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Well I am considering buying a Mesa Boogie F-30. I play various styles, so I want an amplifier that is versatile. I hear these amps are. I would like an amplifier that can be as heavy as Tool and Metallica, yet as soft and bluesy as Santana, SRV, and John Mayer, and something in between such as Pink Floyd.(the songs Time, and Comfortably Numb) I barely heard of this amp two days ago so I do not know much. I hear they were discontinued, and the Express series was what proceeded it. I love those amps. For those who own, or have tested these amps, do you think this amp will fit the above genres?

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The Express excels more at the lower gain stuff and the F-30 will destroy it in high gain. It can get good tones for what you want, but it certainly has more of an emphasis on the heavier side.
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The Express excels more at the lower gain stuff and the F-30 will destroy it in high gain. It can get good tones for what you want, but it certainly has more of an emphasis on the heavier side.


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The Express excels more at the lower gain stuff and the F-30 will destroy it in high gain. It can get good tones for what you want, but it certainly has more of an emphasis on the heavier side.


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from what i can remember (they've been discontinued, and i haven't tried them for a couple of years), the f series had nice cleans, and nice high gain, but not much in-between, while the express had nicer mid-gain tones but not as good high gain.
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+1

from what i can remember (they've been discontinued, and i haven't tried them for a couple of years), the f series had nice cleans, and nice high gain, but not much in-between, while the express had nicer mid-gain tones but not as good high gain.



So yes good metal amp ( good enough for Tool/Metallica), and in your opinion, good for Santana tone? If my memory serves me correctly the tone can be achieved with a lot of treble and not to much bass on the express.
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i can hardly remember... i'm not sure if it's creamy enough for santana, but i doubt i was trying to dial in that exact tone.
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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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