#1
Found a craigslist ad in my area for a Mesa Boogie 4x12 Slant for $350 OBO...

I'm assuming I should buy that shit like STAT?

Is there anything I should look out for? (other than the obvious giant gash in the amp)
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#2
Thats a great deal.

Make sure it has the V30s. Bring an electric screw gun and remove the back panel. The jack housing is glued in so just pull the back off.

Otherwise try to test it, left and right channels separately at 4ohms. That way you can identify any sound differences suggesting blown speakers.

Check the casters as well.

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#3



Anyway to tell the year/quality just by these pictures? I can tell it has a wee bit of battle scars but I'm a budget musician and this is a great opportunity either way!

Thanks for the advice bud! I'll be keeping my eye out for that.

Hopefully it still has V30's in it! :-)

(Would it be a good deal if it didn't? What would be a deal breaker?)
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#4
Looks legit.

Don't ever ask why its so cheap....


Ask why he is selling it.


EDIT- see the plugs? He either ran it in stereo or only ran one side at a time. Odd.
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#5
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Looks legit.

Don't ever ask why its so cheap....


Ask why he is selling it.


Yep, I plan to ask him that for sure!

Someone doesn't just simply sell a Mesa Boogie cab without some good reasoning behind it.

(Replying to your edit)

He might have plugged them in to keep himself or others from accidentally blowing them out with the wrong ohms! I would do that myself haha
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#6
By the way - if I were to run my amp into this one cab, would I set the ohms to 4 and plug it in stereo and be totally okay?

( I will NOT use two cabs. No point in doing so. )
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#7
What type of amp head do you have? Does it do stereo?
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#8
Let's just assume I'm using a Mesa Mark V that has stereo with minimum impedance of 4.

So would I just...

Set Mark V to 4 Ohms -----> Plug two cables into respective 4 Ohm slots on the amp---> plug both cables into the 4 Ohm slots on the cab

Is that safe? I tried to research this and everything goes on a tangent about having 2 cabs, which is totally unnecessary.

And would I want to run in 4 ohms or 8 ohms? I play a lot of Lamb of God. x)
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#9
For the stereo operation you described it would work.

Mark V does stereo?

4ohms for your operation for stereo. Mono you would pull the "in" plug and run your head at 8 ohms.
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#10
Mark V is NOT stereo....

http://www.mesaboogie.com/manuals/MkV_100303.pdf


If you use both 4 ohm amplifier speaker outs then each cab should be 8ohms. They are parallel outputs on the Mark V.
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#11
Oh okay, so I would just simply run the amp in 8ohms and plug it to the "in" 8ohms on the cab.

Cool, thanks!

Had no idea if it was stereo or not, was just trying to figure out what impedence I would use on an amp if I were to run ONE cab in stereo.
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#12
you would have the head output at 4 ohm if it had stereo, along with using each of the 4 ohm inputs on the cab.
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#13
I say go for it!

But first, definitely make sure you test drive it before you take it off the lot, if you know what I mean

$350 is a ridiculously low price for a Mesa cab, especially since they are a grand brand new and generally go for an average of $600 used, depending on the condition, and the mindset of the seller.

If everything looks to be shipshape when you give it its test, then I'd hop on that like a kangaroo in Australia. Definitely a killer deal
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#14
I got the 212 for 500 a few months back, and I thought that was a great deal around here

They're great cabs. I use a 412 a fair bit in the studio.
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#15
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Oh okay, so I would just simply run the amp in 8ohms and plug it to the "in" 8ohms on the cab.


yes. set the amp to 8 ohms and plug the amp into an 8 ohm input on the cabinet.

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Had no idea if it was stereo or not, was just trying to figure out what impedence I would use on an amp if I were to run ONE cab in stereo.


you could technically set the amp to 4 ohms and plug it into one of the 4 ohm inputs on the cab, but it'd only use two of the speakers in the cabinet. there is no point in doing that considering you can just run the amp at 8 ohms and use all of the speakers.
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