ANGEL VIVALDI Plays “….. (Five)” Through a MESA BOOGIE Mark Five: 35 on “Tone Sessions”


Angel Vivaldi, a Mesa Boogie artist and all-around incredible guitar player, jammed through one of his tracks in the latest installment of “Tone Sessions.” Mesa produces these videos, and they actually end up being a really cool/clever way of showcasing both a piece of gear and a player. The name of the game is letting the artist and the amp speak, which ultimately makes for the best demos. This time around, Angel played “…..(Five)” from his 2014 release – Away With Words – through a Mark Five: 35. Something about saying “five” three times in a sentence is really disconcerting. Just me?

To show off the Mark Five: 35, Angel dialed in a couple tones he’d use in say, a live setting. What’s super nifty about this head, though, is that it features 6 uniquely-voiced “modes.” Clean, Fat, Crunch, Mark IIC+, Mark IV, and Xtreme (lol) are all modal options in addition to the amp’s 2 channels. In this demo, he used Mark IV mode on Channel 2 for warm, singing lead sustain and Crunch mode on Channel 1 for chord passages. Angel could probably make a tin can sound tits, but he and the Mark Five: 35 are a damn fine pair.

Head here for the full scoop/to give yourself GAS, and keep tabs on Angel Vivaldi right hurr.

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Gear Gods intern Maxwell studied English at Cal Poly Pomona and has since realized life ain’t all about semicolons and syntax. He’s studying audio now, and will probably judge your music taste before your grammar.

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