carvin or mesa

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hspno300
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hello im going to purchase a new amp and i was curious which is a better amp quality i wanna get rid of my crate because im tired of the tone so im going to stepp it up give me your advice thank you.
tambokgt
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dude...since you are in Pasadena....if it's CA...then you are lucky...why not drive down to Sunset Blvd. and try both amps.....both Carvin and Mesa are just next door to each other....and across the street is Guitar Center...maybe they have some 2nd hadn boutique amps there too...if you are lucky.
WashburnN4ist
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I play both. I just recently came home with a Carvin V3 half stack, this thing owns.
vaiisagoodguitarplayer
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Welcome to the "Get rid of your shitty crate club"! Congrats my friend you are on the road to happiness. Anyways, I agree with tambokgt, you should play both if you have the chance. I've never liked Mesa's, to me they sound kind of brittle and ear peircing. Don't try out just two brands either. Look, experiment, don't make a decision unless you're 100% sure. And Finally, don't base your final decision on what people on a message board say. It's all about YOUR ears.
The Wolf
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the carvin store has these neat little cubicles with all their amps lined up and you just walkk in, let them know what you want to try, and they'll pop you right in, no timelimit or people waiting impatiantly or anything, very cool. If you're not absolutely set on mesa or carvin, I'd really suggest trying out the B52 line of tube amps, those are a lot cheaper and in my opinion better than those mesas and carvins that a re more expensive.
cain777
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hey washburn.
is there any way that you can maybe post some sound clips of you playing through the V3. Ive been looking whether or not to purchase that bad boy, but the sound clips on the website dont do any justice. please.
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