your back wont thank you but your ears will.
mesa amps are expensive. so are gym memberships. get both together and buy a boogie f-50! carrying this lump in and out of your house/car/venue is a small workout in its self. the f-50 gets a little overshadowed by the more expensive and desirable mark range but I think its a little unjust. I got my limited edition blue (1 of 25 in the world apparently) from a musicians swop site. I swopped an old fender jag I had no use for so both parties were happy. my other amp had dropped a valve again so I decided to get another one when I impulsively swopped a guitar for this with no prior thought or consideration. first impressions, this amp is LOUD. it took a while to tame and scope the tones from the off but I only use the clean channel most of the time as I use pedals. massive headroom and volume on tap are welcome features of this amp. I have only flirted with the dirty end of things but it seems really crunchy and it can make demons weep with splendour if that's what your after. it takes pedals exceptionally well too. the build quality puts the Alcatraz architect to shame. this thing really is like fort knox. if this broke I would seek a replacement but I just don't see it faulting - besides the usual valve amp issues.