I am down in the bay area for a few days and finally got the chance to visit the mesa factory in Petaluma. The Mesa staff were very gracious and some fellah Kevin was courteous enough to give me a personal 45 minute tour; hows that for service huh? It was so fantastic to see all the lovely Mesa bass amps all stacked up and being quality tested over and over...excellent facility. To finally put faces on people like Tien, Tim and Mike Wolf was a rare treat. They answered many questions for me too. Any company that was as attentive to a some guy just wandering in off the street as they were deserves my $$ I'd say. If you get the same chance go check it out. Petaluma is beautiful and Alembic is just up the road!