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 Post subject: Re: The Official DC Club
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:38 pm 
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Just re-joined...had a DC-5 brand new around 92, got out of music and sold it around 99...and one just arrived at my door after a long time of searching for one in good shape not too far from my house.

No pics yet...but a few things different than I remember.

1) Don't remember the footswitch having two buttons; as with other posts I see here mine differs from the manual in the way the footswitch selector on the back panel works.

2) Don't remember the "cool blue light" being quite so muted

3) Was is always this LOUD? :) I guess I am getting too old, but holy crap!

4) Without the footswitch in, the center toggle almost seems to combine the channels (I played only for about 10 mins)

5) All Mesa tubes so someone took care of it

Anyway, going to play with this some more, had also been looking at a new Express Plus, but this might just fit the bill for less than half the price!

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 Post subject: Re: The Official DC Club
PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:28 pm 
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3 combos: DC3, DC5, and DC10. The Holy Trio that I love to death.


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 Post subject: Re: The Official DC Club
PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:03 am 
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jazyje wrote:
3 combos: DC3, DC5, and DC10. The Holy Trio that I love to death.

no pictures, no amps.

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 Post subject: Re: The Official DC Club
PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:49 pm 
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I bought my DC-2 (Late version) with contour Serial 3989 of 1998, 3 years ago, it has the original Black Shadow Speaker. I really love it the sound i make combining it with my pedals is really incredible. 8) 8) 8)
It´s my first mesa but i think this is the amp i love and i will never sell in my life. I have added an Orange Ppc 112 with v30´s on it to combine both open and closed back sound for more full range sound!
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 Post subject: Re: The Official DC Club
PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:15 pm 
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Joined: Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:02 pm
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Ecstatic new owner of Great older DC 3 1x12 combo.
Wow what a brute. The Vintage 30 makes this amp a freaking cut through machine.
I'm playing a set with a buds band and took the "lil" guy.
The guys laughed with their DSL 100 4x12 and Ampeg 500 watt 4x10 and 1x15 cab until we were 2 bars into the first song of the night.
Joy,disbelief,envy,etc.. was all I could get out of them.
The compliments were and continue too roll ever since.
I was using a Laney GH 50L previously and still own but its a basement dweller these days.
Thank You Mesa Boogie.
Yep Purple tolex. Bam!
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 Post subject: Re: The Official DC Club
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:44 pm 
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Location: Wiltshire
Hi All,
Hope you don't mind me tagging on to the end of this thread. I'm a new Boogie owner; so new the DC-3 hasn't even been despatched yet ... h o w . . . s l o w . . . c a n . . . t i m e . . . g o o o o o ?


Anyhoo ...
I will be putting the following guitars through their paces,
* '77 black maple Strat with trem
* '64 Jaguar
* tatty Gibson L6S
* Graphite 10 string Grand Chapman stick
* '58 Telecaster (AWESOME Blues tone - bought the DC just to find out how these two will work together! I have a detached house heh heh heh)

Can I have a DC Cartel number? I like the idea.
Good to meet you all :)

Jas


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 Post subject: Re: The Official DC Club
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:06 pm 
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I own an F-100 that I've had for about 6 months or so and just picked up a DC-2 last week. I'm still tweaking the DC-2, but so far I'm very happy with it.


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 Post subject: Re: The Official DC Club
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:36 am 
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My wife surprised me with a DC-5 combo for our anniversary a week ago. She picked out a good one too. Freshly retubed, wheat grille cloth, all inspection/repair receipts from Mesa Hollywood, both original footswitches, Boogie amp cover and manual included.

Fired it up today with my LP. I don't think I will need another amp. Ever.


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 Post subject: Re: The Official DC Club
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:35 am 
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Location: Northern, New Jersey
Hey folks. Here's my story. I joined this group a bunch of years back when my Mark IV was my baby. Well, I had real live pooping & crying kids which replaced her. I couldn't ever jam with her because she was so loud. So, I sold her a few years ago because she was just too much for our apartment. Well, flash forward a few years and my kids are older, I have a house, a mid life crisis garage band & I want to start jamming again. I seriously want a MKV but they are a bit too $$ for now. So I picked up Bugera v22 and it was nice but I felt cheap and dishonest to MB. A few days later as I was perusing the interwebs I saw a DC-5 for a good price. I did some research and was surprised by the tone and less complicated design. felt like this was my way to get back into the MB family until I can convince my wife I need the MKV. So, I returned the v22, and scooped up the DC5.

The world is ok now that I'm back with Mesa. She sounds sweet and needs some TLC but there's something to be said about MB build quality. It's undeniable.

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 Post subject: Re: The Official DC Club
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:25 pm 
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I loved the DC-5 demoes and its live sound so much I traded for a REV A head.
With either a 1x12 EV or a 2x12 V30 setup it truly Smokes.
Way more flexible than many of my other amps and yet bridges the Mesa tones nicely with a Bit of Mark and Recto as well as Maverick.
Truly a Great amp among Greats.
My only wish is too stumble across a DC10 but I'm quite content.
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 Post subject: Re: The Official DC Club
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:14 pm 
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Just got a DC-2. How do I join the club??

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 Post subject: Re: The Official DC Club
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:12 pm 
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Hi all. Just bought my first Mesa after playing pretty much everything else for 24 years. It is a .50 Caliber. Seller says it is from 1985 but, then again, he also swore up and down it was a single channel amp. That's right, he owned it two years and NEVER heard the lead channel. It is in really excellent condition and has the sound I've been looking for.

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 Post subject: Re: The Official DC Club
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:04 am 
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Hello everyone.

Since January I'm an happy Mesa DC user. Mine is a DC-3 rare imbuya hardwood. N° DC3-043xx it's from the end of 1998 or the begining of 1999. Rev B with a Celestion CV30.

I have just all retubed : 12AX7 Electro-Harmonix in V1, V2, V3, V4, 12AT7 Electro-Harmonix in V5 & V6. 4 JJ EL844 into the power amp. The sound is awesome. Warm, dynamic and really alive. I was not still able to try it in a certain just volume, only at home at bedroom volume but this weekend I'll make rehearsal where I'll be able to increase the volume to appreciate completely the sound quality of this little baby.

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 Post subject: Re: The Official DC Club
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:35 am 
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Location: Ithaca, NY...10 sq miles surrounded by reality!
New Cartel member. DC-3, serial number 041XX. Very clean with slipcover and footswitch.

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 Post subject: Re: The Official DC Club
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:53 am 
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Hi everybody
I'm from Italy and last month I bought this DC3 (serial number 01813, probably 1996)
Previously I had a Nomad 55 (but i hate it and I sold it only after three months)
a Caliber 50+ (stolen after a gig) that I used for one year
and a Mark III lent to a friend (that I used for a couple of years)
first of all there was a Fender Twin Amp
I love Mesa sound.
Can I join the Club?
and, can someone tell me something about the speaker?
It is the original?
many thanks


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