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Got My Boogie Back

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by gridlock, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's

    Oct 1, 2011
    Tampa, Fl
    My Mark IIB Boogie back that is.

    A NAD, I first bought this amp in 2011, traded it in 2016 for a nice Silverface Fender Deluxe Reverb. I recently saw it for sale locally and I had to have it back.

    I’ve owed a Mark III, another Mark IIB, and a Mark 1 RI since selling this Boogie. It is a 1983 Mark IIB, with Simul-Class, Reverb, and an EVM-12L.

    This amp sounded the best of the bunch, and I’ve never seen another Mark IIB with this blue tolex, silver grill cloth, and Mark IIC knobs. I believe that it was a factory special order.

    Sold most of my amps, down to a Marshall, a vintage BF Fender, and now this Boogie.

    This three amps should cover my tone needs for quite a while.

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  2. Lef T

    Lef T Tele-Meister

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    Apr 24, 2016
    Ontario Canada
    Very nice..
    I've been itching to try a Mark l RI.
     
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  3. CV Jee Beez

    CV Jee Beez Tele-Meister

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    445
    Nov 24, 2016
    Duarte, CA
    That's awesome. It's great to miss something only to get it back. I'm pairing down my gear to essentials only as well.
     
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  4. snottyboy

    snottyboy Tele-Meister

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    Nov 5, 2010
    SCS, MI
    Ahhh...the blue one! Must be pretty special. Congrats on its return!
     
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  5. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    The North Coast
    Great amp. My Mark II was a 60
    Watter, no verb. I traded it for a Fuchs Blackjack 21 Head. I still kinda miss the Boogie (although I don’t miss carrying it, your dolly says it all). I don’t miss the Fuchs.
     
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  6. -Hawk-

    -Hawk- Friend of Leo's

    Oct 14, 2015
    IL, USA
    Very nice. I’ve got Boogie fever too. So many great sounds in my V:25. If it doesn’t subside soon, I may sell something. I hate having unplayed gear laying around the house.
     

  7. kafka

    kafka Tele-Holic

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    Oct 18, 2013
    Maryland
    I've had a handful of Boogies through the years. I currently have a loaded IIB and a Mark V, along with my original SOB, and a D180. They are great amps. The original boutique builder.
     
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  8. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    Looks like a keeper!
     
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  9. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    As Bob the Bear used to say in Canned Heat, "Don't forget to BOOGIE!"

    I'm selling my Studio .22+ and MK I RI as I can't carry them anymore, but the new Fillmore 25 sure looks like it could cover a lot of ground.
     
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  10. Guitarteach

    Guitarteach Poster Extraordinaire

    Aug 6, 2014
    UK
    Very nice.

    Love my MK Boogie...

    I’d love it half the weight too. :)
     
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  11. Crobbins

    Crobbins Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

    Jul 10, 2014
    Meiners Oaks CA.
    Congrats.
     
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  12. Lef T

    Lef T Tele-Meister

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    Apr 24, 2016
    Ontario Canada
    I'd love to try a MK l RI,but everyone says they are very heavy.
    Do you know the weight.
    I'm thinking it is 55 lbs. with the C90.
    That may be wrong.
    If you dropped in a neo speaker,that would take it down to 46 lbs.
    Even 46 lbs. isn't grab n go though.
     
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  13. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's

    Oct 1, 2011
    Tampa, Fl
    I have owned two Mark Mark1 RI’s, one with a C90 and one one with a EVM12L.

    I don’t recall the MarkI RI with the C90 being so heavy. Maybe 50 lbs. I believe that the Mark1 RI has a smaller transformer than the IIB and the C90 weighs quite a bit less than an EVM12L.
     
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  14. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Fort Collins, CO
    Mine has a hardwood cabinet and an EVM 12L. It's close to Twin Reverb territory. It'd be a great amp in a studio.
     
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  15. Wally

    Wally Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Lubbock, TX
    I have owned a MKIIC+ in a hardwood cab with cane grille and an EV....top of the heap as far as market value is concerned for Boogies. Very good ampI have been around original ‘MKI’ amps, MKIII, Recto, Tremolux, Studio .22+.....the best Boogie for my purposes is the MKIV. I had one in a wide body leather-covered cab. After I replaced the flat sounding Celestion C90 with an Altec 417H, that amp was a marvel....8 power levels and it would do anything from early ‘50 Fender Pro sounds to modern high Gain. Were I younger and had not owned a Pro Sonic, I would still have that MKIV. The MKIIC+ just did not have the versatility of the MKIV....and the MKIV could cover anything the MKIIC+ could do.
    Yes, the MKIV was heavy with that cast frame speaker in it. It must have weighed as much as a Vox AC-30!!!! LOL...
     
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  16. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's

    Oct 1, 2011
    Tampa, Fl
    Thanks all for your input on my amp.

    Just realized that this is a 1982 amp and not an 1983. Guess my memory failed me.

    Posted a little better photo of the Boogie.

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  17. Lef T

    Lef T Tele-Meister

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    Apr 24, 2016
    Ontario Canada
    That's really nice.
    How does the footswitching work.
    Can you go from a nice clean to a light gain?
     

  18. gridlock

    gridlock Friend of Leo's

    Oct 1, 2011
    Tampa, Fl
    Thanks.

    I've got the foot switch. Only played with it a short time but yes, it works.
     
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