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Mesa signature amp

Post by mesaboogieKT88 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:49 am

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Re: Mesa signature amp

Post by mesaboogie6L6 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:11 pm

I figured all you 2C+ plus fanatics would lose your mind over this.
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Re: Mesa signature amp

Post by mkcreel » Sat Jan 16, 2016 4:29 pm

I like the idea behind it, but will have to hear it before rendering a verdict. Will be interesting to see what happens if this JP-2C delivers "the sound"? If it does, will it slow down the current trend of iic+ mods? I hope it does deliver, it would be nice to see a previous legend come back to life.

After looking at the layout, not sure I like it? I looks like some controls were abbreviated in order to fit everything in? I'm sure a lot of thought and care was put into the layout, but why not make it a little more compartmentalized?

I'm off to see if there is you tube demo of the JP-2C, take care
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Re: Mesa signature amp

Post by lowercasee » Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:54 pm

Very cool! Nice to have 2 slider easy.

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Re: Mesa signature amp

Post by JOEY B. » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:08 am

If you need 2 graphic EQ's, it's time to re-evaluate the guitars that you are playing. Just sayin' :roll:
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Re: Mesa signature amp

Post by Dreamtheaterrules » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:41 am

Hmmm, two IIC+ channels, each can be used with it's own foot switchable EQ. Shouldn't be hard to understand why that would be great. It came to me really easily. Maybe I'm a genius or something. :mrgreen:
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Re: Mesa signature amp

Post by Triaxstasy » Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:55 am

The "NUNYA", finally!!!!

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Re: Mesa signature amp

Post by bandit2013 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:54 am

The JP-2C has peaked my interests. I prefer a class A/B amp over the Simul-Class power amp of the typical Mark series amps. If I get one, I will still keep my other amps including the Mark V Combo (actually love it now with the new speaker).

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Re: Mesa signature amp

Post by Nicklotsaguitars » Sun Jan 17, 2016 1:45 pm

It's already got me in trouble with the missus
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Re: Mesa signature amp

Post by kippiejr » Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:11 pm

Have you seen the transformer.. Like the old days, big, fat and heavy!! Probably the same as in the king snake. That should make it sing..... :evil: :twisted:
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Re: Mesa signature amp

Post by screamingdaisy » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:24 pm

JOEY B. wrote:If you need 2 graphic EQ's, it's time to re-evaluate the guitars that you are playing. Just sayin' :roll:
Rhythm EQ, lead EQ.
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Re: Mesa signature amp

Post by dodger916 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:55 am

kippiejr wrote:Have you seen the transformer.. Like the old days, big, fat and heavy!! Probably the same as in the king snake. That should make it sing..... :evil: :twisted:
Yea, not to mention some pant-leg-flapping bass as well! :evil:

This sounds like a cool amp. I've been exploring rhythm tones on my C+ clean channel and low gain lead channel for new recordings, having found a new world of excellent tones! I don't believe a vintage C+ is a one-trick pony by any means, but this turns it into a surgical instrument. I just question whether that degree of precision is really necessary. Perhaps for some; probably not for me.

There's one thing the originals have that the newer Mesas don't: relative simplicity of circuitry. I know tone is what matters most (with reliability a close second), but the new Mesa amps just don't seem to have the same feel as the vintage models. Could be the "aging" of the components or just the simplicity, but everytime I get jazzed and demo a new model, I walk away luke-warm at best. Could be me...

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Re: Mesa signature amp

Post by Dreamtheaterrules » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:29 pm

What are you demoing them with? I've played 3 Mini Recs in the store and 2 Mark V25's in the store. None of them sounded nearly as good as mine did at home. And, when I got my new Mini Rec cab and brought it home all excited to play it, it didn't sound as good as my older cab. Now it sounds better. Playing new amps in the store with brand new speakers never allows them to show thier full potential. I think all amps go through a little settling in of parts, but that difference IMHO is probably very minor. The only components that need to be aged to make a new amp sound good, are the speakers. Break them in and every amp sounds better.
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Re: Mesa signature amp

Post by gpuma » Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:02 am

Looking forward to hearing it.
What I am not looking forward to is the constant complaining of people that will deviate the course of any conversation on the amp saying that it doesn't sound like the original 2C+ and which, in most cases, have not played either. Let alone played them back to back.

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Re: Mesa signature amp

Post by cho » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:13 pm

And its MIDI switchable! Pretty nice! Looks like it loses all the mode selects though...(Mark I, etc.). And no individual power selection for each channel... only a global 100/60 Watt setting...

Also, there's a new version of the smaller amp: Mark V:35

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