Boogie clones??

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  1. Speed_Racer71

    Speed_Racer71 Member

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    with all the Marshall/Fender style amps out there..is anyone cloning the Boogie Mark series? like the I, II and III's ?
     
  2. trey85stang

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    I dont think there is any specific builders.. but there is some DIY clone info out there if you are so inclined to build one yourself. I think the most difficult thing for the build is the recreation of the Graphic EQ section.. I dont think any of those parts are available.. or maybe it was the values are not known? Not sure.
     
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    isnt the Mark I a modded Fender Champ? thats actually the one i was wanting to know about since it didnt have all the gizmos on it i figured it would be an easy amp to clone
     
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    IMHO the Fuchs ODS sounds like an early Boogie on a really good day.
     
  5. TheGrooveking

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    ???? The first Boogies were modified hot rodded Princetons.

    TheGrooveking
     
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    A BF + a Zendrive gets pretty close.
     
  7. re-animator

    re-animator Senior Member

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    boogie mark 1 is actually a pretty simple circuit:


    classic tweed tone stack, cascaded gain stages from a modded tremolo circuit, feeding into a 100 watt 4x6l6 power section.
     
  8. edward

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    Mark IIs and IIIs are available all day long. Mark I crops up on ebay as a RI with regularity. Why would one want to clone when the real deal is available in good numbers, and can be had for a price that is for the most part very reasonable?

    Edward
     
  9. Peppy

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    Mitchell did it...years ago.
     
  10. ed84246

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    I think it was a Princeton actually.
     
  11. Stormin

    Stormin Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Actually, it was a tweed bassman circuit with a cascaded preamp, a 100 watt power section, and a 12" JBL built into a Princeton chassis.

    http://mesaboogie.com/US/Smith/our_story.html
     
  12. Blue Fin

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    The Roland Bolt-60 was a clone of one on the early Mesa amps but I'm not sure which one.
     
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    With SS preamp?
     
  14. Speed_Racer71

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    i new it was one of the small amps couldnt remember which
     
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    And did it well in my opinion. I had a Pro 100. Great amp!
     
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    I had the 75...wood (no tolex), cane grill. Then Mitchell went all innovative for themselves...drum roll...the "Sand Cab".
     
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    studiodunn Silver Supporting Member

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    Boogie


    Clone



    HAHAHAHA!
     
  18. re-animator

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