Used Mesa-Boogie Express 5:50 1x12" Combo Guitar Amplifier Blonde Tolex
For those in need of dominating tube power and a killer tone in small, compact format, we have the amp for you: this Mesa-Boogie Express 5:50.
Equipped with a Clean channel for clear, transparent sound, the Crunch channel offers further tonal options, such as a Tejas-style Blues mode and a powerful, harmonically full-bodied Burn mode that enhances your sound. Plus, the signature five-slider EQ section and hi/mid/low knobs grant you greater control over your tone. Built by hand, this amp packs huge power in a compact size.
Mesa Boogie's Express 5:50, features a duet of 6L6 power tubes and their Duo-Class power switching circuit. This allows the player to choose between Class A/B at 50 watts or Class A at five watts. Peter Stroud, musical director and guitarist for Sheryl Crow, PG columnist and tone chaser extraordinaire, shed some light on this subject and put it into terms that are easy to understand: “When the amplifier is in Class A mode, it is being pushed much harder – think of it as the power section on ten, full throttle – providing more break-up, midrange and sag, which is great for that vintage, bluesy rock vibe. In A/B mode the power section provides much more headroom, producing tighter low-end sounds and a more prominent top-end.”
The 5:50 offers the player two separate channels, each with two modes and independent EQ. Channel 1 provides Clean and Crunch while Channel 2 provides Blues and Burn. Other features include a tube-driven reverb and separate, footswitchable Contour knobs for each channel.
Overall great condition, and looks awesome in the blonde tolex covering - please see pics to check it out. There are lots of black ones out there but for those that want something different, this is a great score!