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Mesa V-Twin HELP

1/21/2001 12:01 AM
Mesa V-Twin HELP
I have a chance to pick up a Mesa V-Twin at a pawn shop. It has been 'smoked' , they say it was plugged into the wrong power supply ??? Anyways, I've never played one of these before so:  
1) How do they sound?  
2) Are they easy to fix/tweak?  
3) is it worth $100 if it can be fixed?  
Thanks In Advance For ANy Helps  
1/21/2001 1:54 AM

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1/21/2001 2:02 AM
Steve A.

    You might want to pass on this one because they can often be found on-line for ~$200 used. The double-sided circuit board is jam packed with components and not the easiest thing to work on. Looking at the schematic I have a hunch that it cooked the 1:18 step-up transformer.  
    If it comes with the correct power supply I'd say that it might be worth $50; if the power supply is missing then I'd offer $25 for it. (The case alone is way cool.)  
    The sound is a matter of preference; I like the clean and blues channels but the solo channel is a bit over the top...  
Steve Ahola
1/21/2001 2:07 AM

Thanks Steve!  
You-Da-Man! ;)  
1/21/2001 3:13 AM

I'll give ya $25 for it. unless of course steve got it first.  
1/21/2001 7:12 PM

You vultures! I haven't got it yet! ;)  
I think I will take Steve's advice and offer them $25 for it. I don't think they have the right power supply for it, so if they don't go for my offer, I'll just pass. ... If you want, just send me $25 and I'll go pick it up for you ... because I'm'a such'a nice'a guy ! :D  
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