« Novel Idea »Publié le 07/05/11 à 11:48
This bass amp combo is a very clever idea. They have taken a the idea of a combo and made it portable for the gigging or recording/session musician. This amp is a combo amp first and then you have the ability to take the amp head out of the combo and carry it along anywhere you go. This makes it easy for someone to use the head for a house PA system or a somewhere where the cabinet is provided and all you ned o bring is the portable head. Plus at 300 watts of power you will get plenty of enough power to play in most situations.
Mesa/Boogie Walkabout Scout 300-watt 1x12" Bass Amplifier Combo/Convertible Bass Head Features:
* 300-watt 1x12" Tube Bass Amplifier and Convertible Bass Head
* Handbuilt in Petaluma, California
* 300 Watts at 4 Ohms (165 at 8)
* Simul-State Power/6 Tube-driven Power MOSFETs, 2x12AX7 Active/Passive Input Switch
* 4-stage Vacuum Tube Preamplifier featuring Gain, Active Bass, and Treble, Passive Mid, and a 3-Band Semi-parametric EQ that provides 15dB of cut or boost from 30Hz to 12kHz
* Main Output Level Control
* FX Loop with True Hard Bypass Switch
* Balanced Direct Line Output with Level Control and Ground Lift Switch
* 2 - 1/4" Speaker Outputs
* Fan Cooled
* Player Control Network featuring: Selectable 3-point Crossover (3k/4k/5k), Premium Horn Attenuator and Instant Reset Horn Protection
* Black Bronco (standard) with Black Twisted Jute Grille
* Included Slip Cover
The tone of this amp is remarkable as well. I have always been a huge fan of Mesa Boogie guitar amps but one day I discovered their bass line and I was hooked. They have an exceptionally voicing and toned bass heads that will fit in to any style of music imaginable.
The tone from this head is just as fine as any carbine head Mesa makes. I especially like the tone you get with a Fender Jazz bass guitar. Something just clicks perfectly with that combo and that bass guitar that makes you feel good about your gear. You'll get no gas for anything else with this combination.
At new these combos come in at around $1499, which is a little on the high side for a small bass combo. I assure you though this is a keeper of an amp. Plus the ability to make it portable and leave the cab is a hug plus.
I would recommend this this to any bass player who needs a great versatile bass amp that can go anywhere and also stay with you in the house jamming along to a simple one 12 inch speaker.