Holy Canoli!

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Mark I
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Holy Canoli!

Post by griff3 » Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:38 pm

Wow, spent about a half an hour today with an RA-100 into a recto 2x12 and was absolutely blown away by the tones out of this amp.

I've been looking for something to bridge the gap between my Mark V cleans and my Two-Rock/Egnater gain tones and the RA has exactly that... and even with single coil pickups.

Also got to try all the new pedal line into the amp. Didn't like the high gain one much (can't remember the name) but the other 3 were really great right into the clean channel of the RA. The high gain one was too scooped even with the mids "flat" and the high end was a little bright for me. It's definitely a more modern tone and not what I'm looking for. But it did have plenty of gain and thump factor going on.

So I found a couple of RA's locally and I'll pick one up in the next day or two. Highly recommended.

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Mark IV
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Re: Holy Canoli!

Post by J.J » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:51 am

Another one sees the light :wink:

I've owned my RA for just on a year now. It quickly became my favorite amp and I'd have to say the best amp I have owned.

The RA (and many others Mesa amps) may live in the shadows of the MKV and Recto, but are certainly able to deliver the goods. I'm still on stock tubes and have not had the urge to play around. All I have done is play with a few different speakers. IMO V30s work great, C90s don't and Greenbacks are awesome.

Let us know how you like your new RA once you have settled it in.
Triple Crown 50 combo
Electra Dyne and Royal Atlantic heads
Express 5:25 1x12 combo
JCM800 2203
Deluxe reverb reissue
Traditional 2x12, 4x10 and 23" 1x12 cabs.

Mark I
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Re: Holy Canoli!

Post by griff3 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:02 pm

After 3 days with it I couldn't be happier. Sounds awesome, takes my pedals well, and dead simple to dial in within seconds... my kind of amp.

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Re: Holy Canoli!

Post by jetdriver » Thu May 23, 2013 9:23 am

Over a year for me & my RA100. Love this amp.
Mesa Royal Atlantic RA100
Past Boogies: 1984 Mark IIC+ short head, 1995 Dual Rec BlackFace, Stiletto Deuce II, Roadster
Recto 412 & 212 cabs
Various Stomps
Gibson & ESP guitars

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