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Trade a DRRI for a Mesa Boogie Mark III red stripe??

Muffin Sounds

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Just wondering if you all think I should. I am kind of on the fence. My DRRI, I have put JJs in, swapped the speaker with a weber 12f150, and clipped the bright cap. I think it sounds amazing but kind of like the idea of a different amp.

I guess what Im asking....What would I gain by trading and what would I lose?

I play in a jam band. Heavy influenced by the allman bros, phish, the dead, zappa, MMW, weather report, Herbie etc.....

Thanks in advance!
 

ROKY

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I would, it's a muscular amp and you'll be able to cover a lot more ground within those
styles vs. the DRRI .
 

Muffin Sounds

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My only hesitation is the lead channel and all that jazz. I play a 335 and use a KoT for my dirt, which isn't much, so Id mainly be looking at how clean the amp is. But nobody demos that. All shredders

Boogies are PTP right?
 

Mudder

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The mark series have very solid cleans, and great higher gain tones. At least enough for modern rock. You may not need any pedals with that amp. Heavier to lug around though.
 

Muffin Sounds

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yeah I think Ill wait and save for the multitude of Dr. Z amps I want. Not necessarily looking for high gain. Just a good clean amp, which my DRRI does
 

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The cleans on the Mark III are awesome, but not too crazy different than Fender. The clean channel on the Mk3 is a great pedal platform -- when I owned a combo, I just used the clean channel with my pedals -- they sounded great through it.

The Mk3 combo with an EV speaker is somewheres around 75 lbs -- yikes.
 

SurfGreenTele

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I find Boogie cleans to be a tad colder and 'firmer' than a classic Fender, but still excellent. They're Swiss Army amps, and excel at just about everything. I only sold my Mark IV because it was too tweakable, but the Mark III would be perfect.
 

Muffin Sounds

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Hmmmm...I would definitely have more headroom which would be nice. Its a '86 red stripe in mint condition. Ill have to give it a look
 

wildschwein

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I think you'd pull nearly any tone you want out of a Mark III. True that Boogie cleans aren't as shimmery as Fender but the break up and distortion sounds are usually less flabby!
 

Muffin Sounds

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My buddy is in a band from Boulder and he plays a Mark V and it sounds amazing. Could I achieve similar tones? And I know trey plays a mark III
 

LPMojoGL

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They go for about the same price used.
No harm in trying.
I was never satisfied with the MkIII I bought. Plenty of power and headroom. But, hard to dial in more than one channel. Loud amp.
 






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