Amp Run 2007!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Daywalker, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. Daywalker


    Apr 13, 2005
    I've been wanting to try out some new gear for the longest, but my local Guitar Center doesn't really carry that much in stock. So yesterday, a friend of mine and I drove up to LA and Sherman Oaks(from San Diego) to check out some shops. We went to two different Sam Ash stores, the Hollywood Guitar Center, the Mesa Boogie store, and the Bass Exchange in Sherman Oaks. It was a very fun day to say the least. I got to try out many Ampeg, Eden, Aguilar, Fender, and Mesa rig combinations. I took a couple of my basses with me so there would be no questions. I gotta say, that out of ALL the stuff I tried out, it was a MESA rig that had me drooling the most. The Titan V12 with a Powerhouse 4x12 was just AMAZING!:eek: The Titan is such an awesome amp, it's got everything any bassist could ever really need I think. The two channels, the DI, the footswitch controls, and most of all the insane amount of headroom it has. No matter how loud you crank it, it doesn't distort or fart out the cab. I tried the 400+ first, and was almost sold until I tried the Titan. I was so impressed in fact, that ALL of my current gear will soon be in the classifieds section to make room. Just thought I'd share my experience, Mesa here I come!:bassist:
  2. Maybe rethink getting rid of ALL your gear? At least for a few weeks!
  3. Daywalker


    Apr 13, 2005
  4. Daywalker


    Apr 13, 2005
    Oh yeah, I also got to try out a prototype amp called the Fathom, it was pretty nice as well. Sorry about the crappy cell phone pic, it was all I had...

  5. just in case your "new gear" phase wears off :)
  6. Daywalker


    Apr 13, 2005
    Well, I got a taste of a Mesa rig a couple months back, and I've tried lots of other rigs since. To my ears, Mesa has the sound/tone I'm looking for. I can't say that I won't wanna change my rig around again, but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it. But for now, that Titan with the Powerhouse 4x12 was the hotness!:eek:

  7. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Sounds cool man, jump in head first!
  8. Have you tried out the Mesa with your Berg cabs? IMO, my 400+ sounds better through my Berg NV 610 than any of the Mesa cabs I tried, which is not of course to say that the Mesa cabs didn't sound completely awesome.
  9. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    anymore info on the fathom??? power, specs, special features??
  10. I tried out a Titan and was VERY impressed. I may eventually sell my 400+ to finance one. BTW, I play it through a Berg NV610 and it rocks!
  11. Daywalker


    Apr 13, 2005

    The only thing they would tell me, is that it's still a prototype and they're not sure how the production model will end up. I know it's hard to make out in that pic, but there's a tone shaping buttin in the middle that was very cool to mess with. It's like the tone selector switch on the SVT-CL, but better. Also, it's a 600 watt head, with a tube pre-amp. I ran it into the Powerhouse 8x10 and 2x12 and it sounded pretty damn good...
  12. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Yes, yes, YES! :bassist:

    The Titan with the powerhouse 810 is pretty nutty too.

    Interested to find out more about that fathom thing.
  13. Daywalker


    Apr 13, 2005
    They said that it was just a prototype, the actual Fathom might be different when it actually comes out in Spring of 08 I think? I've been constantly thinking about how I can unload my Aguilar and Bergantino stuff. The "bergantino hype" has worn off, that Mesa tone(for now I guess) is MY sound...
  14. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Oooo, I want to know more about that Fathom. I have yet to hear a Boogie bass amp I didn't like, so I'm sure this'll be right up there. And the timing is perfect. I can't get anything till summer, tapped. Thanks for sharing. Love that Mesa bass gear.
  15. koobie


    Jul 11, 2007
    Portland OR
    I can't fathom how this will compare to the M-Pulse 600.;)

    I think the Fathom looks a bit like a Groove Tube mic preamp, the Vipre, what with the retro-looking pointer-knobs.
  16. Daywalker


    Apr 13, 2005
    It was pretty nice, I liked how simple it was to use. Tone shaping was a snap on that thing...
  17. Poon


    May 20, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    How would you compare the Titan V12 to the DB750 in terms of Tone and Headroom, etc.