New amp: friedman vs soldano vs mesa

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  1. RayBarbeeMusic

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    Play before you buy.

    All have very definitive characteristics that you'll either love or hate. Do *NOT* rely on someone else's opinion on a forum.
     
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    I wouldn't do it if I could try it first
     
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    Roadster. 4 channels. Does everything.
     
  4. fatbagg

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    Of the three, I would t to the Friedman route. Nothing against Friedman (I would take their SS over the Soldano and Mesa TC), but of the ones listed, the runt isn’t up there with those other two, to me. You’re talking two companies full amps bs Friedman’s bottom line or trimmed down amps. The TC will cover the most ground.
     
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    And nothing against Friedman but the Runt is not even in the same league as the SLO or Mesa. You should be looking at a BE DLX or SS
     
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    Wives come and go, but amps are forever!!!
     
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    Every body put on their PPE while Mr. Ape tells the Wifey-Poo about his great revelation .
    Just in case there is any debris.:beer
     
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    I would grab a SLO......wicked
     
  9. RayBarbeeMusic

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    FWIW my opinion (which you shouldn't make a multi $K decision based on, nor on anyone else's) is that the Runt is right up there with the Mesa. Slo is a particular taste, but certainly a BE variant (BE, SS, etc) is in the same league. For my taste, I like Mesas but only after I mod them to get rid of certain things about them that bug me. With a SLO, they have a high end sibilance that you better love, because otherwise you'll spend a lot of time trying to dial it out and it won't go away. I would never take a SLO in trade for my Friedmans, and the Mesa is... a Mesa. It has that Mesa thing, which again, you better like, or be willing to get into the circuit.
     
  10. jimijimmyjeffy

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    lol
     
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    I 'll Tell Mrs. DV52 that . PPE advised.
     
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