Mezzabarba Amps

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  1. Ray

    Ray Well-Known Member

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    http://www.mezzabarba.com/

    They just got a load of Mezzabarba amps at Gitarhuset in Oslo. Italian hand-build amps. Extraordinary gear!
    I tried this Z35 combo with two Celestion greenbacks and wow! This amp is just stellar!
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    (I played a LP through this amp, but) this amp beat the hell out of the Fender '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb I tried a few weeks ago. Supernice cleans ... Broke up ridicilously early, which I liked. At 7-8 the sound reminded me of an Orange amp goin full tilt ... Overall one of the best sounding amps I played in a long time!

    The Mezzabarba amps is quite pricey, but I got a feeling these amps will be even more pricey in a few years.

    If you have the chance, check it out, just for the fun of it!
     
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    syscokid Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is... :wow:

    I just checked the prices with Overdrive Distribution, which is the USA distributor of Mezzabarba amps. The same amp that you tried, sells for $2500... :wow::wow: That would be 2 1/2 times the price of the Fender that you tried... :hmm:
     
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    Well, at this store the Z35 cost 2200 Euro and Fender 1300 Euro.. but it sounded at least 2,5 times better. ;)
     
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    If you like amps that break up ridiculously early, you should get your hands on a good vintage Gibson amp! My 1959 GA-20T starts breaking up at around 1.5. :D
     
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    Thats fantastic!:D
     
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    My point was: Try em if you a have a chance, just for the fun of it. And mark my words, these amps will get even more pricey ... That brand is almost just a buzz so far. Few have played these amps so far, but in a few years I think we will see a lot of Mezzabarba amps in pro-level rigs.

    Edit: they sell like no tomorrow at this store...

    (But yesterday I got me an absolutely delicious five watt JetCity 333 for 100 Euro! It too has fantastic sounds!:D)
     
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