Mesa JP2C

PBGas

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I love the size of the amp and how much they have packed into it. Really nice! Many congrats! I tried one back in the summer and liked it a lot!
 

TRGuy

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Interesting mix of amps you have

I was all things Mesa until a few years ago, and sold my MKV a year ago, which I kept for 5 years. The JP2C has my Mesa GAS fired up again though

How good / responsive / open sounding are the low gain tones in the JP? I share a Two Rock clean to edge of break-up interest, and not looking for the DT style, compressed high gain tones most guys seem to love through a JP
I gave low gain tones a go after I read your comment. How shall I put this... hmm. This is a hi-gain amp and should be treated as such. The hi gain tones, with guitar volume rolled right down sound good, but if I wanted low gain tones through the JP-2C I'd use the clean channel with my King of Tone.
 
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I have the JP2C and it's definitely my favorite amp of all time. I've had a LOT of amps - and from Mesa, the IV & V and this thing beats both out quite capably. I'll agree with the above comment that the medium-gain tones are good, not great and that you'll want a pedal for those tones but that's been perfectly fine with me since I play more high gain anyways. The versatility in a single amp head and the tone are really out of this world. You can't go wrong with it :)
 

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can someone illuminate a little more - what are folls considering low-to-medium gain tones vs high gain?
 

userd

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I really like my new JP2C, also against the 2C+,

it is so much fun to play and the sound quality is excellent!

Just curious: the TC50 (and some other Mesas) have a bias Switch for EL34 and 6L6 -
I understand that 6L6 is the Trademark Sound for 2c+,
but it is possible to Change to EL34 ?
(not that I plan on doing so but........)
 

TCMx3

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Very nice! I got a JP2C in trade a while back, not hugely keen on Dream Theater but I thought I'd give it a try. Absolutely love it, such a beautiful liquid gain, very flexible, and I love the CabClone for silent practice.
how are the cleans?

I have an old IIa and it's a very hard attacking amp. EVM12L contributes but it's so immediate and punchy it's unbelievable.

Comparisons with either your Two Rocks or other Mark IIs would highly useful to me, personally. The amp is still on my list because of how much I like the II in general.
 

TRGuy

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It's a good clean, I dig it. Compared to the Two-Rocks? Silly comparison really, the Two-Rocks have immense cleans, but the JP-2C has what I would call "extremely useable cleans," I wouldn't hesitate to use them at any time, it takes pedals well etc.
 

userd

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Just curious: the TC50 (and some other Mesas) have a bias Switch for EL34 and 6L6 -
I understand that 6L6 is the Trademark Sound for 2c+,
but it is possible to Change to EL34 ?
(not that I plan on doing so but........)
 

Jon Bcn

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It's a good clean, I dig it. Compared to the Two-Rocks? Silly comparison really, the Two-Rocks have immense cleans, but the JP-2C has what I would call "extremely useable cleans," I wouldn't hesitate to use them at any time, it takes pedals well etc.
The Mesa Boogie Lonestar Classic is really capable of nailing Mayer's tone (which is basically Dumble + Two Rock).

The JP2C cleans are in the same ballpark tonally, or are they different sounding?
 

TRGuy

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The Mesa Boogie Lonestar Classic is really capable of nailing Mayer's tone (which is basically Dumble + Two Rock).

The JP2C cleans are in the same ballpark tonally, or are they different sounding?
I've owned a Lonestar and it really doesn't come anywhere close to nailing Mayers tone, sorry. Compare it next to the Mayer Sig, you'd be surprised the difference.

JP2C are the MkV cleans on "Fat" mode I believe.
 

Jon Bcn

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I've owned a Lonestar and it really doesn't come anywhere close to nailing Mayers tone, sorry. Compare it next to the Mayer Sig, you'd be surprised the difference.

JP2C are the MkV cleans on "Fat" mode I believe.
Sounds super close to me here:

 

userd

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after owning and playing both amps (2C+ and JP2C ) for a while I must say that I would rather keep the JP2C .

so many great tones !

...while I am still keeping the 2C+ anyways :)
 

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Sounds super close to me here:

I mean in the room it might be better but that's really muffled and hazy sounding. I'd guess its part recording, part reverb, and part the bass being up too high in the mesa EQ. Do I think a Lonestar could do a passable Mayer? Yeah. Is that an example of one doing that? No.
 

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I love the size of the amp and how much they have packed into it. Really nice! Many congrats! I tried one back in the summer and liked it a lot!
I looked at one when I bought my MkV:25 and it was way more amp than I needed both power and budget wise but I was amazed at how close it was in size to the 25.
 

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So my local shop (L&M) just got one of these in. My good friend is the manager there and he let me take it home for the night. All I have to say is....

:):):):):)

As I said before, I tried it back in the summer and it piqued my interest. At home with some volume and playing with different settings and EQ, there is just so much in this thing. For me as well, the size factor and weight are a no brainer. I've always love the 2C+ sound. Running it through the Two-Notes studio and some optional Two-Notes Mesa IRs and it was like......:D

Needless to say, my Bogner head and 212CB are now sold and being picked up this aft. I waited a very long time to get it and it is a beauty but after getting my mini-Jube, I really am preferring that one more from both a portability perspective as I gig fairly frequently and that Marshall kerang. Another close friend of mine is buying it so I know it is going to a good home. He is stoked because he has over 20 amps but no Bogner so he has been on me for this for the last year.

To keep things smaller, I ordered a Recto compact 212 with a different grill and some trac locs on the bottom. The portability of this head along with the features and most of all the tone from it is just stellar!
 




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