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Mesa Boogie F-50 1x12 Combo Guitar Amplifier

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Fearsome performance from a friendly front panel in a stealthy phantom package. This is the F-Factor™.

Descended directly from the heralded Dual Caliber™ and Studio® amplifiers, today our F-Series™ amplifiers are shocking tone monsters. In fact, the F-50™ was recently honored with the second of only two Five Star Gold Awards ever given by Guitarist magazine.

Don’t be deceived by the minimalist look of this tidy layout …underneath lurks all the tone you’ll ever need. Diehard traditionalists have acclaimed the F-50 clean sound as perhaps our best ever, standing up against their most precious vintage gems. If you play guitar, the elastic bounce and chiming bell-like top bring a liveliness to comping that must be experienced.

Channel Two is superbly balanced for the medium gain range where purring blues gives way to rock ‘n roll rhythm and soft-clip solo sounds. This mode enables you to zero-in on the region that best fits your playing style and the dynamics of your individual pick attack.

Footswitching to Contour infuses a double dose of steroids and pumps up the gain to fiery proportions producing one of the most hellacious crunch sounds around. This grinding wall of gain was inspired by our mighty Dual Rectifier® and creates a unique and luscious harmonic spread slightly different, but every bit as menacing as the Recto®.

Power is served up in three delectable dishes that can satisfy any appetite with their distinctive and different flavors. All these tones are served fresh on a plate of custom Celestions.

The rich and tasty F-50 with its tried and true 2x6L6 power duo tends to be the main course. This popular platter balances delicious “little amp” harmonics with “big amp” versatility to arrive at a perfect blend that blooms with tone.

So if you’ve tried the latest wave of gadget amps and were left feeling cold from a digi-dream that turned into a no-tone nightmare…do the side-by-side taste test. At a modest price the F-Factor delivers fully-featured, fantasy-amp tone from a new hallmark of all-tube, hand-built instruments and focuses on the basic principle: You gotta have tone if you’re gonna play your best!

The F-50 received the second of only two Five-Star Gold Awards ever given by Guitarist magazine.

Put an F-Series™ against any amp of any price or style —including our own.

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F-50™ Rear Panel
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 Industry Review 

"No amp is tested by us more critically than a Mesa, they cost a substantial amount and promise a lot, and we try to make extra certain they deliver. The F-50 delivers, big time. Behind that ‘stealth’ design is a huge range of sounds that are easily accessible from the simplest of control layouts.

Nick Guppy
Guitarist Magazine (UK)

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"And as with virtually all Mesa/Boogie amps, the F-50’s rating of 50 watts is so conservative it’s almost deceitful. This little combo will rattle the tables in any 500-seat venue, sans P.A."

Douglas Baldwin
Guitar One Magazine

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F-50 Pull-Bright Switch

PULL-BRIGHT feature on the Channel 1 GAIN control allows you to add more high-mid, low-treble cut to clean or pushed sounds when you need to slice through the mix.

Parallel FX Loop with Mix control preserves signal integrity. Record/Phones jack provides compensated output and includes Silent Recording—Speaker Mute switch.

F 50 Footswitch

Step On It. Stage-worthy, custom extruded footswitch accesses three incredible modes plus Reverb. CLICK to Enlarge

F-50™ Amplifier

Handbuilt in the USA

50 Watts, Class A/B Power / 2x6L6, 4x12AX7

Fixed Bias for Consistent, Maintenance Free Performance

2 Fully Independent Channels, 3 Footswitchable Sounds (Channel 1, 2 & 2 w/Contour)

Independent Gain, Bass, Mid, Treble, Reverb & Master Controls per Channel

Pull Bright (Channel 1)

Contour Switch (Channel 2)

Long Tank Spring Reverb

Parallel FX Loop w/Mix Control

Record / Headphone Output

Silent Record Mute Switch

3 Button Footswitch (Channel 1/2, Reverb & Contour)

Slip Cover

F-50™ Amplifier

Medium Head (Width 22 ½ inches)

1x12 Widebody Combo • C90 Speaker

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DISCLAIMER: In the interest of continuous improvement, all specifications are subject to change without notice. To guarantee correct fit on custom ordered cases & covers, MESA recommends that customers make personal measurements of their cabinets, after they have been received. MESA provides these measurements as a general reference only, without guarantee or liability.

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