NEW! Mesa STR 448 (EL34)

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Tommy_G
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NEW! Mesa STR 448 (EL34)

Post by Tommy_G » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:04 pm

Anybody know what manufacturer and brand that mesa is getting their new STR 448 series from ? SED Winged C ? Tungsol EL34Bs ?

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Re: NEW! Mesa STR 448 (EL34)

Post by swbo101 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 3:19 pm

448? I don't see them on their web site, Only the 447 and 450. Am I missing something?
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Re: NEW! Mesa STR 448 (EL34)

Post by J.J » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:51 pm

according to http://www.mesaboogie.com/Product_Info/ ... fGuide.pdf The STR448 is new. Scroll way down to the tube section to see it :wink:

I guess we will have to wait until someone gets some and figures out where they come from.
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Re: NEW! Mesa STR 448 (EL34)

Post by swbo101 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:23 am

Just called boogie. They are not in stock yet. Expected in the next 2 - 3 weeks. Price point should be around the 447's. Not sure of the manufacturer though. Said the 447's are Russian. I have the 447's, pulled them after and hour or so, not really happy with the sound. They just don't sound like EL-34's. The 450's are great, had those years ago, but now the price has more than doubled from when I bought them. Been using SED =C= EL-34's and love them.

We'll see what happens.
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Re: NEW! Mesa STR 448 (EL34)

Post by Tommy_G » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:59 pm

Thanks for the followup with mesa, swbo...

I put a pair of 447's in my Heartbreaker and swore I'd never use 6L6's in an amp...ever again. EL34's just have what I've been looking for in tone and feel. They just have a magic to them.

So if 447's aren't even good EL34's (I think they are ElectroHarmonix) and I'm loving them, you can be sure I can't wait for the news on who the OEM is for the 448's.

450's are 2.5x the price of a 447 where I'm at. That's more for a quad than I paid for my Heartbreaker head! Not going there.

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Re: NEW! Mesa STR 448 (EL34)

Post by Tommy_G » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:04 pm

Has anybody figured out which OEM tube is the basis of the new Mesa STR-448 series of EL34?

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Re: NEW! Mesa STR 448 (EL34)

Post by swbo101 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:00 am

They are still not for sale on their site, and when I called Boogie weeks ago they still didn't know. I'm sure they do know, but are not ready to release that info until they they actually ready to sell.
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