#1
So i tried a mark v today, and was pretty blown away. Ive tried a lot of high end amps but this was just perfect without much dialling. Every sound was what i wanted..cleans were clear, crunch was crunchy and high gain was open but very quick bass response. The El34s and 6l6s were equally good.

Any better amps out there in terms of versitility? Obviously i would rather pay less than £2500 but i will save up anyway.

p.s. sorry for the roman numeral mix up!
#2
Mesa road king? What more versatility than a mark V do you want?
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ENGL SE, not sure if more versatile, but sure as hell a good match
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The Egnater Renagade is amazingly versatile and sounds awesome!!
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The Egnater Renagade is amazingly versatile and sounds awesome!!


I have a renegade and a mark IV... The renegade is an awesome amp, but it doesn't quite match the mesa.
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The Egnater Renagade is amazingly versatile and sounds awesome!!


i didnt rate it at all. thought the gain was very fuzzy and the cleans were meh
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I have a renegade and a mark IV... The renegade is an awesome amp, but it doesn't quite match the mesa.

I dont think it more versatile.......just a cost effective alternative. Would be a better way to say it.
Edit: I dont think I've ever heard anyone say the Renagade was fuzzy..... its far from that!! the cleans are really good IMO and most reviews I've read and on my amp. I went with the tourmaster212x and swpped the the 12ax7's to a mix of tungsols and some EI's and it sounds great for the $$$ that's just my opinion
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are in the uk? 2500 pounds for a Mark IV?

gotta be kidding me.

buy a diezel.
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are in the uk? 2500 pounds for a Mark IV?

gotta be kidding me.

buy a diezel.


lowest i've seen a Mark V for new is £2250 and thats for just the head

Roadking, Diezel Herbert and Diezel VH-4 are the only non-modeling amps out there that could compete really. ENGL SE whilst its great for the money you can do a lot better, both of the Diezel's are cheaper and WAY better.

but they're all a lot more expensive than the Mark V, at least £400, and for the money i'd stick with the Mark V if you loved it you cant really go wrong with it. save up for a TC G System and a few other pedals and you have a pretty much perfectly versatile rig for any music
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ENGL Steve Morse. £1800 and an insanely versatile amp.

If you like the tone it blows the MKV away.

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Quote by Tom 1.0
ENGL Steve Morse. £1800 and an insanely versatile amp.

If you like the tone it blows the MKV away.


i wasnt massively huge on the Steve Morse

preferred the Mark V a hell of a lot more, although for the extra cash i would take a Herbert over it any day
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Hence...

"if you like the tone"



Well yeah but good luck finding a Herbert in the UK... Which is certainly no where near as versatile as a MKV.

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#16
I don't know of any amp more versatile than the mark VI...,

Didn't even know they were working on one already. Last I heard only the V was out. Haha.

If you want a poor mans mark, find a jsx or whichever peavey it is now. It has lots of sounds, switchable tube bias like the mark series, but doesn't have the massive intimidating rear panel like the mark series. It served me well for cover bands.
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If you want a poor mans mark, find a jsx or whichever peavey it is now. It has lots of sounds, switchable tube bias like the mark series, but doesn't have the massive intimidating rear panel like the mark series. It served me well for cover bands.

It also sounds nothing like the Mark series


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Well yeah but good luck finding a Herbert in the UK... Which is certainly no where near as versatile as a MKV.

You've clearly not spent enough time with a Herbert then.
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#18
Man I hate how many little switches and shit the mark has.

even the vh4 is just the standard knobs for each channel.

a pot in the right place can do anything 12 hundred switches can do.
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It also sounds nothing like the Mark series


You've clearly not spent enough time with a Herbert then.



My suggestion was not for an amp that Sounds like a mark, but is as Versatile as one. Granted, it doesn't sound the same, because the jsx sounds like a peavey, and the mark sounds like a Mesa still, but they both can cover a wide variety of sounds.
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Quote by Tom 1.0
Hence...

"if you like the tone"



Well yeah but good luck finding a Herbert in the UK... Which is certainly no where near as versatile as a MKV.


the herbert is as versatile dude trust me, the only thing the Mark V has over it is built in reverb tbh and that its a lot cheaper

nice one OP you'll be very happy with ein Herbert
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My suggestion was not for an amp that Sounds like a mark, but is as Versatile as one. Granted, it doesn't sound the same, because the jsx sounds like a peavey, and the mark sounds like a Mesa still, but they both can cover a wide variety of sounds.

I know what you meant man, I was just giving you a hard time because you used the phrase "poor mans mark," which insinuates that it sounds like a Mark
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