Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by is mesa good?, Oct 9, 2001.

  1. is mesa good?

    is mesa good?

    Oct 9, 2001
    Does anybody use the M-2000? Pro or con's? Or should I save $500 bucks and get the 400+? Cause right now I'm leaning toward the 400+.

    is mesa good?.....of course.
  2. TCollins


    Apr 4, 2000
    Use the search feature on this site and read all about the problems I had with my M-2000...the problems took a while to fix -BUT Mesa has lived up to their reputation and I'm enjoying the best bass tone that I've ever experienced...I also have a 400+ and it is one FANTASTIC amp with a lot of thump :)
  3. Steven Green

    Steven Green

    Jul 25, 2001
    Pacific NW
    I love my M-2000 because it has more options and is more versatile than any amp I have ever played. Two serperate channels with different modes and blending capabilites is awesome. You can get a distorted agressive sound, a classic rock tone, or even a super hi-fi tone. It's all in there. Sure, they are expensive, but they are built tough and save you money, because to get all of it's features, you'd have to buy 2 compressors, 2 preamps and a mixing system. The 400+ is also awesome (but much heavier and larger). It's more plug-and-play, if you don't need all the bells and whistles...
  4. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    I own a 400+ and it's my current favorite amp. If I didn't have so many good amps (Eden, SWR, Ampeg), I'd definitely own an M2000. Mesa rules, IMO.
  5. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    That Mesa 2000 thingy is my favorite amp to look at. I like the knobs, little switches, screens, and all the sonic options they represent. The control panel just SCREAMS versatility. Problem is, I couldn't get it to produce any tones that I really liked. Don't worry, I know how to diddle the knobs and flick the switches. I guess the circuitry just isn't wired for my ear. Now Eden, that's a different story. That's all.
  6. ItchyBass


    Oct 12, 2001
    Eugene, OR
    If you are looking at new, check out the Mesa M-Pulse 600. I just got one, and it is the best amp I have ever owned. It is as powerful as the 2000, a little less expensive, and simple (that is my new kick… simplicity!). The 2000 has too many knobs! The 400+ is awesome, but it is huge, heavy, and fragile (with all of the tubes).
  7. lo-end


    Jun 15, 2001
    I think the 400+ is the best because Im a tube freak. :eek: