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quick question: Where is Flat on mesa 400?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by stevekim, Dec 24, 2004.

  1. stevekim


    Feb 11, 2000
    los angeles, ca
    i'm wondering if someone can tell me what flat is on the mesa bass 400. i have the older bass 400 and not the 400+ if it makes a difference. Thanks,

  2. Groovehunter


    Dec 3, 2004
    everything on 5 or so i've been told is flat.

    I drive mine after 5 to achieve desired sounds bro, work it! ;)
  3. Hi!
    I've read that being based on the old Fender tone stack, Mids at 10, and bass & treb at around 1 or 2 is flat on the boogie (with no pull shifts engaged).
    I could be wrong though...
  4. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    If memory serves me right, the bass and treble controls are active, while the mid is passive. If that's the case, you set the bass and treble at 5 and the mid at 10 to achieve a "flat" EQ.

    That being said, this amp is naturally far from flat sounding. EQ with your ears, not with a preconceived notion of what "flat" may be. If it were me, I'd start with everything at 5 and work from there.
  5. BassGreaser


    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    would that also be the same for my old Fender Bassman 135?