Some logic you just can't argue with

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  1. Stratoman10

    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    I started eyeballing some Mesa Boogies recently. Tried a couple and really liked the Rectoverb. Two channels with two voices each so pretty much a four channel amp, spring reverb and switches from twenty five to ten watts. The only funny thing is that Mesa likes 4 ohm speakers

    I had a couple questions today so I stopped in the store. I deal with these people all the time so they know what I like and what I have. So I asked about something in the HK line. I have one that really like but wasn't sure I wanted that model again

    So the guy looks up, not really finding anything, looks at me and says " you have British amps, (my Blackstars ), German amps, (H&K), you need a *****in' American tube amp ". Which would be the Mesa

    How do you argue that logic ? :cool:
     
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    Antstrat Most Honored Senior Member

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    You don’t. You heed great advice :)
     
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    StummerJoe Senior Stratmaster

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    You just had some wisdom dropped on you! BOOM! Get the BOOGIE!
     
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    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    Maybe next month. I need to see what my Christmas bonus is. Between amp and cab we talking a pretty good chunk of change. The last couple of months I've bought a new bed and stereo surround system. Lots of chi-ching lately
     
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    even though i sold it to pay for a used tone king imperial which i am still on my honeymoon with years later, i still regret selling my mesa lone star special.

    mesa makes so many amps i suggest getting familiar with as many as you can before buying one.

    everyone has heard of the dual rectifier series and when i tried an old one with trem and reverb i was as blown away as i could have been but at 100 watts it would have been a huge mistake to buy it.

    so i tried others as i had the only dealer in 3 counties just a few miles away and ended up buying one i never even heard of.

    the other thing i suggest is to read the manual for the amp you are looking at, mesa does things different and they do not respond logically like most amps controls do. but when i tried "suggested settings" in the manual i was able to get amazing sounds before understanding how the amps controls work.
     
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    That was one thing I liked about the Rectoverb. I tried it next to 5 35 head. The Recto was pretty straight forward as far as controls go. No sliders and not a bunch of switches. I liked the tone better and its two three hundred dollars less to boot. Ive tried the Dual Rec too.but really prefer the 'verb

    The wattage works for me as well. A hundred watt amp is way overkill for my condo. Shoot, so is 25 but I can make it work. I currently have two 20 watt, one 40 and one 36. They all scale down though
     
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    You just need to sell the amps you have and get an axe fx...then you ll have pretty much ALL the amps in the world not to mention storage room....thats logic too.....:thumb:
     
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    Ok, here is what we say in Germany.
    We all know Mercedes Benz built and still build awesome cars.
    But they normally suck big time building trucks.
    The average guy goes to a car dealer and wants to buy a truck, the dealer says do you want something good and sturdy or could it be a Mercedes Benz?

    I think it is some sort of a 1st world problem.
    A great amp is a great amp.
    Mesa Boogie is top like all of those other amps like H&K, ENGL, Marshall , Victory, Hiwatt, Friedman etc.
    If you can't make any of those amps sound great you don't need an amp.

    But yes, you need a Boogie or better than that a Friedman but those are way above the price level.
    Rock on,
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    Stratoman10 Dr. Stratster Silver Member

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    I run two stereo setups. That isnt changing[
     
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    Ya don't. Antstrat said it, you take that advice, do the deed and don't look back.
     
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    Friedman is a bit pricey. The ones I could afford, just barely at that seem to be single channel. I like at least two. The ones I have heard do sound pretty amazing though
     
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