A Shadowkey has a great huge rhythm sound - can you describe how this is created? My guitars are Jackson RR's and a Mesa Boogie Single Rectifier amp head spiced with Ibanez Tubecreamer TS9 thru Marshall JCM800 lead series cabs, which I think are the best sounding Marshalls ever. Harri's (OG's another guitarist) set-up is Gibson Flying-V thru Marshall JCM800 model 2203; that's the single channel model, thru Marshall cabs spiced with the mighty yellow Boss SuperOverdrive. The sound is created with just these two rhythm guitars, but there were lots of different microphones in front of and behind the cabs.more
Great amp with 50 Wattage. Not sure if it is comparable to 100 or the 150 Watt. Straight forward concept makes the maintenance is hassle free. You can use any switch pedal to control the channel and solo.
The most disappointing factor will be the clean channel.
I am the 2nd owner of this Mesa Single Rectifier Solo 50 Head. I bought it off the other guitarist in a pop punk band I used to play in. Mesa has a very distinct high gain sound, and it's honestly not my favorite. The bottom end is pretty flabby (though i've heard it tightened up when pushed with the right overdrive pedal). The cleans are unremarkable. All in all, this thing is a workhorse, and until I can afford a better head, it definitely does the job.