The Mesa Boogie Mark 1 Original amplifier first appeared in 1967 and uses:
This amp was also available as a 100w version which has 4 x 6L6GC power valves instead of two.
Note: Click here if you need valves for the Mesa Boogie Mark 1 Reissue amplifier. This amp uses a completely different set of valves.
A brand new set of valves will get your amp sounding better than ever.
We always recommend JJ valves for this amplifier. This is because they guarantee you get awesome tone and long life and they don’t cost a fortune.
Remember, JJ is one of only five manufacturers of valves in the world. So don’t pay higher prices for valves from the same factory that have simply been rebranded by other companies.
So restore the tone, the power and the sparkle to your guitar amplifier. Treat yourself to a brand new set of valves today.
If you have any queries about replacing your valves please get in touch. We have over 30 years of experience so one of our team will always be happy to help and advise.
Also, we recommend that you take a look at our very helpful FAQ section where we answer the most popular questions we get asked each week. You will also find lots of useful tips if you are new to upgrading your tubes.
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About the amp
This is where it all started for Mesa. The original Mark 1 was what gave the company its name. It is claimed that Carlos Santana when hearing the amp for the first time, said that “these things really Boogie”.
The rest is history.
Production began in 1967 although there was a lot of variation between the amps – as you might expect. Build quality and in particular, the wiring was excellent.
Reverb was optional and not always available on the early models. later models offered either reverb and/or EQ.
The original power valves were Philips STR-387. Although with a bit of effort you may be able to track down some of these, the modern valve is actually tighter and far more consistent.
Randall Smith certainly created a legend. In good condition, these amps are highly sought after by collectors.
Order yours today and get your amp sounding better than ever
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