Jack always gets excited when an NBD (New Brand Day) rolls around, but when that brand happens to make some of the best, all-purpose, hugely versatile, high-gain monster amplifiers we've ever heard, it gets even better!
Mezzabarba impresses from the off, with a signature, minimalist aesthetic. These things look as though they mean business, and evoke the spirit of high-end sports car design with their simplicity, offering jaunty flashes of their sexy, oversized custom transformers, peaking through the front grill...
Anyway, before we get too excited, let's break down the range! Join us as we walk you through 4 of the Italian brand's strongest models, all the way from plug-and-play, old-school classic combos, through to multi-channel, MIDI switching, 100-watt behemoths!
Jack decided to keep things as simple as possible, employing a beautifully honest Knaggs Kenai J, with single P-90 pickup, to shine the spotlight entirely on each amp's capabilities. As you'll tell, even one pickup is enough to cover more tones than you could ever imagine! We also decided to stomp on a Maxon OD-808 as a boost in a couple of places, to show how these valve-driven tone machines swallow up your pedalboard. A Line 6 HX Effects does its usual job of providing atmospheric delay and reverb in the valve-buffered effects loops.
We hope you enjoy the tones of these new powerhouse amplifiers as much as we do, and if you enjoy the video, please remember to leave a like below, and hit the comments section with your thoughts!
Check out www.peachguitars.com for more info and the full Mezzabarba range.
Thanks for watching, take care and we'll see you soon!
Jump to the clips!
0:38 - Introduction
2:45 - Breaking down the range
3:04 - Today's Rig
4:16 - M Zero Overdrive Overview
7:20 - M Zero Clean/Breakup Tone
8:23 - M Zero Crunch Tone
9:36 - M Zero Crunch & Maxon Boost
10:28 - M Zero Overdrive Channel
11:53 - Trinity Overview
14:49 - Trinity Channel One Clean
15:43 - Trinity Channel Two Crunch
16:58 - Trinity Channel Two & Maxon Boost
17:47 - Trinity Channel Three Overdrive
19:49 - Skill 30w Overview
21:47 - Skill Channel One Crunch with Power Scaling
23:46 - Skill Channel Two Overdrive
25:38 - Z18 Overview
27:28 - Z18 Clean/Breakup Tone
28:35 - Z18 Dirty Tone
29:15 - Conclusion