Mesa Boogie Mark IIB Combo : Recensione di iamqman (content in English)
"When I come around"
I have to say that Mesa boogie is one of my all-time favorite amplifier companies in the world. They have such a great feel and a great sound that they're continuing to put great fantastic amplifiers into the hands of many musicians around the world. Another noting factor with the Mesa boogie product lines is that they continue to still build their amplifiers right here in United States. With so many companies trying to cut corners and save money and what many times they do is ship off some of their products to other countries to be manufactured.
Mesa boogie still keeps his reputation right intact and another great addition to the company is that you can basically jump on the phone and call them up and ask him any type question you need. The very resourceful and always helpful to have people looking for help with their amplifiers. This amplifier is called the mark llB amplifier. It is the so-called first amplifier with the two buffered effects loop.
This amp is a great amplifier that has a load of tone and soul within its voicing frequencies. This amplifier basically is the introduction of the Simul class system which you see prevalent in the later editions of the mark series amplifiers. This basically allows the power section to run two different types of wattage if you will. So allows a few this seems to generate 75 W power while the other one runs in the class a form of 15 W of power. Like most of the other mark series amplifiers you had a similar EQ control knob front panel. This panel consists of a volume control knobs, treble, bass, middle, Master, lead Drive, and another master. In addition you also have a switch for the bright tones of the volume, and you also have a pull shift on the treble control knob as well. There's also a pull bright switch on the other master volume as well. This amplifier was definitely a stretch in the right direction but it didn't quite match the tone and the desire that Mark ll C+ amplifiers had. And even still in my opinion which is that the mark lll amplifier was the best one out of all the mark series. Still though this is a great sounding amplifier I can give you a solid tone and they're pretty fun to play as well.
These amplifiers obviously have been discontinued for quite some time. If you're looking for this particular town you can always go with Mark V amplifiers which has this tone within itself. The Mark V is a all-encompassing mark series amplifier that goes from the beginning to the end of the mark series. You can also find these amplifiers from time to time on craigslist or eBay. There nice little pick up if you're looking for cool little combo but I suggest going with the mark lll year mark for my opinion.