I spent two days with the Mesa/Boogie Electra Dyne Combo amp at Gearfest 2010, and I was blown away. I knew it was a fantastic clean amp, but didn't realize that lurking under those pristine clean tones was an overdrive monster waiting to be unleashed. No matter what we tried, it sounded amazing, and the reverb is definitely impressive as well. If you don't need 29 channels and 432 options, but want an amp that just flat out DRIPS tone, give this one a try - you won't be disappointed.
You've never heard a 1x12 sound like this. The bottom is rich and full and the mids and highs are perfectly balanced. I'm use to hearing this type of tone out of a 4x12. Whether you're playing rock or jazz this amp has what it takes. You'll love it!
The Electra Dyne
This amp is really cool. Great cleans and a wide variety of tones from the lo and hi gain channel. You can get killer blues and gospel guitar and if your a rock player it will scream. It's easy to dial in a good usable tone but that does not mean that there is not versatility. This amp covers a lot of ground and has quite a few different possibilities. I have only had mine a week but I'm already getting a variety of good tones, Now it's just about picking the ones that work best.
Full of Tone
The first time I played this amp was at a music store and I didn't really open it up volume wise. I was pretty impressed though. Almost a year later, I picked this amp up and when I got it home and strummed that first chord with the amp screaming...well, let's just say, I told my wife if I ever get rid of this amp - shoot me! The 1x12 sounds HUGE! Great articulation and very balanced from channel to channel. Gonna pick up a crunch box to try to get a little heavier tones out of it...IMO, best amp Mesa makes...and it's built like a tank!
I need this amp yesterday
I was amazed by this amp, had to go back and play it a second time. Short of $3500+ boutique handwireds/customs or rarities like Dumbles, the BEST major brand amp. I was completely skeptical about 3 channels sharing the same eq, but on the MBED it works. I couldn't make this amp sound bad, no matter where I set it. The simplicity means you'll always get it right, no looking for those lost settings, no killing the balance between channels and forcing your soundman to suddenly ride your fader, or shocking your singer. It's also the cleanest, warmest sounding MB I've ever heard. Also the most even tempered, no sudden "jump" spots on the volume. The immaculate tone, fool proof simplicity. I'll be surprised if we don't see a lot of touring pros picking these up in the next year.