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Mesa Boogie M3 Carbine - 7 different Basses Comparisson!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by JohanSegeborn, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. Hi!

    How does the Mesa Carbine series hold up to Mesa Big block and Prodigy and Ampeg SVT? In this clip I'm trying out the Mesa Boogie M3 Carbine Combo with 7 different basses:

    Bugeyed Earl and mindwell like this.
  2. bjelkeman

    bjelkeman Bass player wannabe Supporting Member

    May 9, 2013
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Need to view this when it isn't bed time. ;)
  3. njjazzman2002

    njjazzman2002 Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2007
    New Jersey
    Enjoyed your video...top notch quality! Split screen with local scenes made it even more interesting. I liked the '73 Precision the best...but they all sounded good through your M3 Combo.
  4. Thanks njjazzman! Cheers Johan

  5. AstroSonic

    AstroSonic Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2009
    rural New Mexico
    Thanks for the great video. Excellent sound quality - about the best I've heard on YouTube.

    Jeez, all the basses sounded really nice, but each distinct. Just wondering: What was the setting of their volume and tone controls? And what were the control settings on the amp (which really sounded good). Do you think that the some of the basses could have been made to produce a similar tone by adjusting volume/EQ, or do I have to buy a few more basses? :>)

    Strings contribute substantially to the tone of an instrument. How much of the distinct tone from these instruments was due to strings?

    It sounded like the amp was adjusted for a little overdrive tone. How would the comparison have turned out with the amp adjusted for a 'clean' tone.
  6. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    EB-2 rocks hard! They all did, but that one especially shines with distortion. No idea how that amp compares to the other Mesas and the SVT since you cranked distorto, but I once got supplied an M6 combo on a cruise ship. Other than being a little tight and bright for my tastes, I got a good sound out of it, and it certainly beat most cruise ship amps I've gotten.
  7. mindwell

    mindwell Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2006
    Wichita, KS
    Acoustic USA endorser
    I had an M6 head that I *really* liked, and I've been flirting with the idea of an M3 combo as the high-end of a stereo Ric-O-Sound rig. That pre-gain distortion you've achieved is EXACTLY the right tone.