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    I saw a nice little Mesa head at the LMS this aft. Light, small, covered with knobs. 25 watts. A Mark 25 head maybe?

    Perfect size, weight, output. I didn’t get a chance to try it out. It’s not a name that comes up here very often.

    Mesa anyone?
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    Maybe a Mesa/Boogie Mark Five:25?

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    The Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier pretty much fueled the nu-metal boom of the '90s and '00s. Before that, Carlos Santana was about the only guy with a name who played through them.

    I've got a Nomad 45 from around that time that is a very solid amp capable of everything from crystal clean strat tones to shred metal 7 string mayhem.

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    That’s it.

    A 25-watt Princeton head? (Mesa Boogies started out as modified Princetons didn’t they?)

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    Try a Fillmore

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    agree current- fillmore...fender like!! like the original mark I was...a hotrodded fender!!!



    cheers

    ps- other mesa fave was the studio 22..possibly the first "modern" (90's) amp to use the great el84 (voxy) power tube since the 60's...now it's common..but back then that tube /tone was dead...i used to buy mesa branded el84s for my vox amps when the nos mullard /usa- ge , sylvania, etc market went dry

    now jj's
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    I play hollowbody guitars through my Mesa Maverick and Mesa Blue Angel. Not so much through the Trem-o-Verb.

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    Or something like this for that corner of your ( my ) living room.......after winning the lottery of course......

    Mesa Boogie Custom Shop Mark V - Head/Cabinet Exotic Hardwood | Reverb

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    Milkman Dairy Air head two 6l6s or 6v6s

    volume
    treble
    middle
    bass

    thats it....good “pedal platform”

    15lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bach5G
    I saw a nice little Mesa head at the LMS this aft. Light, small, covered with knobs. 25 watts. A Mark 25 head maybe?

    Perfect size, weight, output. I didn’t get a chance to try it out. It’s not a name that comes up here very often.

    Mesa anyone?
    There are also new but discontinued Mesa Express Plus 5:25 heads around and you may have seen one of those. I agree that the new Fillmore is probably the most Fendery of Mesa's lineup (The should have named it the "Mesa Fullerton" Ha Ha).
    I like the Mark V 35, but I was not searching for a Fender sound per se.

    Mesa Express Plus 5:25 Head

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    I have a Mesa TA-15 that I bought from GC when they had lost their dealership. It ia a very nice small amp and very versital. It is mostly used as a small practice amp but will put out plenty of volume. Hooked up to a pair of 12" JBL's it sounds great with my L-4CES. I add a little plate reverb with my Catlinbread Talisman and get plenty of complements on it's sound. These are discontinued but still available used and Mesa has a great warranty and customer service.
    Thanks John

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    I bought one in around '75 or '76 and gigged with that full time for about 15 years. Never a problem. Played a lot of latin jazz, straight jazz and 'art rock'. Did everything I asked of it. I used it like a Fender: No big distortion. No channel switching.

    That one was a stage amp and monstrously heavy with the Altec option of the day. Sold it and got studio 22 which, as stated above, is a great small tube amp. Still using it from time to time.

    Mesa don't get a lot of love around here. The usual response is that it's aimed at the 'rock' market and that it's got too many knobs... or something. And that you can't get a 'jazz sound' out of them. I don't really know what that means. It's true that Joe Pass, Herb Ellis etc didn't use them. Wes used a Standell or something at some point. Don't see a lot of those on stage these days either.

    You should try before you buy. If I was buying Mesa now I'd deff look close at the Fillmore. I'd probably take off the Boogie plate for a better jazz sound :)

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    +1 on the TA15
    Bought used because Mesa Boogies are so expensive here in Europe !
    Can do cleans at outrageous loud volumes
    Can bark the hell out of metal low tuned Esp (my son when he's not playing bass!)
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    And it glows in the dark !

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    A Mesa Boogie MKIV stack was my main amp throughout the '90's. I had a pop/rock band that played a variety of stuff and the versatility, power, and sound of the Boogie worked perfectly for that.

    I also had a Polytone Baby Brute and Mini Brute IV for jazz gigs, although I often used the Mark IV with a single cabinet for those. I also had a Boogie Studio .22 for rehearsals. This was a great little amp, but I found it too aggressive-sounding for straight-ahead jazz.

    The short MKIV head was a build-to-order item at the time I bought it, so it was drop-shipped from the factory. It sustained shipping damage--the Rhythm Gain pot had a broken shaft. Mesa offered to pay for shipping for the repair, but I asked them to just send me the pot so I could install it myself. When I fired it up after that one of the 6L6's blew up. Mesa was really apologetic by then. They sent me a replacement tube and a tee shirt...and two complete sets of tubes in addition!


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    P.S.: Don't even ask about the blackface Tremolux
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    Nice pictures of a cool rig, Danny.

    A Mk IV wide body combo was my main gigging amp since bought new the mid-90's. Still have it in a corner of the garage, along with a Mesa 1x12 Black Shadow loaded Ext. Cab, ready for any un-miked outdoor gigs. Thank God it isn't needed more than once a year these days. My aging back couldn't take much more of that drama.

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    The Rocket 44 is one of the simplest, loudest, lightest and tonally most versatile tube amps packed into a 1x12 combo you can find. The speaker emulated out with speaker mute is totally awesome sounding too.

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    I have a Mesa Boogie Mk V25 and it is great. I run it through a open back pine cab with a 12" Celestion A.
    It can do spanky Fender cleans too rich jazz to Marshall to liquid boogie elads al Santana. And it weighs under 20lbs. It's also loud if need. It is not a cheap amp but it takes the place of a number of amps I had. Built like a tank. Albeit, a very small tank.

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    The Maverick footprint is not much bigger than a Princeton but the one I've had has provided an articulation and attack that only a class A amp can. It's unique in that respect, dual rectifier. It' packs a punch that, while it's got jazz within its range, has so much in reserve that I tend to favour my Princeton II instead. Truth be told, it's heavy. Boogies are heavy. In the end, shlepp factor takes priority.
    But the Maverick, I love it. But I may end up selling it for practical reasons.

    David

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    Great sounding amps, many with too many knobs for me to figure out...but that Maverick sounds like a heck of a lot of fun.

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    Well Danny, you brought it up....what about the black face Tremolux? My 64 Tremolux was my first good amp and I still have it. This wouldn't the first veer around here.
    Thanks John

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr. beaumont
    Great sounding amps, many with too many knobs for me to figure out...but that Maverick sounds like a heck of a lot of fun.

    Too many knobs? That's crazy talk.


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    I gigged with a Mark III head and cab for years.

    The amp could give you Santana's sound, but it could also give a great classic jazz sound.

    Here are the negatives:

    Weight.

    Fan noise can be noticeable in a quiet environment.

    It can be tricky to dial in. Want a tiny bit more treble? You may need to move every knob. But, once you get it dialed in, it's great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powerwagonjohn
    Well Danny, you brought it up....what about the black face Tremolux? My 64 Tremolux was my first good amp and I still have it. This wouldn't the first veer around here.
    Thanks John
    I told you not to ask about the Tremolux!!!

    That amp belonged to the bass player. The photos are 26 years old and I don't remember why I had it onstage. Probably as a guitar monitor for the keyboard player, but it might have been just a drink stand.

    Quote Originally Posted by rpjazzguitar
    I gigged with a Mark III head and cab for years.

    The amp could give you Santana's sound, but it could also give a great classic jazz sound.

    Here are the negatives:

    Weight.

    Fan noise can be noticeable in a quiet environment.

    It can be tricky to dial in. Want a tiny bit more treble? You may need to move every knob. But, once you get it dialed in, it's great.
    I first tried a combo MKIV at the appropriately-named Daddy's Junky Music in Salem, NH. No one in the store knew anything about it. After about a half-hour of futile fiddling around I found the handy settings template still inside the amp. Using that I set the controls and liked the results so much I was ready to take it home, until I tried to lift it. With an EV-12L it was about 90lbs and felt like it was nailed to the floor. I decided that a stack would be more manageable, but Daddy's seemed to have no interest in ordering that for me, so I ordered it through my regular dealer, with a Thiele bottom. That sounded too boomy, so I ordered an open-back cab. That sounded too thin, but together they sounded pretty amazing, so for ten years I hauled around 135 lbs of stack.

    I always kept the settings template on top of the amp, in case something got turned and I couldn't figure out what it was.


    Quote Originally Posted by Gitfiddler
    Nice pictures of a cool rig, Danny.

    A Mk IV wide body combo was my main gigging amp since bought new the mid-90's. Still have it in a corner of the garage, along with a Mesa 1x12 Black Shadow loaded Ext. Cab, ready for any un-miked outdoor gigs. Thank God it isn't needed more than once a year these days. My aging back couldn't take much more of that drama.
    Thanks, my wife was the photographer.

    In 2002 I was thrilled to replace the stack with a Raezer's Twin-8-Tower and Clarus 1A, losing 100 lbs in the process. I use a modeler if I need to rock and roll.

    Danny W.
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    I recall that the Mark III combo unit was so heavy it could bend light around itself and then you could hear it , but you couldn't see it.

    That may be a slight exaggeration but I did buy the separate head and cab. The cab isn't too bad, but the head feels very heavy.

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    lets face it tho...those ev speakers sounded great..huge and clean..and with the thiele cabs!!...it was hi-fidelity audio tech reaching into the guitar industry!

    not that i would ever carry them around these days..they weigh tons...but i dont deceive myself into believeing a twin 6.5 " speaker cab is gonna sound (& feel!!) anything near as good!! hah


    cheers

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    I was gigging a few for a while years back (a mark I and a caliber 50), and i had a studio 22+ for a good decade, gigged that one a lot. My favorite things about boogies are the great projection with the tight mids and the bulletproof construction, they kind of scream quality amp. But i realized that what i was looking for was the fender mids sound, and simple no frills amps, so i sold the boogies and bought fenders.

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    Here are mine. I have always had a Mesa around for Jazz gigs. The outdoor gig was from a couple of Sundays ago...Luckily I brought it...the client didn't hire a sound company and my amp was all I had to be heard. It worked GREAT. The closeup of the Heartbreaker stack is from last Friday. The small stack in my studio is a mesa Studio 22 with a 112 extension cab. I almost never run the extension. The studio is like a deluxe and the Heartbreaker is like a twin. I have been using Mesa stuff since the early 90s and have never had to take one to the shop. Their stuff is built to last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jazzjames
    Here are mine. I have always had a Mesa around for Jazz gigs. The outdoor gig was from a couple of Sundays ago...Luckily I brought it...the client didn't hire a sound company and my amp was all I had to be heard. It worked GREAT. The closeup of the Heartbreaker stack is from last Friday. The small stack in my studio is a mesa Studio 22 with a 112 extension cab. I almost never run the extension. The studio is like a deluxe and the Heartbreaker is like a twin. I have been using Mesa stuff since the early 90s and have never had to take one to the shop. Their stuff is built to last.
    Up to the mid 90's, I had always used Fenders and Polytones for jazz and Marshalls and Randalls for Rock. In 96, a deal came up for a Mark4 combo with an EV speaker. It weighed about 85 pounds but sounded great for Jazz, Blues and Rock so I bought it and used it as my only amp for about 6 years. As I reached my mid 40's the weight was too much so I sold it. That was a truly great amp. I tried a lighter speaker (Mesa branded Celestion) but the jazz tone was not there, it needed the EV.

    A few years after that I came across a good deal on a Mesa Subway blues, but could never get a good jazz tone with it, so away it went.

    But the right amp from Mesa can do jazz all day and all night for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stringswinger
    Up to the mid 90's, I had always used Fenders and Polytones for jazz and Marshalls and Randalls for Rock. In 96, a deal came up for a Mark4 combo with an EV speaker. It weighed about 85 pounds but sounded great for Jazz, Blues and Rock so I bought it and used it as my only amp for about 6 years. As I reached my mid 40's the weight was too much so I sold it. That was a truly great amp. I tried a lighter speaker (Mesa branded Celestion) but the jazz tone was not there, it needed the EV.

    A few years after that I came across a good deal on a Mesa Subway blues, but could never get a good jazz tone with it, so away it went.

    But the right amp from Mesa can do jazz all day and all night for sure!
    The Studio 22 is about 28lbs with a Celestion alnico gold in it. The Heartbreaker head is 50lbs and the cab is about 50lbs as well. I wasn't interested in a 100+ Lb combo! The Heartbreaker doesn't leave the house very often! I play about 250 gigs a year and 90% of it is on the Studio 22.

    The Heartbreaker took a long time to get MY sound out of...meaning, it ALWAYS sounds great playing alone in a room...but on the bandstand with an upright bass, sax, and a drummer it took quite a bit of experimentation! I took a photo of the settings when i found it and now use that setting as a start at a gig. It was a real struggle until I figured it out! Now it's always a fraction of a turn away from where I need to be depending on the room. Of course, I am about to put a pair of Celestion Alnico Creams in the cab (another $600...ugh) and will probably have to start over!

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    Lee Ritenour has used a Mesa Road King for many years...along with Twins other cool amps.

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    Here is a review of my experience with Mesas compared to other amps I own.

    My experience: mostly with pop, blues and rock.

    Early nmv silverface Fender Bandmaster Reverb Head with 2x12 jbl k120s and JJ 6v6s. One setting works for all my guitars. T8.5 M7 B4.5. Set it forget it. Enjoy. Great amp like this. 9/10. But 6.5/10 with 6L6s.

    Musicman RP65-12: bright airy dynamic chimey. A single great sound with the right guitar. Not great with dirt pedals. Hard to rate because its a one trick pony. Hit or miss. Thinking a Cannibas Rex speaker replacement is the answer on this one.

    Mesa Heartbreaker: woolly and dark and flat toned but sometimes rich. Needs a treble boost pedal in front to sound ok. Big disappointment compared to what it ought to do. Good candidate for tech mods. 5/10.

    Mesa Nomad 100 pristine but clinical cleans 6/10, lead channels are gross. 4/10. Good pedal platform.

    Mesa Maverick 2x12 sweet toned, open, airy, chimey, and dynamic. My favorite live amp ever both clean and lead channel are excellent. 9.5\10

    Marshall JCM800 with 4x12 Celestion G12-65s. Clean channel is gorgeous. 9\10. Lead channel on this is not my thing but "sounds like the album".

    Peavey Heritage VTX 2x12 w\6L6s multi instrument amp that can be dialled in extremely well with many instruments. Jack of all trades. Acoustics, electrics, pedal steel allsound great tgrough it. Only Peavey I know I would not sell. 9/10. Best value for $ ever. I paid $100 used.

    Mesa Formula Preamp through Peavey Heritage power amp. Nice cleans and very nice blues ch3 lead. 7/10
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    I have played lots of Mesa Engineering amps. From the Studio 22 to the Triple Rectifier and in between. As a group, they exhibit lots of mid-range oomph. For jazz, and especially for archtops, this is a good thing. You don't really benefit from the good old Fender/Marshall/Vox mid-bass/mid-treble humps when working with archtops, IMO.

    My only complaint was too derned many knobs. I can get this midrange timber easily from an early Fender Pro Junior and only have to turn a volume and tone knob. Yeah!

    Still, I can fool around for a few minutes and make a Mesa do fine.

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    Ha! Too many knobs again! Mine has less knobs than a Deluxe.

    Nice to see some Mesa love. Seems like I might as well post a pic to the collection. This is my Studio 22+ that I bought in about '91 at Manny's NY. Try to ignore that bit of blasphemy on the left. That's just an old guy trying something different.

    I put a Cannabis Rex in this and it really solved the harshness described in earlier posts. With that it weighs in around 21lbs according to my bathroom scale.(oh, and that thing under it is really just an expensive amp stand :)
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    Croft

    No need to apologize for a Quilter...decent amp, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greentone
    No need to apologize for a Quilter...decent amp, too.
    I couldn't agree more! But... he got no glass (blasphemy for purists)

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    I understand. I build tube amps.

    Still, I have nothing against good SS amps.

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    Mesa had this little combo amp called the Subway Blues. It was a great little amp...sounded good and was light for a Mesa. I hauled around a Mark III for years. Best it ever sounded was in high school gym where I could open it up.
    too many knobs

    a Carr Rambler would have been nice back then

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    Subway was/is a good amp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy_G
    Here is a review of my experience with Mesas compared to other amps I own.

    My experience: mostly with pop, blues and rock.

    Early nmv silverface Fender Bandmaster Reverb Head with 2x12 jbl k120s and JJ 6v6s. One setting works for all my guitars. T8.5 M7 B4.5. Set it forget it. Enjoy. Great amp like this. 9/10. But 6.5/10 with 6L6s.

    Musicman RP65-12: bright airy dynamic chimey. A single great sound with the right guitar. Not great with dirt pedals. Hard to rate because its a one trick pony. Hit or miss. Thinking a Cannibas Rex speaker replacement is the answer on this one.

    Mesa Heartbreaker: woolly and dark and flat toned but sometimes rich. Needs a treble boost pedal in front to sound ok. Big disappointment compared to what it ought to do. Good candidate for tech mods. 5/10.

    Mesa Nomad 100 pristine but clinical cleans 6/10, lead channels are gross. 4/10. Good pedal platform.

    Mesa Maverick 2x12 sweet toned, open, airy, chimey, and dynamic. My favorite live amp ever both clean and lead channel are excellent. 9.5\10

    Marshall JCM800 with 4x12 Celestion G12-65s. Clean channel is gorgeous. 9\10. Lead channel on this is not my thing but "sounds like the album".

    Peavey Heritage VTX 2x12 w\6L6s multi instrument amp that can be dialled in extremely well with many instruments. Jack of all trades. Acoustics, electrics, pedal steel allsound great tgrough it. Only Peavey I know I would not sell. 9/10. Best value for $ ever. I paid $100 used.

    Mesa Formula Preamp through Peavey Heritage power amp. Nice cleans and very nice blues ch3 lead. 7/10
    I think the Heartbreaker takes time to dial in but I have a bright, full sound with it now that I’ve dialed it in. It took some time. The controls are so damn sensitive! I found the best sound is on the love channel, bold setting (rather than curvaceous), trim switch (instead of fat), 1/2 power, tube rectifier, volume at 1:00, treble at 2:00, mid at 9.5 (on the face of a clock), bass on 8:00, channel master on 1:00, presence on 9:00, then set the amp master whreever youneed for the gig. This works pretty well for me. I’m playing an L-5 Wes, 50s wired with 500k pots, and a Kent Armstrong handwound (6pole) PAF. I have full bass, mid, and treble. These settings are where I start to play a gig and I adjust to whatever room/ ensemble I’m playing with. For me, I ended up just setting mostly treble, slightly less mid than treble, and less bass than mid. I had to be careful of the presence because too little hides your effects and too much makes all of your high notes too tinny sounding. It took a couple of weeks of knob adjustment (at gigs because in a room by yourself, many more settings sound great...). Also, the speakers make a HUGE difference! I have settled on a Celestion Alnico cream (because the Alnico golds sound great in it now.). A british type speaker will have plenty of low and mid but bring the treble needed for this amp. I think they voiced it for a British style speaker. Since I did this work I carry it to more gigs. I don’t use any distortion whatsoever. The LUST channel for me was pretty much useless for what I do. My advice is keep turning knobs on the Heartbreaker until you can find it because the traditional amp settings are NOT going to work (at least not for me). I agree with your assessment that it can be a thick, wooly sound! I guess when you make an amp that can do so much, the controls have to be super sensitive? The mid-range is not normal...check out the manual if you haven’t already. Many of the sample settings I think are geared for strats or Les Pauls but not so much for fat-ass hollowbodies.
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    Since we're sharing Mesa love, I'll add a photo of my Mark V 35:
    It has 35, 25, & 10 Watt settings.





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    @jazzjames

    I have heard the Celestion Golds are indeed likely a good match for the Heartbreaker.

    I haven"t brought it out of storage for a few years now. But I should at least give the college try with my new2me 2x jbl K120 fender bandmaster cab.

    A 4x10 mesa heartbreaker cab with jensen 10 inch alnicos was for sale locally a few years back.. For cheap...That would have been a good one to try too. If it wasnt 6 hours round trip to buy.

    One of the better british lust channel tones I got was through a Scumback pre rola greenback clone. M series.

    I would like to spend some time modding that amp. Some treble bypass at the input. Maybe a pull out bright switch across gain pot... and bass rolloff cathode bypass along the way also. Bypass the effects loop and maybe change the lust channel specs to the modern bluesbreaker component values. Transformer and power filter change to 6v6 sizes. I think the dullness might be from the output transformer.. Just a bad match that sucks all the air and jangle out.

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    I don't have the real thing, but the Trans30 emulation in Amplitube 4, with the EVM-L cab gives an outstanding "Jazz" sound.

    YMMV.

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    These hardwood Mark IIIs were beautiful jazz amps, supplied with free herniated discs.
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    I'll take it! Wait, what was the question?

    Andy Timmons gave an excellent demonstration/ mini concert that I attended in 2010. The venue was a large music store, and he brought several Mesa amps to the gig. All of his gear was top notch, as was his playing. His 'Mesa' sound was well worth remembering!

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    Just chiming in - new to the forum but saw the thread and thought I'd throw in my proverbial 2-cents.

    I used to own a Mark III "back in the day" - the Mark Series are versatile powerhouses
    However, today I played my father's 1966 Gibson Barney Kessel through the Mesa Fillmore 25...NICE!!!

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    Nothing but love for Randy Smith and Mesa Boogie. Have owned numerous models from 1975 to just a few years back. If I were younger I'd still be playing them.
    Being 62 years of age Quilter Aviator amps are my current amps. Plus pedals have improved so much that overdrive sounds great now.

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    Since my earlier post in this thread (over two years ago), I have acquired a third Mesa amp that is working very well for me.

    It is a 1988 first generation .50 Caliber. I bought it off a local Craigslist ad as it was advertised for half the price that I see being asked for these amps on Reverb. I was surprised at what a great jazz sound I get with it. A bass player that I gig with from time to time is a good friend of Randy Smith and tells me that Randy is a jazz guitarist. No surprise given what a great jazz tone his earlier amps are capable of.

    My .50 caliber weighs 45 pounds and has enough headroom to play a stadium. It is an EL-84 amp with a Mesa branded Celstion speaker. This amp was originally made to bridge the gap between the Studio.22 and their then flagship Mark III. It is a two channel amp (switchable) but only has one set of tone controls that are shared between the two channels, hence rockers who want very different sounds between the two channels did not favor this model. But for a jazzman like myself (who only needs the clean channel), this amp gets superb, glassy, Blackface tube amp tone.

    At 62, carrying 45 pounds is about my limit, but for now, this Mesa stays in the arsenal.

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    I played a Mark III Red Stripe for years. Standards jazz and rock.

    It sounded great for everything, once it was dialed in properly.

    I once had a guitarist come out of the audience and offer to buy my entire rig right there.

    But there are two negatives. One is weight. The other is the way the controls interact. Want a little more treble? You may have to adjust every knob on the amp. Once you get it dialed in, though, it will sound terrific.

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    Those "wicker basket" Boogies have gotta be on the Top 5 Coolest looking amps on the planet" list.

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    The Express 5:25 will get a nice jazz approved clean sound while remaing sufficiently portable. Most Mesas fail at that latter part