Is there such a thing as a Stiletto Trident Stage II?

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Is there such a thing as a Stiletto Trident Stage II?

Post by GJgo » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:45 am

I've yet to see a Trident with a II over the input jack, and can't seem to find this answer searching around.. Does it exist?

If not, how does the Trident's gain structure compare to a Deuce Stage II? I like the more modern gain sound as oppsed to the vintage sound.

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Re: Is there such a thing as a Stiletto Trident Stage II?

Post by kramerxxx » Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:40 am

Yes, I own one. I also own a Deuce stage II.

They sound the same, at the volume I play at.

The only difference is Trident has a fan in is from Mesa, the Deuce does not

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Re: Is there such a thing as a Stiletto Trident Stage II?

Post by GJgo » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:15 am

Ok thanks. Does the Trident Stage II also have the II over the input jack, or is there some other way to tell?

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Re: Is there such a thing as a Stiletto Trident Stage II?

Post by kramerxxx » Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:19 pm

Yes, Roman numeral II on right side, front, liking at the amp.

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Re: Is there such a thing as a Stiletto Trident Stage II?

Post by TStone2 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:55 pm

I have a Stage I Trident. I've never played through a Stage II, but from what I gather (here in this forum), the II is more like a modded JCM800 and the I is more like a modded Plexi ?

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Re: Is there such a thing as a Stiletto Trident Stage II?

Post by kramerxxx » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:09 pm

I was considering a trade, for my Trident, and got a chance to play it against a Splawn QuickRod. I was surprised at the differences.

The Mesa was easier to get good tones at a lower volume than the QR.

The QR sounded more Like a Marshall, but didn't quite have the versatility that the Stiletto had.

The Cleans on the Mesa were much better.

The QR cleaned up pretty well, from the guitar volume.

I offered the trade if the guy would replace the power tubes, he declined.

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Re: Is there such a thing as a Stiletto Trident Stage II?

Post by V3 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:40 am

Is there a serial number range when Mesa switched to the series 2 Trident? Most internet pictures suck and you can't tell if a Trident is a series 1 or 2.
2012 Mesa Dual Rectifier Roadster Head
2006 Mesa Stiletto Deuce II

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