You could take the easy route and buy a Tigris and a stock Baron, or you could buy a Tigris and a moded Baron with sets of 5881s and E34Ls and adjust until you drop in both cases youd also get a headphone amp in the deal. The manual is all right you can find it on their website. Tweak a gain knob, and you find yourself tweaking the treble, then another gain, then the mids, and so forth. As a result, when I got it dialed for distortion the clean sound was unusable, and vice versa. This is apparently not a problem of software but a mechanical problem.
R Yellow - Not a fan of this one. Moving into distortion territory, the Lo channel goes at it with soaked-in-harmonics grind as the Gain knob is turned up. This one did not see that much use before I bought it and everything works well and is in fine fettle as they say. Serial numbers started with 0100 and ended on 2390. .
Theres also something appealing about having the last word, maybe because it sticks in the mind longer or we just think it does. This is what does it for me. He is a software developer by trade and finds it fulfilling to use that skill to help build better healthcare systems. While it is technically a digital unit, the audio path is still all tube. I hesitate to call them channels; it's still a three channel amp.
Unlike many others, Mesa places the tone stack in the Express before the main preamp gain stages to allow you to choose which of the frequency bands will enter distortion first and thus influence the flavor of the distortion. Neatly laid-out and dressed circuit boards. If youre looking for tube sweetness, the Baron can deliver, as it can a healthy amount of raw power. Smith eschewed cheesy op-amps and integrated circuits for a headphone tap that derives its signal from the output of the power amplifier and the output transformers—just as your speakers do. If you want to add a ton of fullness to this combo, the addition of another Black Shadow cabinet makes all the difference in the world on low-end.
But unlike many of its competitors, Mesa brings more to the table than just shrinkage. That said, people get tired easily from a rack and I've seen it used, almost new, 700 euros. Trying to keep an open mind I agreed, and it was all downhill from there. It is always a little biensur but is now rolling through Diezel heads or Engl. We are going to assume that Mesa doesn't want amps coming back during their generous five-year warranty period because of fried speakers.
I used this mode with acoustic music and had fine results. I could write a damned book! Throughout it all, the CabClone proved very useful whether listening through headphones or sending a direct signal to a mixer. Especially the ones over the past several years. I liked the E34L Baron with the Lamm L1 linestage better than the 5881 Baron with the Tigris which together cost less than the Lamm L1 , but the combination did put an interesting wrinkle in the story. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes. A round, warm, sensitive to the gain of the guitar.
Better yet, a toggle switch on the rear bay allows you to defeat the speaker output and convert the Tigris into a superb dedicated headphone amp. And when paired with a good mesa power amp, this should theoretically get you all those sounds. Most mesa stuff follows this design concept, which is kind of a no corners cut philosophy. Having said that, the new Mark V carves out its own space in Boogie-land. If you want gain without compression, this ain't the amp for you.
The lack of natural saturation. In practice you end up settling on say 10-20 different tones, but duplicating these settings on some channels and using different intelliflex settings to create a different sounding channel. And honestly, a lot of guitarists are just gorillas. Well after researching many rigs and settling on a Rod Deville 410,. If youre in the market for a high-power amp, tube or solid-state, put the Baron on your list. But I always regret sounds TriAxis.
You can get very close to the archtypical Fender glassy sound. Since its introduction, the Baron has been joined in the Mesa high-end family by the Tigris integrated amplifier, with a preamplifier nearing completion. For a clean, louder amp, put a booster in the loop. There is no alternative to really great tone and that will be why he uses the mark V from Mesa Boogie. Footswitchable Solo level control and tube spring reverb on all channels 6-button footswitch included.
The mid gain and high gain sounds range from great to amazing. Then you have the Mark series which is sort of a step down from the Road King. And it seems to this day mesa are stuck in the past regarding midi control embedded in to the amplifier. Like the Baron, the Tigris is highly flexible, making the combination of the two a tweakers dream. Bravo to Mesa for packing all these sounds into a great small box and doing it with class. Each channel can be switched between two modes each. Mesa knows fans of their amps thrive on versatile routing and, as such, would likely feel trapped by the lack of controls on most lunchbox amps.