New Mesa Amp: Fillmore 50!!!

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New Mesa Amp: Fillmore 50!!!

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Re: New Mesa Amp: Fillmore 50!!!

Post by cho » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:23 pm

Mesa comes out with a new amp and no comments all day? OK. I'll comment.

This looks like a really nice amp! I can't wait to hear it. At first, I thought the identical channels was redundant, but the more I think about it, I like it. On the Mark amps, if you don't like one of the channels, you won't use it. The Fillmore seems almost more versatile, since you can set up the two channels as close or as different as you want. If just want one basic sound, with a slight mid boost and more gain for the leads, this would allow you to dial that in, instead of having to switch to a totally different sound. But, if you want a very different sound, it looks like the 3 modes will get you there. Sounds like it will do the Fender thing, from blackface to tweed. I am hoping the HI mode will get into Marshall territory... I am excited to hear this!

I am also hoping this might lead to a smaller, single channel version... a souped up Princeton! I love my Subway Blues, but it seems like a single Channel Fillmore would be pretty nice! ...and Mesa, if you are listening, please give it a 6V6/6L6 power tube option! :P

Here is the overview:

http://www.mesaboogie.com/amplifiers/el ... index.html

and here is the link to the manual:

http://www.mesaboogie.com/media/User%20 ... 50-WEB.pdf

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Re: New Mesa Amp: Fillmore 50!!!

Post by Markedman » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:57 pm

It looks nice.
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Re: New Mesa Amp: Fillmore 50!!!

Post by Don » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:14 am

I've wanted an amp with identical channels for a long time! The power rating and light weight is nice too. I can't wait to hear one of these.

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Re: New Mesa Amp: Fillmore 50!!!

Post by deeman » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:49 am

Wow, this looks real nice!
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Re: New Mesa Amp: Fillmore 50!!!

Post by RR » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:24 pm

Looks pretty cool!

Reminds me of upright configuration of Trans Atlantic but due away two different channels and instead two identical channels which you could dial in what you want where Trans Atlantic you might like one channel and like two of its modes but have no use for the other channel.

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Re: New Mesa Amp: Fillmore 50!!!

Post by Rider1260 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:47 pm

Looks Cool will have to try
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Re: New Mesa Amp: Fillmore 50!!!

Post by silentbob » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:14 pm

I like the idea, I just want two channels with the "tweed" setting from my Road King

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Re: New Mesa Amp: Fillmore 50!!!

Post by LesterPaul1 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:50 pm

very interested...I love the tweed style tones and duplicate channel deal...hmmm
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Re: New Mesa Amp: Fillmore 50!!!

Post by stephen sawall » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:31 pm

That sounds pretty good...
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Re: New Mesa Amp: Fillmore 50!!!

Post by bgh » Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:14 pm

Sounds pretty cool. Reminds me of the "channel cloning" on the Tremoverb.
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Re: New Mesa Amp: Fillmore 50!!!

Post by dtrax » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:42 pm

Just watched the demos. Sounds great, a lot more gain than I'd expect a vintage-y amp to have. But it's Mesa, of course it will have plenty of dirt. :mrgreen: It really fills out the lineup.

I'm a high gainer myself, so while I'm not particularly interested in the Fillmore, I love the straight forward feature set. Especially the channel cloning idea. I really would like to see Mesa apply this to all their amps moving forward. The paradigm of CH1 = Clean / CH2 = Dirty is unnecessarily limiting; it's just a legacy holdover at this point. Fact is, channel switching really is just relays popping in and out different components and/or tone stacks while the actual topology is more or less the same, in most circuits.
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Re: New Mesa Amp: Fillmore 50!!!

Post by stephen sawall » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:54 am

Agree the channel cloning is a much better idea. Give the user control.
The fact that Stephen appears from nowhere, is sentenced to death in an emotional public trial without anyone interfering at all and is then altogether forgotten as if nothing happened, is already suspicious.

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