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Cool! New M3 Carbine Head and (1x12) Combo...but

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by pudgychef, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. pudgychef

    pudgychef In Memoriam

    Jan 22, 2005
    Chongqing, China
  2. Barisaxman

    Barisaxman Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2005
    Omaha, NE
    Yep, the M3 looks pretty stripped down. I played through the single 12 powerhouse cabinet they are pairing it with, and it's a nice sounding little cab. Tried it with an SWR Headlite, very agressive sounding, gets loud without a ton of power. Could be a pretty potent small combo, but not real light if weight is a concern.
  3. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    The M3 is a bit of an oddball for Mesa. Stripped down to the absolute basics. But, for a 300 watter, the Walkabout is still king.
  4. Worldeeeter

    Worldeeeter Banned

    Mar 29, 2010
    Asheville, NC
    The M3 is a budget amp; they stripped it down to bring the cost down.
    +1 on the Walkabout; great sound for a 1x12" combo.
    I just bought the M6 Carbine 2x12" combo - it's a hulking beast of a combo amp, and I can feel its sound almost as much as hear it. The M6 sports the contour adjustment and the player control network, as well as the tri-ported cab, yadda, yadda, yadda. I'm just going to avoid stairs from now on...
  5. lomo

    lomo passionate hack Supporting Member

    Apr 15, 2006

    I still don't get a 13lb 300 watt SS stripped down head......for 800?????? I had hoped to hear some magic tone dust stories by now, but in spite of my love for my Walkabout and M9 I just don't get the M3 product concept. Perhaps if it were under 10 lbs or 500 bucks..... For only a few more rubles the M6 totally outshines it on my radar.

    ........just my .02, admittedly without having heard it.......any true believers out there?
  6. Mike


    Sep 7, 2000
    agreed about the stairs... but damn does the (M6) combo sound good! :bassist:

    sorry to derail the thread..
  7. Jazzman


    Nov 26, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    The M3 really appeals to me in concept, however I have not yet played it. I found the M6 to have more power than needed and didn't like the voice control (gimmicky is how I would describe it). If I didn't have a setup that i really liked the M3 would be on my short list.

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