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Mesa Boogie - News and Rumours
You want all the latest news, rumours and everything else there’s to know about Mesa Boogie? We're happy to oblige: On this page you’ll find everything at a glance – and it’s always up to date!
04 Sep · British or American? Alnico or Neodymium? Series or parallel? This introduction will help you find your way to the right speaker for your guitar tone.
06 Jan · Gibson stuns the guitar world by buying Mesa/Boogie amps, with Randy Smith staying on to design new amps. A dream partnership in the guitar business?
01 Dec 2020 · Mesa Boogie updates brings the Rectifier for 2020 with the Badlander series, featuring 2 identical channels, an EL34 output section and CabClone IR.
16 Nov 2020 · Mesa Boogie appears to be planning a new Rectifier amp called the Badlander, if a post on The Gear Page forum is to be believed...
18 Jun 2020 · MESA/Boogie has just introduced three new overdrive pedals, Cleo, Dynaplex and Gold Mine. Each one caters to a different level of drive, and they go from mild to classic rock, to full on brutal.
09 Jun 2020 · IK Multimedia is celebrating its partners and has slashed the prices on its collab products with brands like Hammond, Fender, Ampeg, Orange, MESA/Boogie and Fulltone. Check out these great deals!
21 Dec 2019 · The last 12 months has seen a slew of new guitar amplifiers, with loads of cool new valve, digital and hybrid gear released. Here are our picks from a packed field: The Best New Guitar Amps 2019!
28 Nov 2019 · The new Mark Five: 25 1x10 combo is Mesa/Boogie's way of condensing its flagship combo yet retaining all the classic tube tone you would expect from a Mk V amp.
22 Nov 2019 · Has Mesa Boogie missed the mark with its new CabClone IR and CabClone IR Plus cabinet simulation pedals? The quality looks to be there, but are these boxes missing a trick in terms of flexibility?
04 Jun 2019 · When you need real headroom, only 100 Watts of all-valve power will do. Luckily for you, Mesa Boogie has just announced the new Fillmore 100 amp combo and head with matching cab.
24 Jan 2019 · Back in the day, Randall Smith serviced a lot of old '50s Fender Tweed amplifiers and he eventually wound up starting MESA/Boogie. Now 50 years later we get the new MESA/Boogie California Tweed.
08 Oct 2018 · The new Mesa Boogie Fillmore 25 is lower wattage version of its recent Fillmore 50 amp head and is available as a head and combo. Will this new smaller version find its niche in the studio?
31 Jul 2018 · This new dual channel 50-Watt amp shares some of its DNA with the classic Mesa Boogie MARK Series and has a simple control layout well-suited to those using lots of pedals.
19 Dec 2017 · Take this blind test and see if you can hear the difference between a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier and a Line 6 Helix LT.
03 Jun 2017 · Can this Californian amp giant conquer the acoustic amplifier market? This new model looks feature packed and could be the strong start they need to make an impression on acoustic players.