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 Post subject: WTB Mark V combo
PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:57 pm 
Mark I

Joined: Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:47 pm
Posts: 33
No longer buying.

...before i happen to notice i need 3rd Mark V ;D

Mark III red stripe simul class, Mark V combo (with old half back) and Mark V head with three quarter cab.
Played with few PRS's.
No. I don't match with my gear as a guitarist. How could I? I have the best gear there is.

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 Post subject: Re: WTB Mark V combo
PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:17 pm 
Mark II

Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:49 pm
Posts: 80
Got my Mesa Boogie MK v 35!!!

So..about a month ago.. one of my amp Mesa Boogie Mk3 started sounding fizzy. Took it to Mesa Hollywood for repair. They had old repair record and looks like I replaced the tubes back in 2011. I had posted some of my issue here also.

Then I saw MK V 25 - asked them if I could play. Well, never heard an amp sound so sweet. Cleans sounded like a mild "natural" chorus. The channel 1 crunch mode was so gutsy and in your face. The legendary MKIIc mode was there. Along with modern MK V.

Well, for the 2 weeks. I was romancing and searching YouTube for sound bites and videos. My main gig is church - we could still rock but few years ago we switched to In-Ear. Some of the other guitarist were stubborn and kept amp live on stage and used floor monitors. I tried so hard to get used to IEMs and I think I got it and now I can't perform without it.

What appealed me was built in cab clone. Because my on stage amp is still mic'ed, sometime I get stink eyes from other singers who is still on wedges.. church couldn't provide IEM for everyone. I thought Cab Clone will do it I also have a Egnator combo which has Cab Sim XLR out - it didn't work out for me.

When I returned to Mesa to pick-up my MK3, I did another test.. this time I brought my PRS Custom 22. The amp sounded amazing. I just fell in love....

I actually have... I may have mentioned it before.. this Love-Hate relationship with guitar modeling....I am sure many guitarists do....I had my eyes on Line 6 Helix - hoping it will resolve my complex neededs...

But trying out the MK V 25 really changed me and put me on crossroad.....I did realize how good real tube amp can sound. This was so versatile amp with lot going on.

I left Mesa with my MK3 .

Then on rehearsal and then on Sundays services. My tone sucked.. it was fizzy.. cleans were was like a last straw. After the service.. I went straight to Mesa, this time with my EJ start. During my research... I discovered the MK V 35 had few more feature. and is available as combo..

We'll now I am proud owner of new Mesa Boogie Five 35 combo.

This is my 3rd mesa... Mk2, Mk3, Mk5 (35)

Strat EJ, RW 60, CS, AmPro
Brian Moore iGuitar. 13 pin Piezo, Seymore HSH
Martin D-28
Mk V:35
Fender DRRI
Flex 3
TM 15
Vox Wah
Dunlop V

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