Yes, you are wrong for thinking Mesa should be held responsible for fixing an issue for the 2nd (or maybe 3rd or 4th) owner of a used amp 8 years down the line when you haven't paid a cent to Mesa for this amplifier. I bet if you were the original owner, they probably would try to help you out but then again if you were the original owner you probably wouldn't have waited 8 years for help unless you just didn't care to use the loop.I just purchased a used TA-30 head.
It's from 2011 and suffers from the reverb/effects loops noise issue. I guess the previous owner never bothered to get it fixed.
This is a known issue for which they have a fix.
But they will not cover the amp because it's out of warranty, even though it is within the range of serial numbers that they deemed eligible for the fix.
If I bought a vehicle that qualified for a recall that wasn't address by the previous owner it would still qualify.
I realize this isn't a safety issue, but I believed that Mesa would stand behind their products.
I could pay for the fix at a cost of about $150, but then the decent deal I got on the amp is no longer so decent.
Am I wrong to think Mesa should cover the fix for a known issue even though the amp is out of warranty?
You got a good deal on the amp because it had/has an issue, now you want Mesa to step in and make that deal even better by fixing the problem for you free of charge nearly 10 years later.
This isn't how the real world works. Take the amp to a tech and get it fixed, or if it's not your worth your time resell it or return it.