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Mesa Boogie Roadking II Head

Tube Amp Head

The name Mesa Boogie guarantees quality for 30 years. Carlos Santana with his exceptional singing sound has always been closely related to the Boogie amps. The story goes that he gave the boogie its name, while once testing a prototype of one, naming it "little thing really boogies!" Yes, the boogies sounded great! The modern boogies are far more versatile and offer features and sound possibilities that justify their quite confident price.

The Roadking head can operate for example with 50, 100 or 120 W power - allowing one to adjust all possible stage situations. Four completely independent channels are available; in addition to its own EQ and gain section each of them can be individually combined with a certain amplifier type. This allows the creation of sounds reminding of certain originals, but also own interesting combinations using a switch. For example, an old tweed sound or the classic boogie, but maybe a super hi-gain sound with tiny amplifier?

Incredible possibilities - from vintage to Modern-Recti, and every sound is pusre tube!

  • Tube Amp Head
  • New with Progressive Linkage Power Section
  • Output power of 50, 100, 120 W possible
  • 4 Fully independent channels
  • Speaker switch
  • 2x Serial FX loops
  • Output level control
  • Solo level control
  • 9-Way footswitch
  • Dust cover
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 70.5 x 29 x 29.5 cm
  • Weight: 28 kg
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Power Amplifier Tubes 6L6, EL34
Channels 4
Reverb Yes
Footswitch Yes

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Ioannis I., 06.08.2013
there are no words to describe the versatility , TONE, and overall quality of this amp. The 4 channels give you all that you might need on stage, and the tube reverb is stunning!!!
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Really a King (also On The Road)

Thomas W. 584, 23.04.2013
Since I have already played a lot of guitar amps - also those that contain several (different) amps - I think I can form a judgment and may say in advance: Roading is the best amp I've ever plugged into a guitar. But be careful: If you buy the amp, you should order a big bag of time directly. Roading is not an amplifier that you simply connect, everything is set to 12 o'clock and is blissful.
First of all, you get four independent amps, of which 1 and 2 as well as 3 and 4 are fundamentally similar, but can always represent completely different sound directions. In each amp, a small switch ensures that you can choose between three different sounds per channel - and I mean really different sounds. Thus, in principle, already 12 different basic settings. To this end, the possibility to choose between different output stage combinations and between two different speaker connections - the choice is already almost a pain. It takes a lot of time to really try out all the possibilities once.
Oh, I almost forgot the good sounding reverb (separately per channel), the Fuschalter for the second solo volume and the two independently independent and foot switch switchable effects. Little things that make life easier. No 10 meters of cable from the amp to the ground floor and another 10 meters back; Instead they are close to the amp (with short patch cables without sound loss and hum interference) and are switched on or off via the footboard (for me loop 1 for modulation effects, loop 2 for an analogue delay).
What really impresses me is the sound control, which really deserves its name. For many amps, each pot produces perhaps two or three sonic changes on the control path, often there is only "thin or wummer", "dull or shrill", etc. Alone by partly small changes to the sound control can really tickle totally different sounds from each channel. So, if you bought the big bag of time, you should be able to get every imaginable sound out of the road.
It sounds self-evident, but it is not from an experience: in addition to the amp and the guitar, the right box also plays a decisive role in achieving the dream sound. By the way, when it comes to roading, that the noise and the background noises even in the absolute high-gain range hold in really tolerable limits - I know of many other amps also different.

Conclusion for me: I have unfortunately not ordered a bag of time and therefore I have not found my final sounds quite yet - but I can come to each sample a bit earlier and use the time to turn around every week again and again new sound discoveries close.
Finally, some lamenting on a high level:
- the hall sounds great, but unfortunately the controls are attached to the back
- the power cable is firmly connected to the chassis; Because I would prefer the usual solution with a removable power cord cable (ok, at least you are not 200 km from the Proberaum away on the stage to establish the construction that you forgot the cable)
- at least for the Roadking I there is in the net at Meinl a German manual. Clearly you can use the most widely for the Roadking II, but not completely and only after the download / print. Would it be at the price of the Amps probably too much, also for the Roadking II a German instruction to create and possibly even (I know, very thinnest demand) in paper form to the amp pack?
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