Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

Post by V-Type » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:20 pm

Just got purple tolex DC 3.
Wow and wow.This amp is small in size but weighs a ton and delivers what generally 60-75 tube watts produces.
Bravo.
Mine is a revision A I assume.
Serial # DC3 - 0168x
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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

Post by gabotah » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:16 pm

i bought 2 years ago a DC-2 Studio Caliber late version with contour serial 3969 made in 1998 (thats what mesa told me). i love it, it´s fuc**ng awsome!!

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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

Post by gabotah » Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:34 pm

i forgot to say that my board says DC-23C assuming the board is the same from the dc3 but it is c version? is this possible?

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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

Post by jargapix » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:47 am

Hey folks. I picked up a DC-5 a few days ago. She sounds great and looks ok but she could use some TLC. I vacuumed the inside if the can & cleaned the tolex to bring back some life.

Serial is 02250. I think she's a B.

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I decided to open her up and see if I can find a birthdate and how the circuit board is doing. It looks pretty darn clean. Board itself is very sturdy & heavy which is good. Wiring is tight & clean. Here's some pics. No date of production though.

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I noticed the CB name was DC-510A. Does that mean mine is a version A amp? I thought it was a B because of the foot switch selecter difference in the back.

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I sprayed the board lightly with some compressed air to get some dust off. I Also took off the knobs to get some dust off & plan to spray the pots with some lube.

I read somewhere that it's ok to spray the entire board with Deoxit or isopropyl alcohol to clean it. Is that true? I have the radio shack version of Deoxit.

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It has the same ingredients.

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What do you think about cleaning it? I don't think it needs it but could it hurt?

Thanks!
JA

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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

Post by theorota » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:23 am

Hello Mesa DC users.

Mine is a rare DC-3 imbuya hardwood with a CV30 speaker. Serial number DC3-043xx. It's a revision B and the year ?... 1998 ? 1999 ?...

I have just changed all the tubes and it sounds amazing. 12AX7 Electro-Harmonix in V1, V2, V3, V4, and 12AT7 in V5 & V6. EL 844 JJ in the power amp. The power of this amp is incredible. Sure more than 35 Watts said by Mesa.

Here's some pics :

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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

Post by theorota » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:03 am

V-Type wrote:Just got purple tolex DC 3.
Wow and wow.This amp is small in size but weighs a ton and delivers what generally 60-75 tube watts produces.
Bravo.
Mine is a revision A I assume.
Serial # DC3 - 0168x
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It looks beautiful and it's a rare finish I think

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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

Post by theorota » Mon Feb 10, 2014 7:27 am

Just received an Email form Mesa for my DC-3 :

"Hello Theo,

Thanks for the message. Unfortunately we don't have accurate records for amps of that era. The DC-3 was made between 1994-1999, and based on serial number I would estimate your amp to be in the late 1998 range."

Reminder, my serial number is DC3-043XX

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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

Post by Lupo » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:46 am

Mine:
DC5-A with leds (orange and red!! not green and red!!)
220-240 volts export
serial 0019**!!
Mesa/Boogie Dual Caliber DC5 rev. A - Export
Mesa/Boogie Dual Caliber DC5 rev. B - Export
Charvel Predator 1990
Charvel Fusion Deluxe 1990

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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

Post by jpistolas » Thu May 22, 2014 6:09 am

The serial # for my DC-5 is 02148. Can anyone shed some light on the year of this amp. It's a DC-5b.
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Re: Creating a DC Register for Serial# Dating

Post by MegaBoogie » Thu May 22, 2014 6:53 pm

I have a DC-2B SN DC2-03845 thats all i know other then i love it!

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