Mesa 150 Triple Rectifier head BRAND NEW (full warranty) for $1,500.
Well, 15+ some change...under $1,600.
My local GC has one left and I put cash down so they would hold it for me.
I would have walked out with it but I want to sleep on it/ get talked out of it.
The Mesa 4x12 cab that it is sitting on was tagged at $749. I put cash down on that too.
I was saving this cash for an Axe-FX II.
Should I go with this or the Axe-FX? Am I gonna spend this much every year to keep tubes in this thing? If I play 3 hours a day, 365 days a year, usually at "practice volumes" and gig maybe a dozen times a year at high volume, am I changing tubes left and right?
No tubes to change on the Axe-FX...and if it's good enough for Tosin Abasi it ought to be good enough for me.
Then again Petrucci has to have a Mesa, using Axe-FX as preamp/ effects unit.
I am obviously neither of those guys (duh). If you had to pick one or the other, which would you get?
Go buy one used for a grand instead.