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New Mesa Buster Bass 210 Combo!!! Warning: Tube Porn

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by justinb515, Nov 30, 2006.


  1. justinb515

    justinb515

    May 23, 2006
    Metropolis,IL
    Got a sweet deal on this today. It's my first all tube amp, and I couldn't be happier with the tone! It's warm yet articulate. I have always been a "Solid state sounds as good and is more efficient" guy, but I must say there is a magic in the tone of this amp that I have never experienced with a ss amp before. I think its in the mids, which usually sound sterile to me, but sound very smooth and warm through this amp. This is the strongest 210 i've played through as well. I don't know what kind of drivers are in it (they are stock), but it is loud and punchy beyond any 210 i've played. What you guys think?? :bassist:

    MesaFront.

    MesaBack.
     
  2. Those are the coolest looking 2x10s. I'd love to A/B one w/my D-180. Are you playing your Lakland through it?
     
  3. pfschim

    pfschim Just a Skeleton with a Jazz bass

    Apr 26, 2006
    SF Bay Area
    very cool, glad you grabbed it.

    I'm picking up a Buster head and Powerhouse 1x15 on Sunday myself. Can't wait. Tube amps are really wonderful to work with.

    Enjoy it
     
  4. nice amp. how much does it weigh?
     
  5. v-12

    v-12

    Mar 3, 2005
    FL Panhandle
    SWEET! i'm actually looking for a buster as we speak, there really is something about an all tube rig :bassist:
     
  6. realdeal

    realdeal Banned

    Dec 10, 2004
    Congratulations, and I really mean it!

    ...I have that amp, a Buster 2x10 Wedge. Keep it & use it well-
    It's a classic, this era's equivalent in tone to the Ampeg B-15.
    More than enough volume & headroom for any room, simple, concise, & direct eq- Bass-Mid-Treble, with a 7-band graphic eq to tailor the sound. Awesome.

    Boogie only made these for a few years before switching over to the very fine M-Pulse hybrids. The Buster's were great designs with great tone (along the lines of the D-180 circuits), but came at a time when smaller, lighter, heads were and are being marketed.
    The amp is a PITA to move around, even with the "tone-transport"
    in-line wheels- It's almost 90 lbs. But worth it- It's the price you pay for all-tube power amps that require heavy transformers.

    FYI, the 10" drivers are EVM's, and they are matched particularly well and sound very tight and focused in the Wedge combo. I added a Mesa
    Diesel 1x15 cabinet, and it does wonders for enhancing and rounding out the tones, especially the lows. The Wedge does fine as a stand-alone though, too. I used it on my next-to-last road trip through 5 states, and it wailed!

    Hang on to that unit, and take care of it. With all the great, new sounding stuff on the market, I always prefer to play through both of my all-tube rigs (my other head is a V4BH).

    Tubes rule!

    Enjoy it!
     
  7. basss

    basss Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2001
    NY
    He put it up for sale in the classifieds today:rolleyes:
     
  8. realdeal

    realdeal Banned

    Dec 10, 2004
    LOL!
    The new trend?!
    Flipping amps!

    Gotta luv it!
    Great amp nonetheless!
    Hey JustinB, all that cool stuff I said??
    Nevermind!:D
     

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