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Mesa feedback issues?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by the JT, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. A few weeks ago I saw a ska/rock band in a small youth centre. The bassist was using a Titan V12, with a PH410 and PH115. The sound was pretty massive and bassy, probably more than enough for the room. The weirdest thing kept happening; whenever the bassist had a rest, the room was filled with a low pitched, wooly and very loud humming sound. The next band came on, with a bassist just as loud and this feedback stopped happening.

    A couple of weeks later in a similar small pub, the bassist was using a BB750 with a Mesa 410, and exactly the same thing was happening. Both of these bassists were using a Fender American Deluxe Pbass. (the one with the bridge soapbar)
    These are the only times I have ever heard bass feedback. Is this more common with meas heads? I didn't detect any distortion in either of the bassist's sounds, so they couldnt have had their gain set too high. Anyone know what was going on here?
  2. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Not a problem with mesa amps, but curious just the same. My guess, 2 inexpirienced bassplayers, who's technical knowledge may have been lacking. ANY amp can feed back, but it's quite easy to avoid it, if you want to.
  3. quigg


    Jul 27, 2008
    Norfolk, VA
    I own the V-12 and it hasn't had any feedback issues with any of my basses.
  4. Matt Dean

    Matt Dean Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2007
    SF (North) Bay Area
    Never heard of this in many years of mesa use.
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