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Mesa/Boogie WD-800 Hybrid Bass Amp Head 800/400 Watts

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Unveiling of the WD-800 in direct response to player feedback and the longstanding demand for a more powerful version of MESA/Boogie's WalkAbout™ Bass Head. This Head combines the warm, soulful sounding magic of the WalkAbout tube preamp section with the musical Class D Output Power used in our Subway Line (D-800™ and D-800+™), to create the ultimate lightweight hybrid.

As in the original, the inspiring round, fat WalkAbout Tone is joined by comprehensive rotary shelving Tone controls and a semi-parametric EQ, giving you total shaping authority in the preamp. The new WD800 also features the Subway D800 Plus’s highly effective HIGH PASS FILTER and a new POWER AMP DAMPING control, which allow tuning of the sub-low frequencies and power response options respectively. The POWER DAMPING choices enable you to tailor the tracking and feel of the power amp. The LOW setting produces a looser, more relaxed and blooming character reminiscent of Tube power. HIGH tightens the low end, adding punch and accuracy in tracking, while MEDIUM provides a blend of these opposite ends of the power response spectrum.

The WD-800 can perform as a stand-alone Head or be mounted in 2 Spaces within standard 19” Racks by attaching the optional Rack Ears (not included). Whether you’re looking for a lightweight new main rig to replace your heavy linear amp with a bigger, wider sound and more complex harmonic content than the lightweight options you’ve tried, or just a compact, portable head for everyday gigging and recording that will fill the room with luscious Tone, the new WD-800 covers bases with power and versatility to spare. Not exactly a WalkAbout or a Subway, but rather everything great about both combined in a super-responsive compact, lightweight, big-power platform, just as you ordered!
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Phone:  707-778-6565 Warranty:  Limited Five (5) years for amplifiers and cabinets. Speakers used within your MESA amplifier or cabinet are warranted for three (3) years, while all included light bulbs, vacuum tubes, batteries, cables, and accessories are warranted for six (6) months; Limited One-Year Pedal, Signal Management Products and CabClone Warranty

Product Specifications

MESA/Boogie WD-800 Hybrid Bass Amp Head Specifications
  • Build Location: Petaluma, CA USA with the World's Finest Materials
  • Wattage: 800 Watts @ 4 or 2 Ohms / 400 Watts @ 8 Ohms
  • Power Amp Type: Light-Weight Class D Power Amp & 8/4 or 2 Ohm Impedance Switch & Variable Damping Control
  • Preamp: 2-Stage Class A Vacuum Tube Preamp w/ 1x Mesa 12AT7
  • EQ / Dynamics Control: Variable High-Pass Filter (25Hz-125Hz), Fully Active 5-Band EQ (+/- 12dB) featuring Bass, Treble and a selectable/bypassable 3-Band Semi-Parametric EQ Sweepable from 80Hz-1KHz, 150Hz-2.5KHz & 300Hz-5KHz respectively, and a Passive Mid Control
  • Foot switchable Functions: External Switching Jack for Parametric EQ & Mute (Footswitch Sold Separately)
  • Weight: 7 Lbs.
  • Dimensions: 4" H x 12" W x 11.375" D
  • Available Formats: (Metal) Head
  • Amp Type: Tube Preamp & Class D Power Amp
  • Chassis Material: Aluminum
  • Preamp Tubes: 1x Mesa 12AT7
  • Power Amp Power Devices: Class D Power Amp
  • Wattage(s) Quick Reference: 800 Watts @ 4 or 2 Ohms / 400 Watts @ 8 Ohms
  • Power Amp Details: Light-Weight, Compact Class D Power Amp with Variable Damping Control, Protection, Limit & 2-Ohm Load LED Indicators
  • Convection or Fan Cooling: Fan Cooled
  • Instrument Input Options: 1x 1/4" with Active/Passive Switch
  • Preamp Details: 2-Stage Class-A Preamp featuring Input Gain with Clip Indicator (O/D LED), Variable High-Pass Filter (25Hz-125Hz), Fully Active 5-Band EQ (+/- 12dB) featuring Bass, Treble and a selectable/bypassable 3-Band Semi-Parametric EQ Sweepable from 80Hz-1KHz, 150Hz-2.5KHz & 300Hz-5KHz respectively, Passive Mid Control & Master Volume
  • Effects Loop: Fully Buffered Series FX Loop
  • Solo Level Control: n/a
  • Direct Line Output (DI): Balanced XLR Out with Pre/Post, Line/Mic & Ground Lift Switches
  • Tuner Output / Mute: Tuner Output (back panel) with Play/Mute Switch (front panel) and External Mute Switching Jack (back panel) - See "Footswitch" in the Accessories Section for additional options
  • External Switching Jack Options: External Switching Jack for Parametric EQ & Mute (Footswitch Sold Separately)
  • Speaker Outputs: 2 - Speakon Output Jacks (no 1/4" speaker jacks) - 8, 4 or 2 Ohms
  • Headphone Output: Yes
  • Slave Output: n/a

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