I'm seriously hoping that there is soon to be a V2 series of the Trans Atlantic. I LOVE my TA 15. I was initially going to sell it in preparation for a new version, but I love the amp so much that I'm not taking a chance, and won't sell it until a new version is announced. Mean time, here is what I've love to see in a new version.
1) effects loop
2) full B/M/T tone stack, + presence. I can't stress this enough, as I get SUCH good tones out of the TA but a full stack would allow control of the mids.
3) NO reverb- yeah, not that big of a deal to me, with a loop. I can use whatever pedal I have and whatever type of verb I want for that tone with a good pedal. Rather see the resources and money spent elsewhere.
4) Cab clone- obviously
5) (And this is a biggy...) For YEARS thousands of guitarists have sought the "fender cleans/Marshall gain" setup in a two channel amp. This amps functionality would be dramatically improved for MANY people, if the Fender voice was moved to Channel 1, so you could then switch from Fender cleans to Marshall, or Boogie gain tones, with the footswitch. I actually like the Fender channel quite a bit and find a lot of tonal variety with the various power amp stages, but don't use it much because then I can't footswitch to my Hi1 channel Marshall tones. Heck, if the Vox tones can't be moved to C2, I'd rather LOSE them and have maybe C1 = Tweed/blackface" on the toggles, and C2 be "Marshall/ Boogie." As much as I like some of the Voxy tones (they sound REALLY good with my Red Fang Alnico, and the TA30 was even better!), I'd give them up for the ability to footswitch Fender to Marshall. And with Blackface-Tweed on 1, Marshall-Boogie on 2... fugetaboutit!
6) (minor) revoice the Boogie (Hi2) so it's a little more different than the Hi1.
Lastly, bring the price in around $1000. Maybe $1099, but not as high as the V25. Given V25 and Mini Rec pricing, this should be doable with comparable features.
Leave the power stages alone. I LOVE the 5/15/25 watt setup and the difference in feel, tone, etc. that you have when switching between them. One reason the amp is so hard to get rid of now, is that Hi1 in 5 watt mode, is the great 5 watt Marshall amp I've always wanted for home. With a 1x12 with greenback type speaker (my Private Jack) it sounds great and would be even better with a full tone stack.
I figure this amp is well into development now and it may be too late to have input on what we'd like. But maybe not. I love the TA series amps. Couple of these changes and it would sit next to my V25 on the "I'll never sell this" list.
Mesa Boogie Mark V, Mark V25, Mini Rec, PRS 2 Channel Custom