Mesa Boogie TransAtlantic TA-15 Head
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Mesa Boogie TransAtlantic TA-15 Head

TransAtlantic TA-15 Head, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Mesa Boogie in the TransAtlantic series.

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iamqman 23/06/2011

Mesa Boogie TransAtlantic TA-15 Head : la opinión de iamqman (content in English)

"Snack lunch amp"
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This is basically the same amp as the 30 watt version just cut the power in half to 15 watts and minus the reverb for each channel. You get the same great features and tone as you would in the other versions.

What will Mesa Boogie think of next? These amps started out as great lunch box amps for the on the go musician. They have been so popular that now they are offering them in a high watt version and in a combo version as well. The tone of this amp is remarkable. With the ability to go from cleans on one side of the amp and kick it over to channel two with the option to have another clean or crunch and even high gain mode is fantastic.

Mesa/Boogie TransAtlantic TA-15 Guitar Amp Head Features at a Glance:

* All-Metal Chassis
* Black Crinkle & Platinum Pearl Powder Finish
* Multi-Watt Channel-assignable Power Amp
* Duo-Class and Dyna-Watt technologies
* Three channel-assignable power and operating class options
* Independent 5/15/25-watt Power Switches
* Fixed Bias for consistent, maintenance free performance
* 2 Fully Independent Channels with 5 Style Modes
* Best of British and American Tones from a Single Amp
* 1-button Footswitch
* Padded Gig Bag with Strap
* Dimensions: 12 3/8" W x 6 3/4" D x 5 7/8" H
* Weight: 12 lbs

UTILIZATION

Details
Type Tube
Number of Channels 2
Power 5W Class A / 15W Class AB / 25W Class AB
No Effects
No Reverb
EQ Treble, Bass
Amp Modeling No Amp Modeling
Number of Tubes 6
Preamp Tubes 4 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 2 x EL-84
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 2 x Speaker
Footswitch I/O
No Effects Loop
Height 5.88"
Width 12.38"
Depth 6.75"
Weight 12 lbs.

SOUNDS


The first channel is primarily the clean channel but if you give it a little juice you can get a nice Fender breakup and then take it even further for a sweet Vox Ac30 type tone.

The second channle has a Tweed, High gain 1, and High gain two. It also has a boost function on the gain. You can turn this on an off on any mode. The tweed is a Fender type tone and the high gain 1 is a British type voicing. The final mode high gain 2 is more of the Mesa style lead and rhythm tones.

One thing to keep in mind is that there is no mids for EQing. So you need to be happy dialing in your tone with only a Treble and Bass.

OVERALL OPINION


These are great little amps for the money. They aren't cheap but will give you an array of tonal options. At new these amps come in at around $900. This might be a little on the high side for this amp but still a decent price for what it was.

I would recommend this amp to anyone who needs a good gigging amp that will not be a failure on stage. This is a also a good amp for recording some various tones. The distortion is not going to be anything like a Dual Recto so if you think you'll get that tone then save your money. I recommend trying this amp out first because it is a bit different then the standard Mesa tones you have come to know. Plus the lacking of mids is a breaker for me on this amp. For the price Mesa has many other options that would be king over this amp.