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Mesa/Boogie

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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Aaron Freeman: Return to Form

August 7, 2014
After a quarter century with Ween, the guitarist disbanded the group and got sober. He’s back with new music and that same penchant for dark, funny, and weird.
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Vintage Vault: Late-’70s Mesa/Boogie Mark I and Mark II Combos

July 28, 2014
Travel back in time to celebrate the birth of high-gain guitar amplification.
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Mesa/Boogie Releases the CabClone Cabinet Simulator DI

July 11, 2014
The CabClone is usable with or without a speaker or as a combined power load soak.
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Ask Amp Man: Does My Mesa Head Need All Eight Power Tubes?

July 9, 2014
Can you remove half the power tubes in a Mesa Simul-Class head to play at lower volume?
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Boom Boxes: 5 Amps That Define the Music We Hear—and the Gear We Play

July 3, 2014
These game-changing amplifiers helped create the sounds of rock ’n’ roll.
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Rig Rundown: Chevelle

April 30, 2014
This alt-metal power trio proves that one focused, low-tuned guitar, pounding drums, and inventively effected bass can sound as huge live as a band rocking multiple guitars and keyboards.
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Mesa/Boogie Announces Flux-Five EQ, Throttle Box EQ, and Boogie EQ Pedals

March 17, 2014
Each new EQ pedals offers a different take on some signature features.
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Mark Tremonti's Top 5 Amps and Myles Kennedy's Top 5 Pedals

February 14, 2014
Alter Bridge’s Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy talk about the amps and effects that power their sound.
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Mesa/Boogie Announces the King Snake

December 10, 2013
This tribute model is an exact replica of the amp Carlos Santana toured with in 1972 and 1973.
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Rig Rundown - Dillinger Escape Plan's Ben Weinman

June 12, 2013

Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman talks in depth about his upcoming signature model and love for Mesa/Boogie amps.


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Builder Profile: Mesa/Boogie

April 15, 2013
Randall Smith’s amps have given voice to some of the biggest names in music—from Santana to Metallica, Dream Theater, and now Sir Paul McCartney—and, in the process, they’ve revolutionized the entire concept of amplified tone.
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Mesa/Boogie Tone-Burst, Throttle Box, Grid Slammer, and Flux-Drive Pedal Reviews

December 18, 2012
Rather than trying to stuff too much in a single unit, the company has designed pedals that serve up specific flavors of overdrive.
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