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NAD 50 Caliber Mesa

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by strat22, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. strat22

    strat22 Member

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    I picked up my first Mesa tonight. A minty 1986 50 Caliber. Bought it from the original owner. I've been looking for something with great cleans and a nice overdrive tone. We'll see if this one makes the grade. I've been jonesing for a Lonestar but I couldn't pass this one up at the price I paid. Pics to follow.
     
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  4. strat22

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    Well, since I don't play out currently and I can't turn this thing up enough, it's gotta go. Anyone have any input on what a fair price is for one of these?
     
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    Nickstrtcstr Lactose Intolerant Guitar Slinger

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    :aokNice! Have fun with that. Clean amp. Don't get rid of it. Boogies don't do bedroom very well as a rule. You need to start turn knobs and it should work for you.
     
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    So you're getting rid of it already? I think you should sell it for how much you bought it for. Give your fellow musician brethren a good deal.
     
  7. strat22

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    With two little ones running around I think my budget would be better spent on finally getting a decent acoustic to play at home.
     
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    It is the older EL84 based version, which is better sounding than the + series (which ran on 6L6s). I've typically seen the ones without the 5-band EQ go for ~$450.
     
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    Those are pretty cool- my 1st good amp. I had one around 87. I sold it pretty quick... but sorta wish I didn't. It had a real sweet, warm, singing lead tone. Once they went to 6L6's it wasn't he same amp....
     
  10. strat22

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    For anyone that's interested, this one is on ebay now. The auction is ending tomorrow afternoon.
     

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