Road King is poorly named. No one ever takes those things on the "Road."
Should have called it the "Albatross."
Congrats. That looks mint. Expect a clip.
Ha right? Except for Petrucci and his giant rack with 3 of them back in the day.
Yeah I’m a big Mesa fan and have played Marks and Rectos for years. I initially was looking at Road Kings because I wanted to run a recto with a combination 6L6 and EL34 power section. I have a SimulClass Mark III, and it sounds to my ears better when I put EL34s in the outer sockets and 6L6s in the inner ones, which is a feature of the older Mark amps.
This thing can do that, and it’s everything I thought it would be. I almost went with a recto recording preamp and a 2:90 because the 2:90 can do that too (and I so love the 2:90), but in the current market that is just cost prohibitive I feel, and was able to get this amp for considerably less than that option.
The Road King is absolutely over the top, and it’s awesome. Two Lonestar clean channels, a Voxish Tweed, a Plexi, and then an orange and red channel that are really unlike the standard Dual/Triple channels I’m used to, two loops, two sets of speaker outputs, and a bunch of power amp options - it’s just insane. Also interesting the taper on the master and output knobs are really smooth, much more like the JP2C or modern Mark amps. It’s honestly so odd this amp does low volume Modern mode better than my Mini Rec.