Peavey Vypyr Tube-60 • Effectrode Blackbird • Kingsley Jester • AMT SS-11a • Zoom G5

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