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Mesa/Boogie Badlander 50 & 100 Demos - Winter Gear Slam '21

February 11, 2021
Hear how one of the original boutique amp outfits has revisited its legendary Rectifier series with new head and combo options featuring more kick, more midrange clarity, and cool new built-in IRs.
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10 Cab Sim Pedals

No Mics, No Cab, No Problem!

January 29, 2021
Streamline your stage or studio rig and increase your tone options at the same time with one of these speaker-simulation pedals.
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Rig Rundown: Tori Ruffin

January 20, 2021
Morris Day and the Time’s lead axeman gets funky with Prince-influenced Schecters, JCM900s, and stomps that range from simple to sophisticated.
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Gibson Announces Acquisition of Mesa/Boogie

January 6, 2021
Mesa founder Randy Smith will join Gibson as Master Designer and Pioneer of Mesa/Boogie and beyond.
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Mesa/Boogie Unveils the Badlander

November 16, 2020
Both the Badlander 100 and 50 are all-tube amplifiers featuring EL34 power tubes, 12AX7 preamp tubes and a bias switch provides the option of using either EL34s or 6L6s.
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Amp Too Damn Loud? Here Are 10 Attenuators That'll Save Your Bacon

October 9, 2020
Cop-call-deterring boxes from Weber, Two Notes, Bugera, Radial, Mesa/Boogie, and more.
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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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