#1
I currently have a Mesa Dual Rec Roadster and 4X12 cab. That is kinda hard to move around so I'm looking for a comparable combo amp that I can fit in my car. I was thinking of a Peavey JSX 212 Joe Satriani Combo Amp. Would that give me most of the same tones as my Mesa?
#2
The JSX sounds very similar to Mesa amps, yes, but the Mesa is far superior in my opinion. Have you considered a Mesa combo amp?
#3
Yeah I thought about a Mesa Nomad. I had one and sold it for my Roadster. I don't really want to get a Roadster combo because if I'm going to buy another amp, might as well get something at least a little different that I have. I mean I don't want to go to the extreme and get a Fender Twin or anything.
#4
Bugera 6260/6262
Marshall JCM 2000 DSL401
Also, the Nomad would be great, though it may be a bit of a step down from your Dual Rec.
#5
So I go into GC today to buy an amp. I see a Peavy JSX on clearance for $699. That can't be right can it? I ask the sales guy. He said it has been sold twice and brought back for repair problems. It is being sold as is all sales final. Well crap I don't want to spend that on an amp then have it crap out on me a month later. So I continue to look around.

They have a used Mesa Nomad for $749 or a Bugera 6262 2X12 for $499. I play on the Bugera for a while and finally buy it. After playing it for a while longer at home this thing might be a little much for me. I A/B'd it with my Mesa and no question it has plenty of gain. For the lead channel I have the gain set at 2. However compared to my Mesa it is not nearly as tight and punchy dirty (I usually use ch 3 not 4 for my dist) and the clean channel isn't as warm as my Mesa either. Does anything have any ideas about how I can get it to tighten up a little bit.

Don't get me wrong this is a great amp. If you are playing in a strait up metal band, this is the amp for you. And you simply can't beat it for the price.