Old Mesa Marks on Reverb - Creeping Up!

What to do with an SRG Red III head in great shape?

  • 1. Play the sucker to death!

    Votes: 18 75.0%
  • 2. Retire it and let it's value increase.

    Votes: 1 4.2%
  • 3. Selll it now in case you get hit by a bus tomorrow.

    Votes: 5 20.8%

  • Total voters
    24

JimAnsell

Active member
I think part of why they are selling so high is cause there are a lot of good clips out there of Marks right now on youtube etc... A couple years ago there wasn't many good detailed vids of them.
thats a valid point for sure. part of the reason i've owned over 100 amps in my day (besides obsession) is because for decades you weren't able to go on you tube and watch someone run through the settings with a good mic, and what not. You had to buy one used, hope it was in working order, jam on it for a while, then resell it if you we're feeling it. hopefully not loose your ass on that.
So that many amps later, the mark IIC+ - IVa 's are still my favs of everything i ever tried.

even since this thread started, i feel like the prices spiked even more. every mark III coming up now is 2k +

By the way, this guy couldn't sell his mark III for 1400, so he relisted it for hundreds more! lol. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mesa-Boogi...208893?hash=item5b8eb45cfd:g:Zs8AAOSwdg1gURCT
 

[ Donnie B. ]

Well-known member
even since this thread started, i feel like the prices spiked even more.

They have! I've been keeping a close eye on them. Told my wife last night that I'm going to sit
on my MIII for now and explained all of the reasons why to her. If I get hit by a bus tomorrow ,
she knows just who to call to sell it for her at top $.
 

anomaly

Well-known member
JimAnsell, do you know what are the differences between the Mark IVa and IVb are?? I've got a transitional head from 1996 right now, it's got some aspects of the A and some of the B, the cosmetics and attached cord are like a A but it has the stereo effects loop of the B. Anyways, it's a killer amp, i love it even more than the Mark III red stripe I used to own. Sounds tight and clear without getting harsh at band volumes. Perfect for my needs.
 

Wizard of Ozz

Well-known member
I still don’t believe people are fetching these prices in actuality

Hmmmm....


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JimAnsell

Active member
JimAnsell, do you know what are the differences between the Mark IVa and IVb are?? I've got a transitional head from 1996 right now, it's got some aspects of the A and some of the B, the cosmetics and attached cord are like a A but it has the stereo effects loop of the B. Anyways, it's a killer amp, i love it even more than the Mark III red stripe I used to own. Sounds tight and clear without getting harsh at band volumes. Perfect for my needs.

really there are 3 mark IV's, but no one seems to distinguish between the transition and the IVb. the transition has the attached power cord and stereo loop. i don't remember if i noticed a difference between the transition and IVb. as far as between the IVa, an IVb, its documented out there, i can hear and feel it all day. my buddy has one of each in his studio right now. I'm on the "A" team. :)
 

anomaly

Well-known member
really there are 3 mark IV's, but no one seems to distinguish between the transition and the IVb. the transition has the attached power cord and stereo loop. i don't remember if i noticed a difference between the transition and IVb. as far as between the IVa, an IVb, its documented out there, i can hear and feel it all day. my buddy has one of each in his studio right now. I'm on the "A" team. :)
All I know is that they are very similar, so if you like one then you'd probably like the other, but the main differences are on R2. That's what i've heard from users of both a and b revisions. Oh, and I've also heard that the B version is slightly more modern sounding on the lead channel.
 

Fordman65

Active member
If Mark 3s start selling at $3k, my Rectifier Rev C should be worth $6k. This whole MB craze is nuts, but I guess in the end those with them are winning.
 
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