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Old 09-14-2012, 06:13 AM   #1
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Petrucci tone with cheaper Mesa Boogie

Hey, i want a Mesa Boogie Mark V or IIC+ similar tone with a mesa with the price thats about 500 to 800 USD, preferably a USED AMP... I want something similar to John Petrucci`s tone
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:17 AM   #2
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If you get lucky as shit, you might be able to score a mark IV for 800. I think I recently saw someone on here get one for like $750.

Where in the world do you live? (roughly)
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:52 PM   #3
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Hey i live in Brazil, but im going to the US in december and im going to stay about a month there....
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:57 PM   #4
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A IV would be hard to find in that price range, an F30, F50, DC3, or DC5 wouldn't be too hard to find for that price and it'd be able to get pretty close.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:06 PM   #5
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Thanks man, which of them is more versatile to approach a wide variety of tones??
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:08 PM   #6
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Mark III.

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Old 09-14-2012, 06:09 PM   #7
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The F and DC amps are all pretty versatile. They all have good clean channels that can get a little bit of grit. The lead channels have quite a wide range, but tend to be more suited to higher gain sounds.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:13 PM   #8
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Great man you helped a lot, but i think ill go with MatrixClaw opinion if i find one in this price range if not, i will buy the dc-5. But im still open to opinions
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Having owned an F-30, F-50, DC-3 and DC-5, the Mark III slaughters them all IMO. Aside from the Mark V and the 2 Channel Dual/Triple Recto, it's the only Mesa amp I'd ever buy again (well... maybe a .50 Cal +, which would also be a great one to look out for if you can find it used), and I've owned them all.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:30 PM   #10
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The .50 can sound like a mark v in the ch 3 mode or the iic+???
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:33 PM   #11
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Having owned an F-30, F-50, DC-3 and DC-5, the Mark III slaughters them all IMO. Aside from the Mark V and the 2 Channel Dual/Triple Recto, it's the only Mesa amp I'd ever buy again (well... maybe a .50 Cal +, which would also be a great one to look out for if you can find it used), and I've owned them all.


While I'd tend to agree, is he gonna be able to find a III in a month, let alone one in his price range?
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:35 PM   #12
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Guitar center has used amps and they have the Mark iii but the price is about 900 USD and .50 cal is 500 USD
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:59 PM   #13
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DC-5 or a Mark III, for sure.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:40 PM   #14
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http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Stor...300-i2724351.gc

I hate to recommend this as I want it too - but here, a Mark III head for $700 in a sexy blonde.

on a side note - would one of these do blues nicely? SRV, Hendrix? now I'm interested.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:31 PM   #15
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I dont want a mesa head just because im going to use it mainly in my home studio and i cant make a lot of noise + i dont have money to buy acabinet
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it has a master volume for a reason bro.

That said - get the mark iii combo
http://www.guitarcenter.com/In-Stor...039-i2539609.gc
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Having owned an F-30, F-50, DC-3 and DC-5, the Mark III slaughters them all IMO. Aside from the Mark V and the 2 Channel Dual/Triple Recto, it's the only Mesa amp I'd ever buy again (well... maybe a .50 Cal +, which would also be a great one to look out for if you can find it used), and I've owned them all.


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A friend had the mark III and I loved it, so I bought the Mark IV. I really like the Mark IV, but the III was just raw and untamed compared to the refined IV/V series.
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While I'd tend to agree, is he gonna be able to find a III in a month, let alone one in his price range?

For $800 max? I don't even know if I've ever seen one for more than $900 unless it was a colliseum. $800 should be easily doable.
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