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(NAD) Mesa M6 Carbine

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Snakeman1066, Jan 31, 2014.

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Which Cab!?

Poll closed Mar 2, 2014.
  1. Powerhouse 4x10

    28 vote(s)
    37.8%
  2. 2-Powerhouse 2x10's

    16 vote(s)
    21.6%
  3. Powerhouse 2x12

    30 vote(s)
    40.5%
  1. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

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    I started playing bass in 1978 and started with a little Fender 15 watt amp...moved to a Peavey TNT 130 and then on to a Hartke HA3500 with a 4x10 cab

    Been playing that same Hartke head for years and years....Tried Carvin, GK, and Poweramps over the years, but have always gone back to my Hartke (I own an HA3500, 5500, 2500 and a LH500) but this year my originals band made the move to Mesa with my Guitard player going to a Triple Rectifier..

    so...

    I have been playing through it for about an hour now and have found a few tones i really really dig...

    playing through my 2x10 Avatar's and it sounds amazing...but i really want to try a Mesa Cab

    my first instinct is to snag a Powerhouse 4x10, but the Mesa Rep says i should get a 2x12 (never played through this size cone before) and though i love 15's for a clean tone i highly dislike them for fuzz and distortion...so what do you guys think!?

    4x10 Powerhouse cab
    2x12 Powerhouse cab (possibly two)
    or
    2 2x10 Powerhouse cabs (I'm leaning this route for the sake of portability)
  2. svp

    svp Supporting Member

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    I have been playing my M-9 through 2 powerhouse 4x10's for a couple of years now and no complaints:D
  3. dukeisdog

    dukeisdog Supporting Member

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    I play a mesa prodigy through either a mesa ph610 or ph412 and I really prefer the ph412. Try the cabs out if you can try before you buy but I really love my PH412 and it's very easy to move considering the size of this cab.
  4. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

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    I would Love that but the closest Mesa Dealer is just over 2 Hours away...

    Leaning towards the 10's as it's the Devil I know..lol
  5. dukeisdog

    dukeisdog Supporting Member

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    Could always call in and see what they have in Stock. It's a long drive but it'll be worth it if you come home with a sweet cab that day!
  6. BassMonstrum

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    Agree with this. No one but you can decide. We can tell you what we prefer, but it may not tickle your feathers. For example, I like 15's and 12's, but not 10's. It'll be worth to try the cabs out if possible, even if the drive is two hours long. The drive back will be pretty sweet when you think about how awesome that cab sounded at the store with your M6 :hyper:
  7. chaosMK

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    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    I slightly prefer the tone of the 410. It's just a dash thicker/deeper, where the 212 has a little bit more neo in the mids. The 212 is an amazing cab for its weight. I never get excited about moving my 410. I use my 112 whenever possible (now two of those... that would be booya).

    I owned the 210. Wasn't crazy about it, that thing weighs almost as much as the 410! hah
  8. Bassist_5LX

    Bassist_5LX 35 year Thrash/Death Metal Veteran Bassist Supporting Member

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    Powerhouse 4-10 bro... I still own one.
    Won't sell it. :)
  9. joebar

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    they are all good
    I have heard from some people that the 2 10 powerhouse is the best sounding one and two would be better than one 4 10-plus you get the flexibility that two smaller cabs give you.
  10. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

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    This is why I'm leaning that direction...
  11. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

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    I have been looking everywhere for frequency and performance specs on these cabs....can't find it anywhere!

    also what if any is the difference performance wise between the Powerhouse, Traditional Powerhouse, and Vintage Powerhouse?

    anybody?
  12. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

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  13. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    I would contact Mesa they have always been quick with answering my questions they are every helpful I won't buy anything else.
  14. Mortom27

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    two 2x12 cab is not a bad set up, but before u pull the trigger try a 410 with a 212 in the bottom, the local GC had
    that set up with a M6 head last year and it sounded it killer.
  15. Snakeman1066

    Snakeman1066 Supporting Member

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    not a fan of mixing different size drivers...even though i have done it in the past

    Finally made the drive and tested the 4x10 side by side with the 2x12

    after trying many different basses through both cabs and trying my pedal board through both cabs...I ended up choosing the 2x12.....

    overall it seemed to have better bass response and more punch than the 4x10 and also seemed a bit more mid-range in tone

    now i'm on the hunt for a second one at a decent price!!
  16. cv115505

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    I have the M6 212 combo (discontinued) and it is the best sounding amp I have ever used
  17. Mortom27

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    I agree on the 212 as well, that's why im
    hunting one down too

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