Mesa Boogie Mark I Reissue

Mesa Boogie Mark I Reissue

Postby mkaufman » Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:28 pm

Anyone played one? I used to own an original MK I head w/ reverb & EQ. Shouldn't have sold it...

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Re: Mesa Boogie Mark I Reissue

Postby jackr » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:09 pm

Nope but I am in love with my mesa boogie transatlantic.
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Re: Mesa Boogie Mark I Reissue

Postby gr8fullfred » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:57 pm

If its boogie its probably very very good. Never met one that I did not like. Played last night through a studio 22 (first time playing through this amp), and it sounded great. Took a little fooling with the knobs. I just love Mesa. They are awesome on the support side, part available. Very reliable. I am hooked. Thanks Randell! Keep um coming.

Within the last year I picked up their 40th (I think) anniversary catalog. If you can find one of those (free at the music store) well worth picking up and drooling thru. Can you guys tell I like Mesa Boogie? Is it obvious?
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Re: Mesa Boogie Mark I Reissue

Postby tcsned » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:25 am

+1
I'm a die hard Boogie fan - I've got a late 80s Mark III head, a Mark IV combo, and a V-Twin preamp (though I like the SMS better ;-) - all are as good as they get.

The guy that ran the local had an old Mark I wicker & wood - I used it on a couple of studio recordings and it was badass. Can't go wrong with Boogie IMHO
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Re: Mesa Boogie Mark I Reissue

Postby Deadhead85 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:30 am

I play through a MK I Reissue, and it's got everything I've always wanted in an amp! The tone is immaculate, and gives me a phenominal Bobby tone! I have the stock Black Shadow in it, pretty much a Celestion. I also have a 2x12 cab that gets used for larger gigs...that houses a Tone Tubby Alnico, and a Cannabis Rex. My initial thought was to put the Tone Tubby in the Boogie, but I just loved the tone as it was. I figured, if it isn't broke, don't fix it. 8)
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Re: Mesa Boogie Mark I Reissue

Postby mkaufman » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:58 am

I now own an MKI Reissue head - reasonably portable! Please detail your Bobby rig so I can try it.

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Re: Mesa Boogie Mark I Reissue

Postby Deadhead85 » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:02 pm

Well I run my guitars into my pedalboards, and then straight into the amp. The settings I use on the MKI are...

Bass: 0 - 1 (depending on if I'm running Single Coils or HB's)
Treble: 2
Mid: 7
Reverb: 7 - 8 (or higher depending on personal preference. Reverb is the only slightly weak aspect to the amp)
Presence: 7 - 8 (or higher, again depending on preference)

Add some flatwounds on the guitar, and I'm in a tonal bliss! I could not be happier with the Bob tone I'm getting!
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Re: Mesa Boogie Mark I Reissue

Postby mkaufman » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:39 pm

Are you plugged into channel 1 or 2? What are your channel and master settings?

What era Bob tone are you getting?

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Re: Mesa Boogie Mark I Reissue

Postby Deadhead85 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:44 am

I plug into channel 2...volume 2 set at 5.5, master is set a hair before 5. I use it for all my guitars, with great results...Strats, Teles, Hollowbody. My "A" guitar now is a Strat, with a standard electronic setup on it. It's got Custom Shop 69's (Abby's) in it.
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Re: Mesa Boogie Mark I Reissue

Postby Deadhead85 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:45 am

Try that out and let me know how you make out, any input would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Mesa Boogie Mark I Reissue

Postby mkaufman » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:50 am

I will and get back to you. May take a few days...

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Re: Mesa Boogie Mark I Reissue

Postby Deadhead85 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:59 pm

Hey MK, was wondering if you could hopefully explain the effects loop on the MKI to me? I tried using it when I first picked the amp up, read into it a bit, and after a couple of attempts....it didn't work. Is there something I'm missing? Im sure its something pretty simple. My effects are currently giving too much excess noise, and I would love to put my OD and Delays on the loop. Any info or tips would be greatly appreciated!
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Re: Mesa Boogie Mark I Reissue

Postby mkaufman » Mon Apr 02, 2012 4:50 am

Seems straightforward to me. It has a send & receive jack. Use the send going to your effects and the receive coming back from your effects. There's a knob next to the send & receive jacks for adjusting the send level, so you can cut or boost the signal before going into the loop.

The Boogie manuals are available from Mesa online.

I think the effects loop sits between the preamp & power amp sections.

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Re: Mesa Boogie Mark I Reissue

Postby Deadhead85 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:44 am

mkaufman wrote:Seems straightforward to me. It has a send & receive jack. Use the send going to your effects and the receive coming back from your effects. There's a knob next to the send & receive jacks for adjusting the send level, so you can cut or boost the signal before going into the loop.

The Boogie manuals are available from Mesa online.

I think the effects loop sits between the preamp & power amp sections.

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Well I can't say I was hooking it up wrong. I just tried again today, and nothing, all I got was this "static hiss" of sorts. The send level knob has been broken off ever since I bought the amp. It's a clean break, so maybe the pot for the send level is damaged within? I try to turn it with my finger, but its hard to tell if its moving or not. I'm also using regular 1/4 inch cables.
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Re: Mesa Boogie Mark I Reissue

Postby Deadhead85 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:10 pm

I just read into it some more on the Boogie Board, and there were some people with the same issue. They changed out one of the preamp tubes, and it was working great! More than likely, thats got to be the problem.
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