Mesa Boogie M6 Carbine vs. Aguilar AG 500 SC

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jetofuj, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. jetofuj


    Jun 16, 2008
    Hi guys!

    I'm not asking which of these two amps is better of course ;) I've got a pleasure to plug my bass into M6 Carabine, but I haven't had chance to do the same with Aggie. So I have a question to folks who know both. What are main differences between them? I like Mesa as it is fast and clean, but not sterile. It is also very natural sounding amp (due to tube preamp, I guess). And how is the thing with AG 500?

    Cheers, Kris
  2. funkyfretless


    Jan 15, 2006
    Atlanta, Ga
    bump!! i am very interested in this. does anyone have a comparison??
  3. jetofuj


    Jun 16, 2008
    I've found few samples:

    I really don't like highs on these demos. They're very sharp and annoying. But of course they may not give justice to the amp.
  4. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I own an M6, and I used to an AG500. The AG500 is much more mid-focused, and the M6 is some what mid-scooped (with the Voice control set flat). We ran some charts showing the frequency response of the M6 in issue #1, but we have not tested an AG500 yet. They are fairly different beasts, IME/IMHO.