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Mesa Boogie The Road King

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Hi guys,

Can anybody help me here. I've never tested on of these babies 'The Mesa Boogie Road King' but i know they have a big hefty price tag that comes with them hehe. Has anybody tested one of these amp heads and are they worth the money?

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I can only guess by your user and band name that you are well into John Petrucci... and he uses one. I've never tried one, but if you pay three grand for an amp it's going to be great.

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Hi guys,

Can anybody help me here. I've never tested on of these babies 'The Mesa Boogie Road King' but i know they have a big hefty price tag that comes with them hehe. Has anybody tested one of these amp heads and are they worth the money?

Some independant reviews...

Head

Mesa/Boogie Road King Head: Harmony Central User Reviews

Combo

Mesa/Boogie Road King 212 Combo: Harmony Central User Reviews

3 large is a lot of scratch for an amp.

You don't need to spend megabucks for a good amp. I just bought a tiny Blackstar HT-5 combo for 200 as a practice amp. It's so good that it'll be getting mic'd up at our next gig.

Blackstar HT5 - 5 Watt Combo

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i have the roadster which is exactly the same amp, the only difference being that you cant mix and match the tubes. for example with the road king you can have 1 channel with 6l6 and another with el34 or that. the roadster just gives you the option of 6l6 or el34 for all channels.

its a major beast of an amp though. all mesa's are expensive, same as diezel and bogner but in my opinion they blow a lot of amps out of the water for tonal variety and options.

its all taste though as you might want an amp with 50 watts and 1 channel or something like the road king that has endless options.

amazing amps. i was going to sell my roadster as i now have a lonestar and stilleto but i think i will just store it and pull it out now and again.

dont be put off though by shelling 3 G's on an amp to get a good tone. i say if you can afford it then go for it. another option is the diezel VH-4, has 4 channels and sounds just as good (ask dan) and costs about a grand less. same as the roadster, as i said everything is exactly the same soundswise as the roadking

by the way the road king and roadster have amazing clean channels. best i have heard. they were based on the lonestars cleans. just listen to jp from dream theaters cleans as he used the road king and now uses the lonestar for them

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