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NAD: IIB or not IIB?

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Paint will peel:

 

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All original '81 build (Mike Bendinelli and RS initialed chassis!), 60/100w with EVM12L.

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Hellz YEAH! Congratulations, I'll bet it sounds fantastic.

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Great, great amp. I have seen a lot of them for sale used. But at +90lbs I knew it would never leave my house. So peel the paint off your house!

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I love me the Mesa amps. I've had quite a few. But yeah, that uber weight is why all mine (sans the TA15) ended up staying home. Still, that is a great amp. In my yoots I'd have rocked the bejeezus out of it. Love that Cane grill. Peel Away!!!

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That little tank is 90 # ? Belies the eyes! So where did you find it if I may ask and what model Mesa is it?

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Awesome! I have one of those too. A lot of fun!

 

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Great, great amp. I have seen a lot of them for sale used. But at +90lbs I knew it would never leave my house. So peel the paint off your house!

 

head + cab config partially solve that problem, but hey big glass and big iron mean big weight and huge tone.

 

I think a Mark IIB at the moment is one of the best values to be found in the vintage amp market. The huge fuss about the IIC+ actually resulted in stupid low prices for the IIBs.

I got my head and a cab with ALTEC 417 speaker for less than a grand. Considering that the cab is worth at least $300 bucks, I paid the head alone less than 600 bucks. I mean, it is totally ridiculous.

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I have seen combo IIBs for $800-850. I have reached for my wallet several times but they are just weight limiting for me.

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I have seen combo IIBs for $800-850. I have reached for my wallet several times but they are just weight limiting for me.

 

I hear you. It is amazing however that they fetch the same price as a Champ

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nice amp, congrats!!

 

gpuma, you can run 6L6 and EL34 pairs together in that thing? funky!

 

in the 1/2 power setting, can you choose which pair to run?

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My Mark IIB

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That's the stuff! Say, is there a toggle switch on the back panel of your amp, next to the heat sink? If so, is yours labeled 60/100 or half/full?

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Yes it is a DRG (SRG=Sixty watt, Reverb, Geq. HRG=Hundred watt, Reverb, Geq. DRG=D-Simul class, Reverb, Geq.)

I don't remember how the switch is labeled.

Why do you ask?

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Is that a purple les Paul off to the side?

 

 

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Is that a purple les Paul off to the side?

 

 

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Nope. Faded Cherry H-150...

 

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nice amp, congrats!!

 

gpuma, you can run 6L6 and EL34 pairs together in that thing? funky!

 

in the 1/2 power setting, can you choose which pair to run?

 

Sorry, I did not see you question.

Yes, the power section allows for 6L6 and EL34 to run together. In the 60W mode only the external pair of tubes are activated.

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if your boogie is labeled as 60/100 then it is not a simulclass so I think you cannot run 6L6 and EL34 like mine.

Simulclass Mark IIB amps achieve a rated power of 75W/15W (with only 2 tubes active)

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Nice! I played a hardwood IIB a few years ago. Even on half power it was insanely loud but man did it sound good. I've owned a couple Mark IIIs, a IV and 2 Vs over the years. Definitely some of my favorite amps.

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That OP's amp is one of the very most awesome of Randall Smith's creations, one of the most collectable Mesas ever.

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