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October 01, 2010

Mesa Boogie TransAtlantic

Now this is a really cool little amp. A good friend of mine bought one unseen, and he just loves it.

The TransAtlantic™ TA-15 is a "lunch box" type of amp - meaning small and convient but with lots of punch!

I have to say, I just love the looks of it. The blue glow from the amp is very pleasing, and the design of the amp is very appealing overall.

The TransAtlantic provides classic British and American sounds in a beautiful 12 3/8”W x 6 3/4”D x 5 7/8”H package that weighs only 12 pounds!

The Transatlantic TA-15

How powerful is it? Well, you can switch between 5, 15 or 25-watts from 2 x EL84 power tubes, and the amp has 4 x 12AX7 preamp tubes.

You can choose a preamp style in each channel and then select the power for it from 3 expressive output choices; 5 Watts Single-Ended CLASS A, 15 Watts CLASS A or 25 Watts of patented Dyna-Wattâ„¢ power.

The Channel Modes start off with lower gain NORMAL and higher gain classic versions of the iconic TOP BOOST sound(Vox AC30) in Channel 1, which includes a Pull MASTER on the CUT control that can be Hard Bypassed. Channel 2 houses three Modes; a TWEEDâ„¢ clean, a British high gain in HI 1 and a classic Boogie Lead in HI 2.

The amp comes travel-ready with a sturdy padded gig bag that holds both Power Cable and Footswitch and allows easy access of the Retractable Handle.

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Ultra Compact, Portable Design with Massive Tone & Amazing New Styling - 12 3/8”W x 6 3/4”D x 5 7/8” H – Weighs Only 12 Pounds!

  • Multi-Wattâ„¢, Channel Assignable Power Amp (Patent 7,602,927) featuring Duo-Classâ„¢ (Patent 7,173,488) and Dyna-Wattâ„¢ (Patent 4,713,624) technologies providing three power and operating class options that are channel assignable via independent 5/15/25 Watt Power Switches: Choose 1 power tube operating in pure Class A Single-Ended, producing 5 Watts - 2 tubes operating in pure Class A Push-Pull, producing 15 Watts or 2 tubes operating in Mesa's Patented Dyna-Wattâ„¢ Power that maximizes the power and punch of time-honored Class A/B power / 2xEL-84 & 4x12AX7 Fixed Bias for consistent, maintenance free performance

  • 2 Fully Independent Channels with 5 Style Modes - Channel 1 features Normal (Brit Clean) or Top Boost Modes with Multi-Watt Power Switch (5/15/25 Watt), Volume (gain), Treble, Bass, Cut w/Pull Master - Channel 2 features Tweed, Hi 1 (Brit Gain) & Hi 2 (Fat Gain) Modes with Multi-Watt Power Switch (5/15/25 Watt), Gain, Treble, Bass & Master
  • 1 Button Footswitch (Channel 1/2)
  • Padded Gig Bag w/Strap
  • Metal Chassis Head (Width 12-3/8 inches)

Have a look at these good reviews as well -

Get one from Amazon today!

By Robert Renman - www.dolphinstreet.com


Posted by Robert Renman on October 01, 2010

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