I have owned this amp for years. Has never let me down and always has sounded great. Had ran it through two 1x12 cabinets, but have found the holy grail for this head. The 2x12 cabinet by Victory Amps.
Take a shot every time he says “philosophy”
I couldn’t imagine ever wanting to add bottom end to my lonestar.
Tried a Fillmore 100 head through a Friedman 4x12 - holy smokes! Great tone! Classic Rock crunch galore, and great clean tones! Hurray for Mesa! (Am a long time user of a Studio Pre/Simul 2: Ninety rig, which sounds killer!).
Such unbelievably tight playing. Also, it looks like he's playing _upstrokes_ from time to time, but not the way you'd play them with alternate picking. It's sort of like downstrokes but inverted, played separately. Unbelievably cool.
I think I may have a problem with Mesa Boogie amps... I want too many of them. Own a Stereo 50/50 (my 1st introduction to Mesa amps...never looked back, even selling 2 vintage Marshalls), Dual Rec, Tri Axis, Stereo Simul 2:90, and just recently snagged a 20/20 DynaWatt. I love em all!
What the Ibanez model is?
I had this app Sounded amazing made a mistake Sold it tried several other amplifiers Regretted getting rid of it turned around Bought a new Boogie V:35 This one is not going anywhere
Boy v ready
It's Tien at Mesa !!!
Andy could sell me sand at the beach if he plugged into it.
they need to make a mark five 25 with a 12" speaker so it has proper sound
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What's type of mark mortons guitar?
Notice how low the master volume is set. This thing is loud!
Ah amazing I get asked this quite often so now I know where to direct people!!
3:53 John was so quick in that response. So good, lol 😆
That guitar has two strap buttons at the rear. Why?!? Great playing and amp, too!
das ist ein marshall sound im mesa boogie gehäuse, das würde auch carlos santana nicht gefallen. nach wie vor gefällt mir der Mk 2 B od. C immer noch am besten, long time ago, hatte ich beide u. musste die leider aus finanziellen gründen verkaufen.
I own one of these with a powerhouse 410. Magnificent! No complaint, it will give you everything tonally you could want.
Nice sounding amp, but and yeah there is one and because most repairs guys won't even take any more Mesa amps because they are a nightmare to work on, I cant do it.
Awesome! Clean, no gimmicks, just pure talent on display.
beautiful play! beautiful amp! Thank you for great music! Angel!
The ghost note at 2:30 is fuckin wild
Love seeing Al Di Meola, a virtuoso on that there guitar.
Her name is Rhonda and she is funky !!!! Rest in peace Prince.
Wow Kris, great groove, very good. Great amp🎸💕💪
I have the Mark Five 25 and it's the best amp i've ever owned. I thought it would sound thin being on a 25w version but NOPE it's got a FULL sound :)
These fillmore amps sound very marshall jtm like to me. I probably need one.
If a tc-25 is ever released I'll go nuts. I just want a giant collection of mesa mini heads!
I loved Mesa/Boogie ever since I plugged into a Dual Rectifier all those years ago! I’ve never played a mark, but the rectifiers and the lone star are fantastic
I just got one of these... for those who think the guy is looking dopey... I guarantee he has it cranked and though it only sounds ok on the video, in real life when at a good volume it is punching you in the chest and this guy can't help feeling the energy... the amp is making him feel like a rock star.... he just hasn't worked on his moves yet.... but engineers don't really have rhythm so it tough. That is from 2011 damn...
Curious what you suggest doing with a fuzz pedal in the signal chain?
That bASS is just face melting 0:33
Why didn't they just cut the watts in half? If a full rectifier is 100 watts, why didn't they make this a 25/50 watt instead of 10/25?
Love Andy! Now I love the Fillmore too:)
There are very few amps that get a crunchy and chunky rhythm tone, crystal cleans with a ton of headroom *and* singing leads. This seems like one of them.
1:16 plays the part before breaking all ilusions solo
I hear demons screaming somewhere when they play it...
Bought one in 2014 winter. This is probably the best compact tube amp that money can buy. It's like 6 amps (or more depending on the settings/tube selection) all in one with so many controls both front & back. Different power settings, different tube config (6L6/EL34), many toggle switches. The tones are phenomenal. The worst part, however, is the instruction. It talks more about the heritage than actual usage (how to set different tones, etc...). You gotta figure it out on your own. I am not a pro or even close to experts in playing (I suck), but bought one because I am fascinated by all types of engineering, and Mesa still insists in hand-crafted in the USA. All I need now is a descent guitar made in the USA or Japan, but a good one can cost $600 minimum, so I'm stuck with the original Kramer with FR.....need one with solid bridge.
There are some good guitars that are made in other countries depending on your style of playing. For instance, I have an Ibanez and a Schecter that were made in South Korea that sound amazing. Hell, I even have a Dean guitar that was made in China, and that guitar kicks ass aswell. Those are just a few recommendations. Also, I recommend looking at used instruments/gear. Often times, you can find quality stuff in good condition for a considerably reduced price.
I can actually hear the cone cry on the V30's through the recording. The #1 reason those speakers bug me so much.
"some of the IIC+s's"
Just the half tube stack and an OD. Yeah right. XD
Luc Laros why not?
Thank you ,great video !
I think his last few years were the worst sounding. Too raw. And, with the Axe FX, why bother with all the other gear? The Time Machine tour, and mid to late 80's tour and the best
Yep. Yall just sold me this amp
Carlos, just stick to playing.. keep the tech talk to.. well.. the technical people..
Da.. dad? That you?
Can anyone tell what the mic combos are that JP and his engineers use here, or perhaps in most instances?
Until the recent album Petrucci used an Sm57 blended with either a condenser (Recently a Mojave) or Ribbon Royer R121 or even both. Only on the most recent album John Replaced the Sm57 with a thicker Sm7b
Its a weapon!!!!
Sooooo tight damn
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The description mentions a 1x12 combo. That's not what I'm seeing on screen. Is the head being played through 1x12 Recto cabs?
I’m buying this amp and another 2X12 recto so my Mark 4 has a buddy to play with!!! I love my Mesa amps and cabs pure tone and take pedals to the next level!!! Gotta have my touring rig complete!!!
What is the best way to learn guitar?
Sorry but if you use Andy to demo you’re cheating.
I'm just gonna buy a metal zone. Close enough. lol
you might be right as long as you run it in the effects loop :)
I've love one of these but $3700 for an amp head is crazy money. :(
Great amps, and based off the great Mark I, which is still one of the finest amps ever produced. One of the best things about Boogies is the headroom, great tone at all volumes. You can really save your ears with one of these. Are they expensive? Yes. But think of all the crappy amps you won't have to buy, all the repair bills. I played the hell out of my Boogie. I changed the tubes every three years. They are so well made, so efficient, just wonderful pieces of engineering genius.
Short of just going out and getting an acoustic amp or PA system. I've found that my sun $ 100 Pyle PVAMP60 1x8 open back combo on the clean channel with a reverb is as close as an electric acoustic will sound to it's natural unplugged self. Pyle calls their PVAMP series an electric guitar amp because it has the OD & reverb integrated. The issue still with acoustic electric is that feedback at volume is the chronic issue. The Pyle solid state PVAMP series is really a starter pack level electric guitar amp. The clean channel is it's greatest feature. It's almost a toneless sound even with a 3 EQ tone stack. It's not the speaker because I was able to mod the Pyle combo to be a passive cabinet with a VHT 6W pedal amp & their Redline V-Four tone stack preamp and really get amazing sound from the open back cabinet. I see too many acoustic combo amps even as closed back speaker cabinets. To me, the acoustic unplugged is it's bowl projecting & filling the room ambiently from the sound hole. By using the open back which has a looser bass that escapes thru the back of the cabinet. Open back cabs are that way and fill a room with sound that it more ambient & natural, which is what an acoustic is really about. The mids & highs are present from the front of the speaker. But that little 1x8 fills the room quite nicely with 60W of solid state power. I don't need to turn the volume of the Ovation's preamp up to anything more than 1/2 way, the amp's volume knob can go to 2/3-3/4 volume for a sweet spot that is less likely to get into feedback problems. It's on the cusp of starting to find that feedback oscillation from the soundhole even sitting right in front of the amp. I use a wireless guitar system to retain the freedom and advantage of an acoustic guitars "unplugged" state. I can play higher gain crunchy style music and get more of an electric guitars style from it, but the feedback can come out of nowhere, so high gain rock is worthless to even attempt with the gear I'm using. At it's best though and no feedback issues, the Ovation blows away it's hollow body electric guitar equivalents (your 335 style electrics with F-holes). The Ovation I'm using has the traditional middle of the top round soundhole and not the Oak Leaf cluster of sound holes that add up to a single round soundhole. It's an Applause super shallow bowl AE-128. Comparatively that super shallow bowl sacrifices depth & projection. The upside to the SS bowl though is it has a little higher overhead before that nagging acoustic feedback appears. Many acoustic amps are more like stereo amplifiers, they will have a woofer 6-8 inch with a tweeter separately. The Pyle for me was an accidental acoustic amp that I originally bought for a Epiphone LP with P90's. As the Pyle failed to satisfy for the electric guitars I have, the LP & Squier Strats, it has proven to be the exclusive go to amp for the Ovation Applause AE. I could play the Ovation on the tube amp or even the solid state combos with amp models & effects, but the Ovation would lose it's natural sound and voice. The Pyle seems to let the Ovation shine in that regard. It's amazing, I can strum the Ovation with the preamp effectively turned off to hear it as it would be unplugged, even though it's plugged into the Pyle. A slight turn of the Applause's preamp volume and I'm getting that same unplugged Ovation voice & tone with the Pyle's reverb effect. I don't know if I'd be happier with an acoustic amp or the Pyle with an acoustic electric, but the Pyle does the acoustic plugged in so well, I don't see any need to buy an expensive acoustic electric solid state amp. I can amost run the Ovation into the Cambridge Soundworks Model 88 as a clock radio amp as well and get the Applause's natural & ambient voice & tone. Although the clock radio amp isn't quite nearly as loud as the Pyle.
I wish Mesa Boogie would make a 15 watt lunchbox head Triple Crown. They're becoming very popular now, and I would love to see Mesa go up against the PRS mt15, and the EVH lbx 3 15 watt.
Hopefully Doug dresses appropriately in future demos. Hard to take a dude that looks like that serious.
Whats wrong with his clothes man?!
Crazy how dude in blue shirt has to fight his way in to make adjustments. Grandpa never once stepped aside to let him in. Dick move.
does it have a headphone jack?
Demo recorded inside an MXR Flanger apparently.
sounds like shit ..i love mark series, rectifiers and lonestar amps but this is worst amp of boogie
Heroic sound....generic player
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I can hear it all day long ,this is how good this sounds!
소리 작살난다~ awesome!
Jesus - that sounds fantastic
What amp did he use in the octovarium live solo video? Sounds so good
What ever happened to John between this video and now hes a totally different dude. He always smiles now. May be he started eating more fiber. Any way I always seem to wind up focussing my sound and technique on his groundwork. There is always so much to learn from Papa Petrucci.