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#41
Using Mesa tubes keep your warranty in tact...Mesa makes more than just 6L6s....

And what's all this stuff about my amp blowing up cause I don't use the stock tubes? Come on guys! Now you're just being silly. It's a tube amp....if the tubes are properly matched and seated, it will run just like any other amp.

And EL-34s are not an unreliable tube....not at all.
#42
No but those GZ's....


haha be careful.
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#44
Quote by Erock503
a 6L6 can blow, just like an EL34 can, either "can" damage an amp if there is severe shorting.


If they are running correctly, how is this damaging an amp? If they are shorting out, yeah, but running correctly they won't damage an amp. Where does it say in writing that Mesa will void the warranty if you use EL34? Why wouldn't they mention this in any of their manuals, since they mention you can run them very clearly? Besides mentioning running 6L6 and EL34 in my Mark IV, they mention that you can use 6V6 if some precautions are taken. They say because they can't verity that you have run it correctly(impedance using 4ohm in stead of 8, tweed, simulclass), they can't warranty the 6V6 "tubes", but mentions nothing of voiding the amp warranty, even in that case.

if you take a mesa to a certified repair person they give lists when you buy the amp, first thing they ask is if you put EL-34s in, if you did they cant fix your amp underwarranty, its just kinda a way mesa can get out of a warranty
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#45
Its that way with any company that has a warranty like that...


Ok so this thread has taken a turn for...not so good. But reliefe! I recorded some sound clips last night (On the shitty-est program ever and in turn they sound prettttyyyy bad, eventhough I was using my mackie Sound consol (CFX-20) and a sure SM-57, the program has well shit sound, (Adobe Edition 1.5) So after work today Ill register a Dmusic and post the few shot clips of some basic chording... (not hard stuff but form y first recording demo I wanted things to go smoothly)
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#46
Does anyone here know off hand how long it takes to get a new Mesa after you order it??? Im looking into getting a roadster head soon, and talking to a dealer i know he said it could be up to 3 months... is this true?
#47
Quote by schecter06
Does anyone here know off hand how long it takes to get a new Mesa after you order it??? Im looking into getting a roadster head soon, and talking to a dealer i know he said it could be up to 3 months... is this true?


Depends on demand and their build schedule. I ordered a roadster around the 2nd/3rd week of November and I was given a delivery date of February 13th...the key idea is order soon and put the down payment in and work with a vendor that has a good return policy in case you don't dig the amp when it arrives. Boogie puts out a good product, but it's a pain when you have to put money down to even get an amp in the store to try out (the closest store that had a roadster on the floor to try was 5 states away).
#48
ya roadsters are actually taking longer to get because theyre new and in demand, everything is hand built so that adds to time too, id estimate about 3 months once you order with a down payment
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#49
a friend showed me some clips of his Roadster the other night, and I thought it sounded pretty good, even with his cheap recording gear. I think he wants to get proper gear before he goes "public". It just sounded like a more versatile DR IMO, I'm kind of surprised they made it so close in price to the regular DR. If buying new, the $200 seems like a no brainer. Have any of you guys been able to A/B them to see if there are tones on the DR you can't get with the Roadster?
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#50
So i was playing this Mesa Boogie Stack (DUAL RECTIFIER) at guitar center last night, and i was playing it with a Jackson RR, and it played like a dream How much would a HALF STACK of this cost??? (in american money)


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#52
New? Youre lookin at aroung $1800 for the head. And $800 for the cab..? I think? I cant remember lol. But, its a pretty big hunk of change.
#53
actually 900 for the cab plus tax, its better to find them used if you can, if you must have a triple, i bought a halfstack from my buddy for 1800 he was a close freind, i think used triple halfstacks at GC run about 2000-2400, a dual is another good option but cheaper, used halfstacks start at about 1800-2200
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#54
Andy, have you gotten to try a Roadster at your shop yet? If so, how does it compare to the DR?
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#55
Yeah what he said (dertjoe). I would say to look at Dual or even Single Rectifiers if you want any kind of Rectifier. Either way, its all worth it if the Mesa sound is the sound you love.
#56
Quote by Erock503
Andy, have you gotten to try a Roadster at your shop yet? If so, how does it compare to the DR?

I havnt but I really want to. I overheard some loser playing it at the shop but of course it was teh d3atH m3taL and sounded like crap lol. The shop I bought my Mesa from just got a shitload of new gear in so Im planning on going there to test it all out. So, there ya go lol.

edit- also, isnt the Roadster basically a watered down Road King? Same sound, just less features?
#57
Nice, sounds like it will be fun. Yeah, same preamp I guess, just not the progressive linkage with the 5 different poweramp circuits. I haven't gotten to try a RK yet, they were priced well out of my reach at the time when I was amp searching. They've become a lot more reasonable used however at this point, I couldn't believe some of the prices I've seen now compared to when I was looking.
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#59
Quote by ibanez4life SZ!
From what I hear, Roadster is versatile, but it looses some of the huge kick the Recto has....can't verify, cause I have yet to play one.


If it looses a lot of kick, the Dual Recto better be able to kill you, because the Roadster has plenty of it.
#60
Heres what I assese at my local shop a while back.


Same circutry as a Recto, with 2 identicla clean channels and he two Gain structures as before in the recto's channel three now being the same as channel two , and channel 4 matching up to channel 3, of a three channel solo head.

Each Channelhas a controll for reverb, Via back panel, and a selectible wattage controll.

Recto with reverb and a wattage controll, and 4 channels, otherwise , they are identicle
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#61
Quote by TwoString
Depends on demand and their build schedule. I ordered a roadster around the 2nd/3rd week of November and I was given a delivery date of February 13th...the key idea is order soon and put the down payment in and work with a vendor that has a good return policy in case you don't dig the amp when it arrives. Boogie puts out a good product, but it's a pain when you have to put money down to even get an amp in the store to try out (the closest store that had a roadster on the floor to try was 5 states away).

That sucks alot. Ive played the roadster combo but i really want the head and a cab. The thing is im trying to get rid of my Peavey xxx combo, but i cant sell it till i get a new amp and i might need the money.
#62
Quote by SGKIDD
Heres what I assese at my local shop a while back.


Same circutry as a Recto, with 2 identicla clean channels and he two Gain structures as before in the recto's channel three now being the same as channel two , and channel 4 matching up to channel 3, of a three channel solo head.

Each Channelhas a controll for reverb, Via back panel, and a selectible wattage controll.

Recto with reverb and a wattage controll, and 4 channels, otherwise , they are identicle

Dayum. Sounds pretty kick ass. I need some good reverb for my Triple. Ill probably get the Digiverb. People seem to be happy with it.
#64
^ That Im sure of lol. I just have the Digiverb at work and I can get it for less than half the sale price. How much the EH?

Im also HOPING Ill get the VisualSound H20 chorus/delay. That pedal rocks some serious testicals.
#65
Yeah, I've got the roadster (2X12" combo) and it kicks so much ass. I've played the dual recto and it sounds identicle to the roadster at channel 4 w/ the modern setting. It sounds like a 4X12, it's just so huge. When I play in my basement, people upstairs complain that the room shakes.

I've had this amp for 2 months now and i've only scratched the surface of what the Roadster can do. There is almost too much choice!

With the power on spongy, i can nail that "brown" sound. I just love this amp.

Eventually i'll do some recording and maybe post some stuff on here.
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#66
How do you like your SE custom? ^^ I was wondering because I was going to get one but got an SG instead...so I keep thinking I may have made the wrong choice...even though SG's are my fav guitar
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#67
^ Ive been wondering about PRS's SE line for a long time. How are the pickups in them? And how are they tone/feel wise compared to their bigger brothers?
#68
Ok, I LOVE my PRS SE custom.

I've played the custom 22, 24, singlecut trem, standard 22, 24, se: singlecut, soapbar, standard, and a few others I can't remember.

It obviously isn't as good as the non-korean made guitars, but it still is incredible for the price. The neck is really comfy. The tuners are pretty damn nice, but they aren't locking...but you can always replace those. The action is very smooth. I actually really like the pickups on this guitar. They handle distorted and clean tones very well. One complaint I do have is that pinch harmonics don't cut through the mix as well as other pickups. I really like the trem. It's no floyd rose but it does small pitch bends very well. Doesn't go out of tune unless you do massive dive bombs.

I have no idea how PRS made their guitars so nice for how low the price is. This guitar sounds, plays and looks like a guitar that is 2ce the price. Trust me, it's worth a look. But if you have the money for an american made PRS, get it. They are just insanely good.
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#69
i posted this in the classifieds but i figured here would be perfect.. im looking to sell my rectifier standard cab (i believe this is refered to as the oversize). its just over 3 months old and it never left my room. i bought it new at guitar center and not off the floor, they went back and gave me a new one in the box.. i have everything it came with and the stickers are still on the thing.. i do not want to ship it but i live in Secaucus NJ so if anyone near there is interested im looking for $700 since they go for $900 at guitar center and this one is in better shape than those.. i wont be back on this thread so if you are interested PM me
#70
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#71
I hope this thread goes somewhere. I love Mesa's!
Has anyone played a Roadking? I only got to play one for 30 minutes....the options are just so overwhelming! I've had my roadster for like 2 months and I still feel that I haven't checked out all the options!
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#72
Quote by zackprs
I hope this thread goes somewhere. I love Mesa's!
Has anyone played a Roadking? I only got to play one for 30 minutes....the options are just so overwhelming! I've had my roadster for like 2 months and I still feel that I haven't checked out all the options!


Are you my identical brother that does everything right beside me?
I've barely even touched what my Roadster head is capable of, and I to only got to orgasm for 30 minutes on the throne of a RoadKing.
#73
Quote by Half_Full
Are you my identical brother that does everything right beside me?
I've barely even touched what my Roadster head is capable of, and I to only got to orgasm for 30 minutes on the throne of a RoadKing.


Might be!
but, I really liked the roadking...but it's just the cost that overwhelms me! I went for the roadster because it was plenty versitle but didn't cost as much as a roadking.
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#74
I hear that. I just wouldn't be able to comprehend all those switches and knobs; the Roadster gives me an appetizer to the RoadKing, but without spending millions on aspirin.
#75
One thing that I wish they included was a way to assign certain channels to different speakers....I would love an open-back cab and diff. speakers for my cleans
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Dual Rectifier Roadster (2X12 combo)
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#76
That's an option on the RoadKing if I remember correctly. You could choose whether or not you wanted to use the closed-back half or the open-back half.
#77
I meant for the roadster....sorry
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#78
So whats with Mesa 2X12's that are sooo insanely nice that guys are using them instead of a 4X2 cab? like using 2 4X12's and 2 2X12's as 2 3/4 stacks?
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#79
Quote by Half_Full
That's an option on the RoadKing if I remember correctly. You could choose whether or not you wanted to use the closed-back half or the open-back half.


Quote by zackprs
I meant for the roadster....sorry

that's the whole point of the progressive linkage, so you have completely seperate poweramps that can run different speakers.
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#80
Hey im trying to get a used mesa rect-o-verb or dual recto off ebay.. is there anything that I should look for that may tip me of the a bad mesa or one that may not be working correctly?