- Jan 27, 2023
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I own a Mark V 90. This is the power input connection, with a cord installed.
Doesn't seem like a challenge to me. Absolutely no big deal at all.
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I had the Mark V for over a decade and never even knew the plug was detachable.
Actually I find it less annoying to have to deal with the location of the Mark V's IEC power socket than to have to deal with winding up the permanently attached power cords on my revered classic JMP era Marshalls. I suppose I could hack some IEC sockets into the back of them to make them a little bit more convenient.
No. I won't. I just accept the tiny inconvenience of it all and just go about my business.
To quote Dr. Wong,
Dealing with plugging in a power cable or winding it up is not an exciting adventure. It's just the nature of tearing down and setting up the amplifier any time you move it. It's not worth griping about. It's not worth the words we've wasted over it.
This does kidda suck. It's not like that on my Mark V 25 head. But different tubes, transformers and parts. I think they did it because they had to.
Either way, any pre Gibson Mesa is a pre Gibson Mesa. And worth it.