Mesa Powerhouse 210 (VS PH610)

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by uncle woody, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. uncle woody

    uncle woody

    Dec 7, 2008
    Hello Talkbass,

    I have a Mesa PH 610 and absolutely love it.
    If I buy a PH210, will that give me the same tone/color as the PH610 but in a smaller package?

    Idea is to use PH210 for recording/rehearsal, PH610 for gigs.

  2. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Depends on how loud your rehearsals are.
    But it's the same sound.
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  3. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Too much hip thrust
    I owned the PH210 and thought it was fine, but I really like the PH112 (which seems to weigh half as much and has a fantastic tight clear sound).
  4. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa Boogie, Development Engineer-Genzler (pedals), Product Support-Genz Benz
    Similar, but at nowhere near the same maximum volume.
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  5. BogeyBass

    BogeyBass Inactive

    Sep 14, 2010
    It won't sound the same.
    Well kinda...

    Why chase it.

    Get a 2x12 and add to the arsenal.
    Get big block Chevy. And blow it up with nitrous

    Come on man you already got 10s
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  6. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    I haven't played through the PH210, but my gut tells me it has roughly the same tone as the PH610. Obviously it won't have as much volume, but it would be excellent for band rehearsals.

    It's unfortunate, yet understandable that Mesa discontinued the Powerhouse cabinets. The majority of players are leaning towards lighter amp heads and cabinets.
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  7. Arthur U. Poon

    Arthur U. Poon

    Jan 30, 2004
    SLC, Utah -USA-
    Endorsing Artist: Mike Lull Custom Basses
    I happily own a pair of PH212s. IMO they're superb. I had been looking for another pair of them, but when I found out my local Mom & Pop music store had a PH610, I made a beeline to play through it.

    I can't wait to bring it home, add it to my PH212s setup, and have the neighbors call the cops on me.
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