Re: Mesa F-50 combo vs. Marshall MF-350 Mode 4 head
Honestly if you're not looking at gigging I wouldn't waste my time getting a head/412. If you only plan on playing at living/bedroom level, get a 212 combo. A mesa f-50 sounds great if you dig the mesa mark sound. A 212 combo is WAY more than sufficient than your needs, and 50watts tube is still WAY more than sufficient. You could easily gig (in most situations) with a 50w 212 tube combo. 100 watts is only a couple db's louder than 50 watts. The only difference is headroom, and at living room levels 1-1.5 vol is going to be LOUD. Added bonus, 50w tube is 2 fewer tubes to change than 100w. For what you want and your budget get a mesa dc-5 212 combo. It'll be used, but tons of gain and great tone.