Philadelphia Jazz, Funk, and R&B
Silver Supporting Member
Having played a lot of Mesa's over the years, my take is that they simply don't get into their sweet spot unless they're played reasonably loud.
I think the Triple Crown 50 sounds great well below the sweet spot but the "Output" knob needs to be at at least at 9:00 for the clean channel to sound it's best. The gain channels sound really good all the way down to bedroom levels. For that reason it's a stellar practice amp. I haven't gigged with it yet but the one time I jammed with it the thing sounded fantastic.When I am looking for an amp, I am looking for one that sounds really good well below the sweet spot.
It sounds like the Fillmore could be a great amp for some players and if a person likes the Mesa brand but wants to get away from Dual Rec and Mark V tones the Fillmore could be a viable options. I'm looking forward to hearing more clips and reading more reviews.