The ultimate Mesa/Boogie combo? The Mark Five: 25 1x10 is announced

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Mesa/Boogie is simply too excited about its new products to wait for Winter NAMM – following the CabClone announcement (opens in new tab) earlier this week, the California company has even bigger news in a small package with the Mark Five: 25 1x10 combo ($1,699 for black with custom finishes (opens in new tab) available for more).

It's packing a lot of amp into its 24lb weight, 14x4-inch dimensions.; two fully independent channels, six style modes, five-band EQ, reverb and Mesa's Multi-Watt channel assignable power amp. There's some legendary Mesa/Boogie tones on tap too from six styles modes.

The Mark Five: 25 1x10's Channel 1 has clean, fat or crunch modes with the Multi-Watt power switch offering 10 or 25 Watts. 

Channel 2 features the legendary Mark IIC+ made famous by Metallica's James Hetfield (opens in new tab), Mark IV and Xtreme Modes, again with  a Multi-Watt power switch of 10 or 25 Watts. 

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There's a selectable five-Band Graphic EQ which is foot switchable, channel assignable or it can be bypassed by players. 

The Mark Five: 25 1x10 speaker is a British-made Celestion G10 Creamback chosen for maximum richness for its small size.

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There's also an all-tube spring reverb with independent channel control on the combo's rear panel, a fully buffered, tube FX Loop and for recording and practice there's a built-In CabClone (opens in new tab) Cabinet Simulator with internal amp load and headphone output.

It's understandable that you might want to play bigger shows with such a well-equipped amp, and Mesa/Boogie are ahead of you. It's also launching a Boogie 1x10 Extension Cabinet, available in open or closed back.

Like the combo, it's loaded with a Celestion G10 Creamback speaker. Construction is the usual high Mesa standard marine grade Baltic Birch. 

For more info visit Mesa/Boogie (opens in new tab)

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.