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Mark played a variety of different amps over the years: Fenders, Music Man, Mesa Boogie, Soldano etc.

Choose the year for details:

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980-81

1982-84

1985-86

1987-1989

1990-1992

1996

1997-2000

2001



setting of Soldano amps and effects from On Every Street tour


1976

Selmer 2 x 12 tube amp with the Cafe Racers

 

1977

Fender Vibrolux, early sixties, brown, one 12" speaker, about 30 Watts

Mark still owns it, it was used on the Golden Heart album.

You can hear this amp on the CD bootleg Early Demos.

 

1978

On album one:

Fender Twin Reverb, silver face

Roland Jazz Chorus

Fender Vibrolux, early sixties, brown, one 12" speaker, about 30 Watts

live:

January

Fender Concert Amp, blackface, 4 x 10"

Fender Vibrolux, early sixties, brown, one 12" speaker, about 30 Watts

May

Fender Twin Reverb, silverface

June

Fender Twin Reverb, silver face, with Marshall 4 x 12" cabinets

end of 1978

two Fender Twin Reverbs, silver face,

or Music Man HD 130, 2 x 12", 130 Watts

 

1979

early 1979

Music Man HD 130, 2 x 12", 130 Watts

from July on

Music Man HD 130, 2 x 12", 130 Watts

Music Man HD 130, 2 x 12", 130 Watts, JBL speakers (most likely D120 or K120)

 

1980-81

early 1980 (BBC Arena documentary)

Music Man HD 130, 2 x 12", 130 Watts

Music Man HD 130, 2 x 12", 130 Watts, JBL speakers (most likely D120 or K120)

on Making Movies (album & tour)

two Music Man HD 130, 2 x 12", 130 Watts, played over Marshall 4 x 12" cabinets

 

1982-84

Love over Gold album

Mesa Boogie heads with Marshall 4 x 12" cabinets, equipped with Electro Voice speakers

Marshall head

live

Mesa Boogie heads with Marshall 4 x 12" cabinets, equipped with Electro Voice speakers

 

1985-86

Brothers in Arms album

Mesa Boogie heads with Marshall 4 x 12" cabinets, equipped with Electro Voice speakers

Marshall JTM on track Brothers in Arms

Jim Kelley combo amp with an EVM12L

live

Mesa Boogie heads with Marshall 4 x 12" cabinets, equipped with Electro Voice speakers

or Jim Kelly heads with Marshall 4 x 12" cabinets, equipped with Electro Voice speakers

 

1987-89

most likely same setup as before

Gallien & Krueger amps on the Willy DeVille album Miracle

from Randy Newman's Land of Dreams on:

Soldano SLO 100 with Marshall 4 x 12" cabinets, equipped with Electro Voice speakers

 

1990-92

live and studio:

two Soldano SLO 100 with Marshall 4 x 12" cabinets, equipped with Electro Voice speakers

on the album On Every Street some old Fender amps as well

 

1996

album Golden Heart

Soldano SLO 100 with Marshall 4 x 12" cabinets, equipped with Electro Voice speakers

Fender Vibrolux, early sixties, brown, one 12" speaker, about 30 Watts

Crate VC5212, 50 Watts, 2 x 12" speakers

live:

two Soldano SLO 100 with Marshall 4 x 12" cabinets, equipped with Electro Voice speakers

or

two Crate VC5212 with Marshall 4 x 12" cabinets, equipped with Electro Voice speakers

 

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