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Mesa/Boogie unveils Cabclone cabinet simulator

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Mesa/Boogie Cabclone

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Mesa/Boogie Cabclone

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Mesa/Boogie Cabclone

It's a company traditionally associated with rows of 4x12s, but Mesa/Boogie has now unleashed the Cabclone cabinet simulator, which does away with those pesky cabinets.

An alternative to micing your amp, the Cabclone features a built-in amp load to allow you to plug your guitar amp's speaker output straight into a recording interface, mixing desk or even headphones - ideal for cranked valve tones at late-night practice sessions.

A passive design ensures the Cabclone will run without a power supply, and the unit includes a three-position cabinet voicing switch for open-back, closed-back and vintage closed-back simulations, plus an XLR direct output, line level output and headphone output.

The Cabclone will be available in the UK from August, with an RRP of £219.

Michael Brown

Mike is editor-in-chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He's spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, and a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.