Non matallers who use Mesa

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by barroso, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    I'd like to know who use a Mesa Amp and it's not in a metal or hard rock band.

    please indicate which kind of music you play and with which Mesa model amp.
  2. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    I play everything from jazz, blues, swing & big band to alternative and hard rock (no death metal;) ), using electric 4's and 5's, ABG and URB, and I absolutely love my Mesa Boogie Walkabout. For reference, in my "big rig" I use an Eden Navigator and a PLX 3002, but I have contemplated just slaving the 3002 off of the Walkabout. It really has great tonal character and variety.

  3. mikeswals

    mikeswals Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    For 3.5 years when I lived in CA I worked mostly as a hired gun and used my Mesa for everything. Mostly country, some jazz and blues, even alot of square dance gigs!
  4. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    I've also got a walkabout that I use for both jazz and blues gigs. Granted, it blew up, and I've been really lazy about getting it fixed, but I really love the way it sounds. I need to ship it off to Mesa...
  5. Big String

    Big String Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2000
    Northwest Indiana
    BMonk, what the heck happen to the Walkabout?
    I'm seriously thinking of getting one and you got me a little worried. Was it QC or what..?
  6. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Heh...I knew I should have qualified that remark.:D

    My Walkabout met the business end of an outlet miswired for 220V, instead of 110V. The electrician, who normally does great work, made an assumption that turned out to be incorrect when wiring up the studio--whoops. Better my Walkabout than the Protools system sitting across from it.:eek: You'd be amazed at how much smoke can pour out of the vents on the side of the Mesa. :D

    The electrician is paying for all repair/replacement costs, and I've been using my Ampeg Portabass in the interim, so I've been lazy about getting sending it off to Mesa Boogie.
  7. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    how does the ampeg portabass compare to the mesa?

    i tried the mesa walkabout not the ampeg portabass.. and i am really interested!
  8. I play in an Emo-rock/Screamo band, but i also play ALOT of jazz, blues, and anything funky with my MESA 400+. Paired with my BagEnd Q10BX-D, i basically get more air moving than any Ampeg 8x10 i've ever heard.

    I gotta say though, this thing can be Dangerously Warm (the sound) so you kinda gotta keep that bass knob no higher than 8. (even though it's hard with such beautiful tube crunch and tone) I've yet to hear anything i liked more than it, but then again, I've only really played out of/heard companies that ship to Canada, because i'm a Hoosier.

    In any event, i couldn't be happier, unless i had a Glockenklang.

    This amp is so versitile... i can get any sound i want. i've made this thing sound like an Aguilar, Ampeg, SWR, Eden... the list goes on...

    Just what i think of my *Newest* Expense.