#1
I'm looking into purchasing a Mesa amp, but was wondering... WHICH ONE???
I play alot of genres, but have been trying to get into metal, but my amp is a pos.
Under $1000, preferably gig-worthy, but just has to be loud enough to be heard over friends drum kit (minimum).
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#2
First, it's Mesa, just for the record. I'd look at the Single, Dual, or Triple Rectifier. Might be hard to find one under $1000 unless on ebay.
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mark iv maybe i saw one for 900 the other day
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mark iv maybe i saw one for 900 the other day



If you see a working Mark IV buy it now price for 900, send me the link cause I want it. They usually go for more around 1100-1500 or so.
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Single, Dual, or Triple Rectifier. Might be hard to find one under $1000 unless on ebay.


+1

Altho I find the 2nd and 3rd channels of the Triple rectifier very harsh compared to the Dual Rectifier.

For metal in general, and flexibility of lead and rhythm, I prefer the Single over the Dual or Triple.

The Roadster is also worth considering too, but I'm not sure how much they go for.

A Mark IV would be good if you can get your budget to that range.

Also, Mesa tend to loud as hell for their respective wattages.
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If you see a working Mark IV buy it now price for 900, send me the link cause I want it. They usually go for more around 1100-1500 or so.


I see combos for that price every few months. It's not that uncommon, at least here.
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the dc or f series are usually around $500-$800. they are discountined models so try looking around craigslist or something.
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ok, just to be fair, since i see this a lot for marshall...

why just a mesa, especially considering you don't have a particular model in mind?

...had to ask, but I'm a huge fan of old, early 90's rectos and pretty much anything from the Mk series. rectos made after the early 90's don't have the same components. expect to need to get it modded if you go for a newer recto and want that old mesa crunch. like i said, MkIIC+, MkIII, MkIV, MkV, all great. they're not user friendly though. by that i mean expect to need to do some serious tweeking before you find that 'perfect tone.'
#10
For a good variety of genres, I'd go after either an F-series model (F-50 or F-100) or Mark series model if you can find one in budget (Mk III would be easiest to get ahold of for under $1K).

For something with more emphasis on modern tones and gain, the Recto is probably what you're after. A Single would be my personal recommendation, unless you can find an old 2-channel Dual recto, but those are usually over $1K.

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I really like the Singles rectifiers. The other guitarist in my band uses one and his tone is really really good and tight. Try one out if you can
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personally i'd recommend the Dual Recto, i got mine last week and i love absolutly everything about it but for around $1000 i you may be lucky to find an older (probably better) dual recto. a used Mk4 is also a very good idea, but personally i prefer the recto sound to the Mk4. try and find examples of each and play them, then decide on which one you want. The only way to find out is if you try them, i was gonna buy a Mk5 but when i tried it out i didn't like it as much and prefered the recto so its all personally preference as well. in terms of loudness, you wont find it a problem they're loud as f***.
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