This Mesa Boogie M6 Carbine 600 watt combo is in prime condition, the grill and tolex have no dings or scratches.
Awesome amp for many different applications.
Big Mesa/Boogie Bass Tones!
Mesa/Boogie expands their bass amp line with the M6 Carbine. Mesa/Boogie bass amp fans will recognize the familiar tone of the M6 Carbine (it was previously known as the Fathom), and it incorporates the same time-tested combination of custom-designed MOSFETs that are used in the other Mesa/Boogie bass amps, but this guy incorporates a different preamp and driver section for a new feel, not to mention more attitude. Craft bass tones that punch through even the most cluttered mixes with the M6 Carbine from Mesa/Boogie!
Mesa/Boogie M6 Carbine 2 x 12″ Bass Combo at a Glance:
- Tone shaping on the front end
- Versatile controls for a wide range of sounds
- DI for studio or stage
- Rear Panel
- Effects Loop and more
Tone shaping on the front end
There’s no shortage of sound-shaping capabilities with the M6 Carbine. Up front, the tube preamp utilizes a standard tone control string of Bass, Mid and Treble to shape the basic sound, but the shaping power doesn’t stop there. There is a Pull Deep feature found on the Bass control that keeps the low end tight and articulate when pushed in or, enhances the sub-lows and adds super-top air when pulled out.
Versatile controls for a wide range of sounds
To complement the tone-shaping on the front end, the M6 Carbine is also loaded with a 5-position EQ switch with a Voice control for instant access to global character changes. Here you’ll find four iconic and distinctively different sounds and a bypass on a 5 position rotary pot that graphically shows you the EQ curve for each. To the left, positions 1 and 2 dip the midrange in two different places giving you two amazing choices for classic round, warm R&B sounds. Turning right past the 12:00 noon Flat position unveils two variations on the mid-bump theme. Positions 4 and 5 boost adjacent mid regions to create two powerful mid focused sounds that push articulate fingerstyle playing to the forefront of any mix or add the tight drive to Rock. Great Tone doesn’t get any simpler!
DI for studio or stage
Every bassist needs a DI from time to time, and of course the M6 Carbine has one that’s both easy to use and tonally flexible. DI Level and Master controls make adjusting your playing volume levels quick and easy on stage. The DI Level features both post and pre Tone control options, with post being the default (pushed in) setting and Pull Pre activating the pre setting that bypasses the entire preamp. A Tuner Mute pull pot is added to the Master Output control for silent tuning in live or studio applications. This feature can also be triggered remotely from the Rear Panel Function Switch jack labeled Mute. The Direct Output consists of a standard 3 pin male XLR jack and a ground lift for the circuit to chassis ground connection. The Effects Loop is in series with the main signal and can be bypassed with the switch located above the Send jack. The Tuner Out jack will feed a signal to your outboard tuner and you can use the Front Panel Pull Mute feature located on the Master control to mute the signal for silent tuning. The Mute can also be remote triggered by connecting a grounding footswitch to the Rear Panel Function Switch labeled Mute. The M6 Carbine takes all the features you’ll ever need and combines them with a signature new sound that’s fast, accurate and best of all — easy to dial.
The Rear Panel follows suit with simplicity dictating the layout of the essential features every pro rig should include. Tucked securely between the intake/exhaust vents sit the Function Switch jacks and the Speaker Outputs. The Function Switch 1/4″ jacks provide switch ports to control the Front Panel Voice feature and the Tuner Mute. Connecting any grounding (tip to ground) logic switch here will trigger the desired Voice setting or the Mute. This allows settings to be stored under programs in a master external switcher.
Effects Loop and more
The Effects Loop is in series with the main signal and can be bypassed with the switch located above the Send jack. The Tuner Out jack will feed a signal to your outboard tuner and you can use the Front Panel Pull Mute feature located on the Master control to mute the signal for silent tuning. The Mute can also be remote triggered by connecting a grounding footswitch to the Rear Panel Function Switch labeled Mute. The M6 Carbine takes all the features you’ll ever need and combines them with a signature new sound that’s fast, accurate and best of all — easy to dial.
Mesa/Boogie M6 Carbine 2 x 12 Bass Combo Features:
- Handbuilt in Petaluma, California
- 2 x 12″ speaker configuration
- 600 Watts @ 4 or 2 Ohms (320 @ 8)
- Trans-Class Power with 8/4 or 2 Ohm Impedance Switch for optimum Power-to-Load Performance
- 8 Power MOSFET’s, 1 x 12AX7
- Active/Passive Input Switch
- Vacuum Tube Preamplifier
- Controls: Gain, Active Bass w/Pull Deep, Passive Mids, 5-Position Active Mid-Voicing Switch, Active Treble and Master Volume w/Pull Mute
- Tuner Output
- FX Loop w/True “Hard” Bypass Switch
- Balanced XLR Line Out with Ground Lift & Front Panel Level Control with Pre/Post Pull Switch
- External Switch Jacks for Tuner Mute and Mid-Voices 1, 2, 4 & 5
- Fan Cooled
Premium bass tones with a ton of flexibility with the Mesa/Boogie M6 Carbine!