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Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 25W Rackmount Guitar Amp Head

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Take the 5:25, running EL-84's out of London straight to the studio for the ultimate big sounding, little amp. The Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 25-watt g...Click To Read More About This Product

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Don't be fooled by its compact size. You'll be shocked when you hear this rackmountable little monster.

Take the 5:25, running EL-84's out of London straight to the studio for the ultimate big sounding, little amp. The Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 25-watt guitar amp head features four inspiring modes from two opposite personalities spread across two fully independent channels. If Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde had to share one platform, this would be it.

For the traditionalist, select Clean and Blues for your two footswitchable sounds. Or, if you're addicted to Gain, choose Crunch and Burn. Then stand back as the well-mannered soul of Dr. Jeckyll morphs into the maniacal Mr. Hyde, hardcore beast. Most important is the classic authenticity of all these iconic tones. No matter what your stylistic destination, the Express 5:25 will take you there. Fast.

Up front, that number "5" indicates the low power, single-ended magic of pure Class A. The "25" refers to the rated push-pull output. Together, these make up Mesa's Duo Class power circuit, the first to offer both single-ended and push-pull configurations in the same amplifier.

Each channel on the rackmounted Mesa Boogie amp head is further equipped with its own Contour depth control for added shaping that's both assignable and footswitchable. Used subtly, Contour adds a halo of depth and chime to gleaming clean sounds. Higher Contour settings, especially in Crunch and Burn, take you into Recto turf, tight, huge and menacing.

Mode Switches

Two Incredible Channels, Four Fully Evolved Modes give you a boarding pass to all the classic guitar styles. The amp head's pristine, blooming Clean and tight, grinding Crunch cover the rhythm territories in Channel 1 while Channel 2 roams the wide open spaces of soloing with howling Blues and soaring Burn modes.

Contour Controls

Both Channels feature Assignable / Footswitchable Contour controls that pack the sonic power of a multi-band EQ into one simple control. Blend this dynamic, bouncy circuit with the musically rich Tone controls for a sound far bigger than you've ever heard from a combo amp.

External Switch Jacks

Mesa Boogie lets you switch "tracks" remotely with the External Switch jacks where Channels, Reverb and the Contour controls can be patched to an external master switching system for remote access. The Express 5:25 head's transparent series Effects Loop handles the interface to all outboard processing.

With pull like a freight train, get your money's worth in this killer short chassis amp head.

  • Duo-Class Power Amp (Patent 7,173,488) allows you to select either:
  • 1 power tube in pure Class A (single-ended) producing 5 Watts or switching to
  • 2 power tubes in Class A/B to produce 25 Watts via a 5/25 Power Switch / 2xEL-84 & 5x12AX7
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