As the original 'boutique' amplifier company, Mesa/ Boogie has never been about following trends, but there's no doubt it's started plenty.
But some things never change: there are still many players who are looking for a fully-loaded amp that covers almost every conceivable tonal base. Mark Five is absolutely stacked with features, but not one feels like a marketing gimmick or sales tool – they all have a significant effect on tone and/or functionality – gig it, record it, hell, just look at it all day.
Some knowledge of recent Mesas will help you get to grips with it quickly, none at all will make the journey all the more enlightening. It's nothing short of a remarkable engineering and tonal achievement. The ultimate compact yet powerful do-it-all amp.5 Stars
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