The Mesa/Boogie MARK FIVE: 35 represents the latest upgrade to the already popular mini-platform MARK FIVE: 25 combo. Mesa adds their legendary and first-ever MARK preamp to this light-middleweight rendition, expanding upon their traditional 4xEL84 successful models to create a powerful guitar amp far above its class.
As if their MARK Series preamp wasn't enough, Mesa further bolsters the tone of this combo, adding a Channel Independent SOLO Feature, long-spring tank, and complete set of Voicing Choices from their CABCLONETM
with an added VINTAGE setting to its on-board DI Output as well as upgraded footswitch.
All-Tube Amplifier: 4xEL-84 Power Tubes & 6x12AX7 Preamp Tubes
Fixed Bias for consistent, maintenance free performance
Patented Multi-WattTM Channel Assignable Power Amp featuring MESA’s proprietary Dyna-WattTM technology
Selectable 5-Band Graphic EQ
Footswitchable, Independent Solo Control for each Channel (front panel)
All-Tube, Long-Tank, Spring Reverb with Independent Channel Controls (rear panel)
Fully Buffered, Tube FX Loop
Built-In CabCloneTM Cabinet Simulator Output with Internal Amp Load and Headphone Output
All Aluminum Chassis
4 Button Footswitch (Channel 1/2, EQ, Solo Ch 1 & Solo Ch 2)
3 power levels and 2 wiring configurations (Pentode/Triode) via independent 35/25/10 Watt Power Switches:
- 10-Watt Mode utilizing 2 power tubes in Class A/B Triode
- 25 & 35-Watt Modes utilizing 2 or 4 power tubes in MESA’s exclusive Dyna-WattTM Class A/B Pentode
2 Fully Independent Channels with 6 Style Modes
Channel 1 Features:
- Clean, Fat or Crunch Modes with Multi-Watt Power Switch (10/25/35 Watts)
- Independent Gain, Treble, Mid/Boost* (patent applied for)
- Bass, Presence, Reverb (rear panel)
- Master & Footswitchable Solo Controls
Channel 2 Features:
- Legendary Mark IIC+, Mark IV and Xtreme Modes with Multi-WattTM Power Switch (10/25/35 Watts)
- Independent Gain, Treble, Middle, Bass, Presence, Reverb (rear panel), Master & Footswitchable Solo Controls
Made in Petaluma, California
Utilizing Mesa/Boogie's Dyna-WattTM
technology within the Multi-WattTM
Channel Assignable power array, the MARK FIVE: 35 offers substantially more headroom, punch and power in 35 WATTS, while the 25 and 10 watt options provide a looser feel and enhanced power clip expression. Each of the 3 Power Level settings have their own sonic character and can be used to further authenticate the sound styles you are aiming at with your Mode & Preamp settings.
2 CHANNEL AND 6 MODES OF MIGHTY COMPACT POWER
The MARK FIVE: 35, like the MARK FIVETM
it’s born from, is really a collection of iconic amplifiers — it’s a living history of MESA/Boogie!
Channel 1 covers the entire gain spectrum from chiming tight clean sounds, through furry, edge-of-clip, to Classic Rock CRUNCH and all the way up to burning saturated Lead sounds.
Channel 2 delivers the legendary MARK II-C+ and warmer, rounder MARK IV in all their glory and the XTREME Mode from the MARK FIVE.
Find added tone shaping in Channel 1 via the MID/BOOST feature on the MARK FIVE: 35 . From 0 to 5 on the MID/BOOST you will find the normal range of a standard MID control in a condensed form. From 5 to 10 on the MID/BOOST, a wonderful graduation of overdrive possibilities unfolds, enhancing gain over a broad midrange spectrum and increasing the versatility of each of the 3 Modes in Channel 1. CLEAN and FAT give way to furry and howling, while CRUNCH rolls past Classic Rock to unleash Metal rhythms and molten layers of harmonic complexity for Lead work.
Mesa's legendary BOOGIE® 5-Band Graphic EQ provides the ultimate in sonic flexibility. Dial your sound in with the standard Tone controls and if further shaping is desired, employ the targeted power of the 5-Band Graphic EQ and tweak as you see fit.
The MARK FIVE: 35 incorporates independent SOLO controls that allow each Channel to have its own level for the SOLO footswitchable boost feature. On this 35 Watt MARK rendering however, unlike other MESA amplifiers, the SOLO feature is really an alternate MASTER control wired in parallel with the Channel MASTER and therefore can achieve levels above or below that of the Channel MASTER controls.
A “Preview” feature is built into the Footswitch that indicates the status of the SOLO control of the Channel you are NOT playing through. A dim YELLOW LED above the SOLO button of either Channel on the Footswitch indicates the SOLO is called up and will be active when you next engage that Channel. At that time, the LED on the Footswitch will illuminate full strength and change color to match the Channel’s LED color (Green for Channel 1, Red for Channel 2) and the SOLO will determine the Channel’s volume level until you switch it off and return to using the Channel’s MASTER control.
The MARK FIVE: 35 includes a HEADPHONE Output for personal enjoyment of the amplifier when it is not possible or convenient to play through a speaker. This jack derives its “speaker simulated” signal from the included CABCLONE D.I. feature and delivers a surprisingly good rendering of the MARK FIVE: 35’s sound and feel to your headphone set of choice. Use this output for late night practicing as it offers an authentic and inspiring Tone and feel by including your power tubes and output transformer in the signal path, and is then frequency compensated and level matched courtesy of the on-board CABCLONE D.I. circuitry.
The MARK FIVE: 35 upgrades include additions to the on-board CABCLONE D.I. feature, which now offers three classic “cabinet simulated” VOICING Modes and gives you the full feature set of the stand-alone CABCLONE D.I. minus the OUTPUT control.
These CABCLONE “virtual-cabinet” options allow you to tailor the direct circuit’s EQ response for different cabinet styles, gain regions and/or different instruments and pickups. The choices range from bright and open with enhanced top end for buffed clean sounds (OPEN BACK), to a more compressed voice with the upper harmonics shelved for warm, singing single note sounds and thick high gain rhythm work (VINTAGE), to a scooped midrange and boosted top and bottom response curve called CLOSED BACK that excels for heavy Crunch rhythm and high gain Lead work.
Now plug-in and have some fun!