Mesa Boogie Bass 400 Info

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rocketman3746
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Mesa Boogie Bass 400 Info

Post by rocketman3746 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:23 pm

Hello all,

I'm brand new to this forum, but I've been in love with Mesa for years! Anyways, I have an old Bass 400 s/n B038, tubed with 6L6's right now, and I'm wondering how valuable this amp is or isn't. I'm thinking about selling it <gasp> and just am trying to figure out what to sell it for. Never did hear back from Mesa Boogie customer support, I was hoping they would be able to tell me my amps date of birth and value, but no luck yet. Any advice? Besides not to sell it? ;-)

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Re: Mesa Boogie Bass 400 Info

Post by cho » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:42 am

rocketman3746 wrote:Hello all,

I'm brand new to this forum, but I've been in love with Mesa for years! Anyways, I have an old Bass 400 s/n B038, tubed with 6L6's right now, and I'm wondering how valuable this amp is or isn't. I'm thinking about selling it <gasp> and just am trying to figure out what to sell it for. Never did hear back from Mesa Boogie customer support, I was hoping they would be able to tell me my amps date of birth and value, but no luck yet. Any advice? Besides not to sell it? ;-)
I've seen the Bass 400 go for around $700, assuming it is in decent shape. Maybe less, if the amp is not in great shape, or if the tubes are old. I picked up one a year ago with new 6550's and a souped up Hammond transformer for about that price. The Bass 400 was originally built with 6550 tubes, instead of 6L6. If you are not sure about selling it, I recommend to try it with the 6550s!

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