#1
So it appears that a Mesa Mark is the best amp that gets along with my budget. The question is, what is the difference between the Mesa Mark III and IV? I can get the III for cheaper, but if the IV is more my style then it might be worth it. Also, I heard that the Mark III channels have some shared controls, while the Mark IV controls are mostly independent for each channel. Care to go in depth with that?
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#3
The III is a bit more raw, but they are similar sounding amps. The IV is a little more modern sounding, more saturated.
The III has shared EQ controls for the 3 channels, the IV has all independent EQ controls, except for Bass and Mids on the Clean and Crunch channels. The Lead EQ is completely independent from the other channels.
Also keep in mind that there were still options on the Mark III, not all of them will have the Graphic EQ, or reverb, where both are standard on the IV, and there are also Simul-class (15/75 watts) or just 60/100 watt versions too.
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The III is a bit more raw, but they are similar sounding amps. The IV is a little more modern sounding, more saturated.
The III has shared EQ controls for the 3 channels, the IV has all independent EQ controls, except for Bass and Mids on the Clean and Crunch channels. The Lead EQ is completely independent from the other channels.
Also keep in mind that there were still options on the Mark III, not all of them will have the Graphic EQ, or reverb, where both are standard on the IV, and there are also Simul-class (15/75 watts) or just 60/100 watt versions too.


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Do you think the shared controls will pose a problem when switching between clean/lead?
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Read this: http://homepage.mac.com/mesaboogie/dot.html Each 'stripe' or 'dot' version of the Mark is very different and each have their own sub options between them (EQ, simul-class, reverb, etc.)

As far as shared controls it varies tremendously between stripes. I've heard stories of people who had EQ trouble with black stripes, either having a good rhythm or good lead tone, not both - and then buy a blue stripe and cream themselves over it.

Which one you like best will be your personal preference though.
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