Mesa California Tweed 23 1x12 Cab

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Will
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Mesa California Tweed 23 1x12 Cab

Post by Will » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:26 pm

Hi,

Was curious who else has the Mesa Boogie California Tweed 23 1x12 cabinet with the Jensen Alnico Blackbird speaker? And what head are you driving it with? I'm looking toward picking up a Mark V 25 in cream, once available, as I mentioned in another thread. Meanwhile, I have been driving it with a humble Fender Super Champ X2 15 Watt head. It sounds like a million $. The cleans are beautiful - so full and rich. Surprising for such an inexpensive piece of kit (but it is a Fender tube amp, at least as to channel 1). Channel 2 on the Fender head is all modeled sound, and I think probably solid state - I believe there are 16 choices. There is literally only one that I like and that is useful to me for overdrive/distortion (#13), but it sounds fabulous with both my MIJ 80's Squier Strat and LP Studio. Having previously played the head through the Fender SC112 80 cab, the difference is obviously dramatic now that I have this Mesa cab...

Will
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Re: Mesa California Tweed 23 1x12 Cab

Post by Will » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:03 pm

As a postscript to my post, as it were, I realized later that the Mark V category was probably not the right one for it. I guess I associated the cab with the Mark V because that's what I am intending to get to drive it, which was the subject of my very first post on the Board. Oh well, a Bottle Rocket mistake, ha ha...

Wayno
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Re: Mesa California Tweed 23 1x12 Cab

Post by Wayno » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:46 am

I would say that this is as good a place as any to pose your question, you will soon be driving it with a Mk V:25 after all! Cant speak as to the cab or speakers in question as i have neither of those, but, the Mk V sounds glorious through my setup so I'm sure you'll enjoy it through yours!
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