Thoughts on Mesa D800?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by HarrisonJ.Gool, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. HarrisonJ.Gool


    Sep 18, 2014
    Apologies if there is a thread similar to this but, I am looking for a new amp and wondering if this would be a good choice for me. I tend to play Punk,Ska,Reggae and Surf. Or would I be better off with something like a Hartke LH1000?
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  2. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2008
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  3. HarrisonJ.Gool


    Sep 18, 2014
    Ah,thank you!
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  4. Not yet

    Not yet

    Mar 26, 2012
    Look no further, Hartke not in same league
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  5. shoot-r


    May 26, 2007

    I've two Mesa M-6 bass heads.
    Love em', (but I am having problems with one of them.)
    Big low end, fast, clean, loud, loud, LOUD!
    Really like the way the Mesa head sets in the mix of a loud, live band.
    Mesa makes GREAT bass heads and I'm sure the new D-800 is another great.....(I've not got to audition one as of yet, but plan to soon.)

    I've also a Hartke LH1000 bass head.
    The LH1000 is absolutely not to be sneezed at.
    The Hartke is big sounding, loud, loud, LOUD and clean, clean, clean.
    Draw backs:
    You will have to learn how the tone stack works on the LH1000 to get the most from it.
    In the age of micro heads, the LH1000 isn't one of them.
    It's a old school, big, heavy head, but very dependable and inexpensive.
  6. Have a look at the brand new EBS Reidmar 750. Micro amp, EBS quality...
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  7. Greg Jones

    Greg Jones

    Dec 1, 2005
    Thornton, CO
  8. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
  9. Greg Jones

    Greg Jones

    Dec 1, 2005
    Thornton, CO
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  10. svlilioukalani

    svlilioukalani Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2012
    Seattle, Wa
    I gigged a Hartke LH1000 for years. Its a great dependable amp. It has a nice tone and is super powerful. They respond well to pre-amp pedals.

    That said, I sold my Hartke help pay for my Mesa 800+. The Mesa has a tone I am looking for. It is light weight and powerful. If you dig into the Mesa Subway thread here, you will find the designer of the amp is here to help with questions. And what he has to say is an education into the thought process of an amp engineer. After reading through that thread I really know this amp.
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  11. Greg Jones

    Greg Jones

    Dec 1, 2005
    Thornton, CO
    Yeah, I found that member, Aged Horse, I need to continue my education in that thread. Very cool.
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