Mesa boogie dual rectifier serial number dating

The cabinet is the wood enclosure in which the chassis gets mounted.

If you’ve ever had a hard time finding the serial number on your Boogie, this info will help.

Serial number locations have changed on the many different models over the decades but in the last 20 years the location and format has remained fairly consistent.

Serial number 005 on an Original Mark I combo that guards Randall Smith's office As of the late ‘80s, Mesa began the use of a .75 inch x 1.5 inch decal that is often placed near the AC cord or IEC cable receptacle as shown in the picture above of this Dual Rectifier chassis.

For those new to some of the terminology, the chassis is metal and houses of all the knobs, switches, transformers, tubes and sockets etc. The serial number of your amp is always going to be attached to this part of your amplifier.

Other amps may require the use of a flashlight, a small mirror held inside the cab or other visual aids to achieve a good enough angle to see the decal.

Once you know the general area, do what it takes to get the numbers right.

Depending on the amp model and cabinet, the serial number decal can sometimes obscured by rear panels or other cabinet parts.

Laying the amp on its face on a flat surface often provides a better angle to see the serial number decal.

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