This is a vintage 1981 Mesa Boogie Mark IIB amplifier. This particular Boogie was built on 2/11/1981 and was originally ordered as a Super 60 combo meaning it's 60 watts powered by a pair of 6L6 power tubes. It was also ordered in the classic yet intimidating black on black color scheme. There are some Boogie aficionados that claim that the most basic, stripped down Mark series amps sound the best and, after hearing this one, I'm not apt to argue against that sentiment. 

This amp is also equipped with reverb. The reverb works great but is more subtle, ethereal and ambient, much less splashy and springy than Fender reverb. The speaker is a Celestion built, MC-90 Black Shadow. We're not sure if it's original to the amp or a replacement. Total weight of the amp is in the 57 lb. range. This Mark II is in very clean condition and has not been abused. It presents extremely well and is certainly cleaner than a majority of 40 year old instruments.There is some very minor scuffing and a small peel/ tear in the tolex on the bottom front. The original foot switch is MIA and, therefore, not included.

This amp works great and the tone is stunning! It sounds wonderful with a full, warm clean tone and a nice, smooth and clean sustain. You can add sparkle and chime via the very sensitive presence control on the rear. I've always felt that the older Boogie Mark series clean tones were criminally underrated. They are very malleable and do not have the hard, cold harshness of a Blackface Fender. The overdrive, of course, is the star of the show! It's super fat, rich and very vocal. Endless sustain is available at your fingertips.

Clean examples of these amps are getting harder to find and the prices are starting to rise. This is a portable, giggable and very flexible amp for the money. 

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Condition:
Very Good (Used)
Brand
Mesa Boogie
Model
Mark IIB c.1981, 1X12 Tube Combo Amp
Finish
Black Tolex
Categories
Guitar Combos, Boutique Amps
Year
1981
Made In
United States

About The Seller

Birdhouse Music
Joined Jan 2014
Northampton, MA, United States

Quick
Shipper

Accepted Payment Methods

Shipping Policy

Available for local pickup from Northampton, MA, United States

Ships from Northampton, MA, United States to:

Continental U.S.
$89.00

within 3 days of receiving payment

Tax Policies

Taxes are charged in the following regions either by the seller, per their tax policy, or by Reverb as a Marketplace Facilitator:

Alabama*
Arizona*
Arkansas*
Connecticut*
District of Columbia*
Idaho*
Iowa*
Kentucky*
Minnesota*
Nebraska*
New Jersey*
New Mexico*
New York*
Ohio*
Oklahoma*
Pennsylvania*
Rhode Island*
South Carolina*
South Dakota*
Vermont*
Virginia*
Washington*
West Virginia*
Wyoming*
*Marketplace Facilitator State. Reverb collects tax on the sellers behalf. Learn More

Return Policy

Return Window

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Accepted Payment Methods

Credit Card
Reverb Bucks
Paypal
Affirm

As low as $87/month

Birdhouse Music

Northampton, MA, United States
Joined: Jan 2014

Seller Achievements

Mesa Boogie Mark IIB c. 1981, 1X12 Tube Combo Amp Black Tolex
$979
+ $89 Shipping