"little" MESA amp
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31st January 2010
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"little" MESA amp

Mesa Boogie Transatlantic

I was beginning to wonder if they would put something out to compete in this arena.

Looks like the most "flexible" of the little amps I've seen.
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31st January 2010
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31st January 2010
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very clever little amp! Looking forward to a test drive
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31st January 2010
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with the emergence of home studios and the success of the orange tiny terror............

no wonder they are releasing this....

vox just did the night-train....
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31st January 2010
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*DROOL*

Building guitars, obsessing over distortion pedals, and now this. I think I got GAS.
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31st January 2010
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Man that looks sweet! Is it out already?
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with the emergence of home studios and the success of the orange tiny terror............

no wonder they are releasing this....

vox just did the night-train....
I haven't tried the night-train (already have ac15), but for my money, the Tiny Terror and the Egnater Rebel kick ass.
I think this MESA one looks to be packed with decent features.

What I would pay good money for is a single channel, hand-wired Fender "deluxe-ish" 5-15 watt head.
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1st February 2010
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Am I the only one that thinks this thing is ugly as sin?

I really use to like Mesa stuff, but lately, they just seem overpriced. It has a nice feature set, but is almost double what Vox is asking for the night train (which is a very capable amp).
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1st February 2010
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$900!!


OK, I just found the pricetag.

yeah, quite an entrance.......you could get two different "flavors" of the other amps for this.

ugh....
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1st February 2010
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Yeah $900 is a bit steep for that class of heads.
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It seems like this new Mesa is considerably different under the hood than the AC-15 / Tiny Terror type heads. The new Mesa is described as Fixed Bias, which means that it will have a much different characteristic than the cathode bias power amp sections in the AC-15, Tiny Terror, Tweed Deluxe, etc. No mention of negative feedback or presence, but it might be in there. Plus, there are a LOT of preamp tubes in there, presumably for the dual channels. This seems more like a tiny version of the standard Mesa amps, rather than Mesa's take on the Vox type heads.
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1st February 2010
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Yeah, but with the price; think I'll wait until it goes on clearance....
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2nd February 2010
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heard it

I got to hear it at NAMM. It is legit sounding. It is capable of very diverse, different and distinct tones without a lot of prodding.

As long as a player doesn't need to compete with walls of stacks on stage, this amp should be considered when looking for a legit pro amp.

It should be great in the studio as well.
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2nd February 2010
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Not to mention it's built in the USA, whereas the Vox is built in China.

Not that that necessarily makes one better than the other...but it's certainly more expensive to build the Mesa.
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ridiculous price.
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wow. just got a new car and might consider downsizing...this looks sweet.
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I'm pretty excited about this.

I have a fender silverface twin, and have been looking at small watt boutique amps to get some classic higher gain tones -- especially some old vox and marshall type sounds. I don't really care for Mesa's high gain sound, but if this amp can get in the ballpark with the classic tones then I might bite.
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2nd February 2010
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that "little" amp is very "ugly"...
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3rd February 2010
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Quote:
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that "little" amp is very "ugly"...
no!
looks great!
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no!
looks great!
Like a PT Cruiser over a 57 Cadillac?
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Looks pretty cool to me!



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Looks excellent! Can't wait to try this amp.
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No insert point?
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8th February 2010
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Quote:
Originally Posted by soundrick View Post
What I would pay good money for is a single channel, hand-wired Fender "deluxe-ish" 5-15 watt head.
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I got to hear it at NAMM. It is legit sounding. It is capable of very diverse, different and distinct tones without a lot of prodding.

As long as a player doesn't need to compete with walls of stacks on stage, this amp should be considered when looking for a legit pro amp.

It should be great in the studio as well.
Did you get a chance to hear if it is capable of doing the Hi-Gain modern rock/ metal type tones? I'm considering getting this amp. Thanks!

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that "little" amp is very "ugly"...
I think it looks sexy
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10th February 2010
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Did you get a chance to hear if it is capable of doing the Hi-Gain modern rock/ metal type tones? I'm considering getting this amp. Thanks!



I think it looks sexy

It could get pretty crunchy. It could go well beyond "texas twang" and had high gain excitement characteristics. Will it sound like a wall of Marshall super leads on 11, probably not.

With the proper pedal on the way in I think it would be quite acceptable at helping to get the hardest of tones.

It is a high quality product, IMO.
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10th February 2010
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this looks really cool. I have tried to make the amp sims do the crunch thing in a convincing way but it always sounds..Fake.

Junk
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21st May 2010
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I think this amp is priced really well and I can't wait to try one out.
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21st May 2010
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i have a toaster that looks quite similar ...

donĀ“t like boogie tones , so ...
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21st May 2010
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I will buy if its not from china. Im talking NOTHING, not even the handle.
I could never buy anything "Guitar" thats Chinese.
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Quote:
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I will buy if its not from china. Im talking NOTHING, not even the handle.
I could never buy anything "Guitar" thats Chinese.
This is a joke right? Caps and resistors built in the USA? I dont think so. And yes I want one.
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