Mesa Boogie .50 Caliber +

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  1. arnoroth661

    arnoroth661 Tremol-no User Contributor

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    The oppurtunity has arisen for me to purchase one used for $799.99. Comments, advice, experience?

    On a side :offtopic: - Braces f**king SUCK! :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
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    $799.99... sounds like it's from a music store. is it a head or combo? does it have EL84's or 6L6's?

    have you tried it out?
     
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    that seems kinda high. then again i got mine for free so what do i know

    the 'plus' has 6l6's stock
     
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    1x12 combo with 6L6's

    And yes, that's why I'm considering it. :yesway:
     
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    They're cool amps, but you have to know how to dial them in. You basically need to use the V shape on the EQ, and keep the treble knob kind of high(gives you more gain) and the bass knob low(higher will muddy it up). The higher the EQ knobs, the more gain you can get out of the amp, I've found. Make sure not to use too much gain though, because there is a lot of gain on tap...
    Make sure and ask to hook it up to a 4x12, I think you'll be blown away :DD
     
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    What do you think would be a good deal, price wise? It is used... I don't recall any cosmetic flaws/damage... I have no idea how used the tubes are. A retube isn't a big problem. :shrug:

    Thanks for all the replies!
     
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    werd. i keep the gain on 4 and use a LoVC TS7 as a clean boost and it's crazy gainy. i like keeping the eq sliders the same way i saw Petrucci used on his old amp
     
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    $799 is a HIDEOUS price for one of these. Great amps, but you can find them routinely in the $500 range.
     
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    I know... I had a look at eBay and saw them at $450, $500. But I have a good reason to buy from guitar center... Any guesses? :cool:
     
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    zimbloth Nick // Axe Palace Vendor Forum MVP

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    There's never a good reason to do that, unless you have access to an employee discount.
     
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    Set up the GC credit card and get a good credit rating started? (I'm 17 :lol:)
     
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    Or you could not overpay by $300 and get good credit started another way? :lol:
     
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    I think I'm going to try and stick it to him.

    "Listen dude, I could buy this off Ebay for 500. You're selling it for 700... I'm sure there's a way you can sell it for lower."

    Then maybe after some :deadhrse: and :shawnf: ... :shrug:
     
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    there's one on ebay buy it now for 600. still kinda high for just the head, but cheaper than 800
     
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    Oh I did say 800 didnt I... Well yea. :noplease:

    Imma' talk to em tomorrow about it. Sum mumma b**ch.
     
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    tis the way the world works. new dual rec: $2K. used dual rec? $1400. weeee!
     
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    Same guy.... trying to sell a used Mark IV for 1600
     
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    Dude, I'd say $600 or you're walking. GC has plenty of wiggle room on used shit.
     
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    :agreed: I'll see when I can get over there next... :noplease:
     
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    cash is the answer. walk in there with $500 cash and tell them you want that amp.
     

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