Mesa or Bogner?
Well guys, I'm torn between two amplifiers right now. I want either the Mesa Mark IV, or the Bogner Uberschall. Which one? I'm leaning way toward the Mark IV for several reasons. One, I know it sounds good, because Metallica used them, and becuase The Offspring used them on Smash (that's really what made me take a look at them; whether or not you like The Offspring, their tone on Smash is great). Two, it's tons more versatile than the Uberschall (no jazz tunes on that thing). Three, I think the Uberschall is ugly. Four, I haven't been able to actually try the Uberschall out, and five, perhaps the most compelling of all, the shiny new Mark IV waiting patiently for me at my local Guitar Center doesn't cost $3,000. Since the Uberschall is basically a revved-up copy of a Boogie, my thoughts at this point go something like this: Why pay 2x as much for a copy? If I buy the Mark IV, I can get the tone I've always wanted (Offspring's Smash tone on steroids), a more versatile amp, a more physically attractive amp, the pleasure of saying I use a "Mark IV" (that's such a rad name for an amp), all for something like $1500 less. Reading back over this, I may have answered my own question, but to any Uberschall owners/users, does it just have something that the Boogie doesn't, that's worth the extra money/trouble? Thanks.