#1
Is there anything similar to a Mesa Boogie Mark V? I'm quite interested in the Mark V, but I'd lime to know if there is anything else out there that could be another option before I drop money on it.

Thanks.
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#2
Mesa Mark IV is the closest you will get used you can get them for $1000-$1200 if your patient

there is the Bugera Magician combo, but that is $750 and it is a clone of the Mark IV not the Mark V

EDIT: The Bugera is not available in the USA
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Last edited by Robbgnarly at Dec 22, 2013,
#3
Mesa's 5:50+ is similar, definitely has that mark flavor, and is pretty inexpensive used.
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#4
Quote by Reincaster
Mesa's 5:50+ is similar, definitely has that mark flavor, and is pretty inexpensive used.

Those are OK, but IMO not great at all

There is the older Mesa DC-3/5/10 which are based off of the Mark series, but it is more of the Mark IV/III type flavor. You can get a DC-3/5 combo for $600ish used
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#5
^+1

The 5:50 is an all right amp, but its not a Mark. Like Robb said, your best bet is to hold out for a used one.

BTW... What's your budget?
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#6
Another alternative is the Axe FX II which models the MKIV... Not that it's a cheaper alternative.
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#7
Quote by Emperor's Child
Another alternative is the Axe FX II which models the MKIV... Not that it's a cheaper alternative.

good point though.

There are a few Mark I/II/III clones floating around, Mitchell pro tubes are nice and pretty cheap. But I think they only made a Mark I and II clone (possibly a III but I'm not sure)
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#8
Mesa Triaxis with the poweramp. Not exactly MKV, but pretty good deal.
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#9
The DC series and the .50 Caliber + are all descendants of the Mark series and can get fairly close to some of the tones. Are you into the lower gain tones, or the higher gain? The Mark II can be found pretty cheap but it's not as high gain as the IV and V, the IV is an option, but I'm not a fan of anything but its lead channel. The Mark III is probably my favorite in the series, aside from the V, but there's several different versions, so research the "dot" and "stripe" system on them - they cover the most ground, genre-wise, aside from the V. Obviously, if you're into the lower gain tones, the Mark I is an option.

If you're interested mostly in high gain, the Krank Rev and Rev+ are like a more aggressive Mark IV... with a better clean channel (IMO). Usually you can get them for pretty cheap, too.
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#10
My plan to get some Mark tones is adding one of these to my Randall RM100.
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