Poll: Which is better?
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Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 combo
28 88%
Orange Tiny Terror Combo
4 13%
Voters: 32.
#1
Which on is better for high gain/nice crunch/amazing clean
#2
Express
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#3
agreed. but why are you only looking at those two amps? the variable wattage?
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#4
Quote by Dave_Mc
agreed. but why are you only looking at those two amps? the variable wattage?

yes and similar price
#6
The Express, but I'm not a big fan of the Express series. They're very 'meh', IMO. I would look into something else if you can.
#7
Mesa Nomad, DC, and F series amps are all similar to the express, much cheaper, have a great lead channel (and are great for leads in general) and a very nice fenderesque clean channel.
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#9
The express is by far much more versatile but from playing them I would say don't expect that Mesa Rectifier hi-gain sound. Nice amp but not that kinda sound. I bought the TT because it was cheaper and produced the sound I was looking for just fine.
#10
express for tone, terror for value. not sure where you're from, but around my neck of the woods the TT is much, well, reasonably cheaper than the express.
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#12
Quote by DDOW
yes and similar price


wow, for a similar price i'd go with the mesa. Though that's somewhat based on how expensive mesas are here, here the mesa is about 3-4 times the price of the tiny terror.

But as everyone's been saying, older mesas would be worth a look, too, the f-series etc. how much is a budda superdrive compared to the mesa express? if it's similar, it'd get a warmer sound more akin to the tiny terror (but a lot better), with versatility more approaching the mesa. I'm not sure if it has variable wattage, though.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#13
mesa!!!!
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#14
Quote by Dave_Mc
wow, for a similar price i'd go with the mesa. Though that's somewhat based on how expensive mesas are here, here the mesa is about 3-4 times the price of the tiny terror.

But as everyone's been saying, older mesas would be worth a look, too, the f-series etc. how much is a budda superdrive compared to the mesa express? if it's similar, it'd get a warmer sound more akin to the tiny terror (but a lot better), with versatility more approaching the mesa. I'm not sure if it has variable wattage, though.



actually, the only time i've seen an express 5:25 in a store it was 1050USD used.. so i don't think they're really similarly priced..
#15
^ is that compared to the orange TT or the budda? I seem to remember the cheapest budda might be in the low thousands of dollars ($1300?) but I could be wrong, or the prices could have risen recently.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#16
the TT. the budda superdrive 18 is about 1300USD at Musicians Friend, the TT is 580USD at Wild West Guitars, but apparently lists at 750USD. the express 5:25 seems to run about 1150USD.

it's also worthwhile to mention that the Mesa is a different voicing than the TT...
#17
I would pick the Budda out of all of them imo. The Express series just doesn't sound all that great, even if you aren't going after a Recto sound. The TT will save you money and you would still be getting a nice amp in the process.
#18
Quote by guitarted
the TT. the budda superdrive 18 is about 1300USD at Musicians Friend, the TT is 580USD at Wild West Guitars, but apparently lists at 750USD. the express 5:25 seems to run about 1150USD.

it's also worthwhile to mention that the Mesa is a different voicing than the TT...


yeah, definitely (the voicing).

If an extra $200 isn't too much of a stretch, the budda is probably worth the extra, unless you're already stretched at the mesa's price. Or of course if you just don't like the budda.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#19
at that price point i'd go for the budda also. the Mesa really isn't that great for the price. the TT is awesome, but not as awesome as the budda.
#20
I actually quite liked the express, but i don't really trust my own opinion on mesa. The pricing policy here in europe is so effed-up that even though I know they're basically thinking of a price and doubling it (compared to the USA prices), I'm still not convinced that psychologically I don't think it's better than it actually is because of the price.

But yeah, I'd prefer the budda.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#21
it may have just been the one i played, but i found it to be quite bland and the drive more fizzy than anything. just wasn't to my taste i suppose.
#22
i thought it sounded not bad, but now that I remember, i didn't try it with humbuckers, and i'm more used to humbuckers. So yeah, probably not a conclusive test by any means.
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Quote by K33nbl4d3
I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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