Boogie Mark 2B Coliseum = animal!!!!!

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Boogie Mark 2B Coliseum = animal!!!!!

Post by Markedman » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:05 pm

Holy smokes!!! This amp is a gain monster!

I own a Mark 2C++ & a Mark IV.

I've owned 3 Mark III's, another Mark 2B 100/60, a JP2C, a Mark 2C+ SRG, a Studio pre-amp with a Simul-class 295, a DC-5, a Studio 22+.


ImageMESA/Boogie Mark 2B Coliseum by John Bazzano, on Flickr



ImageMESA/Boogie Mark 2B Coliseum by John Bazzano, on Flickr
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Re: Boogie Mark 2B Coliseum = animal!!!!!

Post by Markedman » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:49 pm

ImageMESA/Boogie Mark 2B Coliseum by John Bazzano, on Flickr

15" Electro-voice speaker

There's a form for Mesa str 415 tubes at a discount if you buy them by the dozen!
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Re: Boogie Mark 2B Coliseum = animal!!!!!

Post by xdg999 » Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:19 am

Nice! I've got a dozen c+'s and my Coli is the king of the hill.

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Re: Boogie Mark 2B Coliseum = animal!!!!!

Post by Raw Power » Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:59 am

Wow, Great score !

Oh, yeah.. there's plenty of gain in mine. Get's pretty heavy AND it's louder than bombs.
That combo with the EV has to weigh a TON .

Sample clip(...not me or my amp) showing off the range of gain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9Ed-oP_IzY
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Re: Boogie Mark 2B Coliseum = animal!!!!!

Post by Markedman » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:34 am

JP2C, Mark llC++ DG, Mark IV-A/B.

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Re: Boogie Mark 2B Coliseum = animal!!!!!

Post by Thaymz » Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:03 pm

The hardwood / wicker is so damn sexy. Sounds great in the vid \m/

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Re: Boogie Mark 2B Coliseum = animal!!!!!

Post by ray jones » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:46 pm

hi im new here first post and i am not that refined in this type of thing thats a beautiful amp ...but what i have is a boogie that was made on 9/11/80 it appears to be a mkiib combo with reverb 60 watt and i got it for free i saw it in the pile at the local scrap yard and they let me have it....the speaker will need to be reconed that aint a big deal but i cant keep the reverb working does any one have a schematic and a shop manual for this as i would like to do all the work my self.....i dont play but my son does and it would be a gift to him....

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Re: Boogie Mark 2B Coliseum = animal!!!!!

Post by ray jones » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:51 pm

also i need a few knobs if any one know where to get them that would be cool info to have i would like it to look originaland sadly mesa does not appear to have these parts thank you all in advanced

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Need Information for Mesa Boogie Mark 3

Post by julio blanco » Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:22 pm

Hello and I apologize in advance if I am posting this in the wrong place. I am new to this. Anyways. Just recently I inherited a Mesa Boogie Amp. I believe its a vintage Mark 3. I have posted great pics of the amp. I need help identifying it. My instrument is drums so I am a little lost with amps. Any help is greatly appreciated. Julio Blanco

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Re: Boogie Mark 2B Coliseum = animal!!!!!

Post by Wyzard » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:43 am

Nice score Markedman! Was the amp shipped in that combo shell, or was it "re-housed" at a later date?

A Coli IIB is one of my main amps: I have two, one of which is fully serviced, and the other of which is a work-in-progress. The main one has everything I need for a "thicker-than-blackface-Fender" voicing, and gets more playing time even than my old favourite MkIIAs and Two Rocks.

It's worth noting that the Coli IIB isn't really a bigger "brother" to the regular IIB - it's more like the bigger, better-looking cousin. With a 12AX7 substituted for the usual 12AT7 in the first socket of its own very particular PI circuit, along with the loop mod, it's capable of frightening MKIIC+s.

It's big, relatively easy to dial in, and goes from MkIIA clean to MkIIC+ scream. I've got a fairly comprehensive collection of Boogies to compare it with, and in my view, it's the best of them.
MkII eh?

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Re: Boogie Mark 2B Coliseum = animal!!!!!

Post by Markedman » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:52 am

I did ship the amp in the cabinet, double boxed with plywood to protect it from any kind of damage. I wish I could've kept it but I pocketed $1,500.00 on the deal that took a total of maybe 4 hours to pick it up and ship it. I also made a few bucks on a quad of 1968 celestion greenbacks. Some money making deals are out there if you know your stuff.
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