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Mesa Boogie King Snake 1x12 MK1 Combo

100W 6L6

Mesa Boogie King Snake Carlos Santana


Capture the classic and world-changing sound of Mesa/Boogie's original high-gain amplifier with the Mesa/Boogie King Snake Limited Edition 1 x 12" all-tube combo amplifier. Yes, this amp is built after Carlos Santana's original amps that he toured with in the early '70s. This extremely toneful and flexible single-channel guitar amp sports tried and true Mesa/Boogie features including Multi-Watt Selectable Power, a Duo-Class Power Amp, and a Boost control. An exclusive Blackface/Tweed Presence Control Switch lets you switch between two of the most coveted presence circuits ever. Add to that a tube-driven reverb and effects loop and you've got an amp that's ready to rock out in any situation. Add the legendary sound of Mesa/Boogie to your rig with the King Snake Limited Edition 1 x 12" all-tube combo amplifier!

Mesa Boogie King Snake 1x12 MK1 Combo 100Watts Carlos Santana

Mesa/Boogie King Snake Limited Edition 1 x 12" All-tube Combo Amplifier at a Glance:

  • An amp that changed the world
  • An extremely versatile amp for all styles of music
  • Choose your power output and class

An amp that changed the world
The amps Carlos Santana used in the early '70s set the stage for today's modern channel-switching, high-gain amps. Mesa/Boogie got together with Carlos to create a tribute amp with the sound and vibe of his original Boogie amps. The King Snake is a replica of Carlos's amp, all the way down to the unique chassis size and the Snake-embossed lambskin covering. But, Randall Smith and the engineers at Boogie went a little further and updated the amp with some of their most popular amplifier improvements. This amp sports Mesa's full-blown Multi-Watt Channel Assignable Power with Duo-Class technology, letting you run your power tubes in any of three different wattage ratings (10/60/100) per channel - each having its own tone-bending wiring configuration and operating class! The Mesa/Boogie King Snake Limited Edition amplifier retains the original amp's voice and vibe with updated tonal flexibility.

An extremely versatile amp for all styles of music
The single-channel Mesa/Boogie King Snake amp is the original "wolf in sheep's clothing" of the guitar-amplifier world. Input 1 gives you Mesa/Boogie's original multi-stage cascading-gain mode. This input runs through Volumes 1 and 2 for fat tones ranging from clean to scream. Just mix the two controls to taste. Input 2 is a normal-gain mode that only uses Volume 2. The built-in Mid/Boost control works as a normal mid control from 1-5, but once you hit 5-10 you're adding additional midrange gain that saturates and thickens your tone. A Switchable Presence Control, exclusive to the King Snake, lets you choose a warmer, more compressed Blackface character or a brighter tone with a lightening-fast attack reminiscent of Tweed amps.

Choose your power output and class
The Mesa/Boogie King Snake is a flexible amp for any situation. In the studio you can set it to the 10-watt mode for the single-ended magic of pure Class A. The 60-watt setting gives you a Class A/B push-pull output that's ideal for club work. Got an arena gig? Move serious air with the King Snake's 100-watt Class A/B setting. This impressive tonal and volume flexibility is made possible by Mesa/Boogie's Duo-Class and Multi-Watt technologies that deliver multiple wattages and both single-ended and push-pull configurations in the same amplifier. Very cool.



  • Custom-aged King Snake Embossed Lambskin Leather with extruded edge moldings and Vintage Weave Grille

    • Custom Designed AND Handcrafted in Petaluma, California
    • All-Tube Amplifier: 4x6L6, 5x12AX7
    • Fixed Bias for Consistent, Maintenance Free Performance
    • 10/60/100 Multi-Watt™ Power Switch controls the Patented Duo-Class™ Power Amp (Patent 7,173,488) providing three power and two operating class options. Choose from:
      • 2 power tubes operating in pure Class A (single-ended), producing 10 watts or;
      • 2 or 4 power tubes running in traditional Class A/B, producing 60 or 100 watts respectively
    • Single Channel Simplicity featuring Two Inputs that provide 2 Style Modes:
      • INPUT 1 - Our legendary multi-stage “cascading-gain” mode that runs through Volume 1 & 2
      • INPUT 2 - Normal-Gain mode that runs through Volume 2 only
    • Channel Gain, Volume and Tone Controls: Volume 1, Volume 2, Master Volume, Treble, Mid/Boost, Bass and Presence (rear panel)
    • Powerful Mid/Boost Control – The Midrange Tone Control doubles as both a standard Midrange Tone Control (from 1 to 5) AND a Variable Gain Boost Control (from 5 to 10). Its range from 1 to 5 operates like a standard Midrange Tone Control but once you go past 5 it becomes a variable Gain Booster providing precise, incremental increases to dial in added levels of sweet harmonic overdrive, from subtle to blistering. When set to 10 it duplicates the Gain Boost Switch on the rear panel of the original Mark I
    • Exclusive “Blackface/Tweed” Dual Presence Control Switch and Level Control provides access to the world’s two most revered Presence Circuits enabling you to choose your ultimate vintage experience.
    • All-Tube, Long Spring Reverb (control on rear panel)
    • Reverb External Switching Jack (rear panel)
    • Fully Buffered FX Loop with Automatic True Bypass and Send Level Control – FX Loop is fully removed from the circuit unless and until cables are plugged into the Send & Return jacks.
    • Slave Out with Level Control
    • All Aluminum Chassis
    • Slip Cover

    • 1x12 Combo (Dimensions: 17 1/2" H x 18 5/8" W x 10" D – Weight TBA) • 12” Fillmore KS-100 Speaker











Mesa Boogie King Snake

Mesa Boogie King Snake

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