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#1
NAD!


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Untitled by bllyfen8, on Flickr


Untitled by bllyfen8, on Flickr


Untitled by bllyfen8, on Flickr


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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#2
Awesome find! HNM3D
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#3
very nice
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#4
Sweet!!!!

Did you ditch the V3?

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See, it's important that people clarify when they say "metal", because I pretty much always assume they are a Cannibal Corpse fanboi.
#5
Oh yeah man, the V3 has long since disappeared. I traded that and a 412 for a VHT pitbull 45.
I'm just a kickin' and a gougin' in the mud and the blood and the beer.
#6
Needs more Timtams and Jack Daniels.


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#7
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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#8
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.
I'm just a kickin' and a gougin' in the mud and the blood and the beer.
Last edited by dementiacaptain at Dec 5, 2012,
#9
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.
Quote by DeathByDestroyr
See, it's important that people clarify when they say "metal", because I pretty much always assume they are a Cannibal Corpse fanboi.
#10
Quote by dementiacaptain
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.
Quote by Todd Hart
Shooting your friends with a real gun is a definite faux pas.

Quote by mystical_1
Professor Plum in the Studio with a new Amp

Quote by snipelfritz
If only I were the only one at home right now. I don't need my parents asking who Mr. Wiggles is.
#11
Quote by R45VT
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
I'm just a kickin' and a gougin' in the mud and the blood and the beer.
#12
Freaking love the tones people pull out of the Mark series. Really, they're all great.

HNAD!

If you ever want to sell it
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#13
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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#14
Best of the Mark series
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#15
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.
I'm just a kickin' and a gougin' in the mud and the blood and the beer.
#16
wow, nice nice mark III.

HNAD
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#18
Mainstream brand is mainstream.
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#19
Get out of here Michael Weston, you cheap James Bond knockoff. Nobody cares about you or USA anymore.

Thanks guys
I'm just a kickin' and a gougin' in the mud and the blood and the beer.
#20
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Best of the Mark series


Better than mark IV?
Quote by DeathByDestroyr
See, it's important that people clarify when they say "metal", because I pretty much always assume they are a Cannibal Corpse fanboi.
#21
Quote by dementiacaptain
Get out of here Michael Weston, you cheap James Bond knockoff. Nobody cares about you or USA anymore.

Thanks guys


Some things are mainstream because they kick ass.
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#23
HNAD!

nice deal you got there.
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#25
I could kill all of you. However based on my ethics ill probably just devise some complicated plan that forces you to call the police on yourselves.
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AMT E1 > Joyo AC Tone > Dan'o EQ > Shimverb > Digidelay
#26
Dammit, Westen! You just go back to Hitch, where you belong!
I'm just a kickin' and a gougin' in the mud and the blood and the beer.
#27
When trapped in an apartment building, creating a distraction outside is your best option. Two liters of saxul elaptise slowly stirred into a 10 gallon drum of diesel fuel will cause you to read this in my voice.
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#28
i did actually read that in his voice.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#29
Very nice. And yes, I couldn't build it for less. I could probably build a Mark 1 for less because it uses Fender transformers, but a MK3? Nah.

HNAD.
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#30
Quote by gregs1020
i did actually read that in his voice.


Exactly.
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AMT E1 > Joyo AC Tone > Dan'o EQ > Shimverb > Digidelay
#31
Quote by gregs1020
i did actually read that in his voice.

i did too, i have only seen the show like twice too.

he had me at "when trapped..."
punk isn't dead, it's always smelled that way.

"A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem."
-ae
#32
Quote by Cathbard
Very nice. And yes, I couldn't build it for less. I could probably build a Mark 1 for less because it uses Fender transformers, but a MK3? Nah.

HNAD.


Pretty much what I figured. I think it would be pretty difficult to fit a mark III in a jack daniel's tin too
I'm just a kickin' and a gougin' in the mud and the blood and the beer.
#33
Yeah, just a tad.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#35
If you can build me an AC Cobra for $1000 you've got a deal.

And don't forget, it has to be RH drive.
Gilchrist custom
Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#36
Quote by Cathbard
If you can build me an AC Cobra for $1000 you've got a deal.

And don't forget, it has to be RH drive.

you're going to let her drive?
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#37
Huh?
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Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


Cathbard Amplification
My band
#38
Nice! I used to have a black stripe. it was louder than my 5150. Fun amp. Hahahaha
Originally posted by primusfan
When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.


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#39
Hnad!!
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#40
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Huh?

I believe that was a masturbation joke, but I could be wrong.
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