#1
I play Blues, Classic Rock, Hard Rock.
I have a MIM Strat and Epi Les Paul.
I am playing my blackstar 5w all the time now.
I sold my blues jr and have some cash saved.

Would the mesa express 5:25 1x12 be a good fit?

(It's either that or a gibson les paul studio.)

Thanks for any advise or suggestions.
#2
sell your epi and get an LP Traditional or Standard - you will regret buying the Studio later when you could have afforded the standard. The 5w blackstar is a great little amp, and TBH the Mesa 5:25s are regarded by many as a failure my mesa. If you really like the stats, see if you can find an F-30 Used.
#4
I like the standard idea.
(budget is lacking)

Home use only.

The appeal for me is the 5/25w option.
Is it like a marshall haze for mesa?

My blackstar is really nice but lacking a little bass
and I don't really need the metal sound, I wish it
had the option for a liittle less gain sometimes.

What 1x12 speaker would really help the blackstar?
(I like G12h and V30 sound clips)

I would like to just have one amp for now.

Thanks.
Last edited by KBaird at Jul 21, 2009,
#6
If you can't try one, don't get the mesa. Some people like them but I thought they were just awful. They're not nearly as versatile as most other mesa amps and the sound quality is just embarrassing for an amp that price.
#7
the mesa f-30 is an awesome amp. it will do classic rock, blues, and into metal territories. its also a 2 channel amp for lots of versatility. check out ebay for really good deals on them. and vintage 30's are a great compliment to either your blackstar or mesa.
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#8
Thanks, I will watch for a mesa f-30.

I think GC has the mesa express to try.
Should I try out a peavey classic 30?

Any ideas less than 30watts?

I like the Vintage 30, If I have a 1x12 16ohm
Can I just order the v30 16ohm and drop it in?

Thanks again.
#9
Vox AC15? And any 16ohm speaker that will fit in the cabinet will work, as long as it's rated for at least 25-30 watts.