Gibson to carry the Mesa Boogie 'torch'..

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Re: Gibson to carry the Mesa Boogie 'torch'..

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werdna wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:32 am
StratMatt wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:45 am
werdna wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:43 am From a sound perspective, Gibson and Marshall, yes, Gibson and Friedman, yes, PRS and MB, yes, Fender and MB, yes, Gibson and MB, no.
A sound, or an image perspective?
Sound. Never managed to get a Gibson to sound great through a MB. Fenders are no trouble.
John Sykes did ok :rofl:
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For a while I looked for a classic rock sound using MBs and a Les Paul. I watched the videos on YouTube and they all sounded great. Electra Dyne, Mark V, Maverick and Express 5:50. However in a band situation, they didn't sound great. The other guitarist ran a strat through a Tiny Terror and sounded way better. But the MBs produce other good sounds, especially clean/slightly dirty with single coil pickups or very high gain.

The Mark V nearly gets into Marshall territory.

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The Rectoverb, Tremoverb and (apparently) California Tweed are all great-sounding, versatile amps that could be my one and only.

Gibson can take the rest for all I care.

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willow13 wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:05 pm
werdna wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:32 am
StratMatt wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:45 am

A sound, or an image perspective?
Sound. Never managed to get a Gibson to sound great through a MB. Fenders are no trouble.
John Sykes did ok :rofl:
On YouTube, found Skyes' tone from Still Of the Night, with Les Paul. Great.

Fuck Sykes was as good a player as you could get at the time if you didn't count the stunt men like Yngwie, Vai and so on.

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werdna wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:23 pm
willow13 wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:05 pm
werdna wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:32 am
Sound. Never managed to get a Gibson to sound great through a MB. Fenders are no trouble.
John Sykes did ok :rofl:
On YouTube, found Skyes' tone from Still Of the Night, with Les Paul. Great.

and a Mesa haha .. Bob rock did all sorts of tricks to get that tone
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sizzlingbadger wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:54 am Thankfully circuit designs are not covered under copyright.
Yeah, otherwise Soldano would've sued them ages ago. :rofl: :rofl:
Soldano SLO100 x2 | Wizard Modern Classic
Marshall 2203KK | Krank Rev 50 | Mesa Mark 2A

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jeremyb wrote: Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:16 am Two overpriced brands join together, what could possibly happen???
nah. great amps!

very sad to see the Mesa company bought up by a larger brand.

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I remember my first Boogie.

I sold a Marshall Silver Jubilee combo to buy a DC5.

I distinctly remember plugging in, hitting an A, and thinking “f*ck, it sounds different. I don’t think I like it.”

Hours of tweaking ensued, stubbornly refusing to concede buyer’s remorse.

Played a few gigs with it. Ended up mostly on the clean channel with an SD1, because the dirty channel’s party trick was disappearing in the mix.

Ended up trading it for a line 6......

Not a period I’m proud of......

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This begs the question.. will all the heads fall off their cabs now?
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jeremyb wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:19 am This begs the question.. will all the heads fall off their cabs now?
All I know is that when they start using hide glue in their cabinet joints, I'm going to pay three times the price and be honoured for the privilege to do so.

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I will not be surprised if they start making reissues of the Rev G 2 channel Dual Rec Solo, which in itself isn't a bad thing, but they will probably be twice the price of a SLO.
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Danger Mouse wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:08 pm I will not be surprised if they start making reissues of the Rev G 2 channel Dual Rec Solo, which in itself isn't a bad thing, but they will probably be twice the price of a SLO.
Must be Xmas, they're all popping up.
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Slowy wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:17 pm
Danger Mouse wrote: Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:08 pm I will not be surprised if they start making reissues of the Rev G 2 channel Dual Rec Solo, which in itself isn't a bad thing, but they will probably be twice the price of a SLO.
Must be Xmas, they're all popping up.
A Happy New Year to you Sir! :D
Happy New Year back at you, fine Sir! :D
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