Mesa Boogie Mark III head

Mesa Boogie Mark III head

Postby High Peaks » Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:07 pm

Anyone have any experience with these? I just picked one up. Curious for feedback from the board??
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Postby Crazy 9.5 Fingers » Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:57 am

I run a Mark IV combo which is pretty complicated, I think the Mark iii head is a little more user friendly. I guess all I can suggest is that you realize the Mark series amps require some time to get the settings where you want them. I think the Mark iii isn't as complex as the IV, but you should give yourself some time to work it. In the end, the tones are out of this world and cut through a mix like nothing else, but they do take some time to get used to.

The Boogie board is a good place to go for advice on settings, tubes, etc.

http://forum.grailtone.com/

All I can say is enjoy the amp, they are remarkable. I would take a bullet for my Boogie.
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Postby High Peaks » Sat Nov 24, 2007 7:08 am

Thanks 9.5
I've always played thru Fenders, or Groove Tube Trio preamp so the MEsa is a new monster to me. Ive also heard that its a more involved to dial in the Mesa. Any preference of speakers that run well with it. Right now i'm using jbl e120s, but will probably get some celestion vintage 30's.
Next step is to get an amp switcher to go between my Jerry and Trey rig!!!! I have a hopeless case of G.A.S.
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Postby strumminsix » Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:30 am

Mesa are great amps! However they require patience.
I loved mine but have no need/want for it anymore.
Takes too much time to dial in in different rooms.

You'll love it once you figure out all the nuances.

Are you gonna use a different cab for each head?

If so all you need is an AB/Y box.

Same cab needs a switcher.
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Postby High Peaks » Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:19 am

I think i will run them thru different cabs to.
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Postby strumminsix » Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:47 am

High Peaks wrote:I think i will run them thru different cabs to.


Just need an AB/Y box then

(and a roadie, and a moving van :lol: )
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Postby tigerstrat » Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:31 pm

So HP, what are the features on this particular Mark III? What year/what color "stripe" is it? Short-chassis/long-chassis? Does it have 5BEQ? Reverb? Is it hardwood/wicker? Tolex? what color, etc. What tubes are in it?

http://homepage.mac.com/mesaboogie/welcome.html has a nice collection of info about the whole Mark series.

I think you'll love it clean through the E-120's, but if it's intended to be your Trey rig then yeah you probably want the Vintage 30's.
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