Nad !! I think I did good for a change.

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  1. TIMB

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    I traded off my Marshall Class 5 and Origin 5c and got this old thing instead. I’m quite happy with the trade. This thing is heavy. Lol. It’ll make a good retirement amp, even though I’m not retired. It’ll take me a long time just to try out all the possibilities. There’s a lot of knobs and dials and jacks, even on the backside. I definitely need to read the manual.
    I know I’m in the honeymoon stage but I love it so far. It’s a serious piece of equipment. I bet it weighs almost as much as a Twin.
     
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  2. tery

    tery Dr. Stratster

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    :) ... you did real good :thumb:
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

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    You did good with that trade. That Mesa is 10 times better than the two you got rid of. How many watts is it? I believe you can change tubes on that without rebiasing. Just make sure to use Mesa tubes. My son and I each have Mesa/Boogies. Mine is 25 watt and his is 30 watt. You can download the manual for it at Mesa’s website I believe.
     
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    I’m not positive but I think it’s 20 watts maybe 22. I still have lots to learn about it. It has 6 preamp tubes that I don’t know what they all do. I read somewhere that v2 is the first for the clean channel. I’ll have lots of reading to do. I’m a Boogie newb. Lol. It sounds really really nice though. I downloaded the manual and just adjusting the three tone knobs is kind of a science. They’re not like normal tone knobs.
    Thanks !
     
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    3bolt79 Dr. Stratster

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    Their 30 watt and lower amps don’t require biasing. Just use the Mesa tubes and and it’s plug and play. Also if you get a noise through the speaker when you use your foot switch, just cycle from clean to dirty a few times and the noise will go away\. It’s caps charging and it’s common to most Mesa Amps. Not a defect. Just something to deal with before you start to play.
     
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    Triple Jim Guy Who Likes to Play Guitar Silver Member

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    Congrats!
    Great find.

    Life is good,
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    Nice! That will get you some serious tones. ENJOY!!!
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Very nice amp.

    HNAD:thumb:
     
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    Thanks everyone. It definitely doesn’t seem as ‘toyish’ as most of the amps I’ve had as of late. I can’t wait to dwelve into it. I’m at work now. :mad::(
     
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    That is the real deal. Sometimes the scales of justice tip in your favor!
     
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    Heck yeah, I do that. Enjoy the Mesa
     
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    You can never go wrong with a Mesa Boogie. Congrats!
     
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    About once every 5 years or so. Lol

    thanks !
     
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    That's a great amp.
    I have that exact same amp.
    It's great.
    Studio Caliber 22... 22 watts
    Pay attention to the manual, the tone knobs work a little differently than most amps, how you set the treble affects how the middle responds and so on....
    Had mine for awhile and I'm still tweaking knobs...
    Some good starting points in the manual.

    I know your going to
    Enjoy your new amp
     
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    In the words of Jar-Jar binks....

    MESA HAPPY FOR YOU

    :whistling::p:thumbd:
     
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    A friend had one and I found it was loud af lol...
     
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    HNAD !

    Boogie on !
     
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    As DJgranite said, do read the manual. There is definitely a learning curve with Mesa amps, at least most of them. I have a Mark V 25, and I can get it to sound like a Vox AC30, a JCM 800, a Marshall DSL, and it will do Fender cleans. The tone controls are very responsive and some times the sound you are looking for is just a slight tweak away. Enjoy it. And Happy New Amp Day!