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Mesa Boogie Stiletto Trident 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head
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Stiletto Trident marks Mesa's dedication to the legendary power behind heavy rock's British ancestry. Razor sharp and finely honed, the Mesa Boogie S...Read More
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Rock's high gain alternative, elevating EL-34 tone from classic to a menacing new realm.
Stiletto Trident marks Mesa's dedication to the legendary power behind heavy rock's British ancestry. Razor sharp and finely honed, the Mesa Boogie Stiletto amp head is mean enough to slice right through any mix with a trademark new sound. From sparkling cleans to classic Brit Crunch to a menacing realm of high gain, the goal was to redefine the EL-34 sound and elevate it beyond the limits of previous boundaries.
You'll hear tighter, higher bass, lower, fatter mids, and a hazy harmonic top from this Mesa Boogie amp where luscious overtones line up in a shimmering crystalline spread. This mid-focused footprint compliments a Recto perfectly in an aggressive two-guitar band, allowing each player to carve out a distinctive region.
Two ruthless preamp channels create a mighty 6 mode platform while keeping that chrome panel gleaming and simple. Channel One fashions two Clean modes, one Fat and expansive, one Tite and urgent—or can be switched to crunch, which roams from a, EL34-style Brit Blues clip through classic UK Hard Rock. Channel Two starts here, cloning the mid-gain presence of crunch, and moves into a hellacious frontier of modern grind with the barbed attack of Tite-Gain or the super-layered, harmonic loaded bomb in Fluid-Drive. Only another Mesa should consider sharing a stage next to the sinister fury of the Stiletto Trident's high gain thrust.
Channel 1 Gain Select:
Channel 1 offers two traditional-gain Clean choices, the blooming sweetness of FAT and the urgent focus of Tite or, choose the mid-gain authority of crunch for grinding rhythm sounds. This channel offers so many great sounds that alone, Channel 1 would be an amazing amplifier!
Channel 2 Voicing Switch:
Channel 2 on this tube amp offers a clone of Channel 1's mid-gain crunch mode and two different HI Gain voicings. Tite-Gain slices like a blade with focused mid attack and howling sustain, while Fluid-Drive adds layers of thick, rich harmonics that spread wide for the definitive solo voice or an ultimate modern grind. Either way you play it, the Mesa Boogie Stiletto Trident takes EL34 expression to a new realm.
Individual Channel Power Select offers a choice of a juicy vintage-inspired 50 watts or a punishing, modern 150 watts per Channel. Tailor your power rating to best fit the playing style for each channel.
Tube Rectifier Tracking
Individual Rectifier Select for each Channel offers a choice of the tighter, bolder Silicon Diodes or Tube Rectifier Tracking. In Tube Tracking the rectifier stage "tracks" the Channel Power Select switches and auto-selects the correct number of 5U4 rectifier tubes for the power array in use.
Each Channel of the Mesa Boogie amplifier can be set for 50 or 150 watts of headroom, per channel. Each channel also offers your choice of Rectifiers: Silicon Diodes or Tube Tracking, which automatically matches the optimum number of 5U4s to the power array selected.
Convenient Front Panel Bold-Spongy switch provides quick access to the on-board "Variac" for on-the-fly voltage changes. Bold delivers a full 117 volts of authority, while Spongy knocks down incoming AC for the classic brown sound. The Stiletto also incorporates a Bold-Spongy power feature that works like a built-in Variac for an even browner vibe. The Solo feature allows you to step out with a footswitchable volume boost when it's your turn in the spotlight to wield this menacing tone.
External Switching Ports, Slave Out with Level control and an all-tube, series FX Loop (including a hard-bypass), round out the rear panel features.
So if your musical world relies on the classic El-34 Brit sounds we all love, but you need to greatly expand the range of performance while retaining the essence of character, check out the Mesa Boogie Stiletto Trident amp head.
- Handbuilt in the USA
- Multi-watt, channel-assignable power amp (Patent Pending) allows you to assign either two or all six EL-34 power tubes to each channel for power ratings of 50 or 100 Watts of Class A/B Power via independent 50/150 Watt Power Switches / 6xEL-34, 5x12AX7, 3x5U4
- Fixed bias for consistent, maintenance-free performance
- Two fully independent channels with six modes (Channel 1: Fat Clean, Tite Clean or Crunch (Cloning Channel 2); Channel 2: Crunch, Tite Gain or Fluid Drive)
- Channel assignable dual rectification with Recto tracking (Diode or Tube Tracking)
- Independent gain, treble, mid, bass, presence, and master controls per channel
- Bold-Spongy "Variac" switch
- Output Level Control (over all channels when activated)
- Footswitchable Solo Level Control
- All-tube FX Loop with send level control (over all channels when activated)
- True "Hard" bypass switch that removes FX Loop, Output Level, and Solo Level Controls from signal path
- Slave out with level control
- Fan cooled
- External switching jacks for Channels 1, 2, and Solo
- Chrome chassis
- Two-button footswitch (Channel 1, 2, and Solo)