Mesa/Boogie Express 5:50 Plus 50-Watt 1x12" Combo Amp

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With their Express 5:50 Plus guitar combo amplifier, Mesa/Boogie clearly is offering a product to guitarists who want to be able to do it all with a single amplifier. Driven by its all-tube setup, this amplifier can be used in small and intimate clubs or stadium-sized venues. Two channels offer a total of four tone modes. Channel 1 is the home of the pristine-sounding CLEAN and the mid-gain snarl of CRUNCH, which makes it perfect for playing more percussive rhythmic parts. Channel 2 cranks it up a bit, with the singing howl of BLUES and the the overdriven growl of BURN. These tones can be further sculpted using the 5-band graphic EQ; not only can you get very specific in how you make these settings sound, but they can also be programmed via footswitch, and the sliders can be auto-assigned to each preset control. This is an incredibly dynamic piece of gear, but that’s not where the impressive nature of this amp stops as it’s also covered by Mesa/Boogie’s transferrable warranty. It covers five years on the electronics, three for the speakers, and six months for the tubes, so rest assured your investment is protected should any unexpected issues crop up.Rating: 5/5

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