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Mesa Boogie F50 Valve Combo Amp VGC
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Letchworth, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom


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Mesa Boogie


Valve Combo Amp

Mesa Boogie F50 Valve Amp in Used but in very good condition

A top-class amp from a top-class amp manufacturer

This amp has given me awesome service and is sadly now being sold as a result of some down-sizing in my music gear (I've recently sold a Fender Precision and a Fender Strat, receiving good feedback for both). I just don't play as much as I used to and so justifying hanging on to this amp and other items is very hard, and of course the bills always need paying! This amp sounds too good to be stuck in a cupboard, hence this opportunity for someone to grab a piece of guitar performance legend at a very reasonable price

The amp has been gigged but is still in very good condition. I've tried my best in the photos to highlight where there are some minor cosmetic bumps and scratches. None of them though detract from the overall look, and more importantly, the great sound.

Don't take my word for it:

Extract from "Guitar Magazine" Review by Nick Guppy

"It isn’t cheap, but it’s one of Mesa’s most affordable amps with no compromise on tone or build quality. We think it’s one of the best designs ever to come out of the Petaluma workshop and it fully deserves our Gold Award for such awesome performance at a very realistic price. Plug into one and, like us, you’ll probably find it very hard to stop"

The amp comes with a footswitch, which I tried to connect and use once at the very beginning and failed dismally. I can't confirm therefore if it's working or not, but it is included in the sale. Please note - there is no case or cover with the amp

Since I've had the amp there has always been hiss when it's switched on but not being played, more noticeable perhaps than other amp makes. I researched the issue and it appears to be a fairly common trait of the F50 and some other Mesa amps. This extract from the internet is pretty typical of the comments I came across:

"I think, that generally speaking, Mesas can be a lot hissier than other amps you may be used to. I still own a Mesa Tremoverb and this is also very hissy in all settings. What troubled me with the F50 was the apparent discrepancy in hiss levels between the clean and OD channels, and I even contacted Mesa about it. They advised checking the tubes, but ultimately said it was normal. They also mentioned that most the tone comes from multiple cascaded preamp gain stages in Mesa amps, hence some hiss. I agree though, that you would think that most of the hiss would be generated on the OD channel. That said I always thought the F50 had a fantastic sounding clean channel and I ended up living with it as I didn't notice the hiss when playing at performance level with others"

If you're thinking of bidding I recommend you do some "Googling" of the issue yourself first. Essentially I don't know if it's a fault with this particular amp or a design flaw generally. Either way, once you start playing through it the hiss is inaudible, and soon forgotten when you hear the awesome sounds the amp pushes out. It is LOUD!!

Please DO NOT BID if you believe the high hiss levels when the amp is not been played will be unacceptable, because having made it clear in this description, I will not refund on that basis

I only sell to UK. Please DO NOT BID if you have poor or no feedback

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In the unlikely event of a successful buyer having an issue with the item, please contact me in the first instance so I can attempt to resolve the matter

Low starting price and NO reserve so grab yourself a bargain

F-50™ Amplifier Features:

Hand built in the USA
50 Watts, Class A/B Power / 2x6L6, 4x12AX7
Fixed Bias for Consistent, Maintenance Free Performance
2 Fully Independent Channels, 3 Foot switchable Sounds (Channel 1, 2 & 2 w/Contour)
Independent Gain, Bass, Mid, Treble, Reverb & Master Controls per Channel
Pull Bright (Channel 1)
Contour Switch (Channel 2)
Long Tank Spring Reverb
Parallel FX Loop w/Mix Control
Record / Headphone Output
Silent Record Mute Switch
3 Button Footswitch (Channel 1/2, Reverb & Contour)

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