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Mesa Boogie M-2000 ohm question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Transverz, Dec 3, 2004.


  1. Transverz

    Transverz believer of the Low End Theory

    May 3, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA
    Tried searching but couldn't come up with straight answer:

    Can the M-2000 handle 2 ohms reliable?

    How about 2.67 ohms? (an 8 ohm cab + 4 ohm cab, I'm correct on the ohms, right?)

    Would appreciate it...thanks!

    -T
     
  2. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Nope.

    And nope.
     
  3. natrab

    natrab

    Dec 9, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Nope, that's the one thing I don't like about the M-2000.

    Oh, and it doesn't have a ground lift on the DI.

    two things....
     
  4. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Three things. Shared gain control on the Tube Pre and the Hi-gain setting. It's hard to get a good overdrive without the Tube Pre being too loud, or getting a good clean Tube sound without the Hi-Gain being too soft.
     
  5. Transverz

    Transverz believer of the Low End Theory

    May 3, 2004
    Los Angeles, CA
    Drat and triple drat. Oh well. Just a wandering thought.

    I do really like my newly acquired M-2000 though. I got it in an even trade with a COOL fellow TB'er for my SVT-4Pro. Great sounds all over the place...with our without spending a lot of time on it.

    Yeah, I wish there were gains for each channel, but ehh, not a major issue.

    Of recently I've been working at getting an overdriven but solid low-end sound. I'm getting there but the lows aren't "solid" enough. I've tried mixing in the FET channel but it just kinda gets louder. Any suggestions?

    -T
     
  6. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    What I like to do is to use the 7 band eqs on mix mode only. I also set the high gain to kick on automatically in mix mode. I boost the mids on the 7 band on the tube side, and boost the lows a bit on the fet side. Mix to taste. Presto!
     
  7. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    I was considering trading/selling my SVT4Pro for one of these also awhile back. Just looking for something different to play with, as I am happy with my Ampeg, just getting bored with the same old.

    Can you give quick rundown on the major differences in tone between the two, and any other pros/cons of the trade you made??

    Thanks
    Ryan