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MB200 Volume question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by SSCBA, May 12, 2011.

  1. Hi,

    I feel my MB200 to be a little underpowered.
    I've heard here of people who use the gain at around 9' o clock and can stand with a drummer, but I have to run it at least at 12' (running at 4 ohms) to hear myself (the drummer playing at low volume).
    At 9' it's only audible in a small room, playing alone.

    How's yours?

  2. From my experience yours is normal.
    Mine was like that and I had to crank it to around 3 o'clock when playing at band volume.
    I seriously doubt anybody could play with a drummer with the gain below noon even with a super efficient 4 ohm 810 cab.
  3. Yeah, I thought the same but then came across this post:

  4. wave rider

    wave rider

    Jan 5, 2005
    Which cabinet do you use and how efficient is it? That could make a difference...

  5. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Banned Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2008
    San Diego, CA

    It makes ALL the difference in the world...

    The MB200 is *not* supposed to be a big, high-powered amp. It's small, light and cheap... Expecting that this will an SVT will only lead to disappointment. Expecting it will be a dandy little amp for small gigs & practice is a better approach...
  6. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle Supporting Member

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    I mentioned in another thread that I used my MB200 to cover a "no PA support" fill-in gig and it was loud and perfect, BUT I ran it through a very efficient 8x10 cab. Volume at about 11:00 and it was loud as hell.

    If I had tried that gig with a 2x12 cab, it would have been woefully deficient and would have struggled terribly. Through at 2x10 it would have failed miserably.

    The MB200 is a great practice amp and backup spare. It is NOT a high volume gigging machine unless you've got lots of very efficient speakers to do the work for it.
  7. I was using an Eden ex112 4 ohms, only one 12'' speaker. That surely makes a difference with a 4x10 higher end Eden!
    But I feel that the amp doesn't "push" until its over 12' o clock. Maybe it was designed like that so you can practice at low volume without having to set the gain at 7-8'. But I feel my Kustom DE200 is much louder and thought there could be a problem with mine.

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