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    mesa to engl comparison

    ive got a mesa boogie mark iv and today someone offered to trade for an engl powerball how do these amps stack up to eachother? would you make the trade? i play mainly heavier music but need to have versatility for when that gets boring (quite often)
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    Keep the Mark IV. I'd personally never make that trade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockaxis View Post
    Keep the Mark IV. I'd personally never make that trade.
    +1

    Definately not for a Powerball.
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    agreed. but having said that, my friend just traded his triple recto for a powerball. the mark IV is a completly different ball game though, they are one of the most versitile amps on the market

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    Absolutely, keep the Mark IV.
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    The Mesa is likely to continue working longer than the Engl.
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    Did you say Boogie or Bogner??!!

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    thanks...that was easy
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    Ab||--------W-------O-------||
    E ||------L-----------N-----||
    B ||----U---------------E---||
    Gb||--A-------------------R-||
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    Sell your mesa and buy a JSX

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    I've owned both of these amps for a while. The Powerball is a great amp....but I prefer the MKIV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad_stew View Post
    Sell your mesa and buy a JSX
    No comparison...

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    I dont think you can go wrong with either. Petrucci plays Mesa, and Steve Morse plays ENGL. Thats all I have to say about that.
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