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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:Adjustable Bias control with LED indicator to accommodate wider tolerances found in KT88’s

      • 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*
    • 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

  • Footswitchable Solo Level Control (Patent 6,724,897) REQUIRES OPTIONAL Strategy™ Footswitch or a Tip-To-Ground, On/Off, Latching Footswitch (each sold separately)

  • 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

  • OPTIONAL 2x3 - 5 Button Strategy Footswitch (sold separately) provides footswitchable Voice, EQ, Solo, Mute & FX Loop control - PLUS provides an additional ¼” Tuner-Output Jack


Mesa Boogie Bass Strategy Eight:88 Head - Rackmount Version (Limited)

Code 2.STRATX.RM RRP $6,399.00
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