Amp for a Mesa RR 4x10

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Jumping_Bomb_Angel, Dec 6, 2005.

  1. ..greetings fellow thumpers:

    Just bought the above, 600watts, around 2 years old, and am looking at buying an amp to drive it that would get the best out of the cab.

    There are about 3 I am looking at in my price range are::

    Mesa Walkabout 300w

    Fender Bassman 400

    SWR 350X

    Warwick Profet 5.1

    Warwick Quad 6

    I am a little fuzzy on omage - also bearing in mind that the Warwick is the only one that has matching wattage it seems.

    Any advice, experiences appreicated.
  2. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Too much hip thrust
    Mesa heads go very well with mesa cabs. Especially for rock/metal.
  3. Thanks - any advice on wattage and ohms? Anyone?
  4. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I've used my 300w Walkabout to drive my Diesel series MB 4x10, and it sounds great. But then again, I also gigged for years with this 4x10 and an Eden 212XLT driven by an Eden Navigator into a QSC PLX 3002 (3,000w into 4 ohms). I wouldn't worry too much about matching the power output of the amp/head to the power handling of the cab. I'd be more concerned with good tone, and with not pushing any amp/head hard enough to cause any audible stress from the cab (you'll hear it when you do - at least you should!).