The most British sounding of them all - Which Mesa?

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Re: The most British sounding of them all - Which Mesa?

Post by psihiatros » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:57 am

So far, it has come down to this:

1) Stiletto Deuce II & pedal
2) RA-100 & pedal
3) TC-100

Opinions & suggestions?
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Re: The most British sounding of them all - Which Mesa?

Post by stephen sawall » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:51 am

I don't think you need a pedal with these amps.
As I have mentioned earlier.... version one of the Stiletto is much more like a Marshall than version two.
Both are good amps.
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Re: The most British sounding of them all - Which Mesa?

Post by bandit2013 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:07 am

You will not need pedals for OD or such to coax any of the amps in the list to perform the tasks. There is one I would suggest that works well with the TC-100, Mesa 5BGEQ used in the FX loop just for tone shaping. Note necessarily required but it will definitely help with fine tuning. Here is some mulling around with the TC-100 and 5BGEQ just for an idea. The Mesa video is way better than I can do at the moment. Also I was running two vertical 212 cabs from the amp. Just note this.... I am no expert at anything, which will be evident once you watch the videos. It may be repetitive since I was just comparing amps and not trying to perform. Sure you can get different results in how you dial in the amp.

In case you are wondering how the EL34 compares to the 6L6GC, I made this. I was not very creative in what I was playing and it may get a bit boring. Just a tone test, nothing more, just like the other one.

I also did one pitting the RA100 to the TC-100 which was not terribly good. Not sure what was up there as the TC came off as being muffled in sound. It is generally much brighter and more focused in the tone. I did not realize at the time but discovered it afterward and changed the power tubes. Note that the RA does not have stock tubes. Mix of various preamp tubes and =C= EL34s. Both are running identical cabs.

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Re: The most British sounding of them all - Which Mesa?

Post by elvis » Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:54 am

Either Electradyne or Stiletto, depending on WHICH brit sound you're looking for.

I lean toward stiletto, since it gets plexi and JCM tones really nicely, but Electradyne is also very Brit.
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