Mesa's awesome new Mark 5:35 in head form!
Most of the time when I sit down to try out a new amp, I think to myself, "Alright, what can this thing do?" Sitting down with the Mesa Mark 5:35, I found myself thinking, "What CAN'T this thing do?!?" Anyone who's familiar with Mesa's Mark 5:25 will know pretty much what to expect from this baby, as it's basically an upgrade of their wildly popular Mark 5:25. With three different wattage settings to choose from (10, 25 and 35), you'll be able to dial in feel, headroom and responsiveness to fit any situation. It boasts "2 Channels and 6 Modes of Mighty Compact Power", but after experimenting with this amp for a while, that description almost seems like an understatement. Flipping through the different modes, I was treated to a dizzying array of tonal choices that got even more impressive when the graphic EQ and mid-boost were added to the party. A feature that I found particularly helpful and genius on Mesa's part is the addition of independent Solo controls for each channel, giving you yet another layer of flexibility in an amp that's already overflowing with it. It's no exaggeration to say that I could have played through this Mark 5:35 all day!