I've got a 1977-78(?) Mesa Boogie combo that was modded ca. 1980 when I sent it to Mesa for repairs.Originally posted by Barrie
I've heard these are the probably one of the best amps made, but they are a devil to find and are quite expensive. Is there anlternative maker?
This sounds like the original Mk I which was a whole different animal altogether. Great amp in the right hands. Carlos sure did well with it for 20 some years.Originally posted by lhallam
I've got a 1977-78(?) Mesa Boogie combo that was modded ca. 1980 when I sent it to Mesa for repairs.
It originally had the fetron which they took out, I don't know what else they did to it. It doesn't have the EQ that many Mark iiC have.
Yeah but that last 5% is always the bitch!!!Originally posted by Mark Kane
You could save a bunch of money and get a loaded MKIII though. It is 95% of the tone of a MKIIC+. They can be set to sound almost identical. The C+ will be just a bit smoother though which may or may not be what you want.
Nothing said above correlates with my experience. Nothing. I have to wonder if we're even talking about the same amp?Originally posted by Optimus Prime
The MKIIC+ is a one trick pony. They have a lot of hype since they've been widely used by the guitarists in Metallica and Dream Theater, amongst others, and that's the kind of tones they do best. They were once the best, at what they did, but now I really don't think it's worth spending those kinds of money people are paying to get the MKIIC+'s. Yes, I have had one of these things on loan but later returned it because it wasn't really all that great compared to a lot of things I was playing through. Huge amounts of hiss, Mesa/Boogie problem in general, not versatile enough and it also was pretty old, unreliable, smelled and had a very irritating humming noise coming from the built in fan. Seriously, don't get it! Get a modern amp that's more versatile. Any Bogner, for instance, will blow that thing of the planet! Just my 2 cents worth in contrast to all the praise and hype! Good luck!
I agree. Mine doesn't make any noise at all. I have it setup where i can get a great lead and clean at the same time. For leads and gain, no Bogner can touch it. I have compared them side-by-side and i held onto my Boogie. I think a VHTUL is one hell of a great amp that can just about do everything a IIC+ can but with greater versatility. Well on JUly30th a bunch of us are getting together and we will have a few IIC+ amps along with Diezel, Bogner, Engl, VHT, you name it. It can "hang" with anything.Originally posted by 908SSP
Nothing said above correlates with my experience. Nothing. I have to wonder if we're even talking about the same amp?