At 42:20 in this Rig Rundown for Ben Shepherd of [Sound Garden](http://equipboard.com/band/soundgarden), [Wellwater Conspiracy](http://equipboard.com/band/wellwater-conspiracy), [Hater](http://equipboard.com/band/hater), and [The Desert Sessions](http://equipboard.com/band/the-desert-sessions), his gear is displayed, showing his Mesa/Boogie M6 Carbine 600 Watt Bass Head.more
The artist page for Traa Daniels on the Mesa Boogie website shows a photo of Traa Daniels sitting with a stage rig which features four Mesa products. Both the photo and the site list the items he uses as the Mesa Bass Strategy Eight:88 Head, the Mesa Carbine M6 Rackmount Head, the Standard Powerhouse 4x12 Cabinet, and a Mesa Standard Powerhouse 8x10 Cabinet.more
At 11:53 of this video clip provided by Gear Gods and from their "RIGGED" series, Chris O'Toole, 2016 bassist of Unearth shows off his rig and points out his Mesa Boogie M6 Carbine Bass Head. "From there, we go into a Shure Wireless GLX unit and that goes into this wireless receiver which is also a tuner, so it saves space on your pedal-board. Radial JDI for pure clean signal to the sound guy. He usually just uses this for sort of, bass. Then I've little pick holders here. ...and then that goes into a Darkglass Microtubes B7K Analog Preamp. This thing is essentially the new Sans Amp but it sounds nicer to me. It's a more modern distortion channel, and that is powered by a COIKS Adam Power Supply. That's basically just the smallest, lightest power supply. The cool thing about that one is there is a voltage selector and you can select between 115 and 230 volts for Europe and Australia which is real handy. Then, we go down to the Amp rig. That goes straight into Mesa M6 Carbine which I use each night. I just got this as well, this Mesa Subway D-800 which is essentially a backup but I've been using it more and more each time and it's a bit more user friendly than this one because this one is just too damn powerful. That's powered by a little Furman Power Conditioner. That works kind of nice with the lights in back, for dark venues. I use Mesa Road Ready cabs wherever I can. These things are totally over engineered but they're super well made and super reliable. I also put super heavy duty rubber casters on it because it's 210 lbs. as it is"more
I purchased this amp head (the rack mount version) lightly used in 2016. The ease of use and the resulting tone is awesome. In my case I run a pretty flat EQ. I use the center "tone" control at the second detent position. Warm and punchy is how I would describe the tone. More than enough power to get the job done. I pair it up with a Mesa Powerhouse 4x10 and/or a 1x15 speaker cab. Crushing bottom end while maintaining a very musical tone. Not as much "grind" as other Mesa bass amps but enough for me. 1 preamp tube and 8 Mosfets make this a solid performer night after night. It can handle a load of 2 ohms and has a world class line out on the back of the amp. Included on the back are foot switch outputs for the 5 position tone control as well as a mute switch input. I would recommend a mute foot switch because the mute is attached to the Main volume control. Pulling out the volume switch to engage the mute can make it difficult to avoid adjusting the volume up or down. Other than that it's a fantastic bass amp that I would recommend to anyone.