Nothing feels like a 100 Watt amp regardless of volume. The extra glass and bigger transformers provide more headroom, dynamic nuance, more snap at the attack, increased dimensional width and better tracking of low frequencies. The MESA/Boogie® Fillmore™ Family of amps are designed for players seeking a straight-forward amplifier capable of delivering everything from pristine cleans to warm, vintage gain tones. With a Fillmore™ 100™ you can easily dial in your tone with subtle increments of saturation and the perfect amount of headroom for any venue. These amps are super responsive, organic and nuanced, with rich harmonic content. Guitarists will feel at home plugged into a Fillmore whether playing a Rock, Pop, Blues, Country, Reggae or Jazz gig. And, for the pedal lover, they're the ultimate pedal platform.
The Fillmore 100 is loaded with a quartet of 6L6 Power Tubes plus five 12AX7 Preamp Tubes and features a global High/Half/Low power switch. A streamlined front panel showcases 2 fully independent & identical foot-switchable channels. Both feature CLEAN, DRIVE & HI Modes, with Independent GAIN, TREBLE, MID, BASS, PRESENCE, REVERB & MASTER Controls.
CLEAN - While the Fillmore's preamp architecture leans toward the more throaty voice and easier to clip "Tweed" circuits of the 1950s, the lower half of the CLEAN mode behaves more like a 1960s "Blackface" type of circuit. Here you'll find pristine cleans with ample sparkle and chime. The upper end of CLEAN can be driven to clip and its crystalline sparkle gives way smoothly to a perfect top end that doesn't sound buzzy or thin when clipped & saturated.
DRIVE - This mode picks up a little before where CLEAN tops out and approaches "high-gain". Unlike the rounder, warmer voice of HI, the DRIVE mode's "unedited" top end is reminiscent of a clean channel, allowing for a less compressed feel and harmonics to come through. Expressive & dynamically unhindered, DRIVE is perfect for open overdriven tones.
HI - The highest gain of the Fillmore 100's three modes, it features a wide range of saturation from subtle expressive clip to burning overdrive - creating ample sustain, harmonics, and compression for most high-gain work save for perhaps extreme modern metal sounds. This mode pays homage to the best of the late 70s/early 80s Crunch Rhythm & Lead Sounds, riding a line between MESA/Boogie & Brit amp tones popular in that era. HI is tailored with its top end somewhat rounded off and the harmonics shaped to produce a better single note response with a voice-like character.
A fully buffered, Series Tube FX Loop and All-Tube, Long-Tank, Spring Reverb with independent channel controls round out the Fillmore 100’s feature set. An external Reverb Switching Jack provides for remote switching of Reverb with an optional reverb footswitch & cable (sold separately) or external controller.
About the cabinet
MESA/Boogie® Fillmore™ Cabinet Designs are vintage-tuned open-back enclosures featuring a higher, tighter Bass response. They're a perfect mate both cosmetically and tonally for our Fillmore 50 Amplifier. They are made with void-free, marine-grade, Baltic Birch ply and come loaded with our Custom, English made Celestion Custom 90 speakers. Super strong rabbet corners are glued and nailed. Baffles are fitted with superior dado joint construction and braced. Grilles are wrapped around a separate grille board, not the baffle board. Grille material is made of strong twisted jute dipped in a special coating that filters top end for a sweeter response.
Fillmore 100 Head Features
Hand-Wired in Petaluma, California with the world’s finest materials
All-Tube Amplifier: 4x6L6 Power Tubes, 5x12AX7 Preamp Tubes
High/Half/Low Global Power Switch (Class AB):
High Power = 4x6L6 Pentode @ 98 Watts (clean) / 112 Watts (max)
This grille material is no longer in production and since these are the last products we have available in this finish, they are being packaged together at a special price.
MESA/Boogie products sold by MESA/Boogie Hollywood are intended for use within the United States. We are unable to ship any MESA/Boogie products outside of the US.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including, nickel which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and vinyl chloride which is known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov