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
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
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
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