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Mesa Boogie Walkabout Mega-thread Pt. Tres

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Chef, Mar 31, 2010.


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  1. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
  2. CElton

    CElton I'm a new note finder...

    In with a stack shot...

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. goldenglory18

    goldenglory18

    Nov 30, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Your Mom.
    Chef, your killing me with that headcased' WA. I just found one at GC.com for just over $800 shipped.

    I can, but know I shouldn't..... DAMN SELF CONTROL!!!!
     
  5. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    bargain with them...cash talks at GC sometimes.
     
  6. goldenglory18

    goldenglory18

    Nov 30, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Your Mom.
    not when they are shipping it to me. the sales dude was really set on that price.

    oh well....looks like the walkabout and GG18 are forever destined to not be together.
     
  7. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    They aren't supposed to be doing this on Mesa/Boogie gear, of course.
     
  8. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Talkin' 'bout used gear;)

    I think...at least, that's what I thought...
     
  9. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Chicago
    That's what I've been told, but I still purchased my Walkabout head during a List Sale a few years ago for about half-off. My receipt didn't identify it as Used or Demo, so I have to believe it was considered new.
     
  10. goldenglory18

    goldenglory18

    Nov 30, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Your Mom.
    this one is advertised as used, although from the pictures, it looks pretty minty.
     
  11. tombowlus

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

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Ah, my bad. :bag:
     
  12. goldenglory18

    goldenglory18

    Nov 30, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Your Mom.
    Reason #396 on why I don't like guitarcenter:

    Out of the 4 walkabout's available online, only one is available for sale. The other 3 are MIA, broken, and being held by management.

    Edit: YEAH BOYEE!!!!!

    Fountain Valley CA found theirs in the back room and is shipping it out to me today. Tickle me pink, I'm the soon-to-be proud owner of a walkabout/powerhouse 2x10 rig!!!
     
  13. Dan55

    Dan55

    Apr 26, 2006
    Atlanta
    Is the combo cab w/o the head available anywhere? maybe special order from Mesa?

    Dan
     
  14. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Should be available from Mesa.
    Can't comment on whether it's s/o or not...
     
  15. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    A couple of years ago there was some sort of falling out b/w GC and Mesa and they weren't carrying any of the bass amps or cabs anymore. GC was selling off the Mesa stuff at a discount. Since last year or so, the bass amps are back in GC so they must have kissed and made up.
     
  16. goldenglory18

    goldenglory18

    Nov 30, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Your Mom.
    Check ebay and the TB forums. I have seen a couple of them pop up while searching for my WA.
     
  17. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    This would be the extension cab, versus the combo cab, fwiw
     
  18. goldenglory18

    goldenglory18

    Nov 30, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Your Mom.
    I dont know if you were responding to me Chef, but I was refering to the scout cab minus the amplifier.

    Also, try Mesa directly. They can custom make just about anything, but do charge accordingly for it.
     
  19. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    wasn't keeping track of who asked, but, yeah.

    there's a diff b/t the combo cab and the extension cab.
    the fine folks at mesa would be happy to supply either.
     
  20. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    This is probably to be assumed, but I would be extra critical of the amp for a few days just to make sure there is nothing wrong with it or damage that you weren't told about (try it at loud volumes and different EQ settings through multiple cabs and basses)- I don't know how many times I plugged into a used amp or bass at GC that was screwed up or even completely non-functional (the Denver GC had a used Mesa Bass 400 out on the floor for over a year that never worked, despite me trying it and telling the employees about it probably a half dozen times- could have just been a fuse, or it could have been tubes that were continuously blowing the fuse, but either way...). As tempting as some of the used deals can seem on the GC website, I don't think I'll ever buy anything from them that I can't play through first- too many people are given unsupervised access to their equipment all day long, and many of the employees don't even seem to know how to use much of the equipment themselves, let alone test it to make sure it is working ideally!

    That said- I hope yours is a winner! I got my Scout combo used from a local GC in pristine condition for a very good deal, so there are certainly great deals to be had!

    Karl
     
  21. goldenglory18

    goldenglory18

    Nov 30, 2009
    Los Angeles
    Your Mom.
    For sure. I'm one of the most critical consumers that I have ever experienced (I spent over 7 years in retail.)

    Question #1 out of my mouth: "Can I return it if it arrives not as advertised?"
    Answer: "You sure can."

    Done and done. Worst case senario, I take it back to my local store and tell them to pound sand.
     



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