Mesa Recto-Verb 25
Bought this amp from Sweetwater a little over a year ago and am still loving it more every time I play through it! Over the years I've had Marshalls, Fenders, an older Mesa half stack, even a couple of Peaveys. All were good amps, but with signature tones they were particularly good at. This small, quite portable, amp has all those tones plus many more at the touch of a knob. Personally, I don't care for the inorganic feel of a computerized modeling amp. Maybe I'm just showing my age. The cleans are beyond all but hand wired Fenders. The high gain settings will melt your face (not really my thing but there if you want). My personal favorite tone is a very strong overdive grind that doesn't have distortion that blurs the definition of the single notes that produce a power chord that sounds like an alcohol fueled drag car at redline. Some analogy, huh? Anyway, I am now considering buying a second one as I cannot bear the thought of being without it now should something happen to the one I have. Buy it! You won't regret it!