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Big Venue Tube Power Is Back For Bass at Mesa with the NEW BASS STRATEGY Eight:88!

The Bass Strategy Eight:88 is the next step in the MESA All-Tube Bass Amp Bloodline. Vastly improved Tone, features, dial-ability, portability, packaging and control over the entire spectrum make the STRATEGY and its little brother the BASS PRODIGY Four:88 an iconic step forward in Bass amplification. With an all-new tube preamp, a 5-position Rotary VOICE Selector, our 9-Band Graphic Equalizer, patented Multi-Watt 3-Way Selectable Power, Footswitchable SOLO and VOICE control (footswitch sold separately), a Rear Tuner Output, and an all new, high output power section utilizing eight KT-88s the STRATEGY is THE big horsepower, big venue tube Bass Amp for the new millennium.


Bold new design with stunning looks, amazing tone, innovative ergonomics and surprising portability in a large format tube bass amp.

- Custom Designed AND Handcrafted Exclusively in Petaluma, California

- Weighs Only 49 Pounds! (Similar to Triple Rec Head)

- Dimensions: Metal Chassis Head - 7 7/16 H x 18 7/8 W x 13 3/16 D

- Tube Power Amp and Preamp featuring 8xKT88 Power Tubes & 3x12AX7 Preamp Tubes / *IMPORTANT NOTE: Tube Amps sound as loud as Solid State Amps rated at several times their power (wattage) rating. Plug in and compare Amazing power, unmatched fat, enveloping tone and inspiring feel

- Class A/B, Multi-Watt Power Amp provides three power options via a Full/Half/Low Power Switch.

Choose from a tube armada of:

• 8 power tubes, producing 465 Tube-Watts• (Sounds like in excess of 900) or

• 4 tubes, producing 250 Tube-Watts• or

• 2 tubes, producing 125 Tube-Watts*

- Adjustable Bias control with LED indicator to accommodate wider tolerances found in KT88s

- Input Select Switch (Bright, Normal or Active)

- All-Tube Preamp featuring: Gain, Active Bass, Passive Mids, Active Treble, 5-Position Active Voice Switch and Master Volume

- Assignable or Bypassable 9-Band Graphic EQ

- Fully Buffered FX Loop

- Tuner Output (back panel) with Play/Mute Switch (front panel)

- Balanced XLR Line Out w/Ground Lift (back panel) and Pre/Post Select, Silent Record & D.I. Level Control (front panel)

- Silent Record allows direct preamp output from the Balanced XLR without the need for a speaker cabinet

- 5x 1/4 Speaker Output Jacks (1x8 Ohm, 2x4 Ohm & 2x2 Ohm)

- Slave Out w/Level Control

- Fan Cooled

- External Switching Jacks for: Voice, EQ, Solo, Tuner Mute & FX Loop

- Slip Cover

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Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreGuelph, Ontario
The only reason it's not a five is it is a little pricey. But, you get what you pay for. I have several boutique and collectible tube amps, Sunn 300T, Verellen Meatsmoke and this one is definitely in that category. It also has modern features the others don't. The ability to cut the power, multiple speaker configurations, mute, silent recording, switchable eq and solo are fantastic modern touches. The sheer headroom this amp has is amazing. It also has more power than you may ever need and it's still reasonably light. All in all I'm super impressed with the quality and the sound. Let's not forget the sound. It's all there. Tube warmth, od, super clean modern tones! It really is everything you need in one amp!!!
Posted by Bob on Nov 27, 2016
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Sale Price: $1899.00
Store Special Product - Mesa Boogie - Bass Strategy Eight:88 465-Watt Bass Head
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