Mark V front panel text fading

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Mark V front panel text fading

Post by Eevil » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:30 am

Hello.

Couple of months ago in my endless amp swapping quest I landed on an used Mark V head (2009) which was not perfectly mint in cosmetics, but knowing this still bought it.
Later on I was googling around and found out that there’s been other mkV amps with similar text fading symptoms from faceplate.
Is this some sort of defect in small number of amps or just part of normal vintagey-ing process? (If it’s defect then these amps are going to be highly collectible like pre-500 rectos and Mark IIC ;D)


Following link has close-up shot of the panel:https://www.dropbox.com/s/d07meznzaagoy ... 8.jpg?dl=0
Current:
- Electra-Dyne
- Stiletto Deuce Stage II
- 2x12 Recto horizontal
- 4x12 Stiletto slanted

Gone:
- Mark III 60w/grx
- Studio preamp
- Roadster head
- Triaxis / 2:50
- Stiletto Deuce Stage 1
- CAA OD-50
- Mark V

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Re: Mark V front panel text fading

Post by mixsit » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:37 am

That looks to me more like having been scratched off?
Thanks for posting it.
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Re: Mark V front panel text fading

Post by Wayno » Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:03 am

Mines the same, sure I remember this being mentioned before and it was a manufacturing defect that was sorted early on. Warranty covered it at the time. You reminded me of the old miss-print Lp's from the 80's, love me a rare one 8)
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Re: Mark V front panel text fading

Post by Eevil » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:04 pm

Wayno wrote:Mines the same, sure I remember this being mentioned before and it was a manufacturing defect that was sorted early on. Warranty covered it at the time. You reminded me of the old miss-print Lp's from the 80's, love me a rare one 8)
Okay :) I think the warranty is not valid anymore...
Current:
- Electra-Dyne
- Stiletto Deuce Stage II
- 2x12 Recto horizontal
- 4x12 Stiletto slanted

Gone:
- Mark III 60w/grx
- Studio preamp
- Roadster head
- Triaxis / 2:50
- Stiletto Deuce Stage 1
- CAA OD-50
- Mark V

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Re: Mark V front panel text fading

Post by OldTelecasterMan » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:04 pm

Just because something is old or it has a defect doesn't mean it's a collectible. If something is old and has a defect nobody may want it.

What do you call a musician without a girlfriend?................. Homeless........ And the Homeless aint got no money to buy food, cloths...and not that amp with a defect... Buy a new face for that amp and play your guitar.


Really...I'm sorry... Someone with the thought of a rags to riches possibility from a poorly painted amp face....You were killin me.

I have some old equipment...and yea a some of the pieces I have are going for double what I paid a few pieces triple but here is the catch.....First If you sell it you won't have it anymore.... Second If you sell it you won't have it anymore... Shhh....You don't have an amp anymore. Do you hear that silence...That is the sound of.... You don't have an amp anymore...
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Re: Mark V front panel text fading

Post by Eevil » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:17 pm

OldTelecasterMan wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:04 pm
Just because something is old or it has a defect doesn't mean it's a collectible. If something is old and has a defect nobody may want it.

What do you call a musician without a girlfriend?................. Homeless........ And the Homeless aint got no money to buy food, cloths...and not that amp with a defect... Buy a new face for that amp and play your guitar.


Really...I'm sorry... Someone with the thought of a rags to riches possibility from a poorly painted amp face....You were killin me.

I have some old equipment...and yea a some of the pieces I have are going for double what I paid a few pieces triple but here is the catch.....First If you sell it you won't have it anymore.... Second If you sell it you won't have it anymore... Shhh....You don't have an amp anymore. Do you hear that silence...That is the sound of.... You don't have an amp anymore...
First post last statement was partly sarcastic :) but...

I started thinking about the face plate and thought that maybe some local metal shop (laser/cnc) could make replacement cheaper than ordering one straight from Mesa (overseas is a PITA)... and maybe also in different material & engraved texts :) well... let’s see
Current:
- Electra-Dyne
- Stiletto Deuce Stage II
- 2x12 Recto horizontal
- 4x12 Stiletto slanted

Gone:
- Mark III 60w/grx
- Studio preamp
- Roadster head
- Triaxis / 2:50
- Stiletto Deuce Stage 1
- CAA OD-50
- Mark V

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Re: Mark V front panel text fading

Post by OldTelecasterMan » Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:41 am

Lessons learned. Always buy never sell.

1957 ES125T Gibson.... 1980 Tobacco burst American Stratocaster... 1979 Fender Delux ... 1997 Mesa DC-5 head and 4X12 slant (metal grill) Mesa Cab... 1980 Ibanez Tube screamer pedal...

All equipment I used to own. My list of regrets.
Boogie F-30
Mark V
Fender Hotrod Deluxe
Two 2X12 Vert. Cabs.
Two 2x12 Compact Cabs.
Telecasters, Gibson Les Paul, Gibson Howard Roberts Jazz Fusion and many more.
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Re: Mark V front panel text fading

Post by Eevil » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:31 am

OldTelecasterMan wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:41 am
Lessons learned. Always buy never sell.

1957 ES125T Gibson.... 1980 Tobacco burst American Stratocaster... 1979 Fender Delux ... 1997 Mesa DC-5 head and 4X12 slant (metal grill) Mesa Cab... 1980 Ibanez Tube screamer pedal...

All equipment I used to own. My list of regrets.
Yep.. my regret list is still a tad smaller.

- studio preamp
- Ibanez jpm p3
- Mark III bluestripe SGRX
- triaxis
- 1x12 wide body closedback

Some of these may still come back at some point... not the JPM though - too much money nowadays but maybe some other RG with similar specs :)
Current:
- Electra-Dyne
- Stiletto Deuce Stage II
- 2x12 Recto horizontal
- 4x12 Stiletto slanted

Gone:
- Mark III 60w/grx
- Studio preamp
- Roadster head
- Triaxis / 2:50
- Stiletto Deuce Stage 1
- CAA OD-50
- Mark V

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Re: Mark V front panel text fading

Post by OldTelecasterMan » Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:48 pm

For those of us with a warm spot for the tube driven monsters there may be hope. With all these amp emulators coming out the prices of the old tube amps may drop..... LOL....yea..right. :lol:
Boogie F-30
Mark V
Fender Hotrod Deluxe
Two 2X12 Vert. Cabs.
Two 2x12 Compact Cabs.
Telecasters, Gibson Les Paul, Gibson Howard Roberts Jazz Fusion and many more.
http://www.mp3unsigned.com/Peter_Savell

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