4 Amplifiers Later....
This is the first Mesa amplifier I have ever played or owned.
I bought it strictly based on Mesa's reputation and some YouTube videos.
I own 2 Marshalls (a DSL40C and a TSL100), and an AC30 (which I love dearly), but this Mesa tops them all. From beautiful cleans to smooth high gains, and soulful crunches, the 5:50 does it all, quietly (by that I mean very little extraneous noise), and powerfully (5/25/50 watts).
I can play chicken pickin' country to ultra high gain on this amp and it sounds GREAT.
But in between, lies blues and classic rock tones that I can not coax out of ANY of my other amplifiers. The Express 5:50+, is smooth, sleek, and incredibly well made (in the USA, thank you)
Call Ken Davis for great advice and awesome customer service. Sweetwater is an awesome midwestern company that really cares about its customers, Ill be back for more Mesa/Boogie amplifiers in the future!!! (Soon as the wife allows it...)