The Mesa Boogie Appreciation Thread!

AleisterCrowley

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so, for those that have played a Mark series and an Express..
is the Express basically a Mini Mark?

Dual Rectifier -> Mini Rectifier
Royal Atlantic -> Trans Atlantic
Mark -> Express ????
 

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so, for those that have played a Mark series and an Express..
is the Express basically a Mini Mark?

Dual Rectifier -> Mini Rectifier
Royal Atlantic -> Trans Atlantic
Mark -> Express ????

I would say the Express is "Markish" I had the 5:50 and the MKV side by side for a few weeks earlier this year. The Express can cover a lot of ground, not as much as the MKV, particularly in the very high gain areas. The Express is no slouch and is very easy to dial in. If you like experimenting/tweaking the MKV will satisfy the most ardent tweaker's out there.
For the extra $1K the MKV does offer a ton more options over the Express. Tonewise they are both exceptional amplifiers.
 

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so, for those that have played a Mark series and an Express..
is the Express basically a Mini Mark?

Dual Rectifier -> Mini Rectifier
Royal Atlantic -> Trans Atlantic
Mark -> Express ????

This might help a little:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjbhBJjGxHs"]Mesa Boogie Mark V Vs. Mesa Boogie Express 5:50+ - YouTube[/ame]
 

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I love these old cabs. People just haven't caught on yet, so get your's while you still can!! !

I got this one at Guitar Center a few days before Christmas in the used section. $180 out the door including tax!!! Unreal!

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I found this one with the original speakers, both panels on the back and a Mesa cover for $375 out the door of a used music store! :shock:

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The 2x12 is really a pretty beefy cab for a 2x12!

The 4x12 is a monster at reproducing tone! :)

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I thought about selling my other amps and buying the Mesa Rectoverb 25 watt combo amp. Anyone tried one?
 

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I have a 5:25 Express. Great amp!

ETA It's the 1x12 version.
 

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