#1
Just received this in the mail and have dialed in some great tones. Purchased for $650 shipped, with extra set of preamp tubes, manual, and a Voodoo custom footswitch. Mark III purple stripe, 60 watt combo.

Short Review- This thing is loud! However, it's very possibly to get good tones at low volumes by turning up the lead master and lowering the overall master volume. Clean channel is very nice, bright, shimmery, Fender like. With some chorus and reverb, very 80s style clean.

The Crunch channel is a little bit difficult to dial in if you wish to dial in a nice clean/lead. But it does nicely for classic rock/blues if you take the time to dial it in.

The lead channel is brutal. With the gain low, its fairly clean, but once you turn it up past 5, you get a nice heavy crunch. The great thing is that the gain is usable. You can go up to 10 on this knob, and still maintain a smooth, juicy lead tone. With all the EQ knobs, and push pulls, there's a lot of options, i tend to leave everything pulled out, except Middle (Pull r2), although if you pull it out, it adds a little extra saturation.

The GEQ is great, and you can bump up the mids for a marshall-esque tone which is thick, and dial back the mids for the classic metallica V shaped sound. Overall, fantastic amp at a good price, still plenty of time to mess around with my sound, but I'm pleased.




#2
Nice buy! Damn cheap too.
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#3
ohhh!!! nice, only $650, bargain!
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#4
60watt tube? WHYYY haha i bet it sounds nice though
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#5
$650 for ANY Mesa is a steal. seems awesome. i wish i could find something like that.
#7
Very nice, I'm almost jealous but I have an Orange/ Vox/ Hiwatt fetish so Mesas just don't quite do it for me. :p
#8
Ive never a EQ like that on an amp before. Looks like a sweet amp. I'm jealous. Congrats.
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#9
haha, that's a damn good buy. i'm glad you could see passed the shared EQ on all 3 channels... unlike me, who is shallow
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#11
congrats man, stole that shiz. Mark III w/GEQ is a badass amp.
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i'll probably be flamed for this, but yesterday, i played a Mark IV at Guitar Center, and i absolutely hated it. i don't get the Mesa hype
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i'll probably be flamed for this, but yesterday, i played a Mark IV at Guitar Center, and i absolutely hated it. i don't get the Mesa hype

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haha, j/k man. Different strokes for different folks. No one says you have to like them. It's not really hype, a lot of people do like them too. But... you have to know what you're doing with the EQ. It's not really a plug in and play amp if that's what you were looking for. Easiest way to test drive one is to get some sample settings from the manual first, and tweak from there. Takes some time to get "your" tone, but the rewards are there.
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It's easy to dial in a clean and lead at the same time, and the lead channel works equally well for rhythm chunk and solos.

oh good, even better. congrats.

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i'll probably be flamed for this, but yesterday, i played a Mark IV at Guitar Center, and i absolutely hated it. i don't get the Mesa hype

ha, well it's not impossible to not like it. what was wrong with it? it can sound pretty bad if you have bad settings on it (like having a dumbass salesguy doing it for you) but once you find a sweet spot... wooowie.
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