#1
So I'm looking at the Mesa F-30 as a good "portable" tube amp able to do lots of music styles.

All of the videos and reviews are done with metal driven tones, and I don't play metal. I'm wondering if this amp can give a nice singing lead tone, kind of like Santana-ish or Trey Anastasio, without sounding mean. I have a Fulltone OCD for more flexibility.

Thanks!
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#2
The F Series, imo, has great cleans. I have the F-50, so I haven't played the 30, but if you like what you hear in clips, you'll love what you hear in person. The only thing that concerns me is a possibly different voicing via the EL84s and less headroom than the 50 and 100.

Regardless, it's a great Jack of All Trades/Master of Some amp.
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#3
It's a nice amp. It's definitely better suited to some styles over others, but it will do a bit of everything.
#4
Thanks. I heard the cleans are very very good, and I'm quite found of EL84 gain patterns. Just hoping for a smooth lead.
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S-gear Scuffham Amps
#5
Yea, the F series can be dialed in either harsh, smooth or balanced. Very nice line of amps.
Gibson Les Paul Studio
Highway One Telecaster
Dean Evo
Mesa F-50
Laney GH50L
Vox AC30 C2
Ampeg V2
pedals