Damn--a Roadster combo. Can you say, "boat anchor"????I'm not in either camp, I had the combo for a couple of years and loved the first 3 channels but eventually I found I didn't like the overdrive sound. You know, you listen to something intently for that long, eventually you'll find a fault. I think it's why my father-in-law married a Thai woman for his third or fourth (I can't remember), the communication is difficult which makes the relationship easier .
The combo was unbelievably heavy. Build quality and apparent durability was excellent. If you like the sound then it's hard to go wrong, unless you want the extra tube options that come with the Road King...
Thanks for the rec! And he's right, the amp is in stock if you want to at least hear it first to help you decideI see you are in Massachusetts. Make the drive to matts music in Weymouth or Ray mullin music in Swansea. Both are mesa dealers. Of course call to see if they have it in stock first.
Your post got me wondering.... it comes stock with 6L6s, you re-loaded it with EL34s? Good results?I own one and like it a lot. Tends to be a little darker than other amps I have played but easy to eq to get the tones you want.
With four channels and dozens of knobs and switches, there are several sounds there for you.
I really like the amp with EL-34s in it. Sounds like a Marshall on steroids.
I first heard a Roadster when the other guitar player in the band I was in bought one. With the way we configured practices, I could hear his amp better than my own.Your post got me wondering.... it comes stock with 6L6s, you re-loaded it with EL34s? Good results?
Mine is loaded with 6L6's. I like the clean sounds, but the dirty stuff...has me longing for a Marshall flavor. While it is dark (which I am ok with), it has this crinkly hi end that just does not jive to that sound I hear in my head....
I am constantly obsessing over how I can change that, or how I can trade it in and get something else...but what?
And yes, the footswitch is HUGE...it eats up a lot of space on a board or onstage.