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post Dec 12 2009, 01:31 AM
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Well my new Mesa Boogie Mark V finally showed up today.... weather messed with the shipping a bit as flights got cancelled but it is finally here now.

I've only been messing around with it for about 30 mins or so but all I can say is OMG!!!!!!! The cleans are just so brilliant and when she's dirty she's DIRRRRTTTYY!!! I haven't touched the EQ yet or really messed with adjustments much but I just had to come on and tell you how amazing this thing sounds. I'm in tone heaven smile.gif

I plan on a more detailed review over the next few days or so but right now I'm thinking this was well worth the cash. Anywho, must go and explore this amp more. Lots of things to play around with.

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post Dec 12 2009, 03:01 AM
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Niiiiccceeeee !!!! I would love to have this amp ..


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post Dec 12 2009, 03:08 AM
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Awesome Rok, glad you got it! smile.gif COngratulations once again, and I will be sure to check out the review, this amp sounds like a killer! smile.gif


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post Dec 12 2009, 03:22 AM
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post Dec 12 2009, 01:22 PM
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Played the head yesterday at a store for an hour...

Great amp, very versatile because it can do almost ANY sound but totally not worth the money you have to pay for it in Europe (3000Euros). For that much money you can get a Diezel or Bogner arround here and they blow the Mesa out of the water...

For the US pricing it's an incredible amp!


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Glad it arrived safe and sound Rok! I'll look forward to a proper, detailed review that I can add to the Wiki!! biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (rokchik @ Dec 11 2009, 07:31 PM) *
I haven't touched the EQ yet or really messed with adjustments much but I just had to come on and tell you how amazing this thing sounds. I'm in tone heaven smile.gif


A good amp always starts to sound good even if you don't touch it,

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post Dec 12 2009, 06:44 PM
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Thanks everyone and this amp just keeps impressing me. I played to the wee hours of this morning and I'm still in awe of the tones I got from this thing. I don't think there is anything that would stump this amp in regards to tone you are looking for... my opinion of course. For what I play, and what things I tried last night it was perfect.

And much to my surprise not as complicated as it first seemed. I spent most of the night messing around with the clean channel. It is the perfect match for my Tremonti's neck pup. I'm getting some super clean sounds. I haven't played around much in Channels 2 and 3 but I used some suggested settings and they blew me away. I plan on playing with them throughout the day.

Now I'm no expert when it comes to amps, but I am really impressed and enjoying the tones I'm getting from this amp. It seems to really bring the best out of my Tremonti's pups. Others may disagree of course but I am beyond happy with my choice of amp. Again for me it was money well spent.

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post Dec 12 2009, 07:23 PM
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rok, i know exactly what you mean. The Mark series of mesa amps have always been y favorite. I have not been able to own a newer one, but i have owned a Mark I before and for a classic amp, that thing screamed tones.


The mark IV is my favorite sounding amp of all time, and since i live 30 min from the mesa factory, i can get a better price than i can on amps that people in europe buy like bogner or diezel. you are one lucky gal!


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Congrats on the new amp. I will just keep dreaming wink.gif


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Awesome amp Rok, I bet it has a heavenly tone combined with your Tremonti smile.gif


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post Dec 12 2009, 08:07 PM
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Congrats Rok! As I said before, I had a Mark II before and Mesa had always done awesome amps!!! Happy playing! smile.gif

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post Dec 12 2009, 10:07 PM
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QUOTE (Marc_Maiden @ Dec 12 2009, 02:23 PM) *
rok, i know exactly what you mean. The Mark series of mesa amps have always been y favorite. I have not been able to own a newer one, but i have owned a Mark I before and for a classic amp, that thing screamed tones.


The mark IV is my favorite sounding amp of all time, and since i live 30 min from the mesa factory, i can get a better price than i can on amps that people in europe buy like bogner or diezel. you are one lucky gal!


Thanks Marc and you are lucky to live so close to the Mesa factory smile.gif I looked at a few Bogners and they were actually in the running for my amp choice for the longest time before I decided on the Mesa. I'm not to familiar with Diezel to be honest so can't say much about them. With the Mark V, once I heard it I just knew it was the amp I wanted.

I am in total awe at how wonderful my Tremonti sounds through this amp. I mean I liked how it sounded through my Vox Ad30VT, but compared to this it just did not do that guitar justice at all. I have arranged the perfect marriage I think smile.gif

Thanks again everyone. And I'll have a review for you all shortly but it may be a two or even three parter as there is a lot to say about this amp. But we'll see how it goes. I hope to get a review in about my guitar too. I've had something wrote up for a while now but just haven't had a chance to get it submitted. Hope to have that for you at the same time.
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Wow, you're a lucky girl smile.gif
I wish I had that amp to play around with!

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post Dec 13 2009, 01:18 AM
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QUOTE (VictorUK @ Dec 12 2009, 08:13 PM) *
+1 But yeh mesa's are great, depending on if its a ultra high end bogner there still insanely pricy, diezels are quite expensive too.

you seen the bogner fish its like £2k preamp lmao.



http://www.musik-schmidt.de/Diezel-VH-4-100.html

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http://www.musik-schmidt.de/Mesa-Boogie-Mark-V-Head.html

With all love to the insanely great Mesa Amps but with this pricing they cannot compete with boutique amps!


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post Dec 13 2009, 04:10 AM
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Great money invertion!!. That amp really kicks some asses!!


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