#1
Why? It was popular. 
Guitars:
1970s Gibson LS-6
1994 Fender Stratocaster
1998 or 1999 Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster
2000 Epiphone Les Paul 7-String with EMG 81 and 85
2013 PRS Custom 7-String
2014 Ibanez AEL207E
2015 ESP LTD EC-256
2015 PRS SE Standard
2016 Fender Stratocaster
Yamaha CG-100A

Amps:
1998 Marshall JCM 900 Combo
2005 Fender Twin Reverb
2015 Vox AC30C2
#2
They may be getting ready to replace it with something better. That product may take some time to appear, though, in order to let most of the current stock to sell.

Personally, I've been wanting a Transatlantic or Royal Atlantic for some time- I discovered them a couple months after they'd been discontinued. I still see NOS ones, and used ones in good condition are definitely floating around the market. But late last year/early this year, Mesa introduced the Triple Crown, which seems to be a redone & improved member of the Atlantic family.
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alhaq369
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#3
I listened to the Triple Crown. It is nice. 
Guitars:
1970s Gibson LS-6
1994 Fender Stratocaster
1998 or 1999 Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster
2000 Epiphone Les Paul 7-String with EMG 81 and 85
2013 PRS Custom 7-String
2014 Ibanez AEL207E
2015 ESP LTD EC-256
2015 PRS SE Standard
2016 Fender Stratocaster
Yamaha CG-100A

Amps:
1998 Marshall JCM 900 Combo
2005 Fender Twin Reverb
2015 Vox AC30C2
#4
No freakin' kidding! I'm trying to decide if I'll stick to getting a Transatlantic or save for a TC...or really be patient enough to buy both!
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alhaq369
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#5
Why would you want one of those instead of a Road King II or Mark V?

I was thinking of getting the Roadster in the future. Now, I am thinking of the Road King II. I do not know much about it. 
Guitars:
1970s Gibson LS-6
1994 Fender Stratocaster
1998 or 1999 Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster
2000 Epiphone Les Paul 7-String with EMG 81 and 85
2013 PRS Custom 7-String
2014 Ibanez AEL207E
2015 ESP LTD EC-256
2015 PRS SE Standard
2016 Fender Stratocaster
Yamaha CG-100A

Amps:
1998 Marshall JCM 900 Combo
2005 Fender Twin Reverb
2015 Vox AC30C2
#6
Living in the UK, the existence of Mesa Boogie altogether may as well be discontinued.

Monstrously overpriced.
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And well yes, I'll enjoy the carpal tunnel and tendonitis, because trying to get one is clearly smarter than any word you have spoken thus far.
#7
NostraHistoriathe RK is basically the same as the Roadster plus the progressive linkage in the power section that lets you assign what tubes you're using with each channel. There might be a couple other smaller differences but that's the main one.
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#9
NostraHistoria

I like the sound. Always have.
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#10
Tariffs are the reason they cost so many much outside of the US. Apple costs a lot for the same reason.
Guitars:
1970s Gibson LS-6
1994 Fender Stratocaster
1998 or 1999 Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster
2000 Epiphone Les Paul 7-String with EMG 81 and 85
2013 PRS Custom 7-String
2014 Ibanez AEL207E
2015 ESP LTD EC-256
2015 PRS SE Standard
2016 Fender Stratocaster
Yamaha CG-100A

Amps:
1998 Marshall JCM 900 Combo
2005 Fender Twin Reverb
2015 Vox AC30C2
#12
I feel like the new Dual and Triple Rectifiers are so damn nice, there might not have been enough wiggle room between those and the Roadster.
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#13
randall probably got pissed that they wouldn't let him patent roads, and withdrew it in spite.*


* this might not have actually happened.
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I saw in a couple of pictures that on Bucketheads Les Paul (only some pictures) that his neck pickup is painted in white. Can anyone explain to me why he would do this, and if there are any pros and cons.

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The guy wears a KFC Bucket and a white mask during performances, and you're interested in the color of his pickup covers?

#14
Quote by dementiacaptain
I feel like the new Dual and Triple Rectifiers are so damn nice, there might not have been enough wiggle room between those and the Roadster.

I've seen Dual and Triple Reborns (newer models) in really nice condition go for 1000.
#15
I talked to someone at Sweetwater today who said the Road King II is the best in the rectifier series. He has a Roadster. Someone who works at a local shop by me said the Mark V is the best in its own and different class. Someone here on this board said he likes the Dual Rectifier more than his Mark V. I guess the Mark V is for old people and the Rectifiers are for younger people. 
Guitars:
1970s Gibson LS-6
1994 Fender Stratocaster
1998 or 1999 Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster
2000 Epiphone Les Paul 7-String with EMG 81 and 85
2013 PRS Custom 7-String
2014 Ibanez AEL207E
2015 ESP LTD EC-256
2015 PRS SE Standard
2016 Fender Stratocaster
Yamaha CG-100A

Amps:
1998 Marshall JCM 900 Combo
2005 Fender Twin Reverb
2015 Vox AC30C2
#16
Quote by NostraHistoria
I talked to someone at Sweetwater today who said the Road King II is the best in the rectifier series. He has a Roadster. Someone who works at a local shop by me said the Mark V is the best in its own and different class. Someone here on this board said he likes the Dual Rectifier more than his Mark V. I guess the Mark V is for old people and the Rectifiers are for younger people. 


....No that's a severe an incorrect simplification.
I'm just a kickin' and a gougin' in the mud and the blood and the beer.
#18
what. the mark series and dual rec series are just completely different.
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#19
I own a Rectifier and the Mark V just has a clarity that the rectifier doesn't, yet there is a certain rude growl that the Recto has over the others...

Personally, I'd say all 3 - TC, Mark V and Dual Recto!

For what I am currently doing the Mark V or TC would be perfect, now I have to decide on the voicing, whether I like the Brit voicing of the TC or the traditional California sound of the Mark V. They're all fantastic, so it is hard to decide.
#20
I love your verbage: "rude growl." It is the sound I want. I think I will get the Road King II in the future. The Mark V is smooth. I can get it when I retire. 
Guitars:
1970s Gibson LS-6
1994 Fender Stratocaster
1998 or 1999 Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster
2000 Epiphone Les Paul 7-String with EMG 81 and 85
2013 PRS Custom 7-String
2014 Ibanez AEL207E
2015 ESP LTD EC-256
2015 PRS SE Standard
2016 Fender Stratocaster
Yamaha CG-100A

Amps:
1998 Marshall JCM 900 Combo
2005 Fender Twin Reverb
2015 Vox AC30C2
#21
Not suprise with the release of the Triple Crown and the Roadking II still being the flagship.

With that said, the RKII is worth it over the Roadster.
#22
Quote by diabolical
I own a Rectifier and the Mark V just has a clarity that the rectifier doesn't, yet there is a certain rude growl that the Recto has over the others...

Personally, I'd say all 3 - TC, Mark V and Dual Recto!

For what I am currently doing the Mark V or TC would be perfect, now I have to decide on the voicing, whether I like the Brit voicing of the TC or the traditional California sound of the Mark V. They're all fantastic, so it is hard to decide.


Depending how how many tones you're looking for from the Mark V, I'd maybe look at the JP2C. I basically just want a clean (suuuuure I do), heavy crunch and a lead. From vids on youtube, the JP2C just sounds mean. Then again, I'll probably sell my 5150III and get a Mark V 25. Here in Canada, the JP2C's price is eye watering

Wouldn't be surprised if Mesa comes out with an updated Roadster.
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#24
I think I need a mini Rec to go with my mini Mark. Big Mesas are just too damn cumbersome.
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#25
Quote by DarthV
Depending how how many tones you're looking for from the Mark V, I'd maybe look at the JP2C. I basically just want a clean (suuuuure I do), heavy crunch and a lead. From vids on youtube, the JP2C just sounds mean. Then again, I'll probably sell my 5150III and get a Mark V 25. Here in Canada, the JP2C's price is eye watering

Wouldn't be surprised if Mesa comes out with an updated Roadster.

Can you drive to the US to get one cheaper?
Guitars:
1970s Gibson LS-6
1994 Fender Stratocaster
1998 or 1999 Fender Deluxe Series Nashville Telecaster
2000 Epiphone Les Paul 7-String with EMG 81 and 85
2013 PRS Custom 7-String
2014 Ibanez AEL207E
2015 ESP LTD EC-256
2015 PRS SE Standard
2016 Fender Stratocaster
Yamaha CG-100A

Amps:
1998 Marshall JCM 900 Combo
2005 Fender Twin Reverb
2015 Vox AC30C2
#26
Quote by NostraHistoria
Can you drive to the US to get one cheaper?


Newp, weirdly after currency exchange, buying one in the US would cost an extra $150 or so. Really miss the days when the CAD was at par (or higher)
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#28
Quote by Ippon
dementiacaptain, you need the high wattage for those low Mids and Lows to bring the brootz when you're playing with the band.


For the Rec perhaps, I gotta be honest though, even at band volumes I don't find the Mark V25 to lack much of anything from its big bro
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