OK - I think I've finally come to accept the fact that I really want a Mesa Recto. I've thought about saving a few bucks by trying some other options to get the same vibe, but I've come to the conclusion that if I want that feel, I may as well go with the original.
Ideally, the the Dual Rec would be the ticket, but I don't think I'm gonn ahave that kind of coin to spend, especially since we don't have a Mesa dealer in NL anymore (that I'm aware of). So, I'm thinking the Solo 50 would be the best option for me. But, I have a few questions so I'm looking for opinions.
First and foremost, does the Solo 50 have that same sort of vibe that makes me drool every time I listen to all those metal bands that use Rectos? I'd be looking for a tones similar to Godsmack, COC, classic Metallica, Overkill, et al.
Second, the Solo 50 hass a solid state rectifier. I would expect that would be a little tighter than a lot of the Recto tones we usually hear, but fundamentally the same feel. Would that be a safe stetement?
Third, anyone have any idea what dealers I should check with? I think I have a quote from Steve's from about 2 years ago, but that's pretty much useless at this point. I won't have the cash until the summer so it's not an immediate requirement.
Fourth (and finally), anyone have an idea of the street price for a Solo 50 in Canada? Or a Dual Rec (just for kicks). I was playing through a triple in Calgary last spring at a shop (can't remember the name of the place...near the Pontiac dealership on the main drag through town...kind of on a parallel back street). It was awesome, but also insanely priced. The Jackson USA Select KV that I was playing through it was pretty nice too...