Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 1x10 Combo

Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 1x10 Combo

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Express 5:25 1x10 Combo , Tube Combo Guitar Amp from Mesa Boogie in the Express series.

6 user reviews

Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 1x10 Combo tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Mesa Boogie
  • Model: Express 5:25 1x10 Combo
  • Series: Express
  • Category: Tube Combo Guitar Amps
  • Added in our database on: 06/02/2011

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Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 1x10 Combo user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 6 reviews )
 5 reviews83 %
 1 user review17 %

iamqman's review

Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 1x10 Combo
Same amp as the regular Express with just a smaller speaker. Your tone will be a bit different since the speaker circumference will change but unless you A/B them you woulnd't know.

I wish I could work over at Mesa and just play there collection of amps on a daily basis. They have so many wonderful amplifiers to choose from it actually can get a little complicated to pick one.This amplifier is one of the easiest pieces of gear to ever control. It is two channels that has two modes per channel. Which actually makes it a four channel amp because you can switch from them easily with the footswitch.

Another cool feature is the Contour control which acts like a V formation like you would see on the Mark series amps. As you turn is to noon you will get that V formation and dial in an out the highs and lows and you turn is around.


Mesa/Boogie Express 5:25 1 x 10 Combo 25-/5-watt Tube Combo Amp Features:

Open-back combo
1 x 10" E50 speaker
All tube: 5 x 12AX7A, 2 x EL84
Switches from 25-watt Class A/B operation to 5-watt Class A operation
Fixed bias for consistent performance
Two fully independent channels with four style modes
Independent Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Reverb, Master. and Contour controls per channel
Footswitchable Variable Contour Control on each channel provides EQ from one rotary control
All-tube long-spring reverb
All-tube effects loop
3-button footswitch (Channel 1/2, Reverb, and Contour)
Slipcover included


The tone is a typical tone you get and we all have know from Mesa. It is a heavily saturated tone that feels nice and warm and room filling. I started with my favorite mode which is the Burn mode on channel two. Here you will get that familiar Recto tone that you get from the Dual, Triple, Roadster, and Road King rectifier amps.

This amp sounds fantastic with a Strat and humbucker style guitar in front of it. Another great option is running the speaker out to a 4x12 or a 2x12 if you want more air pushed through for a bigger gig or a higher power rock band combo


This is a great amp for someone in a a need for a simple Mesa combo amp who needs a little less power but a few more options than an Electra Dyne amp. You can get all the recto goodness and have a good clean channel for country or pop music. Plus the addition of a crunch feature gets you a solid classic rock tone if so desired.

At new they come in at around $1250. This is good price considering all the features you get with it. I recommend this amp to any guitar player needing a compact amp with enough features to play in any cover band.

thierry5351's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Class"

Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 1x10 Combo
Will see on the Internet. 5W/25W. 2 EL84, 5 12AX7. 2 independent channels including reverb and contour, each with two voicings (Clean / Crunch and Blues / burn). Eminence 8 ohm 50W (E50 = Ramrod). Comes with amp cover and footswitch, and footswitch 3 button (channel, reverb and contour). The outline is a setting of "loudness", adjustable knob. It has everything you need, but in my opinion a button "solo" for the footswitch. This forces you to add a boost pedal.


Very simple. EN putting everything at noon was the 4 voicings already coming out perfectly. After Indeed, you spend a little time tweaking to fit the guitar, local, and in his ears.


Like any tube amp, does the best after 10 minutes heating. We can make any type of music. A chorus pedal and a boost (every 2 in the loop mandatory. IF you want to add a small opportunities OD before the amp, and it is paradise. Extremely dynamic and full, just to hear the sound that comes out and forget the price: it is in the big league. My favorite: BLUES with little gain, funky and dry, ideal for everything clear slamming. blues CLEAN ditto, but a little more serious, less dynamic. CRUNCH: with little gain is ACDC. BURN: gain background is santana, fuzz very bold and deep. A small BB preamp before the amp gives a very valuable addition to saturation, and boost in the loop (micro amp or LPB-1) and it is the foot. Attention, digital delay and modulation out badly before the amp. should put them in the loop. It's strange but c ' is. This is the best sound I've ever had. Playable at home as rehearsal to tame drummer and bassist, even crazy position 25W AB. Attention reverb is too steep for my taste. J ' I put a 12AT7 instead of 12AXT the reverb. It's better but I always put the mini. gradual Not enough. But it is beautiful. PS: I play a Strat Classic Player 60's with microphones Tornado 60 LAG Roxane and RF1000 (France) with P90 Seymour (Phat Cat) Happiness with 2.


This great choice. 6 months of use. I think keep it very long. Worth its price (1500 euros). Before I had Vibrolux Fender, Frontman 65, Laney VC15, Line 6 Flextone, Spider. All this is buried very deep.

trevellin's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" a great amp!"

Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 1x10 Combo
This is a brand lamps with 2 independent channels with the ability to switch the amp 25w or 5w.


configuration is simple, 2 independent channels each with its own reverb and master volume.
general sounds are decent but I've heard better and nicer ...


personally, it's hard rock well fit-in that makes me tripper; saturated channel mode "burn" is perfect for this.
Otherwise, I do not care and I do not like, I preferred the clear blues of the subway.


I have tried this afternoon for about 45 minutes.
for the amps I tried look at my other reviews ...
what I liked; saturated channel mode "burn", which in my opinion is far above everything else its issue, the physical aspect of the amp and black very well designed and finished his side practice as a combo.
what I liked least, sounds clear and crunch.
in general, this is not the amp of my dreams, but he approach ...
I think it is well designed and that will buy a good long-term investment ...
for the rest, a test store and you'll see!

SupaD's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Finally I found and I love it!"

Mesa Boogie Express 5:25 1x10 Combo
Everything is on the manufacturer's website and widely detailed on the web.
But remember:
5 watts Class A
25 watts Class A / B.
2 independent channels (+ adjustment + reverb contour)
Effects loop

Comes with a footswitch (channel, reverb, contour) and a very, very long cable
Very good finish comes with covers that go to the amp and pedal


It's Mesa, we must take the time to find and try.
Friends of Plug & Play is possible for you but you will lose opportunities sounds great and for the price it is Balot.
There is documentation in English which is made with typical settings. Then you must try.
it is easy to get a good sound but longer having the desired sound.
The effects loop is very basic and I would have liked a mix to mix live and loop. of aillor I do not even know if it exists ....


I play with a Tele American Deluxe and LP Ephiphone and a lot of pedals (Disto, vibe, flanger, ....) with the Maxon OD808 and full tone deja vibe is great
This amp like Mesa is very dynamic, I admit that this made me a little scared at first. But ultimately it is not dead and the game quickly becomes subtle. A real treat.

Channel clean / crunch is super clear sound wonderful blues a little crunchy and very subtle. The reverb is good but lacks length Vs a blues junior (nothing serious in my eyes)

Channel blues / burn is really good, you can go from blues to light fuzz sound limit. I rarely use
And I burn it to my Fuzz. I think the sound lost its presence in burn and becomes too rough. (In short, I do not use)

With my two guitars I have a huge panel of clarifying its crystalline blues greasy, it's simply a delight to play with the 5:25.

I play at home in 5W, rehearsal when I pass in 25W sound is huge and what a presence! Each time the people who play with me do not come back.


I wonder this since 6 months and I play more than 10 hours per week on it. After a long investigation (due to budget) amp, I had in mind a BJ after trying at least not 20aine different models (fender, marshall, ..) For me versus the Mesa was inaccessible taken technical and requested.
Then I stumbled upon this occasion. I tried with my Tele 1am and I went with. Finally I should have listened to before listening to others ;-)

Now I have no regrets, sound and versatility I like 5:25. even if I doubled my initial budget. good amp but it is not for life?

Only regret:
- Not having tried earlier
- The connector of the pedal which tends to disconnect when I grow big sucks like a bit much cables during storage. a small blocker would have been perfect.

If you read these lines and you certainly will try it and makes you notice. It's very personal to choose amps. Months I found what I was looking for!

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