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NAMM '10 - Mesa Boogie TransAtlantic TA-15 Demo

February 1, 2010
PG's Jordan Wagner is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where he visits the Mesa Boogie booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear their latest amp, the TransAtlantic TA-15 head.

The TransAtlantic TA-15 is Mesa Boogie's take on the lunchbox amp phenomenon. The TA-15 packs all the footswitchable performance including their patented MULTI-WATT? Channel Assignable Power found in their full-size models and offers classic British and American sounds in a beautiful 12 3/8W x 6 3/4D x 5 7/8H package that weighs only 12 pounds.

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Mesa/Boogie Electra-Dyne Head Review

September 18, 2009
The Electra-Dyne strays from Mesa/Boogie''s traditional format, but delivers killer cleans.
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Amp Modeling Reality Check

September 18, 2009
Looking to get real about amp modeling? We have direct comparison audio samples.
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Sneak Peek: Mesa Boogie Electra-Dyne

May 20, 2009
A look at the features of Mesa Boogie''s new Electra-Dyne amp
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Mesa Boogie Factory Tour - Circuit Board Assembly

May 14, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Petaluma, CA, where he tours the Mesa Boogie factory. In this video segment, we check out how Mesa Boogie constructs their circuit boards. We see how the intricate process works, including the use of large machines, both automated and manned, and the "Terminator Machine," which applies molten solder to the circuit board to ensure the components secruity on both sides of the board.
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Mesa Boogie Factory Tour-Assembly & "Hammer Test"

May 14, 2009
http://www.premierguitar.com PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Petaluma, CA, where he tours the Mesa Boogie factory. In this video segment, we get to see the assembly process where the circuit board is checked and inserted into the chassis. In addition, we check out the implementation of transformers and tubes. The video concludes with the Mesa "hammer test" where technicians use the handle of a hammer to recreate drops and damage in the rock world.

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Mesa Boogie Factory Tour-Custom Woods & Vinyl

May 14, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Petaluma, CA, where he tours the Mesa Boogie factory. In this video segment, we get to see some of Mesa's famous exotic and custom wood selections used for cab and head enclosures. The hardwoods include African ribbon mahogany, bubinga, purple heart, Tasmanian blackwood, imbuya and many more. In addition, we get to check out some of Mesa's custom vinyl coverings including cheetah print, cowhide, snake, croc and for those Cheap Trick and Rick Nielsen fans, checkerboard print.
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Mesa Boogie Factory Tour - Building Boogie Cabs

May 14, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Petaluma, CA, where he tours the Mesa Boogie factory. In this video segment, we see how Mesa Boogie builds their cabs, including the CNC cutting process, sanding and gluing and why Mesa chooses non-void Russian baltic birch plywood for their cabs.
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Mesa Boogie Factory Tour-Tolex Process & Final QC

May 14, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Petaluma, CA, where he tours the Mesa Boogie factory. In this video segment, we get to see the whole process of applying the Tolex to their cabs, including how Mesa technicians race against the clock before the glue on the Tolex dries. In addition, we check out the final assembly of grills, back compartments and the most sought after position in Petaluma-the technician that test drives all the amps before they leave the factory.
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Mesa Boogie Factory Tour - Workshop & Design Room

May 14, 2009
PG's Joe Coffey is On Location in Petaluma, CA, where he tours the Mesa Boogie factory. In this video segment, we get to check out two of Mesa' most important areas; Mesa Founder Randy Smith's workshop and design room. We see all the old prototypes, which have spawned several designs and how Randy designs their plated-through circuit boards with curved lines for various tape widths for connecting all the components on the board.
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