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Need immediate advice on an amp

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by porsch8, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. porsch8

    porsch8 Member

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    Have an opportunity to buy a Mesa Rectoverb 1x12" 50watt combo for under $600 from an acquaintence
    I have a rivera r30-112 which this would replace. Do I pull the trigger???
     
  2. electronpirate

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    What don't you like about the Rivera?

    Personally, wouldn't do it. Nice price tho.
     
  3. RichSZ

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    Hard to say. Like the first poster said, what don't you like about the Rivera. The Rectoverb is a nice amp, pretty versatile. Liked it better than some of the other Mesa's.
     
  4. porsch8

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    I guess i just really want a metal sounding overdrive channel.
    My DNA Gainfixxer is good..but i dont think anything will sound like a mesa does.

    Unfortunately, i was looking for something smaller in size, weight, and wattage...and this is not it
     
  5. porsch8

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    Bump for the night crowd...
     
  6. mesanatic

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    Great price and if you know the amps history, even better. If it's the sound you want jump on it cause nothing sounds like a Mesa Rectifier.
     
  7. mlj_gear

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    If it's in nice shape and you decide later that you don't want it, you shouldn't have any problem getting your money back (plus some) through a sale.

    I really wish the Rivera R series did the Mesa Rectifier way-heavy thing and/or the smaller Mesas did a JCM800-ish thing like the Riveras. Still haven't found anything under a grand that does both well while having great cleans and nice reverb.
     

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