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Mesa 400+,Where's "flat" on the tone controls?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by thirdeye, Jul 23, 2002.

  1. Is flat at "5" on the knobs?
    Or do they only boost from zero,and not cut?????

  2. Rickenbackerman


    Apr 17, 2001
    Laurel MD
    Flat in the tone stack is 0-10-0 bass middle treble. However, there are many other things which can affect what is 'flat' such as the size of the coupling caps.

  3. So if the coupling caps are OEM,then flat is 0-10-0??

    What are the coupling caps????:cool:

    Thanks for your reply Rickman.:)
  4. Big String

    Big String Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Northwest Indiana
    Just for the sake of accuracy, the knob locations on the 400+ are from left to right Middle-Bass-Treble. So, wouldn't that be 10-0-0 then?
  5. BFunk

    BFunk Moderator Staff Member

    Doesn't make a difference. Even the channels inputs are voiced non-flat. So what flat is for one channel is different from the other. Boogie's are not designed to be flat. they are designed to be musical. You are better off looking for a reference point. Anything will do. 5/5/5 will be as good as any reference point.
  6. Rickenbackerman


    Apr 17, 2001
    Laurel MD
    lo-z, that's why I said what was flat "In the tone stack". Who knows what's going on in all those gain stages...

    Big String, yes, 10-0-0, M-B-T
  7. BFunk

    BFunk Moderator Staff Member

    Wouldn't 'flat' be 10/2/2?
  8. Rickenbackerman


    Apr 17, 2001
    Laurel MD
    Nope, it's closest to flat at 10-0-0
    Download Duncan's tone stack calculator and see fer yerself...