Mesa Boogie’s reeeally been making a splash in the guitar world with their announcement of the brand new Triple Crown 50. In this short clip, Monuments’s John Browne demonstrates what the rackmount version sounds like in a mix. To put it simply, it sounds fucking phenomenal. You can hear it for yourself below:


As he mentions in the video, this is all amp, party people. No noise gates, no compression, no nada. Just straight-up TC-50 into a Two Notes Torpedo Studio with only a tad of EQ’ing in post. I don’t know about you, but I think this thing sounds absolutely sick. I haven’t actually wanted an amp for quite a while, and this thing’s gettin’ me goin’ again. If you’d like to hear a demo with a bit less processing, Fluff did a great job of running through the sounds you can get out of this thing, too.

In addition to its incredible sound, the TC-50 comes with a whole slew of features, like a bias switch that allows you to swap tube types virtually on the fly, and a dummy load with a headphone out for tracking or practicing without a cab. It also comes as a combo, a head, or a rackmount head. Sweet.

Sure, John Browne has godly hands and always sounds good, but he’s definitely making me want to try this thing for myself.

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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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