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Mesa F-30
JVM
Jan 20 2009, 04:08 AM
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Well guys, I finally decided what amp to get. Some of you might remember I was considering a fender deluxe reverb reissue, which I almost got. However, I chose to stick with Mesa. I had an F-50 head and 112 combo amp, and decided I really liked how it sounded but it was still just too heavy to lug around. So I've gone to the f-30 in the same series.

It has el84 tubes, which is a bit of a change from the 6l6's in the '50, but I don't expect the change in tone to be drastic, I like both anyway. It's 30 watts, but has a 'dyna-watt' thingamadoozie that is supposed to increase power dynamically. It's also a really cool green vinyl and tan grillcloth unique color. Will update you guys when it gets here smile.gif

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Jan 20 2009, 10:05 AM
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QUOTE (JVM @ Jan 20 2009, 04:08 AM) *
really cool green vinyl and tan grillcloth unique color.

Mmm, green vinyl biggrin.gif

Sounds just great, I'm excited to hear what you think of it after spending some quality time with it. smile.gif

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Ivan Milenkovic
Jan 20 2009, 12:47 PM
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Awesome mate. Post some pics and samples when you get it, it seems like a beautiful amp wink.gif

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Velvet Roger
Jan 20 2009, 01:08 PM
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Cool choice, I hope you have loads of fun with it smile.gif

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Jan 20 2009, 01:26 PM
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Pic for those who are curious smile.gif I'll get some better ones when I get it.

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Jan 20 2009, 01:42 PM
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Awesome!
I think you made the right choice man!

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Jan 20 2009, 01:52 PM
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I've played the F-50, awesome amp smile.gif
The F-30 should be just as good, congrats on a fantastic amp! smile.gif

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JVM
Jan 20 2009, 02:03 PM
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Yeah, the f-50 really is quite... satisfying to play. I'm hoping something similarly satisfying in a more movable package smile.gif

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Jan 20 2009, 10:04 PM
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Awesome dude, you gotta post some samples of that tone-monster when you get it!

I <3 Mesa's

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JVM
Jan 20 2009, 10:14 PM
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I will. Should be able to properly record this beast, this time around smile.gif

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Jan 20 2009, 11:21 PM
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wow looks great! Lately I've started to like EL84 more and more, today I'd pick one over EL34 or 6L6 tubes. EL84 sound more lively, imo that is.

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Jan 21 2009, 12:07 AM
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Hehe, nice! biggrin.gif

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Jan 21 2009, 12:49 AM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Jan 20 2009, 05:21 PM) *
wow looks great! Lately I've started to like EL84 more and more, today I'd pick one over EL34 or 6L6 tubes. EL84 sound more lively, imo that is.


Let's hope it's a nice match for my strat!

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JVM
Jan 31 2009, 06:47 PM
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It finally arrived.. here are some pics, I'll try to get some audio later smile.gif

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Jan 31 2009, 08:48 PM
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Really nice JVM. I get a vintage feeling from the colours. smile.gif

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I bet it sounds as good as it looks, can't wait to hear it smile.gif

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Congrats JVM! I'm sure that you did a good choice. Mesa amps are great. I'll wait for your samples!

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Feb 1 2009, 12:46 AM
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I'll soon have an electro harmonix POG running in front of it as well, I've wanted one of those for a while. Should be here sometime next week, I think I'll get both of those at once.

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QUOTE (JVM @ Feb 1 2009, 12:46 AM) *
I'll soon have an electro harmonix POG running in front of it as well, I've wanted one of those for a while. Should be here sometime next week, I think I'll get both of those at once.


Did you ever get around to posting any clips? I'm looking to buy one of these amps (once I sell one of my guitars).

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That is a killer amp, I would (possibly) sell my own mother to get one!! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

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