Mesa/Boogie harks back to its early designs with Fillmore 50 guitar amp

Mesa/Boogie has unveiled the Fillmore 50 guitar amp, which pays homage to the company’s earlier vintage-voiced, tweed-inspired designs.

Promising a “wide, soft clip to saturated range” and Mesa’s “most expressive gain sounds ever”, the Fillmore 50 comes in head and combo formats, boasting two channels and three modes.

Read more: Mesa/Boogie Fillmore 50-watt 1x12 Combo

Two 6L6 power tubes and five 12AX7 preamp tubes are onboard, with power switching from 50W down to 25W.

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The Fillmore’s two channels are identical and footswitchable, with clean, drive and hi modes, plus independent gain, treble, mid, bass, presence, reverb and master controls.

There’s also an all-tube, long-tank spring reverb and fully buffered series effects loop.

Mesa has used this opportunity to launch a new line of open-back Fillmore cabinets, too, comprising the 1x12 Fillmore 23 and 2x12 Fillmore, constructed from Baltic birch and fitted with Celestion Custom 90 speakers.

The Fillmore 50 combo ($1,699) and Fillmore 50 head ($1,499) are available from late-August 2018; head over to Mesa/Boogie for more info.

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