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#1 myoldfriend

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:08 PM

Paint will peel:

 

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#2 schundog

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 11:06 PM

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

Edited by schundog, 18 May 2017 - 11:06 PM.

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:02 AM

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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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:52 AM

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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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:54 AM

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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Posted 19 May 2017 - 07:17 AM

Right. On.

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:05 AM

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:19 AM

Fab Mesa.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:30 AM

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

 

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:41 AM

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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Marshall MosFet Reverb Twin 100 W
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:48 AM

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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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:49 AM

My Mark IIB

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:53 AM

Great acquisition.  Enjoy.  


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:55 AM

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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Roland MicroCube

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:30 AM

Excellent score. 

 

Now go Boogie on, brother.

 


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:50 PM

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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#17 myoldfriend

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:38 PM

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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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:33 PM

Looks like a "simul class" power section.


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 06:05 AM

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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Posted 21 May 2017 - 12:59 PM

Is that a purple les Paul off to the side?


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