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    A good amp for my Luke?

    What tube amp do you recommend for my Luke?
    I'm playing a lot of clean, blues and hardrock. I preference an amp with a very good overdrive/distortion channel. On this moment I've got a Koch Twintone but I don't like the overdrive channel in combination with my Luke.
    I've got to spend around 1300,00 USD.

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    might be worth it to save up for a Mesa Mark V!
    2007 JP6 BFR in Trans-Black
    2012 JP7 BFR PDN in Honey Burst
    2013 JP13 in Platinum Silver w/ Rosewood Neck

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkannen View Post
    might be worth it to save up for a Mesa Mark V!
    Thanks! The MarkV is a lot of money......

    I saw on this forum a lot of Mesa's with Musicman's. Can you tell me what good Mesa's are for the price around the 1300 USD?
    Maybe the DC-5, Subway Rocket, MKIIb or else?

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    Perhaps you could contact some GC's and talk them down on a used Roadster. Might work if you're paying cash.
    I have a friend that loves his Roadster, and he IS coming from a Mark V. He wanted more saturation.
    He plays in a cover band & is pretty happy with his Roadster.

    Other than that, perhaps look into one of their Express amps.

    If you have a cab, you could pick up a new mini Rectifier for $999.
    I played one of these through one of their 2x12 cabs, & it sounded great.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darchirnoj View Post
    Perhaps you could contact some GC's and talk them down on a used Roadster. Might work if you're paying cash.
    I have a friend that loves his Roadster, and he IS coming from a Mark V. He wanted more saturation.
    He plays in a cover band & is pretty happy with his Roadster.

    Other than that, perhaps look into one of their Express amps.

    If you have a cab, you could pick up a new mini Rectifier for $999.
    I played one of these through one of their 2x12 cabs, & it sounded great.

    Good luck.
    Thanks for your answer! The 'mini' Rectifier; do you mean the Mesa Transatlantic TA-15?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jutter View Post
    Thanks for your answer! The 'mini' Rectifier; do you mean the Mesa Transatlantic TA-15?

    Mesa Boogie's Mini Rectifier Twenty-Five

    I just checked one out and it is tiny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by acwild View Post
    Mesa Boogie's Mini Rectifier Twenty-Five

    I just checked one out and it is tiny!
    Very nice! But is it loud enough for gigs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jutter View Post
    Very nice! But is it loud enough for gigs?
    Well, I mean, 25 watts is pretty good, but I guess it depends on where you play (small club, outdoors, etc.).
    Of course, it can always be mic'd to the PA too.

    Was reading somewhere that although it sounds good with it's assigned 1x12cab, that it sounds even better through bigger cabs.

    I see Carvin has a new(er) Legacy III head (Vai Sig), and that goes to 100 watts.
    I think it runs new for $899 or $999.
    It's a smaller head too.
    If I'm not mistaken, the head plus the matching 2x12 cab sells for like $13-something combined.

    Guess it also depends on what sound your going for too as like most amps, these particular amps have "their" sound.

    Hope this helps.

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    Used Mesa Lone Star Special.
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    Now playing: Silhouette 20th Anniversary, hardtail, rosewood, non-match, 10s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darchirnoj View Post
    Well, I mean, 25 watts is pretty good, but I guess it depends on where you play (small club, outdoors, etc.).
    Of course, it can always be mic'd to the PA too.

    Was reading somewhere that although it sounds good with it's assigned 1x12cab, that it sounds even better through bigger cabs.

    I see Carvin has a new(er) Legacy III head (Vai Sig), and that goes to 100 watts.
    I think it runs new for $899 or $999.
    It's a smaller head too.
    If I'm not mistaken, the head plus the matching 2x12 cab sells for like $13-something combined.

    Guess it also depends on what sound your going for too as like most amps, these particular amps have "their" sound.

    Hope this helps.
    Thanks man! This helps a lot!

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    I have a Mesa mini rectifier that I run thru a vertical recto-2x12 cabinet. It is plenty loud enough for gigging. I haven't specifically tried my Luke thru it yet (long story) but it sounds great with my JP6, Y2D and Axis...

    All that being said - I have a Mesa Lonestar Classic 1-12 and I think that amp is perfectly voiced for the Luke.
    EBMM Axis Super Sport (Pacific Blue Burst)
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    EBMM Silo Special (Blue Dawn)
    EBMM Albert Lee SSS (Sky Blue)
    EBMM Cutlass (Vintage Turquoise)
    EBMM L3 BFR (Blueberry Burst)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeller View Post
    I have a Mesa mini rectifier that I run thru a vertical recto-2x12 cabinet. It is plenty loud enough for gigging. I haven't specifically tried my Luke thru it yet (long story) but it sounds great with my JP6, Y2D and Axis...

    All that being said - I have a Mesa Lonestar Classic 1-12 and I think that amp is perfectly voiced for the Luke.
    You make me curious; why haven't you tried the Luke through it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jutter View Post
    You make me curious; why haven't you tried the Luke through it?
    I am dealing with a small issue with my Luke right now - has a choke out buzz on the high E & B string around the 20-21st fret. Working hard to get it resolved.
    EBMM Axis Super Sport (Pacific Blue Burst)
    EBMM L3 HH (Olive Gold)
    EBMM L3 HSS Roasted (Bodhi Blue)
    EBMM Silo Special (Blue Dawn)
    EBMM Albert Lee SSS (Sky Blue)
    EBMM Cutlass (Vintage Turquoise)
    EBMM L3 BFR (Blueberry Burst)
    EBMM Cutlass HSS (Firemist Silver)


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    I feel like I'm stating the obvious, but any amp is going to match well with the Luke. All my other EBMMs sound great of course, but they each have their favorite amps and pedals that complement them. The Luke love them all. I'm partial to a Deluxe Reverb.
    "The more of our stuff you have the more awesomely freaky you become." -- BP

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    And what about a Mesa Subway Rocket? Is that a perfect match with a Luke?

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