Yeah, definitely! I thought the TA-15 was cool, but think there are *slightly* more features in this piece. Can't wait to see someone A/B them.Well, now that's interesting! The footswitchable EQ and Solo modes might overcome some of the SUCK that was in the previous Express models, and get it back closer to the DC and F-series tone and versatility. I'd love to try one of these out.
If it's a similar power section to the F-30 or Mini Rec, it's not a practice amp.I know, right? I was really thinking the other day, "Hey I want to buy a practice amp, but I want it to cost $1400." Then Mesa comes through with this, right on.
It would be a great amp for clean and low-ish gain blues playing... If the Lone Star and Lone Star Special weren't already better amps for that sound. :shrug:That's what bass players are for :lol:
I realize that thin is not in in the MG community, but for old rock'n roll, one of these would be awesome.
...Which is extra hilarious, because of the proliferance of the MkIIC+ clones out there :lol:I find Mesa's idea of what a "metal" sound is to be quite laughable. It's so flubby and loose. I don't know if it's the player, the playing or the way the amp is dialed in, but the "Burn Metal" demo was absolutely lame. Whomever plays these demos has no clue how to play heavy rhythm.
The problem with the Express series (and it looks like it continues) is that it vastly pales in comparison to all of its predecessors, and doesn't really do any one thing particularly well. The Mini Rec, which will remain cheaper than any of these, does everything better, and only lacks a reverb.Right. But, the Lonestar ($1800+) is more expensive than the Express ($1100+).
The Mini Rec lacks a solo boost and a graphic EQ. It's also a fundamentally different-sounding amp.The problem with the Express series (and it looks like it continues) is that it vastly pales in comparison to all of its predecessors, and doesn't really do any one thing particularly well. The Mini Rec, which will remain cheaper than any of these, does everything better, and only lacks a reverb.
It's curious why they've even bothered keeping this line around.