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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by georgestrings, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    It was actually last tuesday, but I've been busy since then... I traded in my well worn Big Block 750 without a footswitch for a new M-pulse 600 with a footswitch...

    The new 600 has the updated features - speakon jacks for speaker out, tuner mute switch jack, active/passive switch with one input jack, etc... so, even though I kicked in a little cash, I'm still happy with the outcome... The BB750 sounded great *by itself*, but had a tendency to disappear in a band mix - whereas the M-pulse is much easier to hear with my full band playing... I gigged it last saturday with my recently scored PH810, and this combination slays...

    Anyways, here's some pics:

  2. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005

  3. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005
    I'm mostly going to be gigging it with this beast:

  4. LilRay

    LilRay Commercial User

    Dec 27, 2007
    Between my Roscoe and Leather
    Owner: Cockeyed Cow Custom Leathercraft
    Nice vinyl collection.:ninja:

    Nice Rig too.


    God Bless, Ray
  5. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005

    Thanks, Ray - I'm pretty happy with it...

    - georgestrings
  6. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Real nice stuff- I used to be an Ampeg sorta guy, then I bought a Walkabout. Next thing you know, all but one small Ampeg combo is gone, and another mesa amp sits next to the WA rig. Once you go Mesa for bass, there's no turning back- they just do it right. The whole "SimulState" series rocks, congrats.
  7. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I'm glad I don't have to move those cabs, but dang, I bet that sounds *great!*
  8. Dudelike89


    Jun 27, 2010
    Lookin' good! How does the sound of the BB750 compare to the 600?
  9. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005

    I'd say the 600 does "warm and clean" to a T - with some tube grit/grind available, whereas the 750 is a grit/grind and OD machine... I really couldn't get as much clean volume out of the BB750 as I wanted - I only want a tiny bit of grit, and alot of warm clean volume... Also, the 600 is definitely louder - but I have to say that I never ran out of volume with the 750... Both have excellent sounding DIs, that worked great thru the FOH, set to post-EQ...

    In short - if you want OD and don't need clean tones, the BB750 is a great choice... If you want clean, but tube warmth with some grit "on tap", the M-pulse 600 is a killer choice...

    My way of thinking is that I can always dial up more grind or OD with a pedal if I want it, but mostly dig clean warm tones with lots of low end, and good clarity in a band mix... I play mostly modern rock these days in a loud cover band that mostly plays clubs or bars that'll hold 300-500, so this rig is just about perfect *for me*... It also helps that our backline is hauled in a truck, but moving it in my F150 is no trouble, either...

    Interestingly enough, I'm mostly not even using the 5 band semi-parametric EQ - I get a better tone with gain, bass/mid/treble, and master volume... but with the 5 band, lead boost, effects loop, and compressor being footswitchable, this amp has PLENTY of tricks up it's sleeve...

    - georgestrings
  10. JoshuaTSP


    Sep 26, 2008
    I don't mean to distract....but I thought you were a 700RB for life guy?
  11. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005

    You know, I don't find moving them to be all that big a deal - but then, I've always been a big cab kinda guy, and keep myself in decent shape... I've also owned either a truck or a van for the last 20 years or so - and yeah, it does sound great...

    - georgestrings
  12. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005

    What I said was, I'd always keep a 700rb-II around because I think they're one of the best amps ever made - and true to my word, I still have one... Probably part of the reason why I swapped the BB750 for the M-pulse 600 is that the 600 more closely resembles the 700rb-II, which still meets my tonal goals quite well, and sits in a mix better *for me* than the BB750 did...

    - georgestrings
  13. georgestrings

    georgestrings Banned

    Nov 5, 2005

    Yeah, Mesa makes great stuff, no doubt...

    - georgestrings
  14. Crabby


    Dec 22, 2004
    I sold my BB750 but have no plans to ever part with my Walkabout or Carbine M9. I would gladly buy a 600 as the one time I tried one, i was really impressed. You did well on that deal. I still really like the BB750, but I like Mesa's other models more.

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