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IT TOOK 40 YEARS of Randall Smiths experience designing high-performance tube amps to get this much TONE under one roof and keep it easy to dial. More than a collection of amplifiers, the MARK FIVE is a living history of MESAs contributions and a tribute to the evolution of electric guitar tone.

Simul-Class Power Amp (Patents 4,532,476 & 4,593,251) featuring Multi-Watt (Patent 7,602,927) and Duo-Class (Patent 7,173,488) technologies which provide three power and three operating class options that are channel assignable via 10/45/90 Watt Power Switches: Choose 2 power tubes operating in pure vintage Class A (single-ended), producing 10 Watts - 2 tubes running in time-honored Class A/B producing 45 Watts or 4 tubes running in Mesas legendary, patented Simul-Class Power that blends the best of Class A and Class A/B simultaneously to produce 90 Watts of pure tonal magic / 4x6L6 (or 4xEL-34), 7x12AX7, 1x5U4

Bias Select Switch (6L6/EL34)
Fixed Bias for Consistent, Maintenance Free Performance
Full Power/Variac Power Switch (Patent 5,091,700)
3 Fully Independent Channels with 9 Modes (Channel 1 = Clean, Fat or Tweed, Channel 2 = Edge, Crunch or Mark I, Channel 3 = Mark IIC+, Mark IV or Extreme)
Normal/Bold Switch on Channel 1, Normal/Thick Switch on Channel 2 (Mark I mode only), Normal/Bright Switch & Pentode/Triode Switch on Channel 3
Each Channel features: Independent Gain, Treble, Mid, Bass, Presence, Master, Footswitchable or Auto-Assignable Contour Depth Control, Footswitchable All-Tube, Long Spring Reverb Control, Rectifier Tracking (Auto-selects Tube for all 10 Watt Modes, Diode for all 90 Watt Modes, selectable Tube or Diode for 45 Watt Modes on Channels 1 and 2, Diode for 45 Watt Mode on Channel 3 - Patents 5,168,438 & 7,193,458)
5 Band Graphic EQ is Footswitchable, Channel Assignable and Selectable between 1 group of 5-Band Sliders or 3 channel specific, variable depth Contour Controls
Footswitchable, Channel Assignable or True Bypassable Fully Buffered FX Loop with Send Level Control (over all channels when activated)
Output Level Control (over all channels when activated)
Footswitchable Solo Level Control Patent 6,724,897 (over all channels when activated)
True Hard Bypass Switch removes FX Loops, Output Level & Solo Level Controls from signal path
Tuner Output w/Footswitchable Mute
Slave Out w/Level Control
Fan Cooled with On/Off Switch
External Switching Jacks for Channels 2, 3 (channel 1 is default), EQ & Solo
Aluminum Chassis New 4x4 - 8 Button Footswitch (Bottom Row: Channel 1, Channel 2, Channel 3, Solo Top Row: Reverb, FX Loop, EQ & Tuner Mute)
Slip Cover
Kitchen Sink, Ice Maker, Beer Cooler (just kidding) but easier to use than this list suggests (not kidding)!

Best amp I?ve ever heard.0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVictoria, British Columbia
This amp is truly outstanding. I?ve had mine for over a year and I?m still discovering new sounds. There is absolutely no genre it can?t do flawlessly. After a year of use, the only deficiency I have found is that the reverb on channel 2 is a little weak. There is a catch though. Since this amp is so incredibly versatile, you?ll really need to take some time figuring out how to dial it in to your taste. It is absolutely crucial that you read and understand every single page of the owners manual. With a good understanding of how the controls work with each other, you will be able to easily dial in incredible tones all day long.
Posted by Andrew on Apr 4, 2018
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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
Had this amp over a year now, bought used from L & M. Had a FS cable issue but the store gave me a new one no problem. Pretty much all the amp I need and more. You can make things as simple or complex as your appetites take you. From face melting volume and distortion to chimey sweet cleans and everything in between. Very responsive, like an instrument on its own, to your input and the guitar's controls. If you want nearly the versatility of an amp modeler in the form of an analog tube amp that is holds its own in any band situation, this is a beast for you.
Posted by Andrew on Oct 15, 2016
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Closest StoreAbbotsford, British Columbia
I’ve had this amp for over 6 months now and I don’t regret it for a second. The tonality is just endless. After a little reading on how the tone knobs function (Bass-Mids-Treble) and the EQ fits into the mix, dialing in a tone is much less frustrating. I LOVE being able to switch to 10W mode for basement playing then BAM - 90W for a good jam. I just replaced the stock pickups in my Epi with a set of Gibson 57 / 57+ and WOW !! The sound just got serious. Could not believe the difference. What a pair. This amp is expensive . . . but well worth it !!!
Posted by Jymbopalyse on Mar 10, 2016
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Bad Experience... BE AWARE!! Could happen to you.1 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Whyte Ave., Alberta
I bought this amp and about 3 months in a crackling noise started coming through the amps second and third channel. Not feedback, not tube harmonics nothing like that. I brought it in and we found that it had something to do with the foot pedal electronics inside the amp. Unfortunately they could not get to the root of the problem so I returned it. Why? Because I didn't feel like having an amp hat was constantly going to be in and out of service. Especially when you pay over $3000 dollars for it. Personally I think there is way too much going on in this amp. Hence the stupid little annoying problem that came with it. Maybe it was unlucky... I hope so for others sakes because the sound of this amp when working properly is amazing. But be aware that it is potentially problematic. The 1x12 combo goes in service a lot. I recommend getting something else.
Posted by anonymous on Jan 16, 2016
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Amazing amp.0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreRegina, Saskatchewan
Went through the normal progression of amps; Peavey, Line6, Fender, Marshall, etc. (Solid state> digital> tube) and wound up with this one. Absolutely amazing. Very versatile and can do everything the past ones can do and more. Some may describe it as expensive and it is. However, you'll keep this one instead of losing money on switching out all the other ones searching for that great tone. Does everything exceptionally well and build quality is second to none. Get one. You won't regret it.
Posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2015
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Closest StoreCalgary North, Alberta
For me it was all about tone. Quality and variety, after trying many amps, stood out as the feature that mattered to me most. Using online demos and reviews (including here) I could see that others who know this amp kept saying how good the variety and quality of tones this amp has. So I tried the Mark V. The Mark V gave me a tone that I liked in just minutes of playing around. I was also impressed with the speaker that Mesa put in this amp. Very versatile for all the tones. I like the expression used by others in reviews...it goes like this....Would you replace the amp if it was stolen? Yes, I would as they are not many (or any) tube amps out there that can do so much.
Posted by Layton on Aug 24, 2014
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Great versatile Amp3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreBurlington, Ontario
Bought this amp brand new from the Burlington store. This amp is the best amp I've ever own. I've own Marshalls and Line6 and Fender amps before. Nothing compares to this amp. This is the king of amps. It's not cheap but you get what you paid for. This amp is like having 9 amps into one. Not too complicated to learn as well. Don't think about it just go and buy one. Cheers
Posted by Luc on May 16, 2014
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What A Tonal Gem1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSaskatoon, Saskatchewan
Like most people I was immediately intimidated by all the dials and switches and of course by the price. Bought a JVM 410C and ended up hating it (too loud, every channel sounds the same, feedback, and channel volume issues). I then went back to the store and played the Mark V again and had a whole new appreciation. The tones are just unreal (Fender clean and twang, Plexi Blues, and wicked heavy shred). Easiest thing to do at first is to just use the preset EQ knob. I haven't even scratched the surface with tweaking knobs but I already love it and can't wait for future tonal discoveries. Worth every penny!!
Posted by Blair on May 4, 2013
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Great amp!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
Amazing amp! But I'm selling mine cause I need the cash right now :(. Check out Calgary kijiji for it. Can do pretty much anything from Fender to high gain stuff amazingly. Cheers
Posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2012
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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
This is it. The only Guitar amp you will ever need. Like the book says, it is 9 amps in 1. You want fender clean, you got it. You want Marshall Crunch, you got it. You want all the famous Mark series sounds from the past, you got it. I've read reviews from guys that didn't get it, and to tell you the truth I feel sorry for them. They don't know what they're missing. Now let me tell ya, there are a lot of switches, dials and sliders. It is not a plug and play amp. But if you spend the time learning and tweaking the amp you will not be disappointed. I wasn't!
Posted by Bob on Mar 12, 2012
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Closest StoreSurrey, British Columbia
I have owned Marshall, Hiwatt and several Fender amps in the past and my Mark V blows them all away. It's an extremely versatile amp and worth every penny.
Posted by Dave on Feb 9, 2012
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