Mesa Boogie Fifty/Fifty

Mesa Boogie Fifty/Fifty

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Fifty/Fifty, Guitar Power Amplifier from Mesa Boogie.

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  • Manufacturer: Mesa Boogie
  • Model: Fifty/Fifty
  • Category: Guitar Power Amplifiers
  • Added in our database on: 04/02/2004

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Mesa Boogie Fifty/Fifty user reviews

Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 6 reviews )
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Lvz77's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mesa Boogie Fifty/Fifty
This is a 2x50W lamps mounted to four 6L6 and 3 12AX7 (I'm not sure for all AX7)

Volume controls and independent presence.

Output 4 and 8 ohm.


Easy to use although with some trepidation, this is my first tube power amp at that.


I play progressive metal with all that that implies as influences, coupled with Engl E530 and choice, a Schecter 7-string or G & l Tribute S-500 it sounds really modern.

That little drool, it's very clean and it does not forgive when we play badly.

Like any pre-amp is appreciated when you can push a little, maybe buying an attenuator would be to consider if you really want to enjoy.


400E used is a matter, sound and finish are at the rendezvous.

Perhaps a wider range of settings would be welcome, a switch of tone, for example, the presence can not catch everything.

Hamtaro's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mesa Boogie Fifty/Fifty
Mine is the 2002 version with chassis to revisit the war! The creature is made of heavy tle, although the mtal pais, ss air indestructible! The Mesa Boogie reputable not fail on this point. novelty are the two arati supplmentaires the front to cool the indoor transformers situs. In fact there are 3 indoor lamps pramplification type 12AX7 and 4 large power tubes like 6L6 situated horizontally rear, very easy to ACCS, and allows propose a rack of only 2 units when "Marshmal" offers the same thing in format 3 units by arranging the lights vertically (not smart a. ..). Another new one can also make lamps EL34 type by pressing the switch adquate situ the rear, just above the 4 outputs 4-ohm and 8 ohm outputs of the two. For rglages is rather basic: a power switch, one for standby, a volume knob and channel prsence and basta! That's my only regret that there is no more possible as the rglages 90:2 ...


The use is very simple! It connects or baffle (s) to the outputs of the amplifier ensuring not to be up the pole in impdances, it triggers the switch "power" is left heat lamps, one switch activates the "Standby "volumes are mounted, possibly the presence, and we send! the manual is clear and trs provides technical information trs INTERESTED who is who wants it!?! Dsormais we can say one thing it is bte as a power amp ...


For sound, has nothing do with my poor "Marshmal" 8008 transistors all ugly all ugly, wheezy wish ... Now we have a musical sound! Dynamic Submitted, snoring, my sound has changed my life with! The 2x50 watts are not the deception of the goods, a balance sacrment more than my 2x80 watt transistors Previous! We can shake the walls, I love! I guess the only dgts we can do with the version above 2x90 watts ... The key point is to have a cabinet below. My "Marshmal" flange REALLY sound. Discoveries I have the potential and took the vritable measurement capabilities of this amp only APRS his Deputy have a Mesa Boogie Rectifier cabinet for its growing "testostronnquot, (must invent words to adequately dcrire). In my view, do have a cabinet "Marshmal" for two reasons only: THE FIRST is that it's not a lot of tunes (very good reason! ) or that we possde dj amplifiers "Marshmal." Otherwise, turn to Mesa Boogie, Engl, VHT, Bogner et al.


How can we still play on transistor amps? Yet I had the opportunity to play a head Randall Warhead (a must Contents amplification transistors) and the sound did not convince me. For me there's something missing (and not just by the way) which is only found on amps lamps. Certainly it is more expensive but the investment is worth it. Friends guitarists, put your brouzoufs of ct and you could buy your amp lamps, there are only a real!

Guillal's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mesa Boogie Fifty/Fifty
2x50W power amp all lamps (3x12AX7 and 4x6L6GC).
SETTING THE prsence volume and channel, switch the power on, standby and "high / low" to switch to 2x15W.
At the rear two inputs A and B and 6 outputs, 2 in 8ohms and 4 ohms 4.


Simpler you die ...


I play death metal in the HxC ...
Insert in it, it was a clean hot!
Used with a pod that's really not bad, it gives the cot in the missing pod lampouille ...
Used with distortion pedals like the metal master or tk999 or DS7 ... This is a really good sound, lampiottes are for sth!
WAAAAA used with a lamp pramp engl 530 is the rvlation! The sound I was looking for! he sounds of thunder! The fameu big sound (the fameu;) the single qute the Grail) that everyone is looking, well it's his!


I for 1 year
Most is its simplicity!!

A little nine Cheros (mesa mesa mesaaaaaaaaaAa)

But I have had opportunities to 1100 francs ... the bargain!

I think I would do if I find this case to occas ... Otherwise I would look at a engl 2 / 60, I think ...

Nine nine saw the price, thank you besa moog

aliascross's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mesa Boogie Fifty/Fifty
- All power amplifier 2U lamps:
3 * 12AX7 amplification in pr
+ 4 * 6L6 for power.

- This is a Stereo amp 50W per channel (50W * 2 or ...).

- Between 1 per channel
- 3 outputs per channel (one of two 4Home 8homes +)
- Power outlet for connecting the unit directly
Rglage (all faade):
- 1 volume + one SETTING THE prsence channel
- An ON / OFF
- A pause button (standby)
- Low power button 1

The connectors and knobs are good bills trs.

One might well liked by a channel and a standy SETTING THE pramplication more ...


Usage is really simple trs. Basically, by volume, we can not play on the presence, so it is very easy to reach the optimal rglage just by turning the knob more or less. And it's not worse! Indeed, even when boogie done a good job because the correction is both wide enough, and trs prcise rpart well on all the action of potart.

As conserne manual, there's no more than 3 / 4 pages used. The explanations are clear, and 100% prsice practice.


I use the fity / fity with TriAxis for concerts and a Marshall JMP-1 for rptitions.

Sometimes I play ball, where it is both the bagpipes, as songs of variation on Franaise or otherwise, but I'm also from a metal culture, and in all cases figure, the amp gives me satisfaction. We'll even when careful to keep the lights (especially power) in a good state to keep niaque. In this regard, I urge the MESA 6L6 (420 or 430).

The sound is a little darker and hollowed from a VHT 2/90/2 (Mount in KT88). But the sound is the PRCI, dynamic, allowing a majority of styles ... and growls!

It ENTSO, as I said above, the lack of switch to change the sound as could a Deep, a modern or voicing ...


The power amplifier is a matress pice of string of amplification. I have not had it before normment (Marshall 8008, Marshall EL84 20/20 and Mesa / Boogie 20/20), but for having the four at the same time, I was able to compare and see how he had a definite influence ... so that the choice of HP and pramplis ...

I really dcu t by the Mesa 20/20 as there's no drooling! with the 50/50, it was more bass, and especially a much more prcis ...

I use it for just over two years.

I also have a comparrer 2:90. Without engaging the Deep or modern, the sounds are identical, but I find that the price diffrence between the two to nine (1100euros) is not really justified ... but 2:90 is when m I most comprehensive ...

We love:
- 2 * 50W power lamps in Boogie, more than enough to play with scne 2 4 * 12!
- A 2U any evidence (tle 2.5mm for the front ...), corrosserie sober and well thought out.
- Rsonnable weight (11.4 kg PSE on my person, 0)).
- A system that effectively and trs silencieu cooling lamp ... which is far from being always the case!
- A good value trs qualitprix over the range 2000-3000euros.

- The impossibility to remove the power cable which is a shame for those who use a Furman power supply type ... it will cut the cable.
- A single standby for 2 channels ... t would clearly seen for those who only uses one HP (rpter for example ... even if only ESG no, the lamps on the other charges remain in ct ...)
- Low power switch that does not have a lot of action ... on THE FIRST half of the knob: 0 /
- No switch to change the sound.

A pure version a bit for the 2 * 50 Boogie from his great ERRF, the 2:90, but still an excellent choice compared to other brands in the same price range (around 1300euros nine)

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