What happened to Mesa Boogie?

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  1. smuc

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    I just realized that a lot of the big European dealers (Thomann, Musicstore…) are no longer offering any Mesa Boogie amps.

    Anyone knows what‘s going on? Have I overslept something?
     
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    Mesa is suffering from the same parts backorder issues that are plaguing everybody else. They are currently not taking any new orders while they work to fill existing ones.
     
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    Gibson bought another dying company, expect everything they make to go up another grand.
     
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    Mesa was far from dying.
     
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    Their business has been dropping off since the end of the 90's, a few metal bands and some metal diehards have been keeping them slightly afloat for years. New players are all gravitating to Fender, Marshall, Boutique brands and minimalist/Nano/Sans-amp types for some time.
    Gibson will save them for awhile til the next restructure.
     
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    Each and every product Mesa makes today is best in class. Not dying.
     
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    its just a flesh wound.
     
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    this is a bold and almost impossible to refute, nor prove, point. It will hold rhetorical power for only the most silly.
     
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    But how are they selling?

    asking for a friend, I have no idea. I recall “everybody” was moving on to the Mark V... & the variants were doing well. But how’s that Fillmore selling? & what came after that?


    I mean I’m broke & couldn’t buy anything anyway, but how are they doing?
     
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    I went to a music store that just opened recently here and had a look around. What did I see for amps? Fender, Marshall, Supro, Fishman Acoustic and some boutique brand I haven't heard of before. What I didn't see, Mesa Boogie.
    Last time I was in GC in Memphis about 8 months ago, no Mesa Boogie.

    I really like their Dual Rectifier amps, but lets face it guys, not much need for them in today's Country, R&B, Rap, POP and Retro Rock bands.

    Nobody thought in the 80's that they'd have to fork out 1600 dollars for a nice Supro amp in the future, but here we are. So guys and Gals will have to fork out much more for the Boogies.
     
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    Doesn't matter if your product is top of the line as much as how many of your products are selling.
     
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    I've told you at least 1000x not to exaggerate.
     
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    Just what we need . Gibson buying another company and wrecking it too.
    Worst thing to happen to Mesa Boogie.

    Seen Walter Trout 3 different times in person and he very well demonstrates what a Mesa Boogie is capable of with his Stratocaster plugged into it.
    He used Mark Series Heads and a 4 x12 cabinet when I saw him. Great tone and great player.
     
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    Forums do include opinions and killing floor is entitled to his. I happen to not to agree with him but do think that Mesa Boogies overall are GREAT Amps. In my opinion His opinion is not silly.
     
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    I’ve owned several Boogies and alway liked them quite a bit when I was playing out every weekend. Today, I’m more of a Princeton Reverb kinda guy….Deluxe Reverb if I need a little more clean headroom.
     
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    I think there's a lot to this. I'm a Mesa fan and love my Mark V:25. They've provided me with top notch customer service over the years, too. I played the California Tweed and absolutely loved it, but just couldn't quite pull the trigger because it covered so much of the same territory my other Fender and home-built amps did. I went with the Morgan Dual 20 this time, instead.

    I do think they've lost the "identity" and focus in their line-up, marketing and artist roster that they had at one point. The segment they were early pioneers in has gotten pretty crowded over the last 10 years, in particular, so maybe mixing it up a bit was wise. It certainly fit my playing arc as a teen that wanted to play music that came out of amplifiers with diamond plate on the front grew into a dad rocker and blues hack that is reaching back in time for sounds I heard in my dad's record collection. One might even argue that PRS has followed a similar path to offering a little bit of everything these days.

    No idea if they are selling well or not.
     
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