The Boogie Board

Discussion Forum for Mesa Boogie Products
It is currently Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:51 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 7:09 pm 
Offline
Donating Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2005 4:57 pm
Posts: 4443
Location: South of Heaven
I've found that you generally get what you pay for.

_________________
Ignore the hype and trust your ears. Play more, buy less = better tone.

| Les Paul | McCarty | Custom 24 | CE 22 |
| D800 | Dual Rectifier | Electra Dyne | Rectoverb:25 | Strategy 8:88 |
| Powerhouse 410 | Recto 1x12, 2x12, 4x12 | Subway 112, 115 |


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 7:28 am 
Offline
Mark II

Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:18 pm
Posts: 60
Definitely. I work in a guitar store and get to try loads of different amps, for me none of them match up to a Mesa, both in sound quality/feel and build quality. Occasionally some get close but nothing tempts me.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 1:27 am 
Offline
Bottle Rocket

Joined: Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:18 pm
Posts: 5
I was surprised to see no Roadster info too. I also noticed the Triaxis is not displayed on their site any more. I have both, and I'm glad to have them.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 9:07 am 
Offline
Dual Recto

Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:31 am
Posts: 2145
Location: North Carolina
I love my Roadster a great deal. I may not be surprised that the Roadster has been discontinued. Usually what follows is a rebirth at some point in time. Optimistically the may be an indication something new is in the works for the Rectifier series. That would be cool to see the Midi function and other features migrate into the Rectifier line up. time to keep a watch out for what may be next.

_________________
Current amps:
TC-50, JP-2C, MK V, Roadster, RA100
Old friends I sometimes miss:
Mk III (blue stripe), Mark IVb-WB


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:16 am 
Offline
Mark III
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:28 pm
Posts: 409
IMHO, the biggest advantage a Roadster has over a Road King is the weight. Every time I grab my RKII head, I just don't believe how heavy it is. Pretty much ideal for one-arm bent over rows, though, if only it weren't so big...Glad I didn't get a 2x12 combo.

Progressive Linkage is (for me) the best reason to get a Road King instead of a Roadster. I absolutely love it, wouldn't want to be without it. The rest of the Road King bells and whistles, cab switching, extra fx loop, aw never mind, those are total dead weight to me.

Interesting development, in any case. The probable reason for this is that their sales declined, which is kind of surprising considering that it has been the amp of choice for many players who want the Recto sound and flexibility at an affordable price. Are those potential buyers now attracted to other (slimmer?) Mesa models or other manufacturers?

(Of course wishing I'm totally wrong and they'll just come up with a Roadster II soon...)


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:27 pm 
Offline
Mark II

Joined: Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:20 pm
Posts: 81
I agree with LesPaul70 on the combo. I had the 2x12 RK2 but I scored a custom red RK2 head at GC online and so I sold the 2x12 combo. Great amp but hell to get in the car. I have a 4x12 and a 2x12 Recto and a closed back red RK 4x12 which I got that im not using. I may sell it. I was expecting it to be the usual open back with 2v30 and 2c90. It had 4c90 but I had a pair of CB75 what I swapped out two with same as my other 4x12. For some reason I just dont love that one like my regular one. May actually sell it and use the 2x12 for playing out if need be.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:17 am 
Offline
Dual Recto

Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:31 am
Posts: 2145
Location: North Carolina
Problem is, Mesa amps are built to last a lifetime. How many repeat customers will there be if they already have the amp they want. Sure I had thoughts about getting a second one, same for the TC-50 and the JP-2C. I already have two RA100s. One was bought as a trade-in since I did not like the Stiletto Deuce Stage 1 I ordered online from GC.

_________________
Current amps:
TC-50, JP-2C, MK V, Roadster, RA100
Old friends I sometimes miss:
Mk III (blue stripe), Mark IVb-WB


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:45 pm 
Offline
Mark I
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:04 am
Posts: 47
Location: Finland
LesPaul70 wrote:

(Of course wishing I'm totally wrong and they'll just come up with a Roadster II soon...)


Roadster II with four independent control sets where you can assign any ch mode/rectifier select/wattage/simul-class to any control set and recall them as preset in set of fours (as amp preset) or channel by channel via midi :D that I could buy... also preamps would include Lonestar/ED/recto...

_________________
Urea Jacta Est


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:22 am 
Offline
Dual Recto

Joined: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:31 am
Posts: 2145
Location: North Carolina
Having the midi controller (well you will get channel switching at least) would be great. Not sure if you will get a switchable silicon/tube rectifier selection or even a switchable power 100W/50W. The midi on the JP and the TC-50 will do a few things but not save any settings on the controls. Also with the TC-50 it will not change from clean/drive, normal/tight on Hi/Lo channels. The only toggle switch functions the midi controls would be reverb, FX loop and channels (shred in the case of the JP). However to do it right with the Roadster or even the Roadking you would need to add the progressive linkage, FX loop 1 or 2, and the rectifier selection with power switch.

Just wonder what will be next in the Rectifier line....if anything..

_________________
Current amps:
TC-50, JP-2C, MK V, Roadster, RA100
Old friends I sometimes miss:
Mk III (blue stripe), Mark IVb-WB


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group