Post Number: 341
|Posted on Friday, November 20, 2009 - 9:04 pm: |
Oh, my goodness gracious, the 5 spirits of the Toma_Hawk is spreading the love and it comes back two fold!
I just purchased a NEW MESA BOOGIE BASIS M-2000 AMP!
It came with the following:
Mesa Boogie foot Switch for the AMP;
Mesa Boogie Road Case; (perfect condition) with front and back side covers; Furman PL-PLUS Power Conditioner; (also Unused - like new condition) Original Tags; Instruction Manual; and a Mesa Boogie removable cover for the 4 X 10 Cabinet
ALL BRAND NEW Condition!!!!
AND without question, I am running it all from an Alembic F-2B, F-1X and DS-5R.
This is my ultimate Rig!
First of all, I had been looking high and low for a Mesa Boogie Basis 2000 since 2005. I read so much about the versatility I just couldn't stand it. But there was a Cool Cat member named Ara who list this rig here on Alembic.com For Sale & Trade section.
I traveled down to San Francisco to check this baby out. Well, when I got there, it was shining and in immaculate condition, absolutely brand new in every way.
Spent some time with Ara and his wife to be, and enjoyed the day.
When I got it home, I wasted absolutely no time to let the beast meet Shorty. After assembling my Alembic pre-amps to connect to the Meas Boogie, and hit the switch, THAT WAS MONEY!
I thumped the E string, and I could tell (just from that one thump) I was not going to be putting down my Alembic for a few hours. In fact, not only did I play over 4 hours, I also found sounds I never in my life heard from an Amp. In other words, the sound was so crystal clear, it scared me, I was startled as if I know something. It was a Ah-Haa moment. It was wonderfully addicting playing through this rig. Clean pops, and totally uncut power - pure sound. I was also amazed of it's quiet disposition upon cranking the volume. Yeah, this is as good as it gets form me. This is my rig, I am done.
I am just missing one thing to make this venture complete...
I'll show you next time.
(Message edited by toma_hawk01 on November 20, 2009)
Post Number: 130
|Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 12:11 am: |
Sweet rig Hal,
I hope you are friends with your neighbours!
Post Number: 1007
|Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 12:38 am: |
Way to go Hal, congrats!
Welcome to the Alembic/Mesa club
(also known as the Santa Rosa/Petaluma pact)
Post Number: 516
|Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 3:03 am: |
Nice rig Hal, Congratulations ! I have a Mesa 4 /10 Road Ready
cabinet with 4/10 EV's. I really like it. Does the cabinet that you purchased from our friend Ara have Ev's ( Electrovoice speakers) ? I am always amazed at how well it has worked for me even in Mid Sized gigs.
It is nice when one can purchase really well maintained gear like this locally. I am going to be looking for a locally available F-2B preamp soon .
(Message edited by sonicus on November 21, 2009)
Post Number: 1771
|Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 5:00 am: |
I'm also a lover of Mesa boogie stuff,( Not that i've tried much else to be honest), My rig consisting of 4x10, 1x15 and 2x10 powerhouse cabs are mere toys when compared to Fc_Spoilers Mesa Rig.
I have a walkabout head for small gigs and a QSC, F1-x and SF-2 for medium plus gigs.
I got my 4x10 off a guy on Ebay who only had it for about 6 weeks so it still had the store tags on it. He sold it because it didn't match the Mesa Diesel Cabs he already had. So when he found a deisel 4x10, this one had to go. I got it for a snip of the retail price.
Enjoy the mesa and Alembic sound Hal they work great together.
I'm looking forward to the time when I can take the whole rig to a gig.
Post Number: 586
|Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 7:52 am: |
I'm a Basic Cat.....
Post Number: 342
|Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 8:01 am: |
I was considering Mesa Boogie Titan, if couldn't find the M-2000.
Just the few days before I acquired the amp, Ara was telling me over the phone, there was a guy ready with the money. Ara, being a honest guy, held it for me because I called on it first. However, I did tell Ara, I wouldn't be disappointed if he needed the money before I got to San Francisco. The way I see it: "I don't want anything, that is not made for me from the cosmos..." In other words, I don't have to fight for what is already written for my destiny, so why "trip" on material stuff... "it sure in the heck will not be traveling with me to my grave".
However, Ara wanted me to have his rig. It was like a gift. I read it in his eye. From his eyes, I felt a deep understanding as if he was saying, "Hal - I know you're the right person for this rig..." I looked at him square in the face, and I understood...
Man, I was so full of emotions of joy.
As I drove off with the rig in my mini van, I was in tears because I knew, it was a moment of time, and event I will never forget for the rest of my life.
Moments in time are rare these days. Too many of us are too busy trying to take care of everyone and ourselves to just stop and think, how wonderful it is to breath air.
Thanks for the kind words everybody. Like I said, I Love Alembic.com and it's management. If this site was not available, I would be lost as a lamb surrounded by a pack of hidden wolfs in the mist.
GOD BLESS ALEMBIC!
(Message edited by toma_hawk01 on November 21, 2009)
Post Number: 1008
|Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 8:08 am: |
Pretty basic also:
Post Number: 343
|Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 10:18 am: |
Alembics and Mesa Boogies are the very best for me, and I consider my taste sometimes, "too high" for my own damn-good. But, that's the best I could offer to myself, and I hope people could dig-it.
Once Mesa Boogie discontinued the M-2000 amp, I said to myself: "WHAT! I-BE-GOT-DAM" They don't make them anymore!!! YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING RIGHT?
DON'T TELL ME THIS!!!!
Oh, this truth was pretty heavy on me.
So, I knew acquiring a Mesa Boogie M-2000 would be as hard as finding an Alembic Series I Shorty. Speakers and cabinets were always readily available, but my secret desired amp would not be as easy.
So, when the opportunity came, I didn't want to be dis-appointed twice, so I just gave it to the cosmos to decide if it would be for me.
I remember looking for a PlayStation 3 Game console which was backwards compatible to play my PS2 games. Because of cost, the company decided to move away from making backward compatible PS3's. But for me, that was a more valuable game system, which means, I don't need two consoles taking up space.
Anyway, I had a backwards console reserved for me at the store. As soon as I got to the store to receive the game, another person asked about the same game configurations and stated that his girl friend called it in months, before me...
Ok, now I am at this store trying to justify what words I would say to win the game in my favor, and the second buyer had no proof as I did. But, something entered my heart that made me feel even better. I asked the store clerk to give the guy the game. I didn't want this type of memory of owning something in this way. The deal was just poisonous to my Psyche. So, after I said I didn't want it, I seen the buyers face so happy, and relieved of his his stress. It was great see him happy in this way, and I didn't even know the guy.
In the end, the very next day I got a phone call from the store, to come pickup my desired console.
This is the kind of memory I love to hold and share, and my Karma stays clean!!!
Peace and Love!
Kirk out, with this groove...
(Message edited by toma_hawk01 on November 21, 2009)
Post Number: 899
|Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 12:45 pm: |
Congrats on your acquisition !
Looks mean and clean.
Here's an oldie but a goodie:
...still sounds great after almost 40 years:
(Message edited by elwoodblue on November 21, 2009)
Post Number: 464
|Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 2:09 pm: |
Im in the market for a strategy 400 STEREO if one comes up....
Post Number: 905
|Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 10:39 pm: |
How about an '82 D-180?
Post Number: 350
|Posted on Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 8:02 am: |
Hal's link from above
Geeeezus! Someone light a match!!! Stanky!
Post Number: 351
|Posted on Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 8:02 am: |
double click = double post
(Message edited by pauldo on November 22, 2009)
Post Number: 120
|Posted on Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 5:28 pm: |
Congrats on the Mesa- I've long admired those amps and heard great things about them. When I saw the posting in the For Sale Section, I was certainly interested, but short on money because of my recent acquisition of the Series II Six.
You're probably jonesing for the Toma-Hawk, that much more, now, LOL!
Hopefully you'll be able to make the Cincinnati Gathering and bring all 3 along (Shorty, Toma-Hawk, and the Mesa).
Post Number: 166
|Posted on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 11:51 pm: |
Hal, thanks for pointing out how great it is to breathe...I work in a pawnshop, so I deal with all kinds of people in all kinds of needs; you gotta navigate them all the time as to what they REALLY are...sometimes they are folks in a real bind, sometimes they are other things...the trick is to balance the whole equation which sometimes is saving the customer from themselves...just in case you all thought pawnbrokers were all evil, we're not; my boss maybe, but not me(actually, he's not evil, but he is cheap, with small man syndrome...)...Tony.
(Message edited by peoplechipper on November 24, 2009)
Post Number: 8970
|Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 6:11 pm: |
Post Number: 360
|Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2009 - 7:34 pm: |
Dave, this amps scares me.
It the best amp I ever used, and it's probably the last amp I would ever need. Whenever I find a great tool, I like to own two.
If anyone know where I could get another Mesa Boogie BASIS M-2000, hit me!
Post Number: 460
|Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 10:26 am: |
I got one if you're looking for another.
Post Number: 363
|Posted on Monday, November 30, 2009 - 10:46 am: |
I just emailed you...
Post Number: 6
|Posted on Monday, December 07, 2009 - 9:26 am: |
Ah yes, my rig is the Mesa Boogie M-2000 with two 2x10 Mesa cabs and the road ready 1x18...used it for outdoor and opening acts playing contmeporary jazz...I had a custom 5-string made for those days...now, after getting my Essence 5-string last week...it will be a sweet sound...however, playing smaller gigs now and looking at the new TC Electronics 450 combo amp to save me the pain of hauling amps...I used to have a Chevy dually to haul my Mesa gear...have to depend on the guys now (LOL)
Post Number: 107
|Posted on Monday, December 07, 2009 - 3:15 pm: |
Patricia, if you are in the market for an amp with a small footprint and a big sound, check out the G-K MB Fusion here. (Scroll down the page to see the amp)
I tried both this amp and the TC 450 at the NAMM Show past January. I did prefer the G-K, 3 ea. 12ax7 tube pre, and 500 watts. 4.5 lbs of big sound patched into a 4x10 cab. I think this amp and a 2x10 cab with neo magnet drivers, would be one heck of a club rig. I do believe it is not quite avaiable, but should be soon.
Post Number: 419
|Posted on Monday, December 07, 2009 - 6:15 pm: |
I now have the following chess pieces:
2 Mesa Boogie M-2000
2 cabs with 4 10" per cab
I am done climbing. This is where I will lay my head, and claim my home.
Welcome to Toma_Hawk Country!
Peace and Love!
Post Number: 420
|Posted on Monday, December 07, 2009 - 7:03 pm: |
Oh, there's just one thing missing here, and I just can't seem to remember it...
Post Number: 365
|Posted on Monday, December 07, 2009 - 8:38 pm: |
uh Hal -
there is no Toma_Hawk in that picture . . .
Post Number: 1020
|Posted on Monday, December 07, 2009 - 8:55 pm: |
Xtremely nice, congrats!
Post Number: 421
|Posted on Monday, December 07, 2009 - 10:15 pm: |
Yes, the Toma_Hawk...
I was not able to remember this with my mind, but with my heart... oh that's where my highest level of recall is found.
I also remember with pictures, your most requests are to view the back sides of basses. Here's to you my friend.
your rig will always be my envy and most desired. May you happily blow many fuses and tubes when your beauty arrive in your arms.
(Message edited by toma_hawk01 on December 07, 2009)
Post Number: 367
|Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 - 7:40 pm: |
Post Number: 79
|Posted on Friday, December 11, 2009 - 12:54 pm: |
Spoiler, is that your rig? It looks like something McCartney would use. Toma, I think your gonna shake the heavens with that set up. Let me know when your gonna flip that thing on so I can lock down my valuables. We're pretty used to that type of thing here in California.
Post Number: 440
|Posted on Friday, December 11, 2009 - 2:22 pm: |
To make a long story short, I started to go with the Mesa Boogie Titan V12 and call it a day. However, I wanted a graphic equalizer on board, and the smoothness and fullness of tubes with the tactical attacks, with architecture of a solid state amp.
Clearly, I wanted 2 amps, because I wanted one as a backup for times when one might be off line; or when used for second instrument. When you think about it, "2" amps may be better than one.
However, the thought of owning "2" Titan V12's (2400 watts total @ 8 Ohms) would be plain silly for me. There's no way, I would be needing "that-much-dam-power" -- unless it came with a steering wheel, and tires... forget it.
Maybe some of you out-there might think towing around two car batteries would be fun, and with the Titan, that's what you're towing... an RV battery. Not for me (not one bit). Also, I didn't want just raw power. I wanted an amp with pre-amp sound shaping and coloring capabilities with tons of options and configurations.
So, the better solution was the MB-Basis M-2000.
Production of the M-2000 was discontinued, so finding one was very time consuming, and finding two in pristine condition, would be a dream come true.
What I learned from a very reliable insider at Mesa Boogie, they stopped making the M-2000 because it was too costly to produce.
* 600 Watts, Simul-State / 12 Tube Driven Power Mos-Fets, 3x12AX7
* Active/Passive Inputs
* 2 Completely Independent Preamp Channels (1=Tube, 2=FET) w/MixMode "Pan" Control (Blend any Ratio between Tube & FET Channel)
* Each Channel features Independent Rotary EQ (Bass, Mid & Treble), Assignable 9 Band Graphic EQ, Bright Switch and Shelving Compressor
* High Gain Overdrive Mode (Tube Channel)
* Semi-Parametric Bass Filter (FET Channel)
* Output Level Control (over all channels)
* Assignable Parallel FX Loop w/Crossover (frequency select) & Mix Controls
* Balanced Line Out w/Pre/Post Switch & Level Control
* Bass Tuner Out
* 1/4 & XLR Speaker Outs
* Slave Out w/Level Control
* External Switching Inputs
* Fan Cooled
* 6 Button Footswitch (Tube Channel, Mix, FET Channel, Gain/Mute, Tube Channel Graphic EQ & FET Channel Graphic EQ)
Peace and Love.
(Message edited by toma_hawk01 on December 11, 2009)
Post Number: 441
|Posted on Friday, December 11, 2009 - 2:37 pm: |
Here's the back... "Baby Got Back "
Post Number: 180
|Posted on Monday, December 14, 2009 - 3:01 am: |
My sweet rigs
Post Number: 454
|Posted on Monday, December 14, 2009 - 9:47 am: |
Nice rig Mehdi.