Dear Mesa Boogie,
I just wanted to drop you a note thanking you
for all the help you've given me over the past two weeks. I just
got the head cabinet, and it looks absolutely perfect. Hopefully,
in a couple of months, I'll be able to get my hands on a matching
4X10 cabinet for it. Many, many thanks for coming up with a workable,
affordable solution to my portability problem. It's comforting
to know that, despite the company's growing size and customer
base, Mesa Boogie's staff still takes the time to support the
requirements of working musicians like myself.
Enclosed is a picture taken
at New York's Bitter End - the
Maverick is right up front for all to see and hear. And believe
me, did they EVER hear it! I mentioned to you that, unless you're
a hardcore/thrash player, an old blackface Fender is the only
game in town for NYC guitar players these days. The guys who
can't cop an original BF are using silverfaces, and the less
well-heeled players are using blackface reissues.
The other guys on
the bill that night didn't believe that my tone was coming
out of a Boogie, The soundman - in front
of a full-house crowd - came over the stage monitors and asked
me, "that guitar sounds f*#&ing amazing - what the hell
are you playing through?" We played a couple of more places
in the past two weeks, and the reaction from most of the guitar
players in the audience was the same. Our producer came to the
show last night, and after he heard the tone, said he was seriously
thinking about getting one for his studio.
I mentioned to you before
that I've been a Boogie player for the past 15 years. But the
Maverick is the first Mesa amp that I played that sounds
completely different from all the Boogies I've ever used, which,
I suspect, is the reason for the reactions I'm getting from other
musicians who hear it.
And the feature set suits the tone of the amp
perfectly. The parallel effects loop allows me to run my digital
time domain effects processor completely wet, which allows most
of the tone to be unaffected by it. It seems that no matter how
I set the dials, I just can't get bad tone from either channel
of the amp. And the Maverick is just so damn responsive to the
pickup that's driving it! By just changing my pickup selector
or slightly reducing the volume, the tone changes dramatically.
Without changing a setting on the amp, I could go from a chimey,
REM-type of tune up to a singing, Robben Ford-type of lead tone.
It's gotten to the point where, with the exception of a compressor,
I don't even use any kind of boost/distortion device in the signal
Maverick does it all for me.
Thanks again for a great amp, and for the great
Kings Park, New York