Hey everyone. I've become really interested in mesa amps as of late because I never took the time to look at them as anything more than some of the best metal amps. Turns out the versatility they seem to offer is really unique and right up my alley. I'm particularly interested in the mark v 25 head. I was wondering if it's cleans are closer to fender cleans or vox/chime because of the el84 tubes. Also, how does having an eq built into the amp differ from say using an mxr ten band in the effects loop? The express and rectoverb have caught my eye as well and I wanna know how much Ill be missing out without those handy sliders. I do know the express has a model with sliders there's just a cheap one around where I live without them. Thanks for any help!!!!!!