> Mesa Boogie evolved out of Randall Smith's experiments modding Fender amps in late '60s California. In the '70s, the Mark series of Boogie combos set a standard for high-end, high-wattage guitar amps that continues to present day. 1985 marked the start of the Mark III era which saw a few revisions. It introduced a third channel, a "crunch" rhythm sound right in between the rhythm and lead channels. This amp has a dual footswitch system: one footswitch alternates between the current rhythm mode and the lead mode, and the other selects either the clean rhythm mode or the crunch rhythm mode. The two rhythm modes share all of their controls, while the lead mode only shares the rhythm modes' , featuring independent gain and master volume controls. All Mark III's contain five 12AX7 tubes in the pre-amp section, including reverb as well. Nils' Mark III combo works, but lead drive when pulled tends to screech. It could use some love in that regard. We recommend this amp be serviced and are therefore listing it in poor condition.more
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