Mesa Heartbreaker

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Any one have opinions on these or experience using one.
First one of these I have ever had so know nothing about them.
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Thanks Al.
I read the manual on the Mesa site so I have a pretty good idea on what it can do.
Would love to get feedback from people that have used these amps so I know what to look out for.
I guess some tweaking is on the agenda for tomorrow.
 

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I that know a few people on MLP own them, hopefully they'll chime in and give you the help you seek.
 

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Very much a vintage or slightly driven tone type amp.
Cleans are fantastic and dirt is more like a Marshall JTM 45.
Unique for a Mesa 6L6 amp IMO.
More suited for blues and 70's rock.
May try the EL34's in it to see what happens my guess they will help the overall flavor of the amp.
 

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I think Prince use to use them back during the Purple Rain era.
 

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I had one, a combo. I sold it here in the forum classifieds a few years back.

I liked it. Lots of options, too many for me really. Very loud.
 

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Lots of switches on them. I remember when they first came out. I was into knobs and switches back then, so I was really interested. Sadly, I never got to play one.
 

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It's a tweaker's amp. Over kill for me, as I'm a totally one dimensional player. A good guitar player could probably make the most out of it and you could learn a lot about your amp preferences. I used mine for metal/hard rock tone. It did sound killer.

Here's mine:

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I had it for about 4 years I think. I sold my '79 Marshall 100w JMP for it. I thought I was downsizing, but the 2x12 Mesa was louder than the Marshall with a 4x12.
 

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