Feeler - Mesa Boogie Solo 50 Single Rectifier head, mint FS/FT
I'm after a Blackstar Series One head, I'm willing to do a straight swap - Mesa for Blackstar - but raising funds for a S1 by selling the Mesa is an option too.
The Mesa is in mint condition - I've owned it for just under two months and used it at home and at two gigs, and prior to that it was owned by a session musician who kept it in immaculate condition also. Just before I got it it was completely revalved by Watford Valves, and it sounds absolutely awesome. If you're looking at this I imagine you know the general tone and quality, as well as specs - 6L6/El34 capability, 50w, all tube, 2 channels, 5 modes, Solo boost, FX loop.
The cleans and distortions are stunning in this beauty - proper Fender-rivalling fat and crisp cleans, with an extra 'push' mode for breakup and blues type sounds, and 3 modes of distortion - Raw, which covers all your punk and indie needs; Vintage, the classic sustaining Santana lead tone; and Modern, which is that Recto tone known the world over - crushing bottom, sizzling highs and punchy mids, with insane amounts of gain.
Basically, I'm after a Series One as the Mesa can be a bit too metal for my liking - I use Les Pauls almost exclusively for rock stuff, and the Mesa/LP combination can be a bit overbearing for what I play, so hit me up with S1 trades if you're interested.
I'd rather trade but if you'd rather buy, I'm looking for £650 for this beaut. This is a bargain as in Gamlins in Cardiff they're asking £1600 for the same head in the same condition! That said, I am open to offers. Local pickup would be much preferred, especially in the case of a swap, but if you'd like to arrange a courier for it then go ahead.
Last edited by jdbwales; 21st December 2009 at 12:14 PM.