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Talk About a LOUD Sucker

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by 34 Blues, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. 34 Blues

    34 Blues

    Oct 2, 2005
    Bass player friend of mine just got his Aggie S 410 blowout from MF delivered yesterday. Calls me up, "Hey man bring your Walk-About head over & lets scope it out." So I take the head out of the Scout unit, get over to his pad, plug it in, & HOLY MACKEREL, is that fan loud when it's not in the "box". It sounded like one of those gas powered model airplanes was about to take off & fly around the room. Strike 1 Mesa for that one.
  2. Yeah, but what did the S410 sound like?
  3. bass-shy


    Jan 11, 2005
    That really sucks. I've found the WorkingPro series heads from SWR to be the same way.......super noisy fans. Unacceptable.
  4. zac2944


    Dec 28, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    I had a Walkabout head for a couple of years. I liked it a lot. I never noticed the fan noise. Maybe the Scout heads have a different fan in them than the heads that are sold without the cab?
  5. 34 Blues

    34 Blues

    Oct 2, 2005
    This was the head from my Walk-About-Scout. Inside the Scout box, it is muffled quite a bit, but as a stand-alone head, it would never cut it for me.
  6. I have the 400+, and while I find that the fan can get noisy when on the highest setting, medium setting does not get much noise. Is there a fan speed control on the Scout?
  7. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    There's talk about replacing the fan in the walkabout mega thread.

    I noticed the fan the first few times I turned mine on, but I don't notice it at all anymore.

    If you plan on using the head for recording, I'd suggest replacing the fan. If not, I think you'll find it to be less of an annoyance in short time.

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