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Mesa M-2000 settings, anyone?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Hugh Jazz, Oct 22, 2001.


  1. Hugh Jazz

    Hugh Jazz

    Sep 13, 2001
    Atlanta, GA
    I was wondering if the members on here who own this amp want to share their settings. I recently got this amp, and so I'm more than happy with it. I haven't had much time to play around with it, but I dialed in an awesome tone using the FET channel within minutes of playing (it's pretty trebly and crisp with pretty good low end, but then I blend in some serious thunder by mixing it with the tube channel). I can't remember my exact settings since I don't have the amp here in my room, so I can't tell you exactly what they are. I haven't messed around with the tube channel by itself too much since I wanted to get a good workable sound quickly (and I did). But I can't wait to spend an entire day(s) just fooling around with that thing. All those knobs and switches are chanting my name, even as we speak.

    So anyway, I was wondering if you could share your settings and possibly help me out with my sound. I'm looking for a Tool meets Iron Maiden kind of tone...sort of......if that makes sense, but I'd love to check out everyone else's settings too.

    Oh yeah...I'm playing the amp through a 4x10 and 1x15 (both Mesas), and I play fingerstyle.

    Fire away with your settings!
     
  2. First of all go with the tube-amp setting.

    Set the 9 band Eq (from left to right) at:
    0,+4,-2,-1,-5,-2,-1,+2,+3
    :D
     
  3. Hugh Jazz

    Hugh Jazz

    Sep 13, 2001
    Atlanta, GA
    Isn't that the great Fieldy's EQ setting? :rolleyes:
     
  4. Hugh Jazz

    Hugh Jazz

    Sep 13, 2001
    Atlanta, GA
    Somebody? Anybody? Bueller?

    :(
     
  5. :D Yup :D
     
  6. I use mix mode and get my main sound from the tube side. I try not to eq the heck outta my tone as you are just adding distortion when you do that anyway. I think I go for whatever that R+B setting is with the gain all the way up. I like to plug into the passive input for a hotter signal. I don't use the graphic. Then I go on over to the SS side and rolloff everything above 100hz...that's EVERYTHING, using the graphic as well. I then goose the para-hoozit bass control centered on 30 hz only. What this does for me is to let me have my perfect tone from the tube side while still blending in HUGE bottom (according to the room) with the SS side; subharmonic insurance so to speak. So I get big, solid bottom no matter what, with whatever clarity blended in as needed from tube-land. I've been playing a lot of dub bass lately but this setting works for whatever style I want depending on the bottom blended in. I am super happy with this tone but it taken me like 3 years to find it. This amp was a bitch to set up; NOT a "plug n' play" for sure.