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September 1, 2023

Buying Guide: Mesa/Boogie Mark Series Amplifiers

The Father of all Mesa Tone




Satisfy your cravings for the ultimate Mesa/Boogie tone with the world-renowned Mark Series. This series' pedigree spans over four decades, from founder Randall Smith's earliest tinkerings to the modern high-gain amps of today. Whether you are looking for pristine yet muscular cleans, juicy saturation, or anything in between, a Mark Series amp delivers with ease. For all the bells and whistles, the flagship Mark VII and JP-2C deliver three channels of your favorite amp flavors. The two-channel Mark Five: 35 and Five: 25 offer rip-roaring tones at more manageable volumes.

Which Mark amp is right for you? Check out our Buying Guide today and become a part of Mesa/Boogie's Mark Series legacy!
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Mark VII

Mark VII
The Mark VII continues Mesa/Boogie's long-standing tradition of always pushing the envelope. Loaded with three channels that have three voices each, this amp was made to be a musician's go-to amp for any occasion! Transition from glassy cleans to ferocious saturation at the flick of a switch:

Channel 1: Clean, Fat, or Crunch
Channel 2: Fat, Crunch, or Mark VII
Channel 3: Mark IIB, Mark IIC+, or Mark IV

As the flagship amp of the series, the Mark VII overflows with high-end features like a tube-buffered effects loop, selectable output wattage per channel (90/45/10 watts), full MIDI control, CabClone IR direct outs with a headphone output, and much more!

Mark V

Mark V
It is easiest to think of the Mark V as a collection of amplifiers, rather than just a "single" amp. Split into three independent channels, the Mark V divides each channel even further with 3 finely tuned voices each:

Channel 1: Clean, Fat or Tweed
Channel 2: Edge, Crunch or Mark I
Channel 3: Mark IIC+, Mark IV or Extreme

With the addition of lush reverb, a dependable effects loop, and even selectable output wattage per channel (90/45/10 watts), the Mark V may be the last amp you'll ever need.

JP-2C John Petrucci Signature

JP-2C John Petrucci Signature
Made in collaboration with progressive rock titan John Petrucci, the JP-2C hot-rods the legendary Mark IIC+ with some of John's favorite features. This three-channel, 100-watt behemoth wades amongst such sonic territory as crystalline cleans and liquid saturation with ease. Channel one delivers the muscular cleans of the Mark IIC+, while channels 2 and 3 are identical, offering Mark IIC+ overdrive with a gain pull knob that crosses over into insane shred territory. Each channel can also be assigned to either of the two 5-band graphic EQs for further flavoring options. A global wattage switch offers the option for 60 watts, or the full power of 100 watts. Experience even further flexibility thanks to MIDI capabilities and CabClone DI technology.

Mark Five: 35

Mark Five: 35
Continuing the tradition of EL84-powered amps like the Maverick and Nomad, the Mark Five: 35 pairs a genuine Mark preamp with the lower-wattage power section for a medium-output amp with tons of roaring character. This two-channel amp is split even further with three separate voices per channel:

Channel 1: Clean, Fat or Crunch
Channel 2: Mark IIC+, Mark IV or Extreme

Just like its bigger brother the Mark V, the Five: 35 also features lively reverb, an effects loop, CabClone DI technology, and independently selectable output wattage per channel (35/25/10 watts).

Mark Five: 25

Mark Five: 25
Don't be fooled by its smaller size: the Mark Five: 25 punches far above its weight class in both features and tone! Similar to the Mark Five: 35, the 25 boasts an EL84 power section for bright and tight tones at much more manageable volume levels. Also like the Five: 35, the 25 is a two-channel amp with three separate voices each:

Channel 1: Clean, Fat or Crunch
Channel 2: Mark IIC+, Mark IV or Extreme

Similar to the Five: 35, the 25 also features atmospheric reverb, an effects loop, CabClone DI technology, and independently selectable output wattage per channel (25/10 watts).