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MESA/Boogie: Officially Available on April 2, 2024, in the U.K. and Europe at Authorized Dealers, the Gibson Garage London, and on www.mesaboogie.com

Published 2 weeks ago on April 1, 2024

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

MESA/Boogie: Officially Available on April 2, 2024, in the U.K. and Europe at Authorized Dealers, the Gibson Garage London, and on www.mesaboogie.com

From humble beginnings to worldwide recognition, MESA/Boogie® has remained the original boutique Home of Tone, hand-crafting amplifiers of uncompromising quality from the world’s finest materials in California, USA. Founder Randall Smith instilled basic principles into MESA such as passion, drive, integrity, and excellence, and his insistence on making the best amplifiers has guided half a century of breakthrough innovations, elevating the amplifier into an instrument in its own right-one with the power to shape and create musical genres. Gibson is proud to announce that on April 2, 2024, MESA/Boogie will be officially available in the U.K. and Europe at authorized dealers, on www.mesaboogie.com, and at the Gibson Garage London.

“After monumental efforts from the product and development teams in Petaluma, CA, we are pleased to announce that MESA/Boogie is officially back in Europe and the UK,” says Lee Bartram, Head of Marketing, EU and UK, Gibson Brands. “This is very exciting for us, and we are looking forward to hearing what the fans think of the full range, including the awesome new Mark VII lineup. MESA/Boogie fans have shown huge patience leading up to this point, and it feels great welcoming everyone back to The Home of Tone.”

For the latest news and updates on MESA/Boogie in the UK and Europe, follow@GibsonGuitarUK and visit: https://www.gibson.com/en-GB/.

Check out the latest offerings from MESA/Boogie:

Mark VII:

Explore the new MESA/Boogie® MARK VII in the video above HERE.

MESA/Boogie’s Mark Series evolves with more than 50 years of innovation crafted into the new Mark VII Head, Rackmount Head, and 1x12 Combo.

The Mark VII is the Magnum Opus, the flagship of Randall Smith’s 50+ year career in one visionary amp design. The Mark VII takes the knowledge, history, innovation, and performance and distills it into the simplest, most versatile, and smallest 90-watt Mark series amplifier ever. The 3 Channel, 9 Model Preamp, coupled with our legendary Simul-Class™ Power section that offers three distinct characters across its three wattage ranges, creates a new Mark icon in terms of adaptability, soulful tube tone, and magic. Joined by iconic features that put Boogies at the top of every player’s dream list, such as on-board Graphic EQ, lush reverb, a seamless effects loop, and innovative power switching, the Mark VII features aCabClone IR™ DI Direct Interface. With identical features and great sounding IRs from our standalone Cab Clone IR, this built-in version allows individual assignment of 8 Rectifier Boogie Cabinets per channel for unmatched tunability of direct sounds.

The long-awaited “Simul-Seven,” aka the new Mark VII, leapfrogs its predecessor, the Mark Five, and the secret Mark Six prototype to arrive at the most power-packed Boogie Mark model ever created in terms of tone, flexibility, compact design, and interfacing. The Mark VII is a do-it-all tone machine that delivers legendary Mark performance and adds two new sounds. Within the Mark VII’s 3-channel, 9-mode preamp are the iconic circuits of the Mark IIB, Mark IIC+, and Mark IV, the legendary Mark Series Clean, Fat, and Crunch modes, and a new modern high-gain Mode full of character and attitude (more shredding than previous Mark amps and more vocal than a Recto), aptly named Mark VII.

The Mark VII offers discerning players analog, all-tube sound, soul, and feel in a smaller, more compact, yet more comprehensive package. With a focus on perfecting icons, bringing back beloved classics, and introducing new realms of modern high gain, all while improving the interface and the performance across all mediums, the Mark VII offers inspiration and freedom across all musical styles. The MESA/Boogie Mark VII is now available in Head, 1x12 Combo, and Rackmount Head formats.

California Tweed:

Explore the MESA/Boogie® California Tweed in the video above: HERE.

MESA/Boogie’s California Tweed™ Series evolves with the addition of the California Tweed 6V6 2:20 in 1X12 Combo, 1X10 Combo, and the compact 2:20 Head.

Based on the award-winning California Tweed 6V6 4:40, MESA/Boogie has distilled the essence of tweed-based performance and authentic 6V6 character in a new, more compact format. The new California Tweed 2:20 is a beautifully simplistic design that raises the bar in the world of vintage tone. A quick glance at the front panel of the California Tweed 2:20 reveals single-channel simplicity. Channel features include Normal & Low Inputs, Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Reverb, & Master Controls. MESA’s legendary vintage all-tube, spring reverb with external reverb switching jack and a fully buffered, tube-driven series FX loop round out a feature set that delivers everything needed for golden tone, and absolutely nothing more.

The California Tweed 2:20 is powered by 2x 6V6 Power Tubes, while the preamp features 5x12 AX7 and 1x12 AT7 preamp tubes. MESA’s patented Incremental Multi-Watt™ (Patent 9,917,560) Power Amp, featuring Duo-Class™ (Patent 7,173,488) and Dyna-Watt™ technologies, provides three power levels, two operating classes, and three wiring options via a single 3-Way Rotary Switch. The following power options are featured:

·20 Watts – 2 x 6 V6 Class A/B Pentode – Fixed Bias

·10 Watts – 2 x 6V6 Class A/B Triode – Fixed Bias

·1 Watt – 1 x 6V6 Pentode, Single-Ended Class A – Cathode Bias

·Maintenance-free, Fixed Bias (20 and 10-Watt Modes) and Cathode Bias (1-Watt Mode) both provide consistent, maintenance-free performance.

Whether players choose to run pedals straight into the input or through the included fully buffered, tube-driven series FX loop, the California Tweed 2:20 is the perfect partner for pedals and delivers an ideal platform for pedal users in a compact, lightweight head, 1x12 or 1x10 Combo format that expands vintage tone and defines portability.

With classic 6V6 Tube performance, controlled by MESA’s patented 3-position Multi-Watt switch, the new California Tweed 2:20 provides 3 of the most sought-after vintage, American power sections in one amp, all available at the flip of its 3-positon, Multi-Watt power switch. The result is the ultimate collection of real, vintage, low-powered tube amps, all from one of the smallest, lightest, most portable, and price-friendly Boogies ever – available in the classic formats of a compact head, 1x10 or 1x12 combo, both loaded with premium Jensen® Blackbird 40 Alnico speakers.

MESA/Boogie Badlander:

Explore the MESA/Boogie® Badlanders in the video above: HERE.

MESA/Boogie introduces the new Badlander 25 Head & 1x12 Combo amplifiers.

The Rectifier® Badlander™ 25 represents decades of research and refinement and is the latest in a long line of iconic Rectifier products that carry the tradition of high performance, high gain forward with tight low end, an aggressive midrange character, and enhanced harmonic content. This tonal updating is accomplished by mating Badlander preamp circuits to a switchable 25 to 10Watt EL84 loaded power section based on MESA’s patented Dyna-Watt™ power. This dynamo delivers its own blend of Badlander tone with aggressive attack and percussive midrange while tucking up the low end in a definitive way that is addictive in both sound and feel. And best of all, this Badlander provides stunning performance in a package that is lightweight, compact and more clip-able than its higher power siblings for times when power section character and/or overdrive is the call. While cut from much the same cloth as its forbearer, the original Dual Rectifier Solo Head from the early 90s, this model stakes new ground and pays homage to rock and heavy sounds in its own new distinctive and more percussive way.

For guitarists seeking the tone and feel of an all-tube amplifier with huge sounding gain that is voiced to handle the demands of today’s musical genres, the Badlander 25 Head delivers from a package that fits in an overnight bag. The Badlander 25 Head uses the same straightforward channel format as its 50 and 100 Watt siblings, with 2 identical, footswitchable channels, each containing Clean, Crunch, and Crush modes that feed an EL84 power section to deliver an unprecedented fierceness and harmonic complexity. The Badlander 25 Head combines these ingredients in a small package and power range that adds a raw character all its own, offering the essential voice, performance, and features of the Badlander 100 and 50 in a fiery-sounding, ultra-portable low-power format that’ll gratify those not seeking big horsepower.

Both Badlander 25’s employ a pair of EL84 power tubes operating in MESA’s proprietary Dyna-Watt™ Class A/B Pentode for maximum power, punch, and clarity, producing 25 Watts or switched to its 10 Watt Class A/B Triode setting for lush harmonics and a sweet, liquid feel at lower volumes. The Badlander 25 Headpacks a built in CabClone™ IR Direct Interface making recording and cab-less live capture consistent and easy. Players can choose from a preloaded collection of eight Rectifier Closed-Back and Boogie Open-Back Cabinets IRs from MESA’s standalone CabClone IR for a wide array of sounds and responses. A Tube-Driven, Series Effects Loop acts as a circuit bridge, permitting players to patch their favorite outboard effects between the preamp’s end to just before the Driver tube feeding the power section.

The Badlander 25 1x12 Combo uses the same straightforward channel format as its 50 and 100 Watt siblings, with 2 identical, footswitchable channels, each containing Clean, Crunch, and Crush modes that feed an EL84 power section to deliver an unprecedented fierceness and harmonic complexity. The Badlander 25 Combo combines these ingredients in a small package and power range that adds a raw character all its own, offering the essential voice, performance, and features of the Badlander 100 and 50 in a fiery-sounding, ultra-portable low-power format that’ll gratify those not seeking big horsepower.

A UK-made Celestion Creamback 65 Watt speaker is MESA’s driver of choice for this 1x12 Combo amp. The G12M-65 Creamback is ideally suited for the Badlander 25 as its power handling permits added low-end grunt complementing the warm and vocal mids, crunchy upper-mids and sweet, refined highs.

The Badlander 25 Combo packs a built in CabClone IR Direct Interface making recording and cab-less live capture consistent and easy. Players can choose from a preloaded collection of eight Rectifier Closed-Back and Boogie Open-Back Cabinets IRs from MESA’s standalone CabClone IR for a wide array of sounds and responses.

A Tube-Driven, Series Effects Loop acts as a circuit bridge, permitting players to patch their favorite outboard effects between the preamp’s end to just before the Driver tube feeding the power section.

MESA/Boogie Subway D-350:

Above: Click on the image to explore the MESA/Boogie Subway D-350 video HERE.

MESA/Boogie is proud to announce the release of the smallest, and lightest Bass Amp in MESA history, the super-versatile Subway D-350 Bass Amp.

The MESA/Boogie Subway D-350 with its world class tone, innovation, and quality, is MESA’s most affordable bass amp to date. The ultra-compact champion in MESA’s Subway Bass Series, the MESA/Boogie Subway D-350 weighs only 3 lbs., 2 oz, and packs a powerful punch with 350 watts of Class D power.

Building on the legendary foundation laid by the acclaimed Subway® D-800™, the new Subway D-350 uses a solid-state preamp coupled with a lightweight Class D power amp and switch-mode power supply to deliver heaping portions of world-class TONE in an incredibly small and lightweight package that’s perfect for home use and studio recording sessions while still delivering plenty of power and punch to provide MESA-quality tone authoritatively and dependably, gig after gig for small to mid-sized venues, or as a micro-sized backup amp on tour.

The MESA Subway D-350 easily adapts for use with active or passive basses with the flip of the Active/Passive switch, while the Input Mute switch lets you use inline tuners silently. The Bright switch adds bite and sparkle to the tone and opens up the top end a bit more, and all the switches have LED status indicators. Separate Gain and Master Volume controls allow you to dial up a wide range of tonesfrom shimmering clean to mild overdrive and everything in between, while the built-in fixed- high-pass filter (HPF) blocks unwanted, non-musical, headroom-robbing sub-sonic frequencies. The Variable Voicing control adjusts the amp’s response from a flatter curve to a more vintage curve by modifying and varying levels and frequency response in multiple regions with the turn of a single knob.

The Subway D-350’s intuitive feature set furnishes all the tone-shaping tools needed to deliver the tone, feel, and response that has made the Subway SeriesMESA’s most popular bass line to date. The fully active 4-band Baxandall EQ features fixed-frequency high and low-frequency shelving controls, as well as fixed-frequency Low Mid and High Mid peak/dip bands for even more tonal control. When practicing at home, the Aux Input and Headphones output jacks let you listen to a media player and your bass simultaneously and silently without disturbing others. The Subway D-350 also has a USB power port for powering accessories, while the fully featured balanced XLR direct output (DI) with pre/post-EQ source, ground lift, and Mic/Line level switches are perfect for delivering MESA’s legendary tone to the front-of-house PA or your recording system’s audio interface. A pair of speakON™ jacks allow you to connect one or two speaker cabinets; the Subway D-350 is an excellent partner for MESA’s highly musical Subway® Ultra-Lite cabinets. With its ideal combination of small size, light weight, ample power, and stellar tonal flexibility, the Subway D-350 is compact (3” x 9” x 8.25”) and fits easily into your gig bag’s accessory compartment or in its own gig bag which is included.

MESA/Boogie Rectifier Cabinets:

Above (L-R): MESA/Boogie 2x12, 1x12 Rectifier 23”, and 1X10 Rectifier Diagonal Cabinets. Explore the MESA/Boogie Rectifier Collection HERE.

The new MESA/Boogie 1x10 Rectifier, 1x12 Rectifier 23”, and 2x12 Rectifier Diagonal cabinets offer the perfect compact companions for a Rectifier Head or Combo and deliver tremendous punch and low-end resonance in easily transportable sizes ideal for rock, alternative, metal, and more.

The new 1x10 represents a new “first” for the MESA/Boogie Rectifier Cabinet Series, bringing the tighter, more focused, and clear-voiced 10” speaker format to the series, and in an “ultra-compact” format. Built in Petaluma, California, the MESA/Boogie 1x10 Rectifier Cabinet features Marine Grade, Baltic Birch and in an 8 Ohm Cabinet Impedance for optimum flexibility and performance, a rear-mounted speaker with a closed-back design and vintage-inspired construction, and it is designed for Tone and durability with premium Celestion speakers. This cab is perfect for the player needing the most Tone from the smallest footprint, whether as a standalone cab with a head or to further expand the tonal impact of a comparable-sized 1x10 combo, this cool little cab punches far beyond its weight.

The 1x12 Rectifier 23” Cabinet brings MESA’s former (and famous) “Widebody” 1x12 design to the closed-back Rectifier Series. Built in Petaluma, California, the MESA/Boogie 1x12 Rectifier 23” Cabinet features Marine Grade, Baltic Birch and in an 8 Ohm Cabinet Impedance for optimum flexibility and performance, a rear-mounted speaker with a closed-back design and vintage-inspired construction, and it is designed for tone and durability with premium Celestion speakers. This format packs extra low-end punch, rivaling that of larger 2x12 format cabs, and provides the perfect addition to any of the “medium” 23” head or combo amps. It’s the ideal choice for adding extra low-end depth and body to any of the 23” open-back combo amps. This cab is the perfect choice for any player looking for the largest 12” tone from a single 12” design.

The 2x12 Rectifier Diagonal Cabinet is an entirely new design that delivers a fat, full response that is tight and balanced and provides the perfect host to any of the 23” (or smaller) heads. Built in Petaluma, California, the MESA/Boogie 2x12 Rectifier Diagonal Cabinet features Marine Grade, Baltic Birch and in an 8 Ohm Cabinet Impedance for optimum flexibility and performance, a rear-mounted speaker with a closed-back design and vintage-inspired construction, and it is designed for tone and durability with premium Celestion speakers. Its “diagonal” speaker layout supplies the best attributes of horizontal and vertical designs, with both a wide horizontal spread to the audience and a wide vertical spread for the performer to monitor off of, with the added benefit of being more compact and portable than our standard 2x12 vertical format. This cab is ideal for any player who loves the tone of a 2x12 closed-back cab with the most balanced horizontal and vertical spread.

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