1981 Mesa Boogie Mark IIB documentation ** new images added 9/20/2019 **

NorlinBlackBeauty

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I hope someone finds these images helpful. ** New links added 9/17/2018 **

This is chock full of late 70s goodness, even if you are not a Mesa Boogie owner / fan.

Enjoy!

Maintenance and Repair ** new links added 9/17/2018 from my own scans **

1981 Boogie article brochure, including an interview with the founder of Mesa Boogie:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/100052744@N02/albums/72157695740566854

1981 detailed ordering info, including descriptions of all of the features and available options. An 8 page document created on a typewriter!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/100052744@N02/albums/72157690639382380

Mesa Boogie used to send me Christmas cards for several years after I bought the amp. For some reason, I have one from 1986. :dunno:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/100052744@N02/albums/72157693274086192

Links added thanks to @Ermghoti:

Electro-Voice EVM 12L
https://www.flickr.com/photos/100052744@N02/albums/72157698881106634

Operating Manual
https://www.flickr.com/photos/100052744@N02/albums/72157698880973914

Super link provided by Ermghoti - thank you! :) Those sure do look like the MIA documents I remember.

Oh, just stumbled on more IIB info: https://srl.utu.fi/~tke/MesaBoogie/
** New links added 9/17/2018 **

More miscellaneous items: https://www.flickr.com/photos/100052744@N02/

All newly discovered items I thought I had lost. :)

November 1980 price list: https://www.flickr.com/photos/100052744@N02/44750097421/sizes/l

1984 post card, front. Turns out I saved several. This has a cool image of a 6L6: https://www.flickr.com/photos/100052744@N02/44701050412/sizes/l

1984 post card, rear: https://www.flickr.com/photos/100052744@N02/30879526128/sizes/l

Feature summary: https://www.flickr.com/photos/100052744@N02/44750098621/sizes/l

Tube order form: https://www.flickr.com/photos/100052744@N02/44750101761/sizes/l

My original invoice! Had no idea I had it. Also have the yellow and pink copies. https://www.flickr.com/photos/100052744@N02/44700919242/sizes/l
 
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I hope someone finds these images helpful. I went to a lot of trouble scanning and processing these. 1200 dpi TIFF scans (each ~130 MBs), converted into 1920 pixel .jpgs.

I'd bet these are unique to the internet. If not, no one went to the trouble to make them crisp and clear like this.

I used to have a schematic and owner's manual as well - seems to be MIA. :( I'll keep looking.

This is chock full of late 70s goodness, even if you are not a Mesa Boogie owner / fan.

Enjoy!


1980 Boogie article brochure, including an interview with the founder of Mesa Boogie:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/100052744@N02/albums/72157695740566854

1980 detailed ordering info. An 8 page document created on a typewriter!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/100052744@N02/albums/72157690639382380

Mesa Boogie used to send me Christmas cards for several years after I bought the amp. For some reason, I have one from 1986. :dunno:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/100052744@N02/albums/72157693274086192
70s RULED :io:
 

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The Mark IIB was the best guitar amplifier ever made.

Disclaimer: I am rather biased and have absolutely no idea of what I'm talking about.
 

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I used to have a 1978 Mark II head, HRG model (Hundred watts, Reverb, Graphic EQ), serial number was either 3114 or 3116. I'd like to buy it back if I ever encountered it again.

At this moment I own a Mark III, a Studio .22, an SOB (60 watt straight, the first Mark 1 reissue) and I just scored a Triple Rectifier Solo head that needs repair. (An easy fix, I know how to do it.) So I have four Mesas at this time. I recently recapped all of them except the trip and I just got it. It will need caps. But it needs to be fixed before it gets its tune-up.
 

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Awesome, I've had a IIB since about 1990.

MASTER VOLUME PEDAL WHAAAAAAT!?!?!
 

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At least one of us should probably download it, I've seen quite a bit of good information evaporate from the web lately, dead links etc.
 

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At least one of us should probably download it, I've seen quite a bit of good information evaporate from the web lately, dead links etc.
I have them. I'll add those to my Flickr page. Would not hurt for you to save and post as things do evaporate as you mentioned.

Again, fantastic find - thank you! :)
 

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I remember reading that article and the ordering guidelines when I first thought about buying a Boogie. I finally ordered my Mark III direct in 1988. I still have the invoice and the manual from it. Here is the invoice:



And here is the amp today:

 

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I remember reading that article and the ordering guidelines when I first thought about buying a Boogie. I finally ordered my Mark III direct in 1988. I still have the invoice and the manual from it. Here is the invoice:



And here is the amp today:

Nice!
 

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Got my ‘82 Mark IIB back that I sold almost three years ago. A Simul-Class model with Reverb and an EVM-12L.

Thanks for the sticky. Great information.

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