October 2020

 

Mesa/Boogie

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Idles—to the Max, on Ultra Mono!

September 21, 2020
Guitarists Lee Kiernan and Mark Bowen shove the envelope on the band’s new album, stomping in sonic mud puddles and mashing electronic music and hip-hop as they abandon their comfort zone.
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Rig Rundown Best Ofs: Vintage Amps

August 17, 2020
From top-dollar treasures to pawnshop powerhouses—Santana, Setzer, Joan Jett, Joe Perry, and others show us their faves.
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Increase Your IQ on EQ

July 24, 2020
Did you know that, with careful tweaking, an EQ can be among the most useful and drastic tone-altering pedals on your board? Here are 10 to check out.
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Mesa/Boogie Introduces Three New Overdrive Pedals

June 17, 2020
The range goes covers transparent boost/overdrive, mid-gain, and progressing along to the realm of high gain.
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MESA/Boogie Releases the Subway TT-800

June 9, 2020
A powerful, compact head that features an 800-watt power section.
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Wrath Reborn: Lamb of God's Willie Adler, Mark Morton & John Campbell

May 28, 2020
Despite parting ways with founding drummer (and brother) Chris Adler and the uncertain fate of a summer tour with Megadeth, the trio discusses their eponymous 10th LP’s triumphant declaration of identity.
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Rig Rundown: Brandon “Taz” Niederauer

March 18, 2020
One of guitar’s most promising young firebrands breaks down his signature D’Angelico, explains why he prefers Boogies, and then demos some vintage stompboxes.
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Korn’s Head and Munky on Coping with Tragedy Through 7-Strings

January 2, 2020
It’s been 25 years since the downtuned guitar duo helped pioneer a sonic path that changed metal. Here they reveal how dealing with the loss of heroes and friends informed their 13th studio album, The Nothing.
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Mesa/Boogie Unveils the Mark Five: 25 1x10 Combo and 1x10 Boogie Extension Cabinet

November 27, 2019
A combo that comes in a 24 pounds, features two channels, and touches on a few the company's most iconic sounds.
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The Year in Gear 2019

November 21, 2019
The 60+ guitars, amps, pedals, basses, and accessories that stood out from the crowd and earned our coveted Premier Gear Award this year.
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Mesa/Boogie Releases the CabClone IR and CabClone IR Plus

November 21, 2019
The CabClone IR gives users instant access to 16 IR cabinet simulations and an on-board reactive speaker load.
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Rig Rundown: Knocked Loose

October 2, 2019
These purveyors of punishing ’90s-style hardcore chisel their heavy sound with downtuned 7-strings and lighter hues of delay and modulation.
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Mesa/Boogie Subway WD-800 Review

August 15, 2019
A Mesa bass powerhouse that brings bells and whistles galore, but remains true to the fat tube-based tone of the WalkAbout preamp that helped inspire it.
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Captain Kirk Douglas: Branching Out

July 2, 2019
The Roots guitarist takes a musical turn he’s long hinted at with his heavy-rock solo project, Hundred Watt Heart: a loud, funky power trio of the first order.
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Mesa/Boogie Adds the Fillmore 100

June 7, 2019
The big brother aims to offer a higher-powered Fillmore with increased dimensional width, greater headroom and other sound benefits typically associated with their higher wattage designs.
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Rig Rundown: Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and John Myung [2019]

May 22, 2019
The progressive metal band’s sultans of shred talk about the gear on The Distance Over Time tour, including John Petrucci’s brand-new Music Man Majesty Series signature models and Myung’s potential 2020 signature bass.
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Mesa/Boogie California Tweed Review

May 2, 2019
A spectacular new spin on a 1950s formula.
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Tantric Rock: Cherry Glazerr’s Clementine Creevy

March 28, 2019
This swaggering, self-aware guitarist and songwriter packs her kinetic energy into sweet ’n’ sour pop songs with the help of a modded Strat, a Mesa/Boogie, and a handful of distortion and modulation stomps.
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Dream Theater: This Is Us

March 7, 2019
John Petrucci and John Myung embrace raw tones and spontaneous ideas on the band’s latest album, Distance Over Time.
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First Look: Mesa/Boogie California Tweed

February 25, 2019
With a 1955 Fender Strat, 1960 Gibson Les Paul Special, and a humbucker-loaded PRS DGT, John Bohlinger faces off with the 6V6-loaded combo that has spring reverb, five power levels, and includes two operating-classes.
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