Mesa Scout 15" is a schooch too big

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BuffaloBass, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. I just picked up a new-to-me car to replace my other biodiesel buggy which has an engine malady.

    When I opend the trunk at the dealers I knew I would have a problem. While the car is the same model as the older one, the trunk lacks a freckle of depth.

    So I get to packing up for Friday's gig, and sure 'nuff, the 15" Scout wont fit into the trunk. I tossed it into the back seat, which I prefer not to do. The interior of the "new" car is mint. Like to keep it mint.

    If anyone wants to swap their 12" Scout for a 15", I'm all ears! I tried a MarkBass2X10 combo amp which would fit, but it aint no Mesa.

    What would you do?
  2. I'd get a padded cover for your amp, to protect your car, and call it a day. Try LeCover.
  3. K-Funk


    Sep 24, 2007
    Auburn Hills, MI
    Wouldn't a folded-up towel protect the seat as well?
  4. 57pbass

    57pbass Supporting Member

    Aug 1, 2004
    Bayside, New York
    I have leather interior in my truck and sometimes load gear onto the back seat.
    I use a moving blanket to protect the seat..its padded and covers most of the seat can even use a canvas drop cloth..
  5. 62bass


    Apr 3, 2005
    I had that problem with my Scout when I had a tiny Kia. I used the back seat and covered it with a blanket. The Scout also had a leather cover. Did that for a year and no damage to the car or amp.
  6. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    I'd certainly consider swapping my Scout 12 for your 15, but shipping will be a giant pita. I use my Walkabout head with a 212 mostly, anyway, and never have seen a 15" Scout, hence, my curiosity has got me. Where're you at?
  7. Waaaaay up in Buffalo NY. Mesa told me to get the 15" , as I'm a 5 stringer, but the 12" was punchier. Now I run the 15" Scout with 2X10 ext cab at gigs to get some punch back, and its just like I like it.

    BTW, the depth of the 15" Scout is near 20" , whereas the depth of the 12" Scout is only 15".

    OK OK blankets it is.

    I'm sure UPS would be pretty huge to TX, and there is a $200 price differential between the 12 and 15. But for S-n-G's I'll check on shipping to Dallas.

    We should probably keep the amps adn ship the cabs. Like I said, I run mine at 2.67 ohms once in a bit. The cab is near mint, although I have replaced the handle once.
  8. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Inactive

    Do the back seats not fold down?

  9. SCT1422

    SCT1422 Supporting Member

    PM sent
  10. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Yeah, shipping's gonna kill that idea, beside's, you're better off keeping it like you have it, and use a blanket to protect your car. I kinda like the 12 anyway.
  11. PM replied to. Methinks we gots a solution.

    The 12" seemed punchier. I like em both. I would like a verner dial on the preamp output though!