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    So finally got a hold of the amp I've wanted since it was released. Someone was selling a mint, tags still attached locally. Took a shot in the dark to see if they were interested in any trades, after some serious negotiations, i ended up trading a good bit for it. I never been happier. Tonal bliss. Clean goes from blackface to tweed. While dirt is more in the JMP/JTM range. Enough gain to do some harder rock, but needs an OD for modern to metal. Pics pf my current rig.
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    No I think James and Dave have that covered. You are obviously rocking way to hard.
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    PRS CE 22 (Custom 5 / 59)
    Gibson Les Paul (Screaming Demon / Pearly Gates)
    Mesa Stiletto Ace
    Gurus 5015
    Mesa Widebody 1X12
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    Default Re: NAD: Mesa Fillmore 50

    Oh man, Iím so jealous. Iíve been eyeing it for quite a while as well!

    Congrats!

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    Default Re: NAD: Mesa Fillmore 50

    Quote Originally Posted by Blille View Post
    Oh man, I’m so jealous. I’ve been eyeing it for quite a while as well!

    Congrats!
    Seems like Mesa went back to their roots. Simplicity at its finest. My main amp was a stiletto (which was part of the trade), i felt that i need a phd to use that amp. If you get the chance, def check one out.
    Quote Originally Posted by grumptruck
    No I think James and Dave have that covered. You are obviously rocking way to hard.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gear Used
    PRS CE 22 (Custom 5 / 59)
    Gibson Les Paul (Screaming Demon / Pearly Gates)
    Mesa Stiletto Ace
    Gurus 5015
    Mesa Widebody 1X12
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwalluk View Post
    Seems like Mesa went back to their roots. Simplicity at its finest. My main amp was a stiletto (which was part of the trade), i felt that i need a phd to use that amp. If you get the chance, def check one out.
    I hear you

    I now use a PRRI with a 12 or a 5e3 clone and my dream is to have both in one so when is saw this one (the 25 with 6v6 actually) I was sold. Iím definitely looking forward to play one but didnít see them locally.

    Have fun!

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    This sounds like the successor to my Blue Angel. I am happy Mesa is making an amp like this again.
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    Default Re: NAD: Mesa Fillmore 50

    I need another Mesa amp like I need a hole in my head, but the Fillmore and the California Tweed are REALLY tempting me!

    Congrats!

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    In my haste to put this out quick, forgot to discuss a few of the really cool features. First, it uses 6L6s. I've been a EL34 guy for the past couple decades, whether it was from preconceived notionsor not finding the right 6L6 amp, but this amp changed my opinion. The 2nd thing is its 50 watts (which is ideal for me) but also each channel can be set to 25 watts. Crazy thing is you dont necessarily lose headroom when going to lower watts. 3rd this is a 2 channel amp, but its more.like a dual single channel amp. Both channels are exactly the same. Dependi g on play styles, can be set clean/dirty, clean/pushed, pushed/dirty, dirty/solo, etc.

    Its very simplistic, but extremely versatile. 4th, this amp loves pedals. Really excited to utilize my board.
    Quote Originally Posted by grumptruck
    No I think James and Dave have that covered. You are obviously rocking way to hard.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gear Used
    PRS CE 22 (Custom 5 / 59)
    Gibson Les Paul (Screaming Demon / Pearly Gates)
    Mesa Stiletto Ace
    Gurus 5015
    Mesa Widebody 1X12
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    Default Re: NAD: Mesa Fillmore 50

    And the effects loop. Which you wonít find on blackface or tweed amps or even their modern recreations/clones.

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    Default Re: NAD: Mesa Fillmore 50

    Nice pick up. I tried one out in the spring and was impressed.

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    Default Re: NAD: Mesa Fillmore 50

    Quote Originally Posted by mwalluk View Post
    Seems like Mesa went back to their roots. Simplicity at its finest. My main amp was a stiletto (which was part of the trade), i felt that i need a phd to use that amp. If you get the chance, def check one out.
    I definitely get that having gone from a MkV to an Electra Dyne as my main amp. Congrats on the Fillmore, they're a great sounding amp. If I was still in a band I probably would have bought one by now.

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    Default Re: NAD: Mesa Fillmore 50

    This sounds like a great amp! Right up my alley.
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    Default Re: NAD: Mesa Fillmore 50

    if i was gonna get a mesa, thats the one i would get. the little time i spent with one was very impressive.

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    Default Re: NAD: Mesa Fillmore 50

    What is the difference between the Fillmore and the California Tweed?
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    Default Re: NAD: Mesa Fillmore 50

    the tweed is a single channel with four 6v6s and five power output options vs the fillmore which is two channels with half power switch. there are a few configurations of the fillmore 25, 50, and 100 that ive heard of. there is only the 40w tweed as far as i know

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