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what head for mesa powerhouse 1x15 cab?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Aenema, Aug 25, 2007.


  1. Aenema

    Aenema

    Apr 18, 2001
    Michigan
    alrighty just scored a killer deal on a boogie 1x15 cab. would the walkabout head be enough juice to use the cab alone in a classic rock setting? sabbath, hendrix type stuff. or should i go at least 300 watts? also thinkin an eden wt head would sound awsome with this cab. whatcha boogie owners think?
     
  2. pfschim

    pfschim Just a Skeleton with a Jazz bass Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2006
    SF Bay Area
    A Mesa head of course !

    Think about the Walkabout (300w) or M-Pulse 600 (600w) both of these are current production amps and can also be found used. Then there are the out of production but available used D-180s and Buster 200's to think about. Of course you can also go Big Block 750, or (yikes!) Titan V-Twin, but those may be a bit much for a single 15, even a Powerhouse has it's limits ;)

    congrats on the new cab, have fun with it
     
  3. fishtx

    fishtx Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Genzler Amplification/Spector Basses/Mojo Hand FX
    I have a 1x15 Mesa Powerhouse cab I use in a rehearsal studio with a GK 400rb head...and it sounds great. I have also used this cab with a Mesa Mpulse 360, and it sounded great as well...I'm a big fan of Mesa cabs, and would like to get a second 1x15 to pair up with the one I have, and use with some larger (more powerful) heads I have...
     
  4. Aenema

    Aenema

    Apr 18, 2001
    Michigan
    what kind of music do u play and how loud is your band? im just wondering if an mpulse 360 or walkabout at 8 ohms (165 watts for the walkabout) would be loud enough for some classic rock?
     
  5. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    The Walkabout wants to run at 4 ohms, so maybe add a 2x10 to the 15, and then you'd have a smokin hot rig, plenty clean and loud enough to stand up to a couple of loud gui****s!
     
  6. Aenema

    Aenema

    Apr 18, 2001
    Michigan
    in time but my budget is a bit tight right now. u think the walkabout and single 15 will loud enough for now? i only play with 1 guitar player. i like some grind in my bass. i think the eden would add some nice grind but everyone seems to be suggesting mesa. will the mesa grind at all? i have no experience with their heads.
     
  7. RickenBoogie

    RickenBoogie

    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    If you run it through a single 8 ohm cab, the amp will not perform to it's max power. I think maybe about 165 watts? Shouldn't be a big problem, but if only one cab, I'd get a 4 0hm cab to get the full 300 watts. As far as grind, well it's pretty clean, though I've never pushed the pre on mine past 12 o clock. It may very well crunch a bit when pushed harder, I should check that out, but I like it clean.
     
  8. how much you willing to spend?
     
  9. Aenema

    Aenema

    Apr 18, 2001
    Michigan
    id like to keep it around 400 but i see i may have to go a bit higher for the power id like to have.
     

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