New Mesa Amp: Triple Crown TC-50

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  1. eightsixboy

    eightsixboy あなたのお母さんを犯さ

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    This is true

    I played through a Suhr Bella the other day which may have been better for cleans (although no 2nd channel so Lonestar still wins!)
     
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    sloanthebone I power the chords

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    The TC50 has been one of my favorite amps that I have owned! Love the red channel.

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    Tried TC-50 and shoot a small vids with all channels, maybe it can help someone to take decision on this head.



    Personally I loved this amp very much. For me it's something between Mark end Recto series. And MIDI is what I was waiting for a long time from Mesa :)
     
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    I can hear that Mark-esque midrange. And it sounds like it has the sag, thickness, and low end of a Recto.
     
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    Exactly!!!!! That's I loved in this head!!! :hbang:
     
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    Yup, has the parts I like from both, not surprisingly I end up playing it over my other two most days.
     
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    Did some test with my TC-50 after a several month of use. Still think this is the best Mesa Head hands down...




     
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    Has anyone compared these with the old Stiletto series amps? ALWAYS wanted to try a Stiletto after Devy gushed about them back in the mid-2000s. And for me, Alien continues to be one of the pinnacle Mesa tones.
     
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    Not even remotely close. I A/B'd my recto and tc-50, and the recto has way more bottom end and sag, even with the TC having 6L6's. It's a night and day difference.

    I actually ended up getting rid of the TC-50 for a TC-100, because the low end just wasn't enough for me. The TC100 is still nothing like a recto, imo.

    Hell, the MT15 has more low end than the TC50!
     
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    I miss mine, one of my favorite amps ever. Definitely going to need to get another one some day.
     
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    I think it's more like a Royal Atlantic with a presence control and the tight modes than aSa I only played a Stiletto once though. The clean and crunch were really good.
     
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    Alien is a 5150. He didn't switch to Mesas until Synchestra.
     
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    It really is an amazing amp! One of the best crunch tones I've ever heard.
     
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    I was wrong about the Stiletto apparently. :lol: But in an interview he apparently started using Rectos on Alien.

    I really need to get a 5150 again.
     
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    It sounds like a Mark without a graphic eq.

    I suspect this is what a mark sounds like when you don't use the standard "V" eq curve. More mids.
     
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    It doesn't sound or FEEL like a Mark Series amp....nor a Recto. Its got a sprinkling of each, but its really its own thing.
     
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    Yet no one would mistake it for anything other than a Mesa.
     
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    Hard to say. Its super versatile - I like to use the example of 3 of the artists I work with using it - Tom Johnston from the Doobie Bros, Andy Timmons, and Pat Sheridan from Fit for an Autopsy....classic rock to just about everything to modern metal, and much more!
     
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    I had a Mark IV and Mark III, and without the EQ the Mark IV was pretty meh, and the Mark III was unusable. This amp sounds SO much better than an EQ-less Mark judging by youtube demos.
     
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