Hot on the heels of the universally beloved Mark V:25, Mesa have now released the new Mark V:35.
It seems like only yesterday that I did the video comparison between the 25W mini-Mark and my go-to amp, its big brother the original Mark V:
So what could they possibly gain by adding only 10W of output, you say? But wait, there’s more! Further to the 25, on the new Mark V Thirty Five you’ll get:
Dual variable Solo Boosts (per channel, essentially)
35/25/10W power modes (35W should give you a smidge more headroom at gig levels)
All voicing settings for the in-built CabClone attenuator/DI (the MkV:25 only had one default setting available)
Expanded footswitching – Channel 1/2, EQ, Solo Ch1, Solo Ch2 (interesting – even the full-sized Mark doesn’t have channel independent Solo control)
Is this too hot on the heels of the MkV:25 though? Personally, the new features are indeed useful, but if I’d just bought the baby brother say, last year, I’m not quite sure I would rush out to get the MkV:35 just yet.
Time will tell, but for now, here’s the Mesa press release:
New MARK FIVE: 35™ is Here.
Compact 1×12 Combo and Head feature the addition of 4xEL84 power, Solo control and more.
Following a 35 year tradition of 4xEL84 based power, we’re proud to add the first-ever Boogie® MARK preamp to our 9-Pin power lineup and introduce the new MARK FIVE: 35™. This light-middleweight is an upgraded rendering of our popular mini-platform MARK FIVE: 25™ and like it, the new MARK FIVE: 35 delivers knockout performance far above its class.
Utilizing our Dyna-Watt™ power technology within the Multi-Watt™ Channel array provides substantially more headroom, punch and authority in 35 WATTS. Meanwhile, two low power Modes, 25 and 10 WATTS, offer a looser feel, more bounce and sag and enhanced power clip options.
New stage-ready upgrades include; Channel Independent SOLO controls, a full-size 3-spring Reverb tank, the complete set of Voicing Choices added to our on-board CABCLONE™ DI Output and an upscale Footswitch for access to the new footswitchable choices.
Based on overwhelming feedback from our community, we are offering the new MARK FIVE: 35 in both a 1×12 Combo and traditional 19” “Boogie®” size Head.
While the Head is perfectly paired with our Compact 2×12 Recto® cabinet, it can really sit atop a number of our Compact MESA® extension cabinets. The Combo can be coupled with an additional extension cab as well for even greater coverage.
As with all MESA amps, the full range of custom options are available including custom vinyls and leathers as well as exotic hardwood cabinetry.