Mesa Boogie Nomad 45 Short Head

Mesa Boogie Nomad 45 Short Head

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Nomad 45 Short Head, Tube Guitar Amp Head from Mesa Boogie in the Nomad series.

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Mesa Boogie Nomad 45 Short Head tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:Mesa Boogie
  • Model:Nomad 45 Short Head
  • Series:Nomad
  • Category:Tube Guitar Amp Heads
  • Added in our database on: 11/21/2009

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Mesa Boogie Nomad 45 Short Head user reviews

Average Score:5.0(5/5 based on 1 review)
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cazu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Mesa Boogie Nomad 45 Short Head
A small miracle All Tube 5 x 12AX7 + 4 x EL84. Result: 45 watts, three channels fully independent and comprehensive architecture! Each channel includes: 1 win, 1 bass, 1 medium, 1 acute, 1 and 1 reverb presence! It's huge but that's not all: each channel also offers two modes: for channel clear mode "clean" or "Pushed". and the other two channels: mode "vintage" or "modern". Add to that a common global volume and a separate volume for solos. There is also a switch that acts on the amp section, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">"normal" or "extreme!"</span> And then a preamp output / headphones, a mute HP, 2 x 4 ohm output into 8 ohms .... I do not know much amp as complete (in the range of course) Note all the same channels 2 and 3 appear identical can sound.


The EQ is super efficient and find its sound becomes a breeze as the settings are varied. I recommend taking a look at the manual (available online at There are functions that are difficult to guess. <span style="text-decoration: underline;">I must take the time</span> to try to understand the beast and tour opportunities. But we must not forget one important link in the chain: the HP which connect this amp. it changes at all in all. The original C90 Celestions Mesa Boogie are great versatility in the register, the vintage 30 are also interesting but a bit more "marked" in the midrange. An Electro Voice will something else very well. There are also interesting choice in Eminent. I really enjoy the "wizard" The amp head is light, so it's easy to go around music shops and try all possible speakers to find the right HP! A high volume, it is better to use several HP ... like all the amps I think he said.

notes (three months later): After experimenting with many different lamp configurations, the Nomad 45 recorded its strong tendency to pull in the midrange (for lead). I recommend a configuration like HP EVM12L mounted in a THIELE (TL 806) ... yes I know it is a recommendation rather easy, I do not take risk is probably what is the best!


The clean sounds are amazing, you can go from smooth to extremely acid; Fender Vox through everything. No need to end, even the reverb does not seem necessary. It is however very good bill. The distorted sounds are also worth the trip. all are sound palette disponibles.du little crunch to big métaloïdes saturations. but it does not sound correct. Jazz, Blues, Pop, Funk, Rock, Metal, everything suits him perfectly ... may not be the NU metal. Small disappointment, comuter vintage / modern super does not seem to me obvious: very little difference when played in full. I attack with all kinds of guitars (Fender Start, Tele, Ibanez ...) mainly equipped with DiMarzio ... necessarily, myself, am not disappointed. position "extreme!" makes the incredibly stupid aggressive distorted sound. (On the amp "extreme!" Is printed with an exclamation point). Really impressive dynamic! Lamps EL84 can get sounds very "British" impossible to get on a correction in 6L6.


I have this amp for only four months, I discovered a can daily possibilities. The value for money in hand, worth if it appears less than 900 €. Especially when you know the reliability and longevity of the product Mesa. The rare defect is the absence of a storage location for the cables that are attached to the head, similar to the pedal. Unfortunately, this bug is no longer manufactured the Unplugged series was produced from 1998 to at least 2006 (I believe) The top 45 is pretty rare opportunity (even more than the combo). Do not miss it! I bought it, used as backup amp. It perfectly complements my RectOverb 50

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