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Mesa Boogie serial number explanation

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Transverz, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. Transverz

    Transverz believer of the Low End Theory

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    Anyone know the explanation behind the way Mesa Boogie does it's serial #'s? I'm trying to date my M-2000.

    Also, would this extend to their cabs? Might come in handy someday...

    Thanks!

    -T
  2. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange

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    They're sequential, and they start with 100. After that I'm at a loss.
  3. scorpionldr

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    now you two be careful...
  4. Transverz

    Transverz believer of the Low End Theory

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    Don't worry... My dad gave me "the talk". You know...the one about "surge protection" ;)

    I just hope I don't have any "impedance" problems... :eek:

    hilarious... I should have seen that one coming...ha!

    But seriously now...even BS doesn't know the explanation behind the serial #'s? Wow! Talk about secrets!

    -T
  5. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange

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    No, I know the explaination. It's easy. They start at 100, then go to 101, 102, 103, etc. I just don't know when each was made.
  6. Transverz

    Transverz believer of the Low End Theory

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    I would hope that the serial #'s are sequential... isn't that why they call it a "serial" #? hehe... ;)

    And which product started at 100? They couldn't of all started from 100...right? That means that some have a prefix to designate model or date. At least I hope it does.

    Okay, here is my proposal!!! :hyper:

    Let's try and figure this out together! If you know for sure the approximate date when your (or any) piece of Mesa Boogie gear was manufactured (born, created, etc), then post it up along with model name, model # (if known), and serial #! Then after we figure this out, we will now have a sort of database to which to base our serial #'s on! And possibly even find an explanation to the numbering.

    Eh?!?! :hyper:

    :ninja:

    Anyone?

    *hoping for no tumbleweeds or crickets*

    -T
  7. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange

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    They all start at 100, and amps have a prefix for what model it is. Examples: My Buster Bass is BB-00742, indicating it's the 742nd Buster Bass made. My Strategy 400 is S-1099. Make sense? Cabs all start with a C, and are in sequential order regardless of type (all cabs are made on the same line, and it isn't necessary to have a different prefix for each one).
  8. Transverz

    Transverz believer of the Low End Theory

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    Ahh! Got it. Thanks!

    So now I guess all there is left to do is check your # along with other #'s and their dates (if known) to approximate your own, right?

    Is there a Mesa Boogie serial # logging or owner's site you or anyone else know of?

    -T
  9. Benjamin Strange

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    Not that I'm aware of. You could always just call and they could tell you when it was made.

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