I'm a 48 yr old guitar player who's been pretty much strictly a Marshall player since the mid 80's, I like my cheap Vox combo for recording at home I'm familiar w Fender,Marshall and Vox, but never really had any real time with a Mesa. I've got a convenient opportunity to get one now, and I was thinking of at least trying them out. As far as what tone I like to play with.. I use a LP through an old Marshall 50 w Mk II head,jumped, straight into a closed back 4x10 greenback cab, no effects or reverb at all,just a crybaby. I like a real dry,snappy classic rock tone a la 70's Townsend or AC-DC maybe?.. I like to keep the guitar's volume knob down for the warm,OD rhythms and be able to crank it up a bit for leads,sustain.. Can someone try to describe briefly the differences sonically between some of the more classic models.. Mark IV mark V Triple Rec or possibly suggest a model for me to try? I don't even know which ones to check out.. any guidance or help in this area would be appreciated, thnx!