Never owned a Mesa amp but ...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by disconnector, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Tommy_G

    Tommy_G Member

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    That is one sweeeet yam! I have the SG1996.. but always wanted a matching SA. What model year / model number is that one? Nicest one ive seen.. what parts are custom on it?
     
  2. dzb

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    TA seris immediately came to mind.

    I have 3 Mesa Boogie amps - Roadster, Mark V (that I put different speaker in) and a TA-15 head. The TA plays nice with many speakers. I love specially like the control with different wattage selections.
     
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  3. scelerat

    scelerat Silver Supporting Member

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    Yep.

    If you simply want a Vox, get a Vox and be done with it. But the Mark series is very flexible and with some tweaking you can take it in a lot of different directions. My band mate and friend just stage managed a festival and when the backline Vox went kaput and one of the performers requested one, he was able to wrangle some very Voxlike tones from a Mark IIA he had on hand. Lots of mids and highs, pull shift on the Treble knob, I think was the basis of his formula.
     
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  4. Ryno1331

    Ryno1331 Supporting Member

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    The only mesa that may do vox type stuff is the TA series. The mark, express, and fillmore sure doesn't.
     
  5. Neff

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    TA! Love mine, use the vox side most of the time but also love the Marshall channel. Awesome amp!
     
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  6. guitarjazz

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    Sounds like a Matchless or a Bad Cat is what you need?
     
  7. dead mike

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    I’m telling you right now to go and buy a Genz Benz BP 30. Super versatile sleeper amp.
     
  8. michael.e

    michael.e Supporting Member

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    Nowhere near the same league in terms of build quality.
     
  9. dead mike

    dead mike Member

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    How so? PCB board worry you?
     
  10. Papajuice

    Papajuice Silver Supporting Member

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    You would be surprised how close the Mesa Mark 5-35 gets to a vox. Especially running it into a celestion Gold.
     
  11. michael.e

    michael.e Supporting Member

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    I’m not even going to state the obvious regarding PCB.

    Look inside the chassis and tell me what you see.
    At the most obvious, one is built for professional use. The other is consumer at best. You tell me which one you think is which.
     

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