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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by rochishin, Mar 4, 2008.
There's a place up here in Canada where the price is not too far from each other.
Got to agree about the price thing. But, I owned both an Impulse 600 and a DB 750 until just last week. Very similar tone, but the DB is fatter and, well just bigger. I sold the Impulse because I just like a simple tone set up. The Impulse is MUCH more versatile with tone options and compressor though. Better for different kinds of gigs. I just love that DB 750 tone through my Bergantino 322 though, really can't be beat IMO. Good luck!!
I forgot to mention the DB750, can also look cool too....
+1 (smiley with a thumbs up..ya, I couldn't find an actual pic of it)
I've been waiting to hear from someone who owns both. Thanks!
I love your signature!
I gotta stop using so many exclamation points
KJUNG could give you a lot of help if you send him a PM. I have tried both and I like the MESA better - It has more tonal flexibility, the solo volume feature is something you will never be able to live without again, and the compressor is as good as it gets. One thing to keep in mind with the Mpulse is that is has an unusual voicing for the mid frequency. To get the mids 'flat' it is best to set the mid control no higher than 9 or 10 o'clock. If you go much higher than this the head can sound weird (farty). Also the treble starts pretty low in the spectrum, so you may want to set that initially no higher than 12 o'clock or it will bring in more mids than you may want. Between the graphic switch and the solo button, you practically have a sort of 3 channel amp. good luck.
*** is an impulse?
Mesa head (BB750), Aggie cabs!
That's the stuff...thank you. I've noticed that the mpulse is very trebly(to me) even when set flat. Again I'm sort of stuck not being able to audition the aguilar. For me there's a lot to be said about liking an amps natural voice before all the knob twiddling.
Listen to Tool's Lateralus ... Justin Chancellor's tone through an M-Pulse is unparalleled IMO. I don't own either so I can't offer a definitive opinion, but I think the Mesa might offer you more tonal flexibility, plus the extras elaborated upon previously (compressor, solo boost, etc).
Thanks man, I'm however trying to go for the older(?) school tone not so much clean. Which is why I'm wondering if the mpulse can do a good db750 impression.
Aggie head, Mesa cabs?? i think I may be going this route.
Before i got my DB750 i had an m-pulse 600. I never looked back, for what its worth.
We forgot that the price difference between Aguilar and Mesa is much less drastic outside the US (from what I've read).
I've posted this before, but comparing an aggie DB659/crest CA6 setup with my M-pulse 600: the Aguilar sounded great at home, but with my band them M-pulse outshined it easily. I was using Aguilar GS412 and GS112 cabs.
If you don't like knobs, just leave the parametric EQ OFF like I do. The 3-band EQ on the mesa is superior to the one on the DB750 IMO. I strongly prefer the voicing of the low end EQ on the Mesa.
I think you would have to compare the DB750 to the Titan V12 in order to compare apples to apples...
I'm comparing the 600 to the db750 because I tried the v12 and could not get it to sound the way I liked. The 600 and v12 seem to be voiced different to me. These posts are all great stuff. It makes me wish even more that I were able to try both side by side. Anybody in the Toronto area have both and be willing to have a tosspot like myself have a go at them. At any rate you guys have been extremely helpful, not only helping me understanding both amps but now making me want them both!
If these are the only two amps you are interested in, just break it down and see if the specs/price between the 2 make or break the deal.
750 @ 4ohms
975 @ 2 ohms
Simple 3 band EQ w/hi/low boost
Mesa 600: 320 @ 8ohms
600 @ 4 Ohms
More intricuit eq with OB compressor, solo
Do you want alot of EQ options?
Do you need the amp to be able to do a 2ohm load?
Is weight an issue?
Is rack size an issue?
All the obvious being stated now, here is my opinion.
I've played with, but do not own a mesa 600.
I own the DB750. I've had it for almost 4 years(bought new)
It has operated flawlesly for me. It has done everything I asked of it. It runs a 2ohm load with ease with only a minor temp increase.
I love the tone, BUT I think the Mesa takes the win in the low/low mid department. The aggie is a little loose in the caboose, and can get hard to controll in certain rooms if you go crazy with the eq.
I think the Mesa is a better "rounded" amp, that can handle more of a variety of situations, but as far as kick you in the gut whoomp, I give it to the DB750.
The DB750 can get "wooly" if needed, but doesn't break up like a nice tube amp will.
Hope any of this helps.
Your thoughts and opinions definitely help. I'm going to try the mpulse again to see if I can "live" with it. As was stated earlier I can't go wrong with either one. But somehow I feel I'm missing out by not hearing the db750. Ya I'm crazy.