Poll: Which is nicer.
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Triple recto
5 26%
Road king
14 74%
Voters: 19.
#1
Triple rectofier or Road king
Edited to be more precise.

I want that crushing mesa boogie sound still. But Versatility would be nice.
I know pretty much squat about mesa boogie amps, and Im looking for my final amplifier, I dont plan on buying another after this. Ive got a B52 at100, behringer, A vox 30 watt and a fender 30 watt. Ive got pretty decent versatility so far, but I can never get that super heavy mesa boogie sound no matter what I do. So basically Im asking is one inherently better then the other by leaps and bounds, is there a huge price difference (never seen a road king on display or for sale).
Can I get the sound im looking for on both?
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#2
Triple Rectifer sounds like overkill, do you really need 150watts tube?
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#4
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#5
My band plays around the DFW area, starting to move into decent sized clubs, No more hole in the wall shacks on the side of the road. I probobaly dont need 150 watts, But its the sound of that particular amp I like so much.
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#6
Dude, if you want an extremely versitle Mesa without blowing the bank, buy an F Series, or a Nomad, or pretty much any amp Mesa makes in the 50 watt range. If you're not selling out House of Blues venues, there's absolutely no way you need a150 watts of tube power, nor spend that much money for it.

And don't be afraid, they will distort, they will do metal, easily, and they sound ten times better clean than a recto or a road king will.

And if you're still worried about having enough power... my Nomad blew one side of my Peavey half stack, the side was rated at 150 watts...
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#7
Why would you waste your money of a Triple Rectifier? You'll never (ever) be able to turn it up loud enough to make it sound even half decent. You might as well throw your money away. The Triple Rectifier is a horrible amp.
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#9
Man, that's like comparing an ultralight to an F-16.

The triple recto is a mean amp, but it's a pretty straightforward amp. Nothing too special about it except that it's loud enough to kill small animals and children when the volume is turned past 3.It sounds good, and gives you 3 channels. It's a great amp.

But as far as I'm concerned, the Road King is the be-all, end-all amp. There's absolutely no sound you can't attain with it. With all the pre and power amp combinations, you could tweak the **** out of it for years and only acratch the surface of what you can do with it. It's my (wet) dream amp.
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#10
I bought an F-30. I like it alot so far.
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#11
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Man, that's like comparing an ultralight to an F-16.

The triple recto is a mean amp, but it's a pretty straightforward amp. Nothing too special about it except that it's loud enough to kill small animals and children when the volume is turned past 3.It sounds good, and gives you 3 channels. It's a great amp.

But as far as I'm concerned, the Road King is the be-all, end-all amp. There's absolutely no sound you can't attain with it. With all the pre and power amp combinations, you could tweak the **** out of it for years and only acratch the surface of what you can do with it. It's my (wet) dream amp.


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