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SOLD Mesa Boogie Strategy 500 tube power amp

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by Benjamin Strange, May 22, 2011.


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  1. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Hey gang - I've decided to retire my Mesa BassTriaxis to the studio, and jettison my all tube rig I've been touring with for many years. So up for grabs is my beloved Strategy 500. Here's the scoop:

    - 3 rack spaces
    - 47 pounds
    - roughly 200 watts per channel
    - each channel has 2 switchable "tracks", which have independent volume & presence controls, and switchable Deep and Half drive modes
    - 4 12ax7s, 8 6L6s, 4 6550s
    - you can run two 4 or 8 ohm cabs per channel. That's right: you can potentially run 4 cabs on this beast without breaking a sweat.

    This amp is in great shape, functions perfectly, and has a new set of Mesa tubes in there. I leave the top cover off for easy tube access, and at some point I lost it. You won't really need (or want) the top if you have it racked, and if you do, most of Mesa's rack tube lids will fit as a replacement.

    I'm including a 4 space rack bag with this, so all you have to do is drop in your preamp of choice and you're set to go.

    $1000 , and/or the following trades:

    - Ibanez USA ATK
    - Gibson Victory
    - Gibson RD (Artist or Standard)
    - NS Design NXT
    - Mesa Rectifier Recording Preamp

    Here's a pic from my old Rack of Doom (it's the top unit, under the power conditioner):
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    I'll yank this out of the rack and post more pics if anybody is interested.

    Mesa's owner's manual here (pdf): http://www.mesaboogie.com/manuals/Strategy 500 Stereo.pdf
     
  2. seventhsunbass

    seventhsunbass Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2010
    Maryland
    And here I thought my 2 X Mesa 400+ rig was monsterous. :eek:
    Master....your kung fu is greater. :ninja:
     
  3. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Hump de bump doop bodu
    Bump de hump doop bop
    Hump de bump doop bodu
     
  4. DJJazzV

    DJJazzV Gambling is illegal at Bushwood sir... Supporting Member

    May 17, 2007
    New Jersey
    Awesome poweramp bump!
     
  5. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    To da' moon, Alice!
     
  6. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    The "I'm surprised I'm having to bump this" bump.
     
  7. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Perhaps some pics would help:

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    If this doesn't sell here soonish, it's going to Ebay, where it will most likely go for around $1200. Get it while the gettin's good!
     
  8. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Final bump before it goes to Ebay.
     
  9. MrSaturdayNight

    MrSaturdayNight

    Jan 24, 2011
    Wish I had $1000 to spend!

    :(
     
  10. This still available??
     
  11. simperjim

    simperjim

    Aug 5, 2011
    Please tell me that this Strategy 500 is still available????
     

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