#1
Which Mesa amp in your opinion has the best clean tones?

Do any of them compare to say, a Deluxe Reverb?

How are the clean tones on the Mesa Mark V?
#2
In my opinion, the Lonestar and the Mark V have some of the best Mesa Boogie cleans. The Lonestar has more of than classic Fender clean vibe to it while the Mark V has a more modern Fender clean to it.

The cleans on the Mark V are pretty damn good. They won't be able to nail those Twin Reverb cleans 100% but you can get pretty damn close. When I used the "fat" clean setting in a recording from my old band most of my friends thought I was using a Fender Twin that was in the studio...so take that as you wish.
#3
Thanks for the info schecter. I recently tried a rect-o-verb that apparently needed tubes replaced, and the cleans were quite sterile - even in comparison to a Fender SuperSonic 22. the SS totally blew it away.
#4
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Thanks for the info schecter. I recently tried a rect-o-verb that apparently needed tubes replaced, and the cleans were quite sterile - even in comparison to a Fender SuperSonic 22. the SS totally blew it away.


Ahh I was never a fan of the Rectifiers' cleans. See if you can try out some Lonestars and Mark Vs hopefully they should sound a lot better.
#5
So the Mesa 5 really is a totally different monster then I've got a Mesa dealer in my area, but he's an hour away. The local store only ever gets in used rectifiers. I'll just have to make the trip at some point.
#6
Lonestar. No competition at all.

I hold the opinion that the Lonestar has the - absolutely in top 5 at minimum - best clean tone out of any amp.
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#7
Most Mesa amps with quality tubes have pretty awesome clean tones. The Mesa clean chnl is based on a Blackface Fender Princeton so it is top drawer. Speaker variations do matter as well so it depends on the total package. My F-30 cleans are quite good. Surf guitar good.
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#8
I had a Mesa F-100. And when I closed my eyes and added a little bit of reverb I swear I was playing through a classic Fender amp.
#9
My mesa roadster has nice clean IMO, but lonestar is the best out of ones Ive tried. Im saving for a lonestar as my second amp now actually.
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#10
the mesa heartbreaker. the lonestar was apparently based on this amp. (which was apparently based on a Mark 1. which was apparently a hot rodded princeton.)

i owned a lonestar, great great great amp.
i almost owned a heartbreaker, its my second favorite amp ive ever played. (right after the amp my friend built for me in my old bassman 50 head.)
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