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When was my amp made?

It wasn't until the mid-nineties, when we started putting serial numbers into an electronic database, that we had more than the collective memory of the MESA crew or an amp itself to turn to in determining when an amplifier may have been built. While our focus has been on innovation and building great amplifiers, record keeping wasn't really high on the list of priorities until more recently.

The following list won't provide an exact date but will indicate when an amp model was in production. We build in chronological order (smaller numbers first). If looking for a specific date, you may find an inspection date written on your amplifier's chassis by one of our technicians (as in the photos below of both an older and newer chassis).

Mark IIB Amplifier with tech and assembly date on the underside of the amplifier between all the tubes

Walkabout rackmount unit with serial number decal on the underside of the amp towards the rear

 

The Chronological History of MESA/Boogie® Amplifiers
(Updates to be made to this list as new data becomes available.)

 

 

Model Dates Serial Number Range
Mark I 1971 - late 1978 A1-A2999 
1x15 models: B001-B299
Mark II late 1978 - Aug. 1980 3000-5574
1x15 models: B300-B549
Mark IIB Aug. 1980 - May 1983 5575-11000
1x15 models: 550-11000  
Coliseum 300: K1-K336
Mark IIC May 1983 - Jan. 1984 Heads, 1x12 & 1x15 models: 11001-12499
Coliseum 300: K337-K422
Mark IIC+ Jan. 1984 - Mar. 1985 12500 - 14999
M180 April 1982 - Jan. 1986 M-001 - M-275
S.O.B. May 1982 - Dec. 1985 S-100 - S-2390
D180 July 1982 - Dec. 1985 D-001 - D-681
Bass 400 1985 - Aug. 1989 B-001 - Approx . B-1199
Mark III  Mar. 1985 - Oct. 1999 15000 - 28384
Coliseum 300: K423 - K500
Studio .22 Nov. 1985 - Dec. 1988 SS-001 - SS-11499
.50 Caliber Jan. 1987 - Dec. 1988 SS-3100 - SS-11499
Strategy 400 Mar. 1987 - Apr. 1991 S-001 - S-2627
Stereo 295 Mar. 1987- May 1991 S-001- S-2673
Quad Preamp Sep. 1987 - Aug. 1990 Q-001 - Q-2021
Midi Matrix Nov. 1988 – Dec 1992 MM-001 - ?
Studio .22+ Dec. 1988 - Aug. 1993 FP-11500 - FP-28582
.50 Caliber+ Dec. 1988 - Oct. 1993 FP-11500 - FP-29080
Studio Preamp Aug. 1988 - ? SP-001 - SP-?
50/50 May 1989 - Nov. 2001 FF001 - FF6739
Bass 400+ (6 band Graphic EQ) Aug. 1989 - Aug. 1990 Approx. B1200 – B1676
Mark I Reissue Nov. 1989 - Jan. 2008 H0001 - H2503
Mark IV May 1990 - Sep. 2008 IV-001 - IV-13119
Quad with FU2-A  footswitch Aug. 1990 - Jan. 1992 Q-2022 - Approx. Q-2857
Bass 400+ (7 band Graphic EQ) Aug. 1990 - Aug. 2009 B-1677 - B-5654
SwitchTrack 395 Feb. 1991 - April 1992 S-2572 -S-3237
Strategy 500 June 1991 - April 1992 S-2551 - S-?
TriAxis - Version 1 Oct. 1991 - Jan. 1993 T-0001 - T-1630
Simul 2:90 Jun. 1992 - Current N-0001 - Current
Dual & Triple Rectifier - 2 Channel Feb. 1992 - Feb. 2000 R-0001 - Approx R-16480
TriAxis - Version 2 Jan. 1993 - Mar. 1997 T1631 - T5199
Trem-O-Verb Jun. 1993 - Oct. 2002 R-? - R-17190
Amp Switcher Jun. 1993 - Dec.2007 M0801 – M1919
DC-5 Oct. 1993 - Jan. 1999 DC-1024 - DC-?
V-Twin Pedal Dec. 1993 - Jan. 2005 V2-011 - V2-21634
Studio Caliber (DC-2) Apr. 1994 - Jan. 1999 DC2-01 - DC2-4247
Maverick Apr. 1994 - Nov. 2006 MAV-01 - MAV-02823
Blue Angel Jun. 1994 - Jan. 2003 BA-01 - BA-2070
DC-3 Sep. 1994 - Jan. 1999 DC3-001 - DC3-4523
Subway Sep. 1994 - Aug. 2000 SB-00001 - SB-2515
V-Twin Rackmount May 1995 - Jun. 1998 V2R-001 - V2R-2258
M-2000 Jun. 1995 - Jan. 2003 B2K-00011 -  B2K-01349
20/20 Jun. 1995 - Jan. 2011 TT-00011 - TT-04512
Baron Jun. 1995 - July 1998 BRN-00011 - BRN-00488
Subway Rocket Jan. 1996 - Jul. 1998 SR-00011 - SR-2825
Heartbreaker Jun. 1996 - Jul. 2001 HRT-00011 - HRT-01588
TriAxis - Version 2 w/Phat Mod Mar. 1997 - Oct 2004 T5200 - T8278
Tigris Aug. 1997 - July 1998 TGG-00011 - TGG-00276
Coliseum 300 Oct. 1997 - Dec. 1999 COL-00011 - COL-000132
Buster Bass Dec. 1997 - Feb. 2000 BS-0011 - BS-0971
Subway Rocket Reverb Jun. 1998 - Aug. 2000  RR-0011 - RR-2471
Formula Preamp Jul. 1998 - Feb. 2002 F-0011 - F-1479
Rocket 44 Nov. 1998 - Aug. 2000 R44-011 - R44-1671
Solo 50 Series I Nov. 1998 - Apr. 2001 S50-00011 - S50-01675
Rectoverb Series I  Dec. 1998 - May 2001 R50-00011 - R50-01490
Rocket 440 Mar. 1999 - Aug. 2000 R440-011 - R440-579
Nomad 45 Jul. 1999 - Nov. 2002 NM45-011 - N45-3505
Nomad 55 Jul. 1999 - Dec. 2003 NM55-011 - N55-3689
Nomad 100 Jul. 1999 - Nov. 2002 NM100-011 - N100-1841
Dual & Triple Rectifier  - 3 Channel Mar. 2000 - Dec. 2009 Approx R-16481 - R-52100
V-1 Bottle Rocket May 2000 - Feb. 2005 V1-011 - V1-2530
Walkabout & Scout Combos Apr. 2001 - May 2017 WK-00011 - WK-006237
Solo 50 Series II Apr. 2001 - Jan. 2011 S50-01675 - S50-06768
Rectoverb Series II May 2001 - Jan. 2011 R50-01491 - R50-06196
M-Pulse 600 May 2001 - Jan. 2012 MP6-0011 - MP6-02453
M-Pulse 360 Jul. 2001 - Nov. 2005 MP3-0011 - MP3-0751
Road King - Version 1 Jan. 2002 - Dec. 2005 RK-00011 - RK-02147
F50 Jan. 2002 - Dec. 2006 F50-0011 - F50-6446
Rectifier Preamp Apr. 2002 - Feb. 2017 R40 or RP-00011 - RP-02794
F30 May 2002 - Dec. 2005 F30-0011 - F30-5333
F100 May 2002 - Dec. 2006 F100-0011 - F100-1488
Stereo 2:Fifty May 2002 - Current 250-102 - Current
Lone Star - Non-Duo-Class Dec. 2003 - Mar. 2007 L-00011 - L-004030
Big Block 750 Mar. 2004 - Aug. 2014 BL-0011 - BL-1700
TriAxis - Version 2 (no TX4 board) Oct. 2004 - Dec. 2016 T8279 - T9353
Stiletto Deuce & Trident Version 1 Oct. 2004 - Feb. 2006 ST-00011 - ST-02417
Lone Star Special Jan. 2005 - Current LS-00011 - Current
Road King - Version 2 Dec. 2005 - May 2017 RK-02148 - Current
Stiletto Ace, Deuce V2 & Trident V2 Mar. 2006 - Jan. 2012 ST-02418 - ST-05383
Roadster Apr. 2006 - May 2017 VR-00011 - VR-006535
Titan Jan. 2007 - Feb. 2011 SV-00011 - SV-00726
Express 5:25 Jan. 2007 - May 2012 E25-0011 - E25-6989
Express 5:50 Jan. 2007 - Jun. 2012 E50-0011 - E50-8063
Lone Star - Duo-Class (w/10W selection) Mar. 2007 – Current L-004031 – Current
M6 Carbine / Fathom Mar. 2008 - May 2017 PH-00011 - PH-002943
Electra Dyne 45/90 Mar. 2009 - Mar 2014 ED-00011 - BD-1661
Mark V Apr. 2009 - Current MK5-00011 - Current
M9 Carbine Jan. 2009 - May 2017 PH / M9-00011 - Current
Dual & Triple Rectifier - 3 Ch. Multi-Watt Jan. 2010 - Current R52101 - current
M3 Carbine Mar. 2010 - Dec. 2011 M3-0011 - 1052
TransAtlantic TA-15 Mar. 2010 - May 2015 TA-00011 - Current
TransAtlantic TA-30 Feb. 2011 - Jun. 2015 TA3-00011 - Current
Royal Atlantic RA-100 Jun. 2011 - Nov. 2015 RY-00011 - Current
Express 5:25 Plus Aug. 2012 - Current E25-06697 - Current
Express 5:50 Plus  Aug. 2012 - Current E50-08079 - Current
Mini Rectifier 25 Sep. 2011 - Current MR-00011 - Current
Bass Prodigy Sep. 2013 - Current BP-0011 - Current
Bass Strategy Sep. 2013 - Current BS-0011 - Current
Recto-Verb 25 Oct. 2013 - Current RV-0011 - Current
King Snake Feb.2014 - Apr. 2014 KS-001 - KS600
Mark Five: 25 Sep. 2014 - Current MM-011 - Current
Subway D-800 Oct. 2015 - Current D8-011 - Current
Mark Five: 35 Nov. 2015 - Current M35-011 - Current
JP-2C Mar. 2016 - Current JP-000020 - Current
Subway D-800+ Oct. 2016 - Current D8P-000011 - Current
Subway DI-Preamp Oct. 2016 - Current DI-000001 - Current
Triple Crown TC-50 Nov. 2016 - Current R5-000015 - Current
Rosette 300/Two:Eight Jun. 2017 - Current AR-000001 - Current
Rosette DI/Preamp Jun. 2017 - Current DIR-000012 - Current
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