#1
Im looking to get a mesa boogie style amp (in terms of tone)

I love mark mortons (lamb of god) tone and he uses mesa boogie mark IVs

I particulary like how smooth his guitar tone is

So what would be the cheapest way to get his tone

I have around £320 now, but will be able to get more soon (christmas or paper round

I dont mind if its solid state, tube or modelling or used, but used mesa boogies are around £800 on ebay

I have been considering Randalls, peaveys and bugeras
Gear List:
Ibanez S320
Lavey LV200
Squier Stratocaster Affinity HSS
No-Name Wesley Fat Strat copy
Peavey Rage 158
#2
B-52 AT series.

Haven't tried them but they're supposedly "poor man's Mesas" and they get a lot of praise around here.
#3
You won't get a B-52 in England.
I'd suggest you wait until christmas and see how much you have then.
#4
lets say i get £500 altogeter at christmas. I think theres a paper round coming up free so i think i will nab that for £20 a week also so i should be able to get abour £700 by christmas or about £850 by the end of february
Gear List:
Ibanez S320
Lavey LV200
Squier Stratocaster Affinity HSS
No-Name Wesley Fat Strat copy
Peavey Rage 158
#6
lets say i get £500 altogeter at christmas. I think theres a paper round coming up free so i think i will nab that for £20 a week also so i should be able to get abour £700 by christmas or about £850 by the end of february
Gear List:
Ibanez S320
Lavey LV200
Squier Stratocaster Affinity HSS
No-Name Wesley Fat Strat copy
Peavey Rage 158
#7
Quote by UncleCthulhu
B-52 AT series.

Haven't tried them but they're supposedly "poor man's Mesas" and they get a lot of praise around here.

They're not.

People don't know what they're talking about.


Really, if you want the Mesa tone, you're going to have to buy a Mesa, but seeing as you're in the UK, I really wouldn't advise it as they're ridiculously overpriced

Get a nice Engl or something, won't be quite the same, but at least with the Engl you'll be finding your tone and not be trying to find someone else's.
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#8
an engl screamers your best bet in england. if you can find a randall rg50tc somewhere for a good price, that's good for metal as well
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#9
Quote by MatrixClaw
They're not.

People don't know what they're talking about.


Really, if you want the Mesa tone, you're going to have to buy a Mesa, but seeing as you're in the UK, I really wouldn't advise it as they're ridiculously overpriced

Get a nice Engl or something, won't be quite the same, but at least with the Engl you'll be finding your tone and not be trying to find someone else's.
Good advice, I agree.

I'm seeing a lot of the same wording and phases by numerous posters around here. I find my self asking "Didn't I just read the exact same description/comment on another board?"
There are lot's of recycled, baseless opinions floating around.
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#10
I played an engl in the guitar shop a while ago trying out my guitar and it sounded awesome. I also played the randall RG100 G3 (hybrid combo) and that had a real bite(is that the word?)

I want to try some bugeras, the randall RG 50 TC and a few more engls as well as a proper marshall.
Gear List:
Ibanez S320
Lavey LV200
Squier Stratocaster Affinity HSS
No-Name Wesley Fat Strat copy
Peavey Rage 158
#11
Mesa DC series amp; it's like a recto as far as gain and bottom end go, but with the mark articulation, tightness and warmth.