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post May 9 2008, 01:24 AM
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Muris, I saw your thread on the Road King, so I thought I'd share...My personal favorite at the moment! This thing is revolutionary! Four 6L6s, and 2 EL34s, that are switchable! With four channels, and 12 modes, this amp can do it all. You can run a clean channel with 4 6L6s, another with 2 6L6s, a dirty rhythm with 2 EL34s, a lead with all 6 tubes cranked...you can configure the channels any way you want power tube-wise, using 2, 4, or 6! The Road King speaker cabinet is split with one side sealed for leads, and the other open for cleans. Or, use a sealed 4x12 for leads, and an open backed cabinet for cleans, etc. Ain't this thing cool? It has the Lonestar clean channels, which have been raved about, and the Dual Rectifier lead channels, and then some. You mentioned it would be available to you...check it out for sure! Hope this helps. Oh yeah, be aware that there is a version one and a version two, the newest one, with improved reverb and the Lonestar circuitry for killer cleans.

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post May 9 2008, 01:42 AM
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Congrats! I'm most likely going to be getting a Mesa Boogie Mark III soon, I'm going to try it out and (hopefully) buy it this Saturday! The head is from 1987, which is impressive to begin with, but it's in an original Mark I cabinet and speaker! Very vintage... hopefully it's going to be worth the $1100 it's selling for. If I do go for this, it'll be the last big guitar purchase I make for a year or two at least. So I'm not going to get it unless I absolutely love it. But, it looks awesome! It's got clean, crunch, and lead/sustain channels. Hopefully it'll be able to pull off that legendary Santana tone as well as an Andy Timmons-ish type of lead sound. I don't know how it compares to the more modern Mesa Boogies, but I know that people have gotten some awesome sounds out of these!

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post May 9 2008, 05:13 AM
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Messa Boogie are great amps. I had a chance to play through Dual Rectifier a while back, and i was very impressed. Its got ton of gain, or i call it "teeth crushing gain" biggrin.gif Even though i am Marshall/Fender guy, i like the Boogie too.


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post May 9 2008, 06:10 AM
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I want one badly biggrin.gif
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post May 9 2008, 07:15 AM
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Im using it in the studio now for recording (making an album) and yeah it is one hell of a machine... sounds amazing, but I've used only Gain chanels so far didn't try the clean one... I owned dual recto before but this one is better (the valve switching function is amazing).


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post May 9 2008, 12:29 PM
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I had no idea Road King has 2 versions,thanks a lot Frank,very useful!! smile.gif


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post May 9 2008, 10:10 PM
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QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ May 9 2008, 12:29 PM) *
I had no idea Road King has 2 versions,thanks a lot Frank,very useful!! smile.gif

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post May 9 2008, 10:37 PM
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post May 10 2008, 09:19 AM
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Damn I'd like a Meesa Boogie dual rec or road king. It's just that they're sooooo expensive!
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post May 18 2008, 08:57 PM
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QUOTE (PanicProne @ May 10 2008, 09:19 AM) *
Damn I'd like a Meesa Boogie dual rec or road king. It's just that they're sooooo expensive!

They are, man, especially overseas, apparently, but you do get what you pay for. I think a Road King head cost about 2600-2700 dollars retail here in the states. I hear the prices are brutal across the ocean.

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post May 18 2008, 09:56 PM
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ye they are almost x2 smile.gif

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Then why not spend half on a trip to the US and half on a us-priced amp head! biggrin.gif


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post May 20 2008, 06:05 PM
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QUOTE (JVM @ May 18 2008, 11:01 PM) *
Then why not spend half on a trip to the US and half on a us-priced amp head! biggrin.gif

Someday, I might do just that. Just one problem. How the heck do I bring an amp back to sweden without paying a fortune. tongue.gif
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post May 23 2008, 12:37 AM
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QUOTE (PanicProne @ May 20 2008, 06:05 PM) *
Someday, I might do just that. Just one problem. How the heck do I bring an amp back to sweden without paying a fortune. tongue.gif

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post May 23 2008, 12:43 AM
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I'm a Mark Lead Addicted biggrin.gif thanks mesa for Mark cII+ and MArk IV biggrin.gif


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