Mesa Boogie MKIIWood Line 1980

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Mesa Boogie Mark II Wood line EQ 1X12"Electro Voice 117Volts

The Mesa Boogie Company was founded by Randali Smith in 1972.Earlier, in 1968,
he was instrumental in the creation of Prune Music in the SanFrancisco bay area.
Randall has been working with electron~ ics since he was ten,building and repairing tube ham radio sets. The first Boogie typeamp was created when Randy took Barry(Country Joe Fish) MeltonIsPrinceton Rever)apart and built a Fender 4~10 Bassman circuítusing a JBL D120 speaker. Over the nextfew years, about 300 ofthese hot rodded Princetons were produced. Later, Boogie ampsresembied a Twin Reverb more than a Bassman, i.e., 100 watts fromfour 6L6GC output tubes.
In 1972, Randy decided to build complete amps instead ofrebuilding older ones and began producing the Mesa Boogíe Mark I.The objective was to build the smallest possible tube amp capabieof the qualities of high output, good sustain and good tone,regardiess of the ampls volume.
Randy became interested in the fact that many guitarists liked alot of sustain and he looked for ways to create it. He designedpre-amp circuits which would yield good-sounding overdrive. Hispurpose was to capture the best of an old 4-10 Bassman andblackface Twins.
When Randy brought out the Boogie Mark II, he had aiready buildmany Mark Ils. He refined the circuit and added severai featuressuch as footpedal switchabie channels,graphic equalizers, andhalf-power modes.
The switchable channels allow for a choice between a clean soundand distortion sound. The latter is achieved by routing theoutput of channel one into the ínput of channel two.The graphice.q. is a fíve band device that is an optional extra. Thehalfpower mode occurs when two of the four output tubes are puton standby.This feature allows for the amp to be run at fulivolume for the utmost distortion and sustain,yet have a poweroutput that is not too loud.
Randali has not stood stili waiting for everyone to discover (orre-discover) tube amps. First there was the Mark 1, then the MarklI, and now the Mark Ii-B. The basic Mark II-B has: two powerlevels (60 and 100 watts); four volume controls on the frontpanel; five puli-out controi knobs controlling
over-ali Brightness, Gain Boost, Lead Drive Switch, LeadBrightness, and more. The amp also has a slave output jack andslave output level controi, as weli as effects send/receivepoints. And there is even more, a six-position power selector sothe amp can be used with 100, 1171 2001 220, or 240 volt mainspower. The Mark II-B also has the ciassic Boogie footswitchabieclean and distortion channels. Note that Mesa Boogie makes manyother configurations of amps in addition to the basic Mark II-B100/60 with one 1211 speaker. They make amp heads, speakercabinets, and even a 60 watt modei calied Son of the OriginaiBoogie.(The Amp Book D.Brosnac)

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Listed2 years ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.learn more
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