#1
Heyy!!

I was planning to get a mesa boogie very very soon
[more mark IVs on ebay =))].

Before i venture out and chuck out all that money for one. What's with the short chasis wide body etc? What differences do they make? Are the short chassis a result of changing a combo amp to a head?

I also want to know how to "check" if boogie is a fraud [if there's such a thing anyways].

LAST QUESTION =] !!

Would it be advised to go for a markiv or mark v ? I guess i could say im not in a hurry and that i COULD save up for a mark v.
They seem equally awesome and... im using a p.o.s amp right now. so i won't even mention it = D

Thanks for all your help =]
#2
Get the mark V and do a huge NAD/clips/lots of pictures for us
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#4
Quote by Steeze
A POS to a MarkV is a big jump

There's nothing wrong with a jump like that...
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#5
Quote by Steeze
A POS to a MarkV is a big jump


Yeah...it dosen't work like that with amps.
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#6
1. the short chasis is just a smaller version. it puts some of the nobs and switches in the back and is build more for racks and things of that nature.
2. dont quite understand the fraud one. to check if the sale is a fraud i dont know of a way other than checking the persons account.
3. The mark iv is going to give you three amazing channels. clean, crunch, dirty. The mark iv is known for beautiful cleans that can cover pretty much anything. The dirty channel is know for being very dark and tight. but it can also cover lots of different tones. the mark iv has all the mark amp's tones in it.
heres a good site to ask this question on and get more info.
http://forum.grailtone.com/index.php
#7
Quote by danyellenik
There's nothing wrong with a jump like that...


Hey i was just sayin.

Usually one doesnt jump from like an MG to a freakin Mesa Mark V
#8
Mark IV. I don't really like the Mark V for some reason. Too many doodads or something.
Go for it.


For the record, i went from an MG to my Mark IV.
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#9
Hey thanks for everyone's help!
Im still saving up =].

im only like half way there to a Mark IV and that's about 1/4 away from a Mark V
I need to try these amps out...or at least the Mark V but my local dealer [long and mcquade] doesn't have it in stock. They only do orders.

They both sound awesome from what i heard on videos and what not
I've read and watched a video about the mark v not having some MIDI switching?
What's that about?
#10
Quote by Steeze
Hey i was just sayin.

Usually one doesnt jump from like an MG to a freakin Mesa Mark V

I went from Spider III to Mesa Triple Rectifier
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#11
Quote by Steeze
Hey i was just sayin.

Usually one doesnt jump from like an MG to a freakin Mesa Mark V


I did.
To buy:

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#12
Quote by xAvengerX
Hey thanks for everyone's help!
Im still saving up =].

im only like half way there to a Mark IV and that's about 1/4 away from a Mark V
I need to try these amps out...or at least the Mark V but my local dealer [long and mcquade] doesn't have it in stock. They only do orders.

They both sound awesome from what i heard on videos and what not
I've read and watched a video about the mark v not having some MIDI switching?
What's that about?

I own/owned both at the same time(the mark V has now departed due to financial reason/gas)
The Mark V fixed alot of problems with the Mark IV by opening up several more options for each channel and overall voicing. However, this also meant more tweaking time. The Mark IV was already a tweakers dream/nightmare(depending if you like to find a new sound ), the mark V was even more. However, this meant i had to spend more time fine tuning it, and want as "easy to use" as my IV(although im a bit spolied after having the IV for a while)
so in the long run, is it worth the 600-700 extra dollars from Mark IV? If you have time to tweak then yes. you'll get a better results from all your channels. If you dont then maybe look at the IV.
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#13
If i can get the tone i'm looking for [ which im not sure of yet]
Then i'd use to for the rest of my life
But my taste in tone would change over time
So the more tweaking options and versatility the wayyy better.
Mark v sounds awesome in that case.

I'm still wondering about the midi switching though.
Anyone know?

And thank you Mexican_Shred