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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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Marshall 20/20 v/s Boogie 20/20...

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-23-2004, 12:43 PM
 
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yea

The marshalls have a thin sound very thin compared to the mesa's which are nice and warm..
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Re: yea

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The marshalls have a thin sound very thin compared to the mesa's which are nice and warm..
Hm, I do NOT second that... IMHO they do sound very similiar... only has the Mesa 20/20 the advantage of giving you control of volume (and presence) for both channels seperatly, where the Marshall only has one volume and one presence.
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I carefully compared both before settling on the Mesa, and it was the clear winner in the tone, flexibility and (reportedly) reliability departments... I thought the Marshall tone was a little thinner or at least less meaty and growly than the Mesa's, and I wasn't impressed with the Deep switch (tho' I love it on my JMP1); also, I hate the fact that you have to load both channels at all times (so you must ALWAYS use two speaker cabs, or a huge stereo cab - no reduced loadout 1x12 gigs here...). The Marshalls also have some reported overheating problems that Mesa avoids with clever design ensuring superior air flow around the tubes... I wanted the Marshall 20/20 originally, because I thought it would mate nicely with my prefered preamp (a Marshall JMP1), but after my research and test drives, I chose the Mesa and have been very happy with that choice.
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Hello Jimi D,

A simple question for you:
-You can run mono(40 watts) with the Mesa 20/20?Thanks man.
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Hello Jimi D,

A simple question for you:
-You can run mono(40 watts) with the Mesa 20/20?Thanks man.
Nope... But it's bloody loud!! The other guitarist in my band runs an old (circa 1970s) 60 Watt Traynor head, and I easily hang with him... Also, running two cabs (one on each channel) or more (you can run two on each channel), increases the apparent volume even higher... I don't play arenas (hell, tonight I don't play anyplace at all - it's my wife's gigging night with her Harper's group ) but I've never felt like I lacked volume with the Mesa, and with the direct outs, you can always run an slave line off each channel to the board so you can push through the PA too!
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Re: yea

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The marshalls have a thin sound very thin compared to the mesa's which are nice and warm..
Hm, I do NOT second that... IMHO they do sound very similiar... only has the Mesa 20/20 the advantage of giving you control of volume (and presence) for both channels seperatly, where the Marshall only has one volume and one presence.
Well n omarshall compared to the 90/90 and I can't say I've heard even the lower ones match the 20/20 either. so it must be in your preamp settings that you like a thin sound to begin with.
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Re: yea

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Well n omarshall compared to the 90/90 and I can't say I've heard even the lower ones match the 20/20 either. so it must be in your preamp settings that you like a thin sound to begin with.
AFAIK the question was to compare the Mesa 20/20 to the Marshall 20/20... nothing 'bout the 90/90????

And I sure did compare both 20/20 units in direct A/B using the same Cabs with both. They do not deliver such a different tone, the advantage of the Mesa are well described (better control and having the possibility to run only one side with the Mesa, the Marshall being cheaper). That's about it.
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