Puakma: Under the hood

I'm Brendon Upson, jack-of-all-trades, master of one or two. I'm talking about life running a small ISV tackling business issues and leaping technology hurdles in a single bound.

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Rock on!

Filed under: by Brendon Upson on 12:14

As we gear up for xmas I have nabbed an early one for me. The time has come to upgrade the guitar amplifier. My old (1992) Marshall Valvestate S80 is not sounding so hot these days with crackly pots and only one valve on the dirty channel. It's gotta be all valve with solid back speakers....

In the true tradition of 'buy once, buy right', I've gone the MesaBoogie route. I have a Triaxis on its way from the US - they are almost non-existant second hand here and extortionate new: $4,850 ! Ouch. And that's just the preamp. I'm now on the lookout for a mesa 20/20 valve power amp to go with it. I also dug up some plans for a Thiele design 1 x 12" speaker of which mesa make a version. 

When all is said and done I should have a killer rig that I can take into my twilight years.

My band is in the process of recording the first song with me on guitar so I'm looking forward to hearign how that turns out. Hopefully the Mesa will arive shortly (it should!!) and I can use that for the recording. Fingers crossed.


  1. Alright stop it, you're making me jealous now! It's amazing how new equipment can give that extra bit of motivation to keep going... Don't worry about the money, you simply have to reward yourself sometimes.

    Comment posted by Chris Bekas on 2008-12-15 13:15:15.0 | mail

  2. Update: My tracks are done, didn't use the Triaxis :-( it's somewhere in Australian customs according to USPS tracker. On a brighter note, I found a 20/20 and today bought a 110V stepdown transformer. Yesterday I made ~60% of the speaker. We're almost ready to rock!

    Comment posted by Brendon Upson on 2008-12-15 13:58:57.0 | mail

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