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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:51 am 
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Bottle Rocket

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Sadly Mesa has confirmed that all three amps are now discontinued while doing a Q&A with Premier Guitar via Facebook.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:19 am 
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I read this as well, super bummed that the Royal Atlantic is going away. It's so underrated. But I can respect Boogie to re focus on what they have done best in the past with the Rectifier and Mark series. I'm glad they experimented with Brit style amps, and I hope that they continue to innovate outside of the staple lineup while remembering what got them where they are.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:37 pm 
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Just heard about this as well. Really surprising, but then again I guess not...they're British voiced amps have always seemed to be a bit polarizing since they're not typical Mesas. Guess I'll hang onto my RA for a while now.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 1:21 pm 
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Dude. This sucks! My RA is like my blood. :(

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:28 pm 
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I guess its to be expected.In the UK the royal atlantic was only really stocked when it was first released.There wasnt much demand for the atlantics by the looks of it.Shame really as I had my eye on a royal atlantic for a while.Sounded incredible on all the vids.Was never able to find one to try out bar on ebay, and with customs and shipping it was always too risky to buy it before trying.Ended up with the mark v instead.No regrets but ive always had a soft spot for the royal atlantic.Wonder what they have in the pipeline?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:48 am 
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I know it's personal preference, but the T/A's never sounded quite "right" to me. I had a T/A 30 for a month but returned it to the dealer. There was always a "pebble in the shoe". Some swear by them.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:06 pm 
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The line just happened to be about perfect for me. My TA-15 ended my amp search, and that's pretty cool. It also convinced me to buy my first Mesa Boogie amplifier. Still all signs point to me being in the minority for the lineup, but the TA-15 in particular has an interesting feature set and reasonable price for a US made lunchbox style amp. Mesa's other small amps are probably doing enough for them though. They are in an enviable position of being successful at making amps with their own signature sound.

I could understand why the British wouldn't be interested in an American company's take on their sounds but over here in the US I would have thought this to be a bigger hit, and maybe the 15 was, I dunno. At least they gave it 5 years and there will be the used examples to choose from.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 4:00 pm 
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I hope there is a V2 coming out. I was getting ready to sell my TA15 because after saying so publicly so many times, I got two anonymous "there will be a V2" messages here and at TGP. I figured sell it now to fund the new one as soon as it's released.

But now there are some saying that the latest indications are that there will not be a V2. I hope they are wrong. I think the TA15 is close to greatness! I love it and seriously, even with just a loop, it would be a "never sell it" amp along with my V25. I really think that putting the right speaker with each voice really shows just how good these amps are! I've been in "Hi1 with a greenback" mode for over a week now. Rocking my Fulltone 69, 70 and OCD, Timmy, SHO clone, and just ripping some classic Marshall stuff. The 5 watt mode is so rich and full and doesn't blow your brains through the back wall when you hit a chord. Really love this amp.

I've been going through the amps lately to decide what to keep. V25 is a no brainer. Not going anywhere! Of the other two, the Mini Rec as good as it is, is the one I'd sell, and keep the TA15. I'll miss the crap out of the loop because I likes some verb, chorus and delay in the loop when I'm doing "Big Hair Night." :lol:

PLEASE do a V2!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 5:59 am 
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I love my RA100, that is one great amp! I am glad I got the matching 412 cab when I did. I could not be happier with the amp and I rate it tops along with the Roadster.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2015 5:09 pm 
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Mark II

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Love my Royal Atlantic....really underrated amp.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2015 10:12 pm 
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This is truly sad.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:53 am 
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Just for kicks I looked at the Mesa site, I would almost believe the obsolescence of the RA100 not be true since due to the changes made to the Royal Atlantic pages. Perhaps it is just a tribute to the amp but almost appears it will be still available. Is it just a rumor or is it fact?

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 5:49 pm 
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"The TA and RA lines are being discontinued. Our R&D team is always hard at work to innovate and develop new and exciting products. Thanks!" - Mesa Boogie


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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 11:24 am 
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Wow, I just bought a TA-30 1x12 combo and the amp has already gone out of production?...sigh. This is my first Mesa and I loved the amp when I played it at a local dealer.

I'm a "Brit-sound" guy and I currently play a Vox AC15 with an Alnico Blue internal speaker and a Greenback extension cabinet.
I love the fact that the TA can do the Vox sound so well and yet, so much more. Indeed, the TA-30 is perhaps the most versatile amp I've ever stumbled across.

Oh well, at least my warranty is good for five years and I'm sure Mesa will continue to support me/us down the road.

--Pangloss

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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 11:14 pm 
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I was about to pull the trigger on a custom covered TA-30 combo when I read the news. Big let down.


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