#1
Whatsup guys,

I recently just sold my Mesa Boogie roadster and have about $2,400 to spend on a new head.
I loved the Roadster for awhile but I'm wanting more of a British tone,
I played a Mesa Boogie Electra Dyne head yesterday and it sounded purely AMAZING, and
I have yet to play an OR50 but I have played a Rockerverb 50 many times,
is there any comparison to the two? I've read up on the OR50
but I haven't seen any sort of comparison. I heard they have equal gain though.
I'm in a Pop Punk band as well so I really need to have a balanced tone with a good amount of gain.
I'm trying to decide which would be a better fit for me, any tips would be
greatly appreciated.

Thank you!
#3
You liked the Electra Dyne? Great Amp! Now go and try the Royal Atlantic .

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PRS Swamp Ash Limited Custom 24
EQD Acapulco Gold
MXR Carbon Copy
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#4
I really liked the Electra Dyne, had enough gain and crunch.
But it seems like the OR50 would have more crunch.
#5
Try and buy.
Gear:
ESP LTD Les Paul (Blackouts)
B.C. Rich Mockingbird (EMG 81/85)
Paul Reed Smith SE Single-Cut (Duncan Pickups)
Schecter C-1 Classic (Duncan Pickups)
Epiphone Les Paul
Seagull Entourage (Acoustic-Electric)

Marshall JVM210H + 1960A Cab
#6
I literally have called every music store in my area, and none of them have an OR50.
Is there really that big of a difference?
#7
Both have kind of fizzy gain (not bad fizzy, amazing fizzy xD) and you can't go wrong with any of those. You will have to try the OR50 first though. The best you can do is to choose the one that sounds better for you.

I like your taste, those amps have very appealing tones for me.

Mesa Royal Atlantic
Emperor 4x12 Silver Bells
PRS Swamp Ash Limited Custom 24
EQD Acapulco Gold
MXR Carbon Copy
EHX Epitome
EHX Superego
Fuzz Hugger Algal Bloom
Way Huge Fat Sandwich
#8
Ya I love the sound of those heads, they are absolutely amazing.
Which is another reason why I really like the Electra Dyne, it has more of a British tone other than the usual Modern Mesa tone.
I'll continue my search for an OR50 and play it to make a decision.
#9
I like the Mesa RA100 better, did you try it already?

Mesa Royal Atlantic
Emperor 4x12 Silver Bells
PRS Swamp Ash Limited Custom 24
EQD Acapulco Gold
MXR Carbon Copy
EHX Epitome
EHX Superego
Fuzz Hugger Algal Bloom
Way Huge Fat Sandwich
#10
Ya I went in yesterday and tried out the Royal Atlantic, Electra Dyne, and Lone Star.
I'm just looking for a real nice Crunchy British tone.
I've looked up bands that have used the OR50 and Four Year Strong definitely has a sharp tone from that head.
#11
OR50 really looks like a nice amp. Let's hope you find one to try soon and make up your mind. BTW, if you liked the Electra Dyne that bad and suits your needs you should get it. GREAT AMP!

Mesa Royal Atlantic
Emperor 4x12 Silver Bells
PRS Swamp Ash Limited Custom 24
EQD Acapulco Gold
MXR Carbon Copy
EHX Epitome
EHX Superego
Fuzz Hugger Algal Bloom
Way Huge Fat Sandwich
#12
I just got home from playing an OR50, it was nice but it's definitely not the tone I'm looking for.
It's got A LOT of fuzz on it which isn't a bad thing for the type of player who wants that sound because it is indeed a GREAT amp, it's simple, sounds awesome, and looks amazing as hell.

I might just have to stick with the Electra Dyne, that's more along my lines so I'm gonna sell my Dual Rectifier Roadster and grab an Electra Dyne, and I may also try out a Rockerverb 50 or 100.
Last edited by JakeWest187 at Apr 7, 2012,
#13
Yeah dude!

Mesa Royal Atlantic
Emperor 4x12 Silver Bells
PRS Swamp Ash Limited Custom 24
EQD Acapulco Gold
MXR Carbon Copy
EHX Epitome
EHX Superego
Fuzz Hugger Algal Bloom
Way Huge Fat Sandwich