NAD Mesa/Boogie Mark V : 25

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  1. TXOldRedRocker

    TXOldRedRocker Senior Discount Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Today, I added a Mesa to the amps I'm using. Shares a 2x12 cab with the Marshall SV20H. (Not at the same time. Mutually Exclusive.) The Fender is the other half of a stereo setup running with either the Marshall or the Mesa. Or, of course, any of the 3 on their own.

    I'm enjoying the 6 total voicings. 2 channels with 3 voicings each. Independent EQ and controls per channel. Very nice little 25 watt amp. Switchable to 10 watts. Again, per channel. So one channel can be at 25 watts and the other at 10 watts. The tones are are really nice. Clean is awesome, up to and through all the different levels of dirty. Super versatile.

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  2. The Dose of Harmony

    The Dose of Harmony Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Fuck yes!

    Mark V are bad ass, its one of the hardest amp to dial but once you know the amp uffff forget it!

    i love blending mesa and Marshall for recording and MARK SERIES are one of the more organic tones out there

    Enjoy
     
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    Iron1 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!
     
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  4. Don

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    I've had the 1x10" combo version for the past year. It's a really versatile amp. Surprisingly great cleans. Unfortunately, I find that the dirty sounds sound congested through the 10" speaker and tiny cab, especially at lower volume levels, but the amp is smaller and lighter than most heads (24 pounds) and sounds great through a larger cabinet.
     
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    BftGibson Well-Known Member

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    Congrats & enjoy !! just tracked on a 50 caliber + today, they def do their thing !
     
  6. TXOldRedRocker

    TXOldRedRocker Senior Discount Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm playing it through a 2x12 with 2 Celestion's. Sounds incredible! All six voicings.
     
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    congrats. sweet amps.
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    this is normal to my ears. i HATE 10" speakers in just about everything.
     
  9. ampeq

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    1-10" in a combo amp, open back, never sounds great. If you run 2 of them in a 2-10" cab (closed) they can be pretty cool for some stuff. That little head sitting on that slant front 1-12" cab they make would be awesome. Outstanding for practice and studio work, and will play a larger room than you would think.
     
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    Very nice set up! That is a great little amp, I liked it better than 90w Mark V because it still had a lot of the stuff it's big brother has but much easier to run. The Mark V 90w is one of the best studio amp's ever, you can dial in just about any sound you want once you learn how to operate it. But for home stuff and live playing I found it to complicated for me. Those eq's can make a good amp incredible, my old Carvin X100b is a copy of the Mark 1 Mesa combo and one of the best amps I'v ever played. I would still like to get the Fillmore amp they make, who am I kidding.. I'd like to have ALL the amps they make!
     
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    ricksdisconnected Well-Known Member

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    yeah me too. sick isnt it
     
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    Me too!
     
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    Drinkingdeath01 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I hate my Mark V but I'm glad your digging yours. The little 25 watter is probably much easier to use. Congratulations!!!
     
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    I had the 90 Watt Mark V, I sold it after a year or two, because I really couldn't justify owning it. I wasn't playing out enough, I felt to keep it. I did however, get some great tones that I always used when I did play out with it; and never really had to keep messing with it, just a few minor eq changes depending on venue. I considered the V:25, but didn't think it would be quite enough for gigging, so was going to look further into a V:35, instead. Then Covid hit, put the brakes on all playing out, and a damper on fun money, so enjoying my other gear.
     
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    I'm in the market for a 90w mk v head.
     
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    Drinkingdeath01 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Hey Buzz, I'm gonna try some other settings in the next couple of days. If I decide to sell it I'll send you a PM.:cheers:
     
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    I actually like the 10 in a Princeton Reverb, but they don't have the mids of a Boogie and, believe it or not, the Mark V:25 1x10" is a lot smaller than a Princeton Reverb- closer to a Champ.
     
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    IMHO one of the best amps avail today. Never played the smaller ones but the 90w can pretty much do anything.
     
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    See , it’s a rabbit hole though. If you really start looking into and listening to clips of the original mk 2 , mk 2c+ , mk 2 c++, mk 3 , and 4 they sound different than the Mesa mk5 on the settings for mk 1 , mk 2 and 4. Close but definitely different. I guess it depends on how picky one is.
     

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