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SOLD Mesa 400+ Bass Head with Road Ready Case

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by bray101, Mar 30, 2013.


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  1. bray101

    bray101

    Feb 26, 2012
    Ohio
    Just picked this up, but don't need all the weight. Awesome amp!! Just overkill for my needs right now. I'm sure ill kick myself for selling, but it must be done. Recently serviced by previous owner. Tubes checked out just fine.

    Any questions, feel free to ask!

    Was $1250 + $50 shipping, but now only $1150 shipped and insured to lower 48 only!

    One of these without the road case just went on eBay for $1175 shipped.

    This is the official Mesa Road Ready Case it sits in. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1364677917.256631. ImageUploadedByTalkBass1364677929.751575.

    Handbuilt in
    Petaluma, California
    500 Watts @ 2Ohms, All Tube, Class A/B Power / 12x6L6, 4x12AX7
    Fixed Bias
    Two Inputs w/Independent Pull Bright Volume Controls, (1=Active, 2=Passive)
    Pull Shift Bass & Treble Controls (Standard Mid Control)
    Assignable 7 Band Graphic EQ
    Dual Patch Point FX Loop (Front & Back) w/Blend Control
    600 Ohm XLR Balanced Out
    Slave Out w/Level Control
    3-Speed Fan Cooled (Off, Low & High)
    8 ohm and 4 ohm output jacks
    4 Rack Spaces
     
  2. bray101

    bray101

    Feb 26, 2012
    Ohio
    Morning Bump
     
  3. bassfreakah

    bassfreakah

    Mar 26, 2011
    Endorsing Artist Ernie ball strings
    used one of these in band room with peavey 810 cab for about 3 years twice a week. very sweet amp with nice phat rubbery bottom end, a winner in every aspect.
     
  4. bray101

    bray101

    Feb 26, 2012
    Ohio
    Agreed!

    Although the bass boost really tightens up that lower register and the graphic eq can dial it in even more if you really want that mesa click to your pick attack.
     
  5. bray101

    bray101

    Feb 26, 2012
    Ohio
    May have a sale on the head unit itself, but would anyone be interested in the rack unit? It is a custom built road ready rack for the mesa 400/400+ bass amp.

    I believe it would work with other 4 space amps, but I cannot confirm that.

    There are no rack rails on it, but if installed, it would be a 6 space rack. This thing is durable as can be.

    Let's say $125 shipped to lower 48??
     
  6. bray101

    bray101

    Feb 26, 2012
    Ohio
    Also, since the sale on the 400+ isn't complete yet, ill say price drop on the Mesa with the rack included. $1150 shipped and insured to lower 48.
     
  7. goldenglory18

    goldenglory18 Supporting Member

    Nov 30, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Amateur. Take my advice for its resale value.
    Can you take pics of the rack case?

    I may be interested....
     
  8. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    It looks like its a Mesa SUS-4 rack if that helps anybody.
     
  9. bray101

    bray101

    Feb 26, 2012
    Ohio
    Thanks!

    Here is the info from mesa's website!

    Shock Mount Racks
    Patented SUS-4® Shock Mount Racking System
    Heavy Duty "Suspension" Shock Mounts (provides a "floating" steel inner rack frame)
    High Flow Ventilation (no foam)
    ¼" 5-Ply Baltic Birch w/High Impact Black
    Laminate Finish
    Custom Aluminum Channeling (all edges)
    Steel Corners
    Gasket Sealed Front and Rear Covers
    1 - 8"x19" Ballistic Nylon Accessories Storage
    Pouch (mounted on rear cover)

    I would assume this is what Mesa would call the 4-space, even though it is the size of a 6-space nor am rack. Just allows for more airflow and cooling.
     
  10. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    It's a shock mount rack. The amp is basically mounted on springs so bumps of the road don't hurt it. As you mention, you also get the benefits of better airflow, and thus cooling.

    I believe the 400+ is 4U, so it would be a 4 space rack since the amp takes up the entire mounting rail. You can measure the rail or the face plate of the amp (from top to bottom) and divide by 1.75 to get number of spaces. 1U is 1.75"
     
  11. bray101

    bray101

    Feb 26, 2012
    Ohio
    Yea. The 400+ is 4 rack spaces, but that rack case itself is the size of a traditional 6 space rack. It has extra room at top and bottom. Mema's site doesn't list a 6 space option, so I'm assuming they're going by the size of the head unit shock mounted in there. In this case, the 4-space 400+.
     
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  13. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    They go by the amount of spaces the rack rails are, not how large the physical rack is. The racks rails are 4U so it's a 4U shock mount rack.

    There is no way to mount equipment in the extra room at the top and bottom.
     

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