mgbills wrote:A couple of comments....
I find the Mc's very reliable...with the caveat...
They will need that service if they haven't already had it. They are totally bombproof once they're brought to spec. Think about this...that one of Jerry's was on a truck every few days ...for years.
Although I am with you. I'd like a rackmount tube section...like 1/2 a Mesa 20/20 (without the noisy fan), and 1/2 a Mesa 50/50. Maybe with 2 6V6's & 2 6L6's. I'll put it on the project list for 2013.
On Bass amps. I don't know why, but 2/3 of the bass players I encounter have that idea about amps. They play lifeless SS rigs, and are really opinionated about the rediculousness of power amplification. It's been totally awesome to hear the guys on this board that are the opposite. I was just talking to a coworker this morning extolling the virtues of his 600 watt ($300) SS amp, and how it blows away this beautiful old Ampeg that another local player has. To my ear (and my high range is questionable) it's night an day. That SS this is mushy and flubby, and lacks any reason for existence.
Oh well...opinions are like...
It's funny, a lot of bass players seem to think the power amp doesn't effect tone huh?
I've witnessed this many times, they seem to think a power amp is a power amp.
I can tell you that is dead wrong, play some bass through a Mac and it just sounds incredible.
I play bass sometimes on projects just cuz there aren as many bassists as guitarists.
I never truly liked my bass tone until I got my Mac, now I love it whenever I get to play it.
My bk butler "real tube" preamp into my mc2120 sounds exactly like John kahns bass sounded, it's awesome.
That same preamp into other power amps sounds pretty good, but not great. Plug it into the Mac and It sounds incredible.
Full, rich, warm and every note sounds great.
Anyone who's saying the power amp doesn't color their tone just hasn't played through a quality enough power amp IMO.
I really want to have my band powered by all macs, the guitars, bass, keys all have their own that get mic'd through a 2300 or two for the pa, depending on the size of the room.