Mesa Express 5:25

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Blue Fin, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. Blue Fin

    Blue Fin Member

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    Does anyone have any experience with the Mesa Boogie Express 5:25? It seems like a pretty cool amp and I'm looking for something new right now. Or, is there something else better in that price range? Thanks!
     
  2. never-enough

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    i have one. i got the head version.
    i love it. i would go for the head or the 1x12 if you want a combo.
    the 1x10 combo doesnt maximize the versatility of the amp, IMO.
    lots of cool usable sounds and features at a great price.
    to me the amp can cover a lot of ground sonically, from nice cleans to cool mid gain (my favorite on the amp) to good crunch and searing leads. i don't consider el-84s to be a very "metal approved" output tube, but the preamp does have plenty of gain.
     
  3. Gigbag

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    I have one. I have posted on the several already existing threads that discuss the amp.

    Great amp. Mine is the original combo with the 10" speaker. Although it is a great sounding speaker at lower volumes, I suggest you consider getting thier 12" version that is available now.
     
  4. Mike Duncan

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    I've got the 1x12 and LOVE it!
     
  5. XKnight

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    I played a Mesa Express Combo recently and was amazed at the versatility of usable tones.
     
  6. Trotter

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    You can hook the 1x12 combo into an external speaker cab I assume?

    If so, seems like a killer setup...

    Does anyone know the street price on these?

    Thanks!
     
  7. Blue Fin

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    Doesn't Mesa force all their dealers to charge the same price? I thought I had read that somewhere.
     
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    Great little amps!! just bought a 1x12 about a month ago, def would recommend it.
     
  9. Peeb

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    Can you dial in a tone like, say, the JCM800?
     
  10. soundchemistry

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    I have a mesa roadster. Can the 5:25 do the Foo Fighters type rhythm guitar sound that the roadster nails on channels 3+4? Anybody/
     

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