When it comes to all-tube guitar amplifiers aimed at rock and metal, not many companies can claim the proud history of Mesa/Boogie. They continue the tradition with this 100-watt monster, the Triple Crown TC-100 amp head.
In true Mesa fashion, the TC-100’s three channels take you from spanky American-style cleans to face-melting gain. And it does it while staying tight and defined throughout the entire range. Throw in a boatload of player-friendly features, such as Multi-Soak power attenuation on each channel, MIDI, and a built-in CabClone, and you have your one-stop shop for all things rock.
Three wide-ranging channels –
Though the Triple Crown’s three channels feature a straightforward design, that doesn’t make them any less versatile and powerful than other Mesa designs. Channel One’s toggle switch selects between Normal and Drive modes and can deliver sparkling performance or vintage-style breakup. Channel Two offers Normal and Tight modes to control its mid-gain voice. Rock ‘n’ roll players will love this channel. And Channel Three also utilizes Normal and Tight modes to deliver classic Mesa/Boogie high-gain drive.
Multi-Soak power attenuation –
The 100 watts of all-tubed power is a lot of juice. And though it offers many tonal benefits, sometimes that much power isn’t required. That’s why Mesa has included their Multi-Soak power attenuation on the Triple Crown TC-100. Each channel boasts its own selection of 3-, 7-, 20-, 50-, and 100-watt operation. With the push of the included 6-button footswitch, you can go from roaring 100-watt high gain to the vintage vibe of your clean channel pushing hard on a 3-watt setting. Thanks to Multi-Soak power attenuation, the TC-100 may be one of the most versatile tube amp heads at Sweetwater.
Built-in CabClone –
The Triple Crown TC-100 head packs a built-in CabClone internal amp load and speaker simulator. It provides an incredibly realistic speaker-emulated direct output to plug right into the sound system or recording chain. You can still use it in conjunction with your favorite speaker cabinet, or forget the cab and go direct for silent practice through headphones or recording. This also allows you to cut down on stage volume, which will help give your band a tighter, more controlled live sound.
Loaded with guitarist-friendly features –
Not only is the Mesa Engineering Triple Crown TC-100 100-watt all-tube amp head a fantastic-sounding amplifier, but it also boasts a bevy of features that every guitarist will find beneficial. The true spring reverb tank is footswitchable, along with the tube-buffered effects loop. The amp ships with EL-34 power tubes for British vibe, but a bias-select switch enables the TC-100 to run beautifully with either 6V6 or 6L6 power tubes as well. And the amp head is also MIDI ready, enabling it to integrate into even the most advanced guitar rigs.
- All-tube head amplifier aimed at great rock guitar tones
- Multi-Soak power attenuation on each channel offers 3-, 7-, 20-, 50-, and 100-watt operation
- 3-channel design offers super clean, crunch, and intense high gain
- CabClone DI output offers direct speaker simulated tones
- Spring reverb is footswitchable
- MIDI-capable switching
- Powered by EL-34 power tubes
- Footswitchable Solo level
- Tube-buffered effects loop
- Accepts EL-34, 6V6, or 6L6 power tubes
- Type: Tube
- Number of Channels: 3
- Total Power: 100 Watts Class AB (3W/7W/20W/50W Multi-Soak)
- Preamp Tubes: 6 x 12AX7, 1 x 12AT7
- Power Tubes: 4 x EL34
- Reverb: Tube, Short Tank Spring Reverb
- EQ: 3-band EQ, Presence
- Inputs: 1 x 1/4″
- Outputs: 2 x 1/4″ (4 ohms, 8 ohms), 1 x 1/4″ (line out), 1 x 1/4″ (headphones), 1 x XLR
- Effects Loop: Yes
- MIDI I/O: In, Thru/Out
- Footswitch I/O: 1 x 6-pin DIN (channel, reverb, FX, loop, solo)
- Footswitch Included: Yes, 6-button footswitch
- Features: Bias Select switch for 6L6/6V6/EL34 tubes, internal speaker load switch, MIDI switchable
- Construction Material: Aluminum Chassis with Black Taurus Vinyl
- Power Supply: Fixed AC cable
- Height: 9.6″
- Width: 22.75″
- Depth: 10.37″
- Weight: 46 lbs.
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.