saw one used on the GC site for $350. seems like a good deal, what do you guys think? does anyone have experience?
i looked up some clips of it and it seems really high gain but also has nice cleans. sounds like just the amp for me. but it seems too good to be true almost. i mean, what kind of mesa is only $350?? haha.
also wondering what sort of cab i should run it though. mainly looking local on c-list since it practically costs me my first born son to ship a freaking cab.
I don't know if there's a difference between a .50 Cal and a .50 Cal+ (or if the former even exists?) but either way, I played a .50 Cal+ rather extensively and it's a fantastic amp. The gain has a surprising amount of character considering the age of these but I guess it makes sense seeing as (I believe...?) they're supposed to be inspired by the Mark IIC+.
As for the price, that's actually a pretty good price but not astronomically. I see them for < $500 pretty reguarly, just because of their age and the fact they're rather ugly.
The one I played was through a Rivera 4x12 with V30s and that sounded fantastic. I also played it through a Carving with M70s and that sounded pretty good as well (my crunch and scoopier). With the amount of gain hitting the output of that amp, I don't think your speaker choice will color it all that much unless you're really cranking it or playing through a total piece of shit.