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Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by Lola, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. davetcan

    davetcan Staff Member

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    Nailed it :) They are not for the faint of heart.

    Lola, a dolly doesn't get you up and down stairs.
     
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  2. greco

    greco Gold Member

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    Thanks for my laugh for the day!

    Using your approach, I'd like to start celebrating my 25th birthday and work my way up again...OR...start at my 39th and work my way backwards.
     
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  3. High/Deaf

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    If the the Mark V floats your boat, @Lola , you should try out one of the little brothers at L&M. They've been around long enough, you may eventually find a used one out there.

    The Mark V 35 has more features than the V 25, but are more similar than different. They don't have all the different modes and voicing options the V 90 does, so it's worth spending a bit of time with each and see what you think of the voices they do offer, if they interest you. They do come in combo formats and are much more 'liftable' than the big sucker. And both Mesa 25 and 35 watt amps are giggable. But they're still kinda new and I don't know if you'd ever find one for under $1k.
     
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  5. Lola

    Lola

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    Thx Lar but my focus is on getting a Mesa Boogie.
     
  6. High/Deaf

    High/Deaf Gold Member

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    If you get a chance to play a Mesa TA30, you should definitely try that out. Discontinued now, but they come in a 112 combo format and I have seen them for around $1k. Excellent selection of voicings, although different from a Mark. Probably a little easier to dial in as well.
     
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  7. davetcan

    davetcan Staff Member

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    that is a great deal!

    Better start saving your pennies and invest in a back brace :)
     
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  8. Understood, however, how long will you have to save to get one?
    Can you wait that long without an amp in the meantime?
    and, how much will your taste for something different change by then?
    Seriously consider Dave's comment (above) about weight too.
    Your body will thank you.
     
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  9. vadsy

    vadsy

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    Good suggestion. I borrowed one this summer to try and was impressed. Nice amp and feature set, good tones all around and comes in under 1000 used,,.. if you can find one.
     
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  10. GTmaker

    GTmaker Gold Member

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    400 replies and this the best advice I have seen so far...
    But you know what they say....you can lead a horse to water but you cant make them drink.
    YOu know what else they say....even the best amplifier in the world will not make you play one note better...
    G.
     
  11. jdto

    jdto Gold Member

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    @Lola have you checked out the Traynor YCV50? The specs look really interesting for the clean, classic rock and blues sound you like. The YouTube demos sound pretty decent, so far. My brother has a YCV amp (maybe the 40?—can’t remember) and he gets everything from nice cleans to bluesy to crunch to grungy out of his. Partly because he’s had it for a long time and knows how to coax his sounds out of it, but also partly because those Traynors seem to be pretty kick-ass amps.

    I know you can find them used in the $400-$500 range, which is a ton of amp for the money.

    I have seen several demos on YT and they all sound pretty good and the range is surprising. Everything from smooth jazz to full on chunka chunka metal. Of course, YT sound quality, especially with camera mics, can only give you an idea, but I am impressed by what I hear from this beast so far. There are probably some better demos on YT as well, if you're willing to dig.

    Listen to the Newf accent (love it!) :D


    InTheBlues (Shane) does a decent demo here


    This guy does some metal


    Santana style


    And some jazz


    Anyway, if you're set on the Mesa, that's a worthy goal, but this Traynor might be worth a look and they are available in most L&M locations.
     
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  12. Lola

    Lola

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    I saw a Mesa on the L&M site that I have my heart set on.

    It's a Mesa Express 5:50 1x12 2nd version and it sounds like what I am looking for. It's $999 used. They retail for 2k.
     
  13. vadsy

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    The link to the sale item may be new but that suggestion has been made multiple times already. All good, I'd like to see this thread hit 46 pages or at least 42 without a clear decision being made.,,. its been very educational.
     
  14. Guitar101

    Guitar101 Gold Member

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    I know it's on their Black Friday sale but here's a pic of it with a hang tag already on it so it may be on sale now. Worth a call to your local L&M in case someone else is interested in it. Hopefully, they will ship.
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    Black Friday sale info:
    MESA-BOOGIE EXP550-V2-1X12 MESA EXPRESS PLUS 5:50 1X12 TUBE COMBO 370044 USED E50-003318 $2,209.00 $999.00
     
  15. Hamstrung

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    Just to muddy the water even more...

     

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