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Waiting for UPS is torture...god I hope they don’t fuck it up :doh:

I needed a grab & go combo, and I always wanted one of these, so I made an offer on Reverb, and BAM!...back in the Boogie fam.

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Congrats. I have a Mark IV widebody head Rev A. Killer sounding amp, and I was never a Mesa fan before. The Mark series just kill TONE FOR DAYS... :rock:


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Mark 3 owner here! Congrats!!

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Congrats! I love mine, so tight and great clean.

EDIT: and the clean is a great pedal platform. Some of my ODs/Dist pedals sound best thru my Mk IV.


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Congrats! I love mine, so tight and great clean.

EDIT: and the clean is a great pedal platform. Some of my ODs/Dist pedals sound best thru my Mk IV.

Hell yeah! That’s what I wanted to hear. I was thinking about a BB pre for a nice mellow ‘in between’ channel 1 &2.

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Congrats. I have a Mark IV widebody head Rev A. Killer sounding amp, and I was never a Mesa fan before. The Mark series just kill TONE FOR DAYS... :rock:

I’ll eventually grab a headshell for it, too. But for now, it’s the grab n go...probably snag a Thiele 1x12 for the low end punch.

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SpiderWars wrote:
Congrats! I love mine, so tight and great clean.

EDIT: and the clean is a great pedal platform. Some of my ODs/Dist pedals sound best thru my Mk IV.

Hell yeah! That’s what I wanted to hear. I was thinking about a BB pre for a nice mellow ‘in between’ channel 1 &2.

So many options for an OD to go between the clean/lead. I couldn't really get a tone I loved from Rhy2 so I just used a pedal on Rhy1 (clean). Right now I have a Liverpool pedal for Vox-y type semi-distorted jangly tones and a BE-OD set low for cranked plexi tones.


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I have a cmat brownie on order to run through the clean. Killer cranked marshall in a box. Now I can have my marshall and Mesa in one amp...


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I recently picked up two Mark IV's, a transition A/B version Wood & wicker combo and a B version head. Grab and go is in jest? I do use the thiele cabinet in conjunction with the combo but the combo has to weigh 80 lb.s. alone, plus the ATA case and you're looking at "hey, can you give me a hand?" There is something about Mark IV's that I love that you can't find in any other amp. If you like Boogie's, this is the best of the bunch. My JP2C is awesome and my Mark IIC++ is a legendary monster of an amp, but the Mark IV for some reason just takes over and sends the tone to Heaven 11!!! It is so tough to choose which amp to bring!
I sent an email to MESA inquiring about modding RHY2 for more drive. They sent a generic email stating they received my inquiry and will get back to me within 72 hours.

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I checked the email and this was from MESA;




Greetings
Thanks for your inquiry and unfortunately, we do not have a mod that will increase the amount of gain or drive out of the Rhy2. I am sure a 3rd party tech can experiment for you, but we don't have an official say as we have not tested that amp with any mod like that.

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I used to own one (wide body Rev A head) and yes, the cleans are one of THE best out there.

Good call on the Thiele, 'cause IMHO the Lead Channel can use all the low end thump to remain tight, yet powerful. Never cared for R2, so I sold it (also because this amp was the 'today's awesome settings sound mediocre tomorrow' kind). The Mark V:25, while lacking a few good IV features (big glass, big iron, footswitchable FX-Loop) does come very close, clean wise too, and the Crunch mode is all you wished for that R2 would do.

Still hoping Mesa will do a Mark V:40/45/50, 3 channel, 2x 6L6 or EL34, footswitchable channel/reverb/solo/eq/fx-loop... :rock:

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Grab and go, if you have a handtruck :lol: :LOL: Mine weighed almost 80lbs! I moved it to a headshell and used a Mesa widebody 1x12 with it. Killer portable rig! Congrats,great amp.


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Nice!

I have a Mark IVa wide body head and a Mark IVb short head. They sound basically the same. I read all over the place that the b is brighter than the a, but my a is brighter than my b given same tubes and settings. Really doesn't matter, though, because they are SUPER SUPER close.

Would love to grab a combo for cabin vacations trips and stuff like that.

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Congrats!
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Congrats on the mark IV. Long time mark IVA owner.

I thought I would share a couple of tips/tricks

Like some others, I run dirt pedals on R1. I do this for my crunch sound and edge of breakup sounds. Typically use a Kingsley Harlot, Timmy, or Zendrive for this
For R2, I have gotten the best results with having the GEQ automatically engage when you switch to this channel. I also boost it with a Maxon tubescreamer or a timmy depending on what I am going for.
I found the switchable effects loop changed the tone in a bad way, but I don't have this issue with the normal non-switchable loop, so I just use that now.

For R2, it is the weakest channel, but I think many want more gain from it. If you just use it for heavy crunch and boost it like I said earlier, I think you will find some good tones there.

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Get a Thiele and place it about 2 feet away from the combo. It gives it a really wide huge sound. I liked it like that much more than stacking.

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The IV is my favorite Mark. I put a V30 in my combo in 2002. It is my grab and go rig.

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Markedman wrote:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/100168049@N04/41986561231/in/dateposted-public/

I recently picked up two Mark IV's, a transition A/B version Wood & wicker combo and a B version head. Grab and go is in jest? I do use the thiele cabinet in conjunction with the combo but the combo has to weigh 80 lb.s. alone, plus the ATA case and you're looking at "hey, can you give me a hand?" There is something about Mark IV's that I love that you can't find in any other amp. If you like Boogie's, this is the best of the bunch. My JP2C is awesome and my Mark IIC++ is a legendary monster of an amp, but the Mark IV for some reason just takes over and sends the tone to Heaven 11!!! It is so tough to choose which amp to bring!
I sent an email to MESA inquiring about modding RHY2 for more drive. They sent a generic email stating they received my inquiry and will get back to me within 72 hours.


What's this about a transition A/B Mark IV??? what makes it a transition A/B? what are the identifying features? Just curious cause I have a Mark IV.


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anomaly wrote:
Markedman wrote:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/100168049@N04/41986561231/in/dateposted-public/

I recently picked up two Mark IV's, a transition A/B version Wood & wicker combo and a B version head. Grab and go is in jest? I do use the thiele cabinet in conjunction with the combo but the combo has to weigh 80 lb.s. alone, plus the ATA case and you're looking at "hey, can you give me a hand?" There is something about Mark IV's that I love that you can't find in any other amp. If you like Boogie's, this is the best of the bunch. My JP2C is awesome and my Mark IIC++ is a legendary monster of an amp, but the Mark IV for some reason just takes over and sends the tone to Heaven 11!!! It is so tough to choose which amp to bring!
I sent an email to MESA inquiring about modding RHY2 for more drive. They sent a generic email stating they received my inquiry and will get back to me within 72 hours.


What's this about a transition A/B Mark IV??? what makes it a transition A/B? what are the identifying features? Just curious cause I have a Mark IV.
heres a good link for that answer: https://mesaboogie.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/221885367-Is-my-Mark-IV-an-A-or-B-model-?mobile_site=true

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Grab and go, if you have a handtruck :lol: :LOL: Mine weighed almost 80lbs! I moved it to a headshell and used a Mesa widebody 1x12 with it. Killer portable rig! Congrats,great amp.

Indeed. My IV is not a wide-body, but I do have handles on the sides of mine. Actually makes it much easier to carry (if you have to carry it on your own).

Other thoughts on the IV:
(1) I run my Zendrive into channel 1. Awesome tones from it.
(2) R2 gets some very Marshall-type vibes from my SG. Funny though, not so much from the LP.

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I always used R2 on my Mark IVs as either an extra clean channel with more grit/breakup, or as a fat crunch channel by running an overdrive out front.

I always wished that I could get R2 to act as a warmer clone of the lead channel, but as much as I studied the entire channel, there isn’t a way to do this without compromising the other channels.

R2 is nearly perfect for getting that AC/DC type of crunch, and if you goose the volume enough, it sounds very similar to Randy Rhodes’a tones from Blzzard of Ozz. At least mine does anyway, but try this...raise the treble somewhere between 8.5-10, back off the mids a little bit, and then play the beginning riff to “We Die Young”, and tell me that doesn’t sound closer to Jerry Cantrell’s “Snorkeler” than the last Marshall you played.

Somehow, to my ears, R2 sounds really similar to these great overdriven Marshall tones. So, even though the Mark IV’s Lead channel is one of the best tones for high gain rhythm and liquidy-smooth leads, and R1 has the cleanest, bell-like tones since the DRRI, R2 covers the middle ground of crunchy hard rock rhythm guitars, but falls short if you’re looking for a high-gain rhythm tone, but it’s perfect for hard rock rhythms. If you can’t use your lead channel for Rhythm and need more gain from R2, you’ll need an OD or Boost to get there.

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Well,
I had Studio pre, Quad, Formula, Rectifier pre, V-twin rack, 20-20 power amp, Dual recto 3 ch and a Mark IV.
Everything except the recto pre is sold now. The only thing i regret selling was the studio pre. That pre, through the 20/20 power amp gave me the sweetest, 3 dimensional sound, with the right amount of elasticity and depth to dig into! A really inspiring rig to play.

The Mark iv on the other hand, had mediocre cleans, an awkward second channel and an awesome 3rd distortion channel but still vintage sounding by todays standards. And it definitely had this "the today's awesome settings sound mediocre tomorrow" thing unfortunately. Glad it is sold.

Just saying,
Would be nice for mesa to release a Mark V Reborn with progressive linkage.
Ch1 revisited with this studio pre kind of clean.
Ch2 revisited with the awesome crunch ch from v:25.
Ch3 well, a distortion blending from the recto rev.F + jp2c shred mode \:D/
Power amp tubes 4xEL84, 4x6L6, 4xEL34s or 4xKT77.
That would be something. An amp worth saving for.

..and then I woke up :lol: :LOL:

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I always used R2 on my Mark IVs as either an extra clean channel with more grit/breakup, or as a fat crunch channel by running an overdrive out front.

I always wished that I could get R2 to act as a warmer clone of the lead channel, but as much as I studied the entire channel, there isn’t a way to do this without compromising the other channels.

R2 is nearly perfect for getting that AC/DC type of crunch, and if you goose the volume enough, it sounds very similar to Randy Rhodes’a tones from Blzzard of Ozz. At least mine does anyway, but try this...raise the treble somewhere between 8.5-10, back off the mids a little bit, and then play the beginning riff to “We Die Young”, and tell me that doesn’t sound closer to Jerry Cantrell’s “Snorkeler” than the last Marshall you played.

Somehow, to my ears, R2 sounds really similar to these great overdriven Marshall tones. So, even though the Mark IV’s Lead channel is one of the best tones for high gain rhythm and liquidy-smooth leads, and R1 has the cleanest, bell-like tones since the DRRI, R2 covers the middle ground of crunchy hard rock rhythm guitars, but falls short if you’re looking for a high-gain rhythm tone, but it’s perfect for hard rock rhythms. If you can’t use your lead channel for Rhythm and need more gain from R2, you’ll need an OD or Boost to get there.


Do you use the Graphic EQ on R2?

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I always used R2 on my Mark IVs as either an extra clean channel with more grit/breakup, or as a fat crunch channel by running an overdrive out front.

I always wished that I could get R2 to act as a warmer clone of the lead channel, but as much as I studied the entire channel, there isn’t a way to do this without compromising the other channels.

R2 is nearly perfect for getting that AC/DC type of crunch, and if you goose the volume enough, it sounds very similar to Randy Rhodes’a tones from Blzzard of Ozz. At least mine does anyway, but try this...raise the treble somewhere between 8.5-10, back off the mids a little bit, and then play the beginning riff to “We Die Young”, and tell me that doesn’t sound closer to Jerry Cantrell’s “Snorkeler” than the last Marshall you played.

Somehow, to my ears, R2 sounds really similar to these great overdriven Marshall tones. So, even though the Mark IV’s Lead channel is one of the best tones for high gain rhythm and liquidy-smooth leads, and R1 has the cleanest, bell-like tones since the DRRI, R2 covers the middle ground of crunchy hard rock rhythm guitars, but falls short if you’re looking for a high-gain rhythm tone, but it’s perfect for hard rock rhythms. If you can’t use your lead channel for Rhythm and need more gain from R2, you’ll need an OD or Boost to get there.


The thing that bothered me was I had to run the bass low on R2 to keep it from getting muddy. Since R1 and R2 share the bass control, R1 never had enough bass, or R2 would be muddy. I recently sold it and bought a Triple Crown.


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pair it with the Mesa/Boogie 3/4 back widebody 1x12 extension cab.

I use one with my widebody DC5 combo..so its like a vertical 2x12 config

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Ya, that’s the goal...only, I’d like the punch of a fully closed back for palm muting.

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