December 2016

Mesa/Boogie

The Year in Gear 2016

November 28, 2016
Come with us, time travelers, as we revisit a year’s worth of axes, amps, stomps, basses, baritones, and other tools of our music-making trade—all deemed worthy of the Premier Gear Award.
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Rig Rundown: Alter Bridge's Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy

November 16, 2016
Big, loud amps and a handful of PRS guitars power one of modern rock’s most formidable guitar duos.
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Korn: Got the Life

November 3, 2016
James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian "Head" Welch riff about how producer and longtime fan Nick Raskulinecz convinced them to bring back funky, detuned guitars on The Serenity of Suffering.
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Mesa/Boogie Launches Line of Signal Management Products

August 10, 2016
New line includes buffers, line drivers and line balancers focused on optimizing signal quality and ultimately guitar tone.
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Rig Rundown: Living Colour's Vernon Reid and Doug Wimbish [2016]

April 20, 2016
Armed with a boatload of pedals of every size and shape, the funk-rock tandem demonstrates the sonic mayhem they create on a nightly basis. Bonus: Bass legend Billy Cox crashes the party!
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Rig Rundown: Andy Timmons

March 23, 2016
For decades, Timmons has wowed fans with his versatility and musicality. Watch as he demonstrates how he gets studio-quality sounds onstage.
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Technically Free: Intronaut’s Sacha Dunable and Dave Timnick

March 3, 2016
On exploring the power-soaked fringes of adventurous metal, changing rigs to nail fresh tones, building tough road guitars, and live-tracking their incendiary new album, The Direction of Last Things.
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Mesa/Boogie Subway D-800 & Subway Ultra-Lite Cabinets Review

February 26, 2016
Mesa/Boogie unveils a class-D powerhouse for bassists that delivers big sounds from a svelte, lightweight package.
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IK Multimedia Releases The AmpliTube MESA/Boogie App

February 19, 2016
The AmpliTube Mesa/Boogie app allows musicians to play their guitar through models of some of the manufacturer's most iconic amplifiers and cabinets.
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The Year in Gear 2015

November 24, 2015
Our favorite guitars, basses, amps, effects, and accessories from the last 12 months.
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Mesa/Boogie Unveils the Mark Five: 35

November 6, 2015
The amp features a completely new Dyna-Watt power section that delivers Multi-Watt Channel Assignable power.
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Rig Rundown: Best Coast’s Bobb Bruno and Bethany Cosentino

September 30, 2015
California surf-rockers Best Coast use tons of fun effects and interesting guitars to create their shimmers and other layered tones.
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Lamb Chops: The Tools and Techniques Behind Lamb of God’s Crushing Comeback Album

June 12, 2015
John Campbell, Mark Morton, and Willie Adler discuss their first release since the tragedy that nearly destroyed their band.
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Quick Hit: Mesa/Boogie CabClone

April 26, 2015
Record or gig with your favorite amp—minus the cabinet and mic.
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Rig Rundown: moe.’s Al Schnier, Chuck Garvey & Rob Derhak

March 18, 2015
The jam-band vets show us their boutique pedals, rad amps, and silver-finished instruments built to commemorate their 25th anniversary.
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Crushing Heads: High-Gain Amp Review Roundup

March 2, 2015
Four brutal amps from Mesa/Boogie, Friedman, Randall, and Engl go through the Premier Guitar roundup wringer.
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Rig Rundown: Comeback Kid

February 4, 2015
The Canadian hardcore band travels light and loud.
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GALLERY: Vintage Vault 2014

January 13, 2015
ICYMI: A year of historic gear ogling.
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Mesa/Boogie Unveils the Mark Five: 25

September 24, 2014
The amp’s 10-Watt mode utilizes two tubes operating in Class A/B Triode for lush harmonics and liquid feel at lower volumes.
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