From Mesa –
“It took 40 years of Randall Smith’s experience designing high-performance tube amplifiers to get this much TONE under one roof and keep it easy to dial. More than a collection of amplifiers, the MARK V™ is a living history of MESA’s® contributions and a tribute to the evolution of electric guitar tone.
The MARK V™ is really a collection of amplifiers. There are far too many circuits and sounds to think of it as merely an amp. It is also a living history of our company. From the groundbreaking MARK I™ that introduced the world to high-gain with it’s cascading pre amp, to the Mark II™ – the world’s first high gain Dual Mode Channel Switching amplifier and it’s later siblings that introduced Simul-Class™ power. From the MARK III™ that ushered in the era of 3 Channel footswitching performance, to the MARK IV™ which gave all this power individual control, the MARK V is the embodiment of the last 40 years of guitar amp history.
They’re all here – the MARK I, the MARK IIC+, the MARK IV… all these are faithful recreations that benefit from our decades of refinement and leave many saying they’re better than the original! More than our Greatest Hits, you’ll also find some new Brit-inspired circuits here that rival these classic Boogie® sounds and are destined to become iconic on their own merit.”
Three channels give you plenty of sonic possibilities –
The Mesa/Boogie Mark V guitar amp head provides you with three channels of sonic possibilities. Channel one gives you a range of clean tones that blend vintage tube characteristics with a shimmery high end, resulting in a crystal-clear, boutique-like tone. Channel two is the right choice for when you’re looking for a thick, throaty crunch with tight attack. Channel three gives you the iconic high-gain sound that became associated with players like John Petrucci, James Hetfield, and Kirk Hammett in the 1980s.
Three voicings on each channel for even more tonal versatility –
In addition to the Mesa/Boogie Mark V guitar amp head’s three channels, you also get three distinct voicings for each channel that are controlled by a simple mini-toggle switch. In some cases these voicings are related by style and give you important musical differences within a gain structure and sonic theme. In other cases, both gain and EQ are radically altered to achieve drastically different sounds. Make no mistake – you’ll spend hours upon hours experimenting with different gain and tone control treatments while sifting through the Mark V’s voicings, recreating some recognizable tones from Mesa/Boogie’s past (and inventing some new ones of your own).
Graphic EQ provides you with a wide range of sound-shaping options –
While the Mesa/Boogie Mark V guitar amp head gives you standard tone controls, you also get a 5-band graphic EQ for even more sound-shaping. By using the Mark V’s graphic EQ in conjunction with a high-gain sound, you’ll be able to perfectly replicate the classic V curve that became a staple of heavy metal guitar tone in the 1980s. Each channel is fitted with a mini-toggle to turn the graphic EQ on or off. You can even make the EQ footswitchable.
Multi-Watt and Simul-Class power let you control your amp’s personality –
The Mesa/Boogie Mark V guitar amp head lets you alter the amount (wattage) and type (configuration) of power each individual channel will be coupled with, giving you unprecedented control over the character and personality of your amp. Lowering the wattage of the Mark V decreases its headroom, making it easier to push it into overdrive. The Mark V is also wired so that it is capable of operating in both a Class A triode configuration and/or a Class A/B pentode configuration, depending on which wattage you select. You can use two power tubes to operate the Mark V in Class A mode at 10 watts, emphasizing even-order harmonics for a sweet tone with a soft, rich purring quality, or you can use two tubes running in A/B mode at 45 watts, emphasizing odd-order harmonics for a harsher sound. The best part, however, is that you can use four tubes running in both Class A and Class A/B modes simultaneously at 90 watts, giving you the best of both worlds!
- 3 channels give you plenty of sonic possibilities
- 3 voicings on each channel for even more tonal versatility
- Graphic EQ provides you with a wide range of sound-shaping options
- Multi-Watt power gives you variable wattage control
- Simul-Class power lets you alter the amp’s power configuration
- True hard-bypass switch removes FX loops, output level, and solo level controls from the signal path
This Mesa Boogie Triple Crown TC 100 is in excellent, as-new condition. It has been used lightly and rarely in a home environment. It has never actually left the house since the day it was bought.
This 100 watt TC 100 is one of the most powerful and versatile models to be released by Mesa Boogie in recent years. It follows on from decades of sonic brilliance from the original Californian boutique amp maker.
A brand new amp head at a way better than new price.
Comes with its dedicated footswitch and cable, plus its Mesa Boogie amp head vinyl cover.