New amp day! Mesa Heartbreaker.

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New amp day! Mesa Heartbreaker.

Post by laurie » Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:19 am

Picked up one of these on the weekend.

Needs pots cleaning and some general maintenance. Sounds HUGE.
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Re: New amp day! Mesa Heartbreaker.

Post by Old_Iron » Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:06 pm

laurie wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:19 am
Picked up one of these on the weekend. USD$780.
Needs a recap (it was made in 1996, so 26 year old caps - cap change is a precaution more than a need), pots cleaning and some general maintenance. Sounds HUGE.
Didn't know about the Heartbreaker, so went to watch some videos and read it's description in the manual.

It's seams to be a soldier for many battles, from fender clean to marshall dirty and beyond.

"THE PRE-AMP: Part of the HEARTBREAKERS’ beauty lies in its simplicity. Yet as you look closer and start to use its many faces, you will realize it is an amazing collection of vintage style amps living under one roof. Contained in its two friendly channels, LOVE and LUST, a mere five controls per, invite you to explore the most soulful and identifiable guitar circuits you’ve ever heard. It’s all in here...from the twangiest tweed to the bubbliest black face; from the most collectible plexi to the liquid black magic of those coveted early Boogies."

Nice amp, congrats Laurie, you scored again a very good catch.

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Re: New amp day! Mesa Heartbreaker.

Post by Pepe » Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:57 pm

Awesome! But ... didn't you plan to move soon? What does Mrs Laurie say to your latest acquisitions? :?
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Re: New amp day! Mesa Heartbreaker.

Post by laurie » Thu Apr 28, 2022 3:58 pm

Pepe wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:57 pm
Awesome! But ... didn't you plan to move soon? What does Mrs Laurie say to your latest acquisitions? :?
Yeah... I promised I'd stop buying stuff. But when deals this good come along, how to say no? I'm doing some horse-trading of other gear that will make the net cost of this amp less than $500. How could I say no... :roll:

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Re: New amp day! Mesa Heartbreaker.

Post by Pepe » Thu Apr 28, 2022 3:59 pm

It's not about the price. These things are huge beasts in comparison to a few pedals. ;)
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Re: New amp day! Mesa Heartbreaker.

Post by sclitheroe » Fri Apr 29, 2022 12:04 pm

Old_Iron wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:06 pm
laurie wrote:
Thu Apr 28, 2022 1:19 am
Picked up one of these on the weekend. USD$780.
Needs a recap (it was made in 1996, so 26 year old caps - cap change is a precaution more than a need), pots cleaning and some general maintenance. Sounds HUGE.
Didn't know about the Heartbreaker, so went to watch some videos and read it's description in the manual.

It's seams to be a soldier for many battles, from fender clean to marshall dirty and beyond.

"THE PRE-AMP: Part of the HEARTBREAKERS’ beauty lies in its simplicity. Yet as you look closer and start to use its many faces, you will realize it is an amazing collection of vintage style amps living under one roof. Contained in its two friendly channels, LOVE and LUST, a mere five controls per, invite you to explore the most soulful and identifiable guitar circuits you’ve ever heard. It’s all in here...from the twangiest tweed to the bubbliest black face; from the most collectible plexi to the liquid black magic of those coveted early Boogies."

Nice amp, congrats Laurie, you scored again a very good catch.
It's a great catch indeed, we know Laurie loves that kind of marketing speak ;)

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Re: New amp day! Mesa Heartbreaker.

Post by Old_Iron » Fri Apr 29, 2022 1:17 pm

sclitheroe wrote:
Fri Apr 29, 2022 12:04 pm
It's a great catch indeed, we know Laurie loves that kind of marketing speak ;)
Oh yeah, the buzzwords he loves so much. :lol:

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Re: New amp day! Mesa Heartbreaker.

Post by laurie » Fri Apr 29, 2022 10:19 pm

sclitheroe wrote:
Fri Apr 29, 2022 12:04 pm
we know Laurie loves that kind of marketing speak ;)
Yep. Luckily.... I just tried it out without looking it up.

It is a fairly versatile. There are 6L6 tubes in mine and it does get close to being Fenderish.

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Re: New amp day! Mesa Heartbreaker.

Post by sclitheroe » Sat Apr 30, 2022 3:22 am

laurie wrote:
Fri Apr 29, 2022 10:19 pm
sclitheroe wrote:
Fri Apr 29, 2022 12:04 pm
we know Laurie loves that kind of marketing speak ;)
Yep. Luckily.... I just tried it out without looking it up.

It is a fairly versatile. There are 6L6 tubes in mine and it does get close to being Fenderish.
But is it bubbly? :D

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Re: New amp day! Mesa Heartbreaker.

Post by laurie » Sat Apr 30, 2022 9:46 am

sclitheroe wrote:
Sat Apr 30, 2022 3:22 am
But is it bubbly? :D
I would have thought Mesa above all that. But, no.

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