It's a US version of a Triaxis 2.0 complete with a transformer. I can't decide on it and would be interested to know what people think.
It's not going to be on sale for long, so the quicker, the better I guess.
My concerns are:
GAK, a pretty big UK store, had a mint condition UK version original Triaxis second-hand one for £700 recently. Maybe this is the going rate and this is not such an exceptional deal. If that's the case, maybe I should wait for something more in line with my second point.
It's US power supply, meaning it requires a transformer, which means my rack won't be quite as tidy as I'd it to be.
I've never actually tried a Triaxis, but I'm pretty sure it's going to do what I want. But I've read various arguments stating either the original Triaxis was better, or, less often, that the more recent ones are better.
So what do you think?
The original Triaxis and the new Triaxis Lead 1 Red is a vintage lead sound. On the Triaxis models produced in the early 2000s Lead 1 Red is based on the Dual Rectifier preamp sound. Some people swear by it, some people find it unusable. I have the newer Triaxis, which is much like the original, and I absolutely love it.
Version 2.0 just means it has continuous MIDI control. Even the new Triaxis models are still considered version 2.0. Mesa never really made a distinction there or named it 3.0 or anything.
Either Triaxis is stellar IMO, and if you're into the Mesa Mark series sounds, the Triaxis has them all. Think Metallica, Dream Theater, Lamb of God, George Lynch, etc. If you like those sounds you'll love the Triaxis.