Mesa/Boogie Mark Five: 35 Tube Guitar Amplifier Head (35 watts)

Powered by a quartet of EL84s, the Mark Five: 35 comes equipped with Dyna-Watt technology, two channels, and tons of options to carve out your tone.

Following a 35 year tradition of 4xEL84 based power with successful models such as the Caliber, Maverick, Nomad and Lone Star, Mesa/Boogie is proud to add the legendary MARK preamp to the 9-Pin power lineup with the MARK FIVE: 35. This light-middleweight is an upgraded rendering of the mini-platform MARK FIVE: 25 and like it, the 35 boxes far above its class.

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To further bolster the MARK FIVE: 35's stage-ready resume, Mesa has added a Channel Independent SOLO Feature, a long-spring tank for the all-tube Reverb, the complete set of Voicing Choices from Mesa's CABCLONE with the addition of the VINTAGE setting to its on-board DI Output and an upgraded Footswitch for access to the many footswitchable choices. This blend of perfect clip-ablity on demand and exciting, dynamic headroom when you need it, creates the most adaptable MARK amplifier yet!


Utilizing Mesa's Dyna-Watt technology within the Multi-Watt Channel Assignable power array, this performance-oriented model offers substantially more headroom, punch and power in 35 WATTS, while two low power options, 25 and 10 WATTS provide a looser feel and enhanced power clip expression. Each of the 3 Power Level settings has its own sonic character and can be used to further authenticate the sound styles you are aiming at with your Mode choices and preamp settings. The power ranges and wiring styles are; 35 Watt (Dyna-Watt Power), 25 read more Watt (Dyna-Watt Power) and 10 Watt (Class AB Triode).


The MARK FIVE: 35, like the MARK FIVE it's born from, is really a collection of iconic's a living history of MESA/Boogie! Channel 1 covers the entire gain spectrum from chiming tight clean sounds, through furry, edge-of-clip, to Classic Rock CRUNCH and all the way up to burning saturated Lead sounds. Channel 2 delivers the legendary MARK II-C+ and warmer, rounder MARK IV in all their glory and the XTREME Mode from the MARK FIVE.


You'll find added tone shaping in Channel 1 via the MID/BOOST feature on the MARK FIVE: 35. From 0 to 5 on the MID/BOOST you will find the normal range of a standard MID control in a condensed form. From 5 to 10 on the MID/BOOST, a wonderful graduation of overdrive possibilities unfolds, enhancing gain over a broad midrange spectrum and increasing the versatility of each of the 3 Modes in Channel 1. CLEAN and FAT give way to furry and howling, while CRUNCH rolls past Classic Rock to unleash Metal rhythms and molten layers of harmonic complexity for Lead work.

Boogie EQ

The legendary BOOGIE 5-Band Graphic EQ provides the ultimate in sonic flexibility. Dial your sound in with the standard Tone controls and if further shaping is desired, employ the targeted power of the 5-Band Graphic EQ and tweak as you see fit.


The MARK FIVE: 35 incorporates independent SOLO controls that allow each Channel to have its own level for the SOLO footswitchable boost feature. On this 35 Watt MARK rendering however, unlike other MESA amplifiers, the SOLO feature is really an alternate MASTER control wired in parallel with the Channel MASTER and therefore can achieve levels above or below that of the Channel MASTER controls.

A "Preview" feature is built into the Footswitch that indicates the status of the SOLO control of the Channel you are NOT playing through. A dim YELLOW LED above the SOLO button of either Channel on the Footswitch indicates the SOLO is called up and will be active when you next engage that Channel. At that time, the LED on the Footswitch will illuminate full strength and change color to match the Channel's LED color (Green for Channel 1, Red for Channel 2) and the SOLO will determine the Channel's volume level until you switch it off and return to using the Channel's MASTER control.


The MARK FIVE: 35 includes a HEADPHONE Output for personal enjoyment of the amplifier when it is not possible or convenient to play through a speaker. This jack derives its "speaker simulated" signal from the included CABCLONE D.I. feature and delivers a surprisingly good rendering of the MARK FIVE: 35's sound and feel to your headphone set of choice. Use this output for late night practicing as it offers an authentic and inspiring Tone and feel by including your power tubes and output transformer in the signal path, and is then frequency compensated and level matched courtesy of the on-board CABCLONE D.I. circuitry.


The MARK FIVE: 35 upgrades include additions to the on-board CABCLONE D.I. feature, which now offers three classic "cabinet simulated" VOICING Modes and gives you the full feature set of the stand-alone CABCLONE D.I. minus the OUTPUT control. The simulations are an analog representation achieved through passive means (without op-amps to add gain for shaping) and were created using Mesa's 45 years of experience co-designing custom speakers with the world's top makers and designing custom cabinets to load them in.

These CABCLONE "virtual-cabinet" options allow you to tailor the direct circuit's EQ response for different cabinet styles, gain regions and/or different instruments and pickups. The choices range from bright and open with enhanced top end for buffed clean sounds (OPEN BACK), to a more compressed voice with the upper harmonics shelved for warm, singing single note sounds and thick high gain rhythm work (VINTAGE), to a scooped midrange and boosted top and bottom response curve called CLOSED BACK that excels for heavy Crunch rhythm and high gain Lead work.

Among these three VOICING options here on the MARK FIVE: 35 you have a broad spectrum of responses to choose from when going Direct. How you wish to apply them is up to you and these descriptions merely provide a guideline to start with. Regardless of how you dedicate them to your Channels for your recording needs, you'll have all the power needed to capture great guitar sounds Direct.


- Made in Petaluma, California
- All-Tube Amplifier: 4xEL-84 Power Tubes & 6x12AX7 Preamp Tubes
- Fixed Bias for consistent, maintenance free performance
- Patented Multi-Watt Channel Assignable Power Amp featuring MESA's proprietary Dyna-Watt technology providing three power levels and two wiring configurations (Pentode/Triode) via independent 35/25/10 Watt Power Switches:
- 10-Watt Mode utilizes 2 power tubes operating in Class A/B Triode for lush harmonics and liquid feel at lower volumes;
- 25 & 35-Watt Modes utilize 2 or 4 power tubes respectively, operating in MESA's exclusive Dyna-Watt Class A/B Pentode for maximum power, punch and clarity
- 2 Fully Independent Channels with 6 Style Modes:
- Channel 1 Features: Clean, Fat or Crunch Modes with Multi-Watt Power Switch (10/25/35 Watts) - Independent Gain, Treble, Mid/Boost* (patent applied for), Bass, Presence, Reverb (rear panel), Master & Footswitchable Solo Controls - *Powerful Mid/Boost Control doubles as a standard Midrange Tone Control (from 1 to 5) AND a Variable Gain Boost Control (from 5 to 10) providing precise levels of sweet harmonic overdrive, from subtle to blistering;
- Channel 2 Features: Legendary Mark IIC+, Mark IV and Xtreme Modes with Multi-Watt Power Switch (10/25/35 Watts) - Independent Gain, Treble, Middle, Bass, Presence, Reverb (rear panel), Master & Footswitchable Solo Controls
- Selectable 5-Band Graphic EQ is Footswitchable, Channel Assignable or Bypassable
- Footswitchable, Independent Solo Control for each Channel (front panel)
- All-Tube, Long-Tank, Spring Reverb with Independent Channel Controls (rear panel)
- Fully Buffered, Tube FX Loop
- Built-In CabClone Cabinet Simulator Output with Internal Amp Load and Headphone Output -- Featuring Closed-Back, Open-Back and Vintage Voices, Speaker On/Off and Ground Lift Switches
- All Aluminum Chassis
- 4 Button Footswitch (Channel 1/2, EQ, Solo Ch 1 & Solo Ch 2)
- Slip Cover
- Head: Dimensions: 9 1/8" H x 18 7/8" W x 10 7/8" D; Weight: 27 lbs.
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- Build Location: Hand-Wired In Petaluma, CA with the World's Finest Materials
- Wattage: Multi-Watt(TM) 10, 25 or 35 (Channel Assignable)
- Power Tube Type: 4x Mesa EL84
- Channels & Modes: 2 Channels / 6 Modes
- Mode Voicings / Styles: Ch. 1 = Clean, Fat or Crunch Ch. 2 = Mark IIC+(TM), Mark IV(TM) or Extreme
- Graphic EQ / Reverb / FX / Solo: Graphic EQ, Reverb, FX Loop & Ch. Independent Solo
- Footswitchable Functions: Ch. 1/2, EQ, Solo Ch 1 & Solo Ch 2
- Speaker(s) & Impedance: n/a
- Weight: 27 Lbs.
- Dimensions: 9 1/8" H x 18 3/4" W x 10 7/8" D
- Formats: Head
- Amp Type: Tube
- Chassis Material: Aluminum
- Rectifier Type: Silicon Diodes
- Rectifier Tubes: n/a
- Variac Power Switch: n/a
- Preamp Tubes: 6x Mesa 12AX7
- Power Amp Tubes: 4x Mesa EL-84
- Bias Switch for Alternate Power Tubes Types: n/a
- Maintenance Free Fixed Bias: Yes
- Wattage(s) Quick Reference: 10, 25 or 35 Watts - Channel Assignable - See Power Amp Details for more information
- Built-In Power Amp Attenuation: n/a
- Power Amp Details (Class & Wattage): Mesa's Patented Multi-Watt(TM) (Patent 7,602,927) Power Amp, featuring Dyna-Watt(TM) technology, providing three power levels and two wiring configurations (Pentode/Triode) via two 10/25/35 Watt Power Switches: Choose from 2 power tubes operating in Class A/B Triode for lush harmonics and a sweet, liquid feel at lower volumes, producing 10 Watts or; 2 or 4 tubes operating in Mesa's proprietary Dyna-Watt(TM) Class A/B Pentode for maximum power, punch and clarity, producing 25 or 35 Watts respectively
- Convection or Fan Cooling: Fan Cooled
- Number of Footswitchable Channels (or Modes): Two Channels
- Number of Style Modes: Six
- Number of Style Modes Per Channel: Three
- Types of Style Modes Per Channel: Ch. 1 = Clean, Fat or Crunch Ch. 2 = Mark IIC+, Mark IV or Extreme
- Channel Controls: Each Channel features Independent 3-Position Style Mode Switch, 10/25/35 Watt Multi-Watt(TM) Switch, Gain, Treble, Mid/Boost* (Ch 1), Mid (Ch 2), Bass, Presence, Reverb (back panel), Master, Footswitchable Channel Independant Solo and Graphic EQ Assignment Switch (On, Off or Footswitchable) - *The Mid/Boost Control on Channel 1 doubles as a standard Mid Control when set between 0 to 5 and turns into a Variable Gain Boost when set from 5 to 10
- Graphic EQ and/or Contour: Selectable 5-Band Graphic EQ (Footswitchable, Channel Assignable or Off)
- Reverb / Effects & Bypass Options: All-Tube, Long-Tank Spring Reverb with Independent Channel Controls
- Effects Loop & Bypass Options: Fully Buffered Series FX Loop
- Global Output Level Control: n/a
- Global Solo Level Control & Bypassable Options: Footswitchable, Channel Independent Solo Controls
- True-Bypass Options: n/a
- Tuner Output: n/a
- External Switching Jack Options and/or Midi: n/a
- Speaker Outputs: One 8 Ohm and Two 4 Ohm
- Cabinet Simulation - Direct Live/Recording Output: Built-in Mesa CabClone(TM) Cab Simulator with Internal Amp Load & Headphone Output - Featuring Closed Back, Open Back & Vintage Cabinet Simulations, Speaker On/Off and Ground Lift Switches
- Headphone Output: Yes (see Cabinet Simulation for more information)
- Slave Output: n/a
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 34.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 23 x 16 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2.M35.BB
Shipping Weight: 34.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 23 x 16 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2.M35.BB
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 34.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 23 x 16 x 14 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2.M35.BB

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Phone: 707-789-3348

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted April 18, 2023 by mike s in Pleasanton, TX

"MESA Mark Five 35"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
This amp delivers on all points. I've been playing a EVH 5150 III and an Egnater Vengenance 120 so its not apples and oranges comparison since these amps are clearly different in almost every way. But I can say the MESA is by far my favorite for the following reasons : Tone - Tone -and more Tone. I have been searching for the ever so elusive perfect tone and FINALLY have found it . I've played for nearly 30 years through the above mentioned amps plus Bogner ,Peavey, Fender and others and the MESA is THE ONE!. I cannot believe it took so long to finally "arrive " and I feel like an idiot for not trying Mesa products much sooner. Better late than never . Right ? I hooked it up to a Marshall 4X12 cab (which is not exactly a match ) switching guitars ( Jackson, Les Paul, Ibanez , Charvel and Strat ) back and forth / over and over changing settings all over the place on the Mesa and I can get what I'm looking in each instrument quickly and absolutely. No kidding ! I did not think it was possible. The first day it arrived I played all the way through one of Satriani's early discs (S. W the A. ) then all the way through Van Halen 2 , some SRV and a whole lot more........about 4 hours straight just to check this amp out and it delivers on all points. I would give it 6 stars if that were possible. I'm a huge fan of Zzounds as I have purchased everything mentioned in this review from them. Always been treated fair and square with no B.S. I don't know anyone who works at Zzounds or MESA read more and am not affiliated in any way whatsoever so this review is genuine and honest and I hope it helps anyone looking into the Mesa as their amplifier choice. You will NOT be disappointed.Cheers and rock on !

sound is superior ...............Tone is EXACTLY what I was looking for

Excellent choice in the settings on all points

Ease of Use
very easy to get each different guitar to sound like I wanted

Appears to be very well made. Just got it so I don't know for certain but I've played the hell out of it so far

YES, it is worth every penny !

Manufacturer Support
Did not have to reach the company. No issues with the product

The Wow Factor
I'm not into appeal or brand name recognition really. I'm all about the sound that comes out of it and the tone, above all else , is what I seek and this amp DELIVERS on all points

Musical Background:
30 + years

Musical Style:
Rock, Metal, Blues, Alternative
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