I am ultra impressed!! And that’s very rare.
Super light, 40lbs with cables, 19′ tall, 15″ wide, deep, punchy tone for days, 400 watts as it sits, 800 with more cabs, the ability to add 3 more cabs, the head happily pulls double duty for very large gigs on top of my Mesa PH412’s, and it’s made in America!
I started out wanting the best sounding practice amp, in a very small light package.
Here were my needs:
I can’t believe how good it sounds and how loud it is. As a player who normally runs through a V4b or a Heritage SVT, or a Strategy 88 through two Mesa PH412’s… My expectations for a practice/ coffee house amp were very low.
- All-tube sound.
- Solid State for low maint/ high reliability.
- A head that could also be used for large gigs.
This has got to be as close as an Earthling could possibly get to the tone that I’m used to, while staying well within my parameters for weight and size.
Nice job Mesa
Very Big, Tight, Tube Sound from a Portable Head!
- 5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed May 9, 2019
- Build Quality:
- + Tight, Punchy, Deep Tube Sound
- + Made in USA
- + Super Portable and Light
- + Flexible Tone
- + Mesa Quality/ High resale value
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- - Head doesnt lock onto cabs, so it can vibrate off.
- - Price is high, but well worth it fro what you're getting.
- 800watts @2 or 4 ohm, 400 watts @ 8 ohm
- 1 with active/ passive switch
- 2 speakon only for cabs, 1/4 for effects loop etc
- EQ / Controls:
- Bass, Treb, Mid... AND a Parametric EQ for low mid, mid mid, and high mid
- Type: Hybrid
- Number of Channels: Single channel
- Total Power: 800W @ 4/2 ohms, 400W @ 8 ohms
- EQ: 3-band Semi-parametric EQ, Bass, Mid, Treble, Highpass filter
- Preamp Tubes: 1 x 12AT7
- Inputs: 1 x 1/4" (instrument), 1 x 1/4" (aux in)
- Outputs: 2 x SpeakON, 1 x XLR (direct out), 1 x 1/4" (tuner)
- Headphones: 1 x 1/4"
- Effects Loop: Fully Buffered
- USB: 1 x Type A
- Footswitch I/O: 1 x 1/4" (mute, EQ)
- Footswitch Included: No
- Power Source: Standard IEC AC cable
- Height: 4"
- Width: 12"
- Depth: 11.37"
- Weight: 7 lbs.