What Mesa Amp is James Hetfield playing here??????

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What Mesa Amp is James Hetfield playing here??????

Post by BoogieHog » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:13 am

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Re: What Mesa Amp is James Hetfield playing here??????

Post by thediavlo » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:44 am

To me it looks like a stiletto. but does not have the sonic characteristics of that amp. It make me think it was modded for him, hence why his signature and custom color scheme is plastered all over the amp.
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Re: What Mesa Amp is James Hetfield playing here??????

Post by themisfit138 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:38 am

James had the same style amp head in a different color at a Sharks game also.
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Re: What Mesa Amp is James Hetfield playing here??????

Post by goaltender46 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:41 pm

Hard to tell but maybe a modded trem o verb of some sort. Whatever it is it looks pretty cool and Hammitt did a nice job there!
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Re: What Mesa Amp is James Hetfield playing here??????

Post by IronSean » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:18 pm

That front panel definitely looks identical to a stiletto.
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