Purchased from: Guitar Center
Sound — 10
I have a 1969 Gibson ES345 Stereo I use an American Strat with Texas custom specials pickups,a screamer, but the sweetist sounding guitar through the Nomad, is my Les Paul Classic with A Seymore Duncan 59 at the neck and a Seymore Duncan JB at the bridge. That's right. Nothing but Jammin' baby! There are so many tones I can achieve with this baby, still have to find some more. We play a lot out door and concert gigs so I needed a amp that could stand up to the challenge, I found that in the Nomad. I'm a finesse' player that needs a cache of tones, and the Nomad is what the doctor ordered. I haven't had it long but I can tell you this. Daddy is happy! The distortion attacks with a vintage dominating sound that's pure but warm.
Overall Impression — 10
I'm a blues/rock, and jazz guitarist this amp is the perfect match for. I started playing when I was 7 years old I'm fouty eight now, a lot of years, wow 40 years! I'd buy this amp again and again I love everything about it, I was a little concerned with the reverb being a little shallow on channels 2 & 3 but after dialing the reverb in on those channels they have a nice wet sound, very nice not overly saturated.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Haven't had it long enough yet, to know how realiability is, but I know cats that have had Mesa Boogies for years and they're happy with the durability stamina of the Boogie product.
Features — 10
Well Folks I just committed to a brand new 2004 Mesa Boogie Nomad 100 and 4X12 boogie Rectifier Cabinet. This three channel beast is where it's at for me. I'm blues/rock, jazz player and this amp tone has that vintage tone with modern High lights. I haven't utilized the effects loop as of yet but coming from the front of the amp is better. I'm still learning this amp but it really didn't take me long to dial in a bad to the bone setting for each channel. The Five band EQ is the icing on the cake, can't beleive I lived with out a feature like this, all these years. The 100 watt head is all I need to those four twelves. You can go from warm a gentle on channel 1 to purring blues on channel 2 to sizzling fussion leads on channel three with every note being heard with dynamics and harmonics that stand all other amps. I have used Marshall, Peavy, Ampeg V4 (that amp, I miss!), Kustom and a Fender Twin. The Nomad is the best yet.