A combo that comes in a 24 pounds, features two channels, and touches on a few the company's most iconic sounds.
Petaluma, CA (November 25, 2019) -- Mesa/Boogie announces the addition of the new compact Mark Five: 25 1x10 Combo and 1x10 Boogie Extension Cabinet to its renowned line of award-winning amplifiers and cabinets, hand-built in the company’s Petaluma, California shop.
At just over 14x14 inches and 24 pounds., the long list of features in the new Mark Five: 25 1x10 Combo will quickly draw any guitarists attention. Features include Mesa’s patented Multi-Watt channel assignable power amp and proprietary Dyna-Watt technology providing two power levels with different wiring configurations via independent 10/25-Watt power switches for each channel. According to Mesa, the amp’s 10-Watt Mode utilizes 2 tubes operating in Class A/B Triode for lush harmonics and liquid feel at lower volumes while the 25-Watt Mode utilizes 2 tubes operating in Mesa’s exclusive Dyna-Watt Class A/B Pentode for maximum power, punch and clarity. Equipped with 2 independent channels and 6 style modes, the Mark Five: 25’s Channel 1 features clean, fat or crunch modes with a Multi-Watt power switch offering of 10 or 25 Watts. Channel 2 features the legendary Mark IIC+, Mark IV and Xtreme Modes with a Multi-Watt power switch of 10 or 25 Watts and a selectable 5-Band Graphic EQ which is foot switchable, channel assignable or it can be bypassed. The small Combo features a UK made Celestion G10 Creamback speaker chosen specifically for its unique ability to deliver surprisingly rich tone for a format of this size. Rounding out the feature set, reverb fans will find the brand’s classic all-tube, spring reverb with independent channel control on the rear panel, a fully buffered, tube FX Loop and built-In CabCloneTM Cabinet Simulator with internal amp load and headphone output.
Joining the new Combo, Mesa announces their new Boogie 1x10 Extension Cabinet, available in open or closed back, and the enclosure too is loaded with a rear mounted, UK made Celestion G10 Creamback speaker. All Mesa enclosures are made using the finest void-free, marine grade Baltic Birch. Constructed for rugged durability, rabbet corners are glued and nailed, and speaker baffles are fitted with dado joint construction and braced. Grilles are wrapped around a separate grille board, not the baffle board and grille materials are made of strong twisted jute dipped in a special coating that filters top end for a sweeter response.
“Now with the smallest Combo and 1x10 Extension ever to wear a Boogie logo, historic Mark Series Tone awaits in a grab and go format that looks demure and jewel-like, but sounds formidable, if not just plain mind-blowing. Like the original Mark I Boogie that started it all, this tiny new Mark 1x10 sneaks in like a mouse but roars like a lion once it starts speaking! Whether you choose the Head and a matching Extension or the 1x10 Combo alone for ultimate portability, the Mark Five: 25 unveils a new and exciting version of a classic in the 1x10 Format. With bit more chime, shred and slightly tucked low end that is perfect, even perhaps preferable for some, this is a package you not only have to hear to believe, but just can’t help but smile when you do.” said Doug West, Director of R&D at Mesa/Boogie.
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Created in collaboration with legendary guitarist George Lynch of Dokken and Lynch Mob fame, the Mr.Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage and an onboard Deep control, which together are designed to enable an amp to have increased sustain while still retaining note definition and dynamics.
LegendaryTones, LLC today announced production availability of its new Mr. Scary Mod, a 100% pure tube module designed to instantly and easily expand the capabilities of many classic amplifiers with additional gain and tone shaping. Created in collaboration with legendary guitarist George Lynch of Dokken and Lynch Mob fame, the Mr.Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage and an onboard Deep control, which together are designed to enable an amp to have increased sustain while still retaining note definition and dynamics.
Originally released as the Lynch Mod in February 2021, the updated Mr. Scary Mod features the same core circuit as the Lynch Mod but is now equipped with a revised tube mix combo per George’s preference as well as a facelift in a newly redesigned electro-galvanized steel enclosure. As with the Lynch Mod, each run will be limited and the first run in Pumpkin Orange with Black hardware is limited to just 150 pieces worldwide.
The Mr. Scary Mod adds an adjustable tube gain stage on top of the cathode follower position, keeping note definition and articulation while further increasing sustain. Each Mr. Scary mod is meticulously built by hand in the USA, one at a time, and tuned using high-grade components. Equipped with a single ECC81 (12AT7) in the first position and ECC83 (12AX7) in the second, the Mr. Scary Mod can clean up beautifully when rolling down your guitar’s volume, and still adds scorching gain when you roll it back up. This is a gain stage that’s been tuned and approved by the ears of the maestro George Lynch himself.
“The Mr. Scary Mod excels with dynamics and is incredibly touch-responsive, allowing me to shift from playing clear, lightly compressed cleans to full-out aggressive sustain and distortion –and control it all simply by varying my guitar’s volume control and picking,” said GeorgeLynch. “In many ways, it’s an old-school approach, but it’s also so much more natural and expressive in addition to being musically fulfilling when you can play both the guitar and amp dynamically together this way.”
The Mr. Scary Mod installs in minutes, is safe and effective to use, and requires no special tools or re-biasing of the amplifier. Simply insert the module into the cathode follower preamp position of compatible amplifiers (includes Marshall 2203/2204/1959/1987 circuits) and
immediately get the benefit of enjoying a hot-rodded amp that delivers all the pure harmonic character that comes with an added pure tube gain stage. The handmade in the USA Mr. Scary Mod is now available to order for $319.
For more information, please visit legendarytones.com.
October Audio has miniaturized their NVMBR Gain pedal to create two mini versions of this beautifully organic-sounding circuit – including an always-on gain device.
The NVMBR Gain is a nonlinear amp that transitions gracefully from clean boost to overdriven tones. Volume increases from just over unity to about 10db before soft-clipping drive appears for another 5db of boost. Its extraordinary ease of use is matched by outstanding versatility: you can use it as a clean boost, push a stubborn amp into overdrive or create a just-breaking-up sound at any amp volume.
October Audio’s new family of mini NVMBR Gain pedals includes a switchable version that allows you to bypass the effect: one option features brand logo pedal graphics, while the other sports a fun “Witch Finger” graphic with a Davies knob as the“fingernail”.
The second version in the new lineup is an always-on device featuring the Witch Finger graphic and Davies knob, with the same NVMBR Gain circuit that lies at the core of the switchable version.
- Knob controls gain and clipping simultaneously
- Stunning silver hammertone finish
- Switchable versions are true-bypass, available with classic or witch finger graphics
- Authentic Davies knobs, including the “fingernail”
- 9V center negative power supply required
- Dimensions: 3.63 x 1.50 x 1.88 in
Witch Finger (always on NVMBR Gain) demo
All October Audio pedals are assembled in Richmond, VA, and available for purchase directly through the online shop. Street price is $109 for NVMBR Gain footswitch versions and $89 for the always-on device.
For more information, please visit octoberaudio.com.