#1
I've got the opportunity to pick up a Mesa DC-3 head for pretty cheap, but I'm hesitant on the purchase. I've never played one, and can't find too much info on them. I know it's a Mesa, but it's got EL84s in it, so that seems like it'll combine the British crunch and Mesa warmth nicely. The distortion sound I'm going for definitely has a distinctive mid-range presence, like mid-80s to early 90s Megadeth. Does anyone know how well the DC-3 does that kind of sound?

Of course, I wont just use it for distortion, I'll certainly use it for cleans or dirty blues and the like. So, should I pick it up or go for something else? If so, suggestions?
#2
Decent amps, not going to be the best metal amps off the bat, but they should handle Megadeth competently. If I am remembering correctly, the one I played was sort of Mark-ish.
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#3
I played a few shows with one a few years back while my Peavey was being repaired. It'll definitely do Megadeth. Plenty of midrange to go around. It was a pretty tight amp depending on how you set it up. And it was the loudest 30 watts I've ever heard.

I didn't spend much time on the cleans while I had it, but I remember them being a little gritty. Maybe that had something to do with it being cranked to the moon all the time. Should be great for blues and I bet with some tweaking you can get some good cleans.

I'm not going to tell you to buy it or not, but if my friend I borrowed it from ever decides to sell it I call dibs!
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