Jump to content

used Mesa price? and weight?


burnthiscorpse

Recommended Posts

  • Members

Mesa 400+ newer one. ?? i see a couple on e-bay. and i couldnt find a weight on the mesa sight??? plz tell me they are not more than my old 88lb SVT.

i am possibly looking for a used but near (if not) mint one. was going to sell my D-180 and svt 8x10 or trade it for one. my custom pre-amp is a ways out and i want more head room than the d-180 has so, since i am getting a powerhouse 1000 cab sunday i figured i would stay mesa and get the 400+ cant get any more headroom than that.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

 

What's wrong with the D-180?


Yo.

 

 

i have run it on a big stage and a few small ones thus far and have to run my channel volume at 7 and the master at 7. with the reality of late this year early next of my band touring and playing large and small places, i dont want to have to ever worry about enough headroom. i dont dig running both volumes 3/4 of the way up.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

You must have an awfully distorted tone. You basically have it set for what would be a medium amount of gain for guitar, enough for classic rock. Have you read the manual?

 

There are other ways to get a louder, cleaner sound than selling the amp. If you're set on it, good luck to you, the 400+ is a fine amp (I've owned one). Whoever buys your D180 will be very happy - as long as he reads the manual.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

 

You must have an awfully distorted tone. You basically have it set for what would be a medium amount of gain for guitar, enough for classic rock. Have you read the manual?


There are other ways to get a louder, cleaner sound than selling the amp. If you're set on it, good luck to you, the 400+ is a fine amp (I've owned one). Whoever buys your D180 will be very happy - as long as he reads the manual.

 

 

 

i am running channel 2 not channel 1 (the guitar voiced channel) there is no distortion or plexi type gain whatsoever in my sound. and yes i have read literature on how this head works. i used to run a gibson EB-3 through the first channel and use a bunch of gain. (in a different band) so i am familiar with the head.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

Interesting. Mine will distort on any master setting less than 10, the lower the more distortion. IIRC the recommended setting for bass was channel 2 and master at 10, channel volume to taste. You certainly won't need to run a 400+ with the master that high - it starts to distort over 5.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Members

my master setting has no bearing whatsoever on overdrive. channel 1 as you should know is the gain channel and cascades through channel two so they have that double volume interaction thing that boogie does. channel 1 acts as volume/gain (and is way brighter) and channel two's volume acts as a sort of boost to it. then you turn the master to your desired setting. however channel two is NOT a gain channel you should get (as i do) no gain other than a little tube amp growl. and channel one's volume is not included in two's signal path because obviously they dont cascade backwards.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...