The Last Amp You'll Need
I've played too many amps over the course of my career. Some, I'd like to forget, and there are others that served their purpose, but still fell short in some manner. The primary reason for my purchase was to plug into an amp that was ready-to-roll. It seems that I spend more time diagnosing and fixing amp issues, rather than actually playing through them.
I researched this amp for a while before I pulled the trigger on it. It's expensive, but the saying is true: "you get what you pay for." This is a 4 channel amp, with 3 different voicings on each channel. Right out of the box, there are an overwhelming number of tone choices at your disposal. Each channel can independently be switched from either 50-to-100 watts (depending on how much headroom you want for your style).
In terms of build, this amp is solid (and heavy). It weighs in at approximately 100lbs, but not only does it have a LEATHER (not rubber) handle on the top of the chassis, it also has two hand-holds on the side of the cab, as well. It comes with removable casters that slide into grooves on the bottom of the cabinet. It's the attention to detail that really struck me about this Mesa. This is my first and undoubtedly will be the last amp I'll need. I'm, unfortunately, accustomed to buying pricey midrange amps only to have rubber handles that break during cartage to rehearsals. Again, this is rock-solid.
I've only begun to dig into the tones on the Roadster, but in running through some of the settings fairly quickly, I have to admit I was almost dumbfounded when I discovered this amp really delivers an incredible tweed tone. In my research on this amp, I knew it was good for blues, rock, metal, etc, but plug a Tele into this with a little compression and you can get some serious country tones out of this, too.
Tone is subjective, but you'll find the one you want (and love) in this Mesa.