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Bass Gear Magazine Interview ~ 'The Men Behind Mesa Bass'
Bass Gear Magazine interviews Randall Smith, Doug West and Dan Van Reizen for details on the latest Bass Amp and Cabinet designs
Mesa/Boogie bass products have undergone quite a renaissance in the last 5 years. Whether it's the astonishing REAL power, clarity and feel of the new Carbine series of amps or the rock-solid build, punch and impact of the Powerhouse bass cabs, Mesa Bass products are at the top of their game. The Mesa Bass Line offers a unique musicality in the industry - power and headroom beyond your expectations but supporting your instrument's tone as the primary objective. Transparency and detail that sounds natural with power to spare. This is our commitment to your bass tone with the entire Mesa Bass line of products.
Bass Gear Magazine recently conducted interviews with Founder and President Randall Smith, Mesa Designer Dan Van Reizen (Walkabout, Big Block, Carbine) and the 'Tone Boy' of R & D at Mesa, Doug West. These legends of Mesa design share their insights into the latest products as well as some history behind previous designs.
In addition to the interviews, the tech heads at Bass Gear Magazine performed some in-depth testing on The Carbine M3 head and a Powerhouse 1x12 cab. They also did a photo factory tour following around an M3 Carbine Head through production as well as a Cab's life through the production process.
The Boogie interviews and factory tour starts on page 20 here.
And to wrap things up, take a look at the very first 'official Boogie' Randall Smith ever made. Ironically, a Bass amp called the Mesa Bass 450...