Mesa 400 in need of some TLC - Am I crazy?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by TheLarch, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. TheLarch

    TheLarch Supporting Member

    Posted on my local Craigslist is a Mesa 400 that sounds like it's been rode hard and put away wet. While the price sounds great, I am wondering if I'm just asking to take on a very expensive paperweight. :help:

    Mesa / tube gurus, what do you think? Do I run the risk of throwing away good money or does this sound like a relatively easy fix? My semi-edumacated guess is that there is a cold solder issue that kicks in with increased volume and resultant vibration.


  2. JebusChrist


    May 23, 2005
    you know, i emailed this guy (i live in nyc) about it, and he hasn't responded yet. but it sounds like a good deal, you should go for it. just make sure he sends you pics to see just how "beat up" it is...
  3. TheLarch

    TheLarch Supporting Member

    Yep - I haven't heard back from him yet to even know if this is still available. I asked for photos as well as I definitely want to see just how "pretty beat up" it is.

    If it sounds too good to be true......