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Old 12-05-2012, 03:52 PM   #1
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Not a Cameron or CEC, but....

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One Mesa/Boogie Mark III, red stripe!

This just happened to wonder across my Craigslist for $700, I couldn't resist, always wanted a Mark, and this definitely does not disappoint. It is one of the rack mount heads, and the guy I got it from gave me the padded case with it.

So far, I like! This isn't nearly as daunting as the Mark Vs I have tried to dial in, definitely a lot more intuitive. The clean channel is pretty sweet, nice fat tone, great for rippin' some chicken pickin' or some old school southern-style blues. Very clear, round tone.

I have only turned on the rhythm channel one time, so I can't really comment

The lead channel is AWESOME! It can do pissed off super-scooped Cannibal Corpse, but hit some tasty midrange chunk that'll just knock you flat on your ass. Ultimately, this is what I was wanting from the V3, just super versatile, but convincing. I still haven't found THE sound for this channel, but I have found some good ones.

Just thought I would share, thanks for reading!
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:56 PM   #2
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:59 PM   #3
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:00 PM   #4
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Sweet!!!!

Did you ditch the V3?

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Old 12-05-2012, 04:05 PM   #5
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Oh yeah man, the V3 has long since disappeared. I traded that and a 412 for a VHT pitbull 45.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:05 PM   #6
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:06 PM   #7
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Very, very nice! I'm actually really jealous you got it for that price. Those rack models are the same as the head versions, right? Just diff enclosure?

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Old 12-05-2012, 04:07 PM   #8
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If Cath wants to make me a Mesa Clone for what I got this for, then I will buy it

I have a feeling Cath would approve very highly anyhow, I get the feeling a Mark is on his GAS list.


EDIT: ^ Yeah, the rack unit is the same, except the guy I bought it from forgot to bring the reverb tank with him I didn't feel like waiting for him to go home and get it, so I said the hell with it. Other than that, this amp is exactly like a normal head.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:16 PM   #9
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Way simpler than my mark V. Holy crap it has so little knobs... 1/12 the amount as a V.

Rack mount is petty cool.

Your graphic EQ is just as it should be for a mark.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:24 PM   #10
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If Cath wants to make me a Mesa Clone for what I got this for, then I will buy it

I have a feeling Cath would approve very highly anyhow, I get the feeling a Mark is on his GAS list.


I might confuse him with the grumpy old tech on a Swedish forum now, but I think he was going to build one.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:27 PM   #11
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Way simpler than my mark V. Holy crap it has so little knobs... 1/12 the amount as a V.

Rack mount is petty cool.

Your graphic EQ is just as it should be for a mark.



Yeah, I realized that people weren't kidding, ridiculous mids.

The lack of knobs is nicely made up for with the fact that pretty much every single knob is push/pull, so it isn't completely simple.

^ and I think Cath was talking about making a Mark I
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:27 PM   #12
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Freaking love the tones people pull out of the Mark series. Really, they're all great.

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Old 12-05-2012, 04:29 PM   #13
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I'll give you a holler. I really think the only way I am ditching this thing is if I get a Mark V though. I really love the Mark distortion, just so rad.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:46 PM   #14
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:53 PM   #15
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It definitely is pretty sweet, thanks for the props

Just played through it a bit more and I think I have the sound just about right. I really need a footswitch, I can't get one tone that covers lead and rhythm well enough.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:44 PM   #16
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wow, nice nice mark III.

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Old 12-05-2012, 06:14 PM   #17
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:08 PM   #19
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Get out of here Michael Weston, you cheap James Bond knockoff. Nobody cares about you or USA anymore.

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