Fender Or Mesa

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by j120strat, Oct 13, 2006.

  1. j120strat

    j120strat Member

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    im looking for a clean to gritty tube amp for my tele and im stuck between a hotrod devill and a f-50. could really use some imput from people who know.
     
  2. Beam Tetrode

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    F-50 for sure--the quality is much better. Also, it's iNput.
     
  3. alanbass1

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    You ought give the Mesa F30 a spin as well as this has a lot more grit (but not as much clean headroom) as the F50. I personally think Tele's sound better with an EL84 power stage.
     
  4. Ben C.

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    I had an F-50 and currently own 2 Hot Rod DeVilles.

    I thought the F-50's cleans were a bit sterile relative to the DeVille's, and I wasn't happy with the crunch that I got out of it- a tad gritty. Actually prefered the DeVille's gain to the Mesa's. Although I don't actually USE the Fender's gain at all and get what I want through pedals.

    -Ben
     
  5. Derelict

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    fender bassman + tele = :drool

    the F50 is good and very versatile, but the cleans can be somewhat too hi-fi sounding and just a hair sterile, but a good amp nonetheless. the deville is good too, but neither does better clean/gritty, nor is as organic as the bassman. the bassman also weighs less, but that's just icing on a much tastier cake.
     
  6. Guitar55

    Guitar55 Who was that masked man? Silver Supporting Member

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    Have you checked out the Mesa Lonestar? It's like a Twin Reverb on steroids. I have one for sale if you're interested.
     
  7. j120strat

    j120strat Member

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    how much $$$
     
  8. Darth Tater

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    Fender SuperSonic. Do it right!
     
  9. j120strat

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    Different strokes, I would probably end up with the HRD, but I would take other Mesas over the HRD any day. For instance, I had the opportunity to get a mesa rectoverb or a HRD from a friend leaving the country, and the Rectoverb pissed all over the HRD from every angle, so it's really different strokes.

    You'll have to try them out for yourself.
     
  11. Big Bob

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    I would try and find a Mesa Blue Angel. Best clean Mesa ever made and does get gritty at about 2o clock and higher.

    I have a 1x12 with a Weber Silver Bell and couldn't be happier. Tele heaven!



    Bob
     
  12. alanbass1

    alanbass1 Member

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    +1 on that. If you can find a good Blue Angel snap it up.
     
  13. Guitar55

    Guitar55 Who was that masked man? Silver Supporting Member

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    j120strat I sent you a private message
     
  14. jamminoutloud1

    jamminoutloud1 Supporting Member

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    Is the hiss on the BLue Angel really annoying? I have an offer to get one, but how bad really is the hiss?
     
  15. jerseydrew

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    I'm a Mesa guy. That's my choice.
     

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