Re: Anyone played a Road King?
(a Nomad lover)
I've played a Road King for 30 seconds. I have no idea how it was set, but it was the first time I ever got a lead tone I've liked out of a Recto. I immediately shut the thing off so I wouldn't seriously consider buying it.
I supect it's an amp you need to spend a couple hours tweaking to get a feel for, but between the different preamp and poweramp configurations available on the thing, I'd be shocked if anyone with a passing like for the sort of tones Mesas produce wouldn't be able to find SOMETHING in it they would like.
Is it worth the price tag? Depends... For me, I suspect not because the Nomad 45 I'm playing now is already capable of giving me most of the sounds I'm looking for on the fly, so coughing up another two grand just for a slightly heavier rhythm tone (although, now that they have a lone star flavored channel... man that LS combo I played rocked) doesn't really seem worth it. However, for someone who preferred the Recto crunch (which the Nomad can approximate quite well, but never truely replicate) but wanted a few other sounds available at the push of a button...