(NAD) Mesa Boogie Express 5:50 v.1

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  1. xgritzx

    xgritzx Tele-Meister

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    it makes the sounds I hoped it would. always wanted a boogie. got one. woot!
     

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    gridlock Friend of Leo's

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    Good looking rig. Congrats.

    I owned the same amp and loved it. If I was in a band at the time, it would have been a keeper. Loved the Clean and Blues channels. Only sold the Express because I owned vintage Fender and Marshall amps at the same time, and I also wanted to buy another Mark Series Boogie.

    The 5:50 (non-plus) Express was one of best sounding Mesa’s that I’ve owned, and definitely one of the the easiest Mesa’s to dial-in.
     
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    Congrats. I just got an Express Plus 5:50 and am very happy with it. They’re great amps.

    Which modes and setting are you liking bests so far?
     
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    red57strat Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Make sure you spend some time with the 5 watt setting. There are a lot of good sounds there, especially in the Crunch and Blues modes.
     
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    I've also got the plus version and love it. Most versatile amp I've ever had. Congrats.
     
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    Those are nice. I may pick up an F-30 head tomorrow.
     
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    so far I'm in 5w on the crunch setting. it does that great off clean growl that I was looking for. sounds so good on double stops and when I dig in on chords. so far been pretty stoked and haven't played around much once I settled in on this tone. I will, but for now just playing this one to death lol.

    to be honest, it will likely live in 5w. im a bedroom picker at the end of the day. im glad ive got enough if I ever do end up in a band again, but that seems pretty unlikely these days.
     
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