MESA/Boogie Fillmore 75 12″ Guitar Speaker (click to enlarge)
The Mesa/Boogie® Fillmore™ 75 speaker is the culmination of a nine-year effort that saw more than 500 custom prototypes from the world’s leading speaker manufacturers. We drove ‘em crazy with our fanatical demands! Finally, our old friends at Eminence Speaker in Kentucky (USA!) captured the magic of our Golden Reference speakers that date back to the peak of the hand-built British era.
Our new Fillmore FM-75 is a vintage voiced speaker providing slightly lower lows, more punch, and a more balanced, less-scooped mid-range. Best of all, the highs have a vocal quality with harmonics that don’t “separate” from the fundamental tones, eliminating that thin mosquito buzz of today’s offshore speakers in high-gain applications.
We’re excited to present this first offering in the coming full range of Mesa® Fillmore speakers. We’ve stressed over this project for nearly a decade, realizing we needed to develop our own speakers to best compliment our amplifiers. And we’re pleased and proud that, once again, Made In USA triumphs!
- Randall Smith
Custom Hardwood Lone Star Special Head and 1×12 Cabinet built by a Mesa Customer (click to enlarge)
Mesa Enthusiast, Customer and obvious woodworker extraordinaire, Josh Skow, shared some pictures and thoughts on his personally designed custom built cabinets for his Lone Star Special Head and Cabinet. This fine piece of woodworking art was featured at the Iowa State Fair this year and won Best of Show in the woodworking division. [click to continue…]
Express 5:50+ rear panel speaker jacks and the most commonly found speaker connection setup on most Mesa amps (click to enlarge)
“How do I correctly connect multiple cabinets to my amp” is one of the most common questions Mesa Customer Service Reps answer. And it’s a great question because it’s extremely important to make sure that, 1) a cabinet or speaker load of some kind is connected to your tube amp at all times, and 2) connecting multiple cabs correctly is absolutely crucial for proper, safe operation of your amp. Correct speaker connections will maintain the tone of your amp and ensures the tube and amplifier reliability you expect. [click to continue…]
The Famous “Welcome to Tube Town” Sign Welcoming You to Tube Nirvana (click to enlarge)
MESA/Boogie Founder, Designer and President Randall Smith walks us through Tube Town and explains the processes involved in Mesa’s advanced tube testing system – nicknamed ROBO-TUBE. [click to continue…]
John Petrucci with “Boogie Mountain” in the studio for the new Dream Theater album for 2013 (click to enlarge)
Dream Theater’s John Petrucci sent us a rig tour of the Mesa amps he’s using in the studio for their new album. A wide assortment of vintage Boogie Mark III, Mark IV and a few prized Mark IIC+ heads from his collection make up the early Boogie usage. Current amps like the Royal Atlantic RA-100, Triaxis/2:90 and the mainstay of John’s studio and live rig, the Mark V round out the modes, tones, channels and sounds in use on their upcoming 2013 album in progress. [click to continue…]