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New Mesa 2x12 and 4x12 BASS cabs!!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by reasonbass, Sep 5, 2004.


  1. I just got it, in my latest Amplitudes newsletter.

    http://www.mesaboogie.com/amplitudes/2004/Sept04/SummerNAMM.htm#basscabs

    Introducing the new 2x12 & 4x12 PowerHouse & RoadReady Bass Cabinets

    Looking for the next great Bass Sound with individual personality? Tired of the ''me too" world of bass cabinets loaded with 10's or 15's that never seem to have the frequency balance to fully define your bottom line? Then you've got to check out our innovative new 2x12 & 4x12 PowerHouse or RoadReady TriPort Cabinets with Player Control and cutting edge Neodymium, High Output Speaker Technology. These amazing new cabinets boast the same power handling capacity and reside in the same size cabinets as their ''me too" 4x10 and 8x10 rivals, respectively. The 300 Watt, 12" Neodymium Speakers are mounted diagonally in these cabinets utilizing the added internal cabinet volume to generate massive bottom end with great low mid punch, tailored mids and balanced highs to completely fill out and anchor the bottom line of any mix! In addition to their incredible tone, you get the benefit of greatly reduced weight due to the super strength, ultra light Neodymium Speaker Magnets and the fact that there are half as many speakers in the cabinet.

    Power Rating and Impedence:

    * 2x12 - 600 Watts / 8 Ohms
    * 4x12 = 1200 Watts / 8 Ohms


    Mesa Rules!!!!
     
  2. jock

    jock

    Jun 7, 2000
    Stockholm, Sweden
    Our prayers have been heard! Halelujah! :hyper:
     
  3. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I knew that already... oh, wait... :D



    I'll let you guys know how they are as soon as I get a chance to try one. We actually haven't even really built any yet, other than the protos.
     
  4. Niels Keijzer

    Niels Keijzer Guest

    Nov 27, 2000
    A Mesa Boogie 4x12 cab?
    I would only think of buying such a thing if I would be famous enough to have other people carrying it around for me.
     
  5. natrab

    natrab

    Dec 9, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Well the new cabs are much lighter and on wheels. I'm seriously considering the 4x12 (if it can stand up to the 1516).

    *waiting on Ben*
     
  6. Well they are using ultra light Neodymium Speaker Magnets.
     
  7. Fealach

    Fealach Guest

    Apr 23, 2003
    Gone to a better place
    I understand info may be slow in coming, but specs would be great, when they're nailed down.


    8 ohms... Let's see... the 400+ could run HOW many?

    Heh.

    Now I just have to wait until they've been on the market for 5 years and I can afford used ones.

    :(
     
  8. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I'm willing to bet that it will be under 100 pounds. Really.
     
  9. Niels Keijzer

    Niels Keijzer Guest

    Nov 27, 2000
    Yeah, no way I could lift something around 100 pounds.
    I have an Ampeg b100r and that one kills me completely.
    That should be around 60 pounds, and less bulky in size.

    I don't have a car, and then asking people to help me carry would just be too much...
     
  10. Being a gear nut myself I am curious about the tri port construction. Benjamin, could you enlighten us, please?

    thanks

    Jorg
     
  11. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Ummm.... not 100% sure as to why we're calling it that. Could be that the front ports are triangular? Or there's three of them? Honestly, we haven't built any, so I couldn't say.
     
  12. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    Anyone heard more word on when these will be officially released?
     
  13. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    They should be in stores November/December.

    By the way, the Triport system is a port that is actually part of the cab. It extends deeper into the cab than the standard plastic round hole thingies, and actually improves bass response. Pretty neat.
     
  14. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    a 2x12, a 4x12 and the big block 750 are officially on my gas list

    now if I could only get some money and not have some random accident or other occurence take it away before I can buy bass gear.
     
  15. lsimy

    lsimy Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2003
    Virginia, USA
    I can't wait. Any dimensions yet ?? I hope it's a nice tall 4x12 so I'm not cranking up so loud to hear myself.
     
  16. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    It's in the same cab as the 6x10. It's big.
     
  17. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Do you know if they'll be offerring a 4 ohm version of these cabs?

    I think that at least offering a 4 ohm 4x12 makes sense.
     
  18. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Id like to add that its cool to see that they have a resetable circuit breaker type protection on their tweeters.

    When I was working at Guitar Center I was showing a customer a noise suppresor and he had some real insane high end feedback that instantly burned some stuff in the tweeter or crossover. We had to send the busted gear back to Mesa for repairs.

    This is a great on the go fix that I think all companies should offer.
     
  19. SlavaF

    SlavaF

    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    Hey Ben, could you tell us how much the 212 weighs? I'm pretty interested in this.
     
  20. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Honestly I don't know. Sorry!