Product Ref: 111775
The Express 5:50+ features two channels with independent EQ and gain settings, letting you craft separate tones to switch to in an instant via the included remote footswitch. Channel 1 features Clean and Crunch voices, perfect for either crystal clean sounds or edge-of-breakup tones for blues playing and biting rhythms. Channel 2 takes the drive up a level with its Blues and Burn voices - ideal for saturated leads and articulate riffing. Blues mode is a particularly versatile voice that can be setup as a secondary 'clean' channel, letting you use a boost pedal to push the amp into increased saturation.
Each channel features a 5/25/50-watt switch, letting you dial in the perfect level of power amp breakup and headroom. 5 watts provides a single 6L6 power valve for true class-A, single-ended tone with beautiful harmonics and bloom. 25 watts features an additional 6L6 valve, using class-A, push-pull operation. 50 watts opens the full range of the 6L6 power amp for a rich A/B tone with an incredibly musical response with greater headroom. 50 watts is a powerful level and enough to cover almost any gig and rehearsal situation.
The classic Mesa Boogie 5-band graphic EQ provides extensive tonal sculpting, assignable to each channel or remotely controlled via the footswitch. The EQ also features a 'preset' mode, where a built-in curve gives you enhanced top and low-end for a richer sound - independently assignable per channel.
A tube-driven reverb gives your sound a lush ambience, while the buffered FX loop allows you to integrate your pedals with a clear signal. An additional Solo boost volume is perfect for important solo moments. The included remote footswitch lets you access multiple switchable functions on the fly - perfect for gigging players.
Guitarist Magazine gave the Express Plus 4-1/2 stars out of 5:
"Huge versatility in both sonic and practical terms…
For the majority of players, the smaller 5:25 sister model will be a consideration and that amp delivers a whole lotta grin for the money. But the 5:50 gives you all that and more, and if high levels of amp gain are a major part of your sound, then the additional punch of the 5:50 makes it the logical choice. It's never not going to be enough amp, that's for sure."
Read the full review on the Music Radar Website
Petaluma-based Mesa Boogie is an American amp manufacturing company, established in 1971 by Randall Smith as a small repair shop. After producing amplifiers for prominent early customers including Carlos Santana and Ron Wood, Mesa Boogie quickly gained a reputation as a high-end amp designer with its iconic Mark Series amplifiers, still produced today. Mesa Boogie is now a prolific company with a key range of amplifiers including the Mark series, the Rectifier series, and the Express line. With players in all genres from progressive metal to blues, rock, jazz, alt-rock and more, Mesa Boogie is widely regarded as one of the ultimate premium amplifier manufacturers, with a huge fan-base and diverse range of professional players.
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