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Joseph Hughes
Joseph Hughes
22:38 07 Nov 19
Awesome little music shop. Doesn't have good selection of name brand guitars. Only Peavy. Decent used guitars for sale sometimesread more
Mrya Rios
Mrya Rios
05:40 29 Sep 19
Nice place but is kinda deserted there was no customers there when we went 3 days ago
Helen Ford
Helen Ford
01:54 23 Sep 19
We always find what we need at reasonable prices. The employees are friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this business to all music enthusiastsread more
Christopher Corridino
Christopher Corridino
22:10 05 Aug 19
The Staff is knowledgeable and very friendly. I felt like family the minute I walked thru the door!! They repaired an older Tascam digital workstation for me and the price was more than fair and the job was perfect!! Carnival of Soul will be doing a lot more business with this AWESOME store!!! Cheers, Brothers!! 🍻read more
Kenny Cabrera
Kenny Cabrera
19:57 19 Jul 19
New guitar player, everyone there has been great to me the last year I’ve been learning. Very knowledgeable staff and not pushy at all! Helped guide me to my perfect acoustic. Classes with Jay have also been incredible and sped me along. Can’t recommend enough!read more
Carol W
Carol W
16:21 28 Jun 19
I have zero knowledge of guitars, but I went to Brent's Music Headquarters because a friend recommended them. I opened the door and, Charlie greeted me with this enormous smile and hello! I explained that I know nothing about electric guitars, but it's a life long dream to learn to play. Charlie proceeded to patiently answer my questions and showed me options I might consider. He never once made me feel inferior because of the questions I was asking. He made me feel very important as a customer! With Charlie's expertise, I selected a beautiful electric guitar and amplifier.. Steve stepped in and assisted Charlie with the final accessories I needed. When everything was completed, Charlie insisted on carrying my guitar and amplifier to the car. I understand why they have remained in business for so many years, regardless of national chain music stores and online shopping! It's great to realize I can go back to Brent's Music Headquarters, with any questions, any concerns, and I will be treated like a very important person! Absolutely outstanding experience! I left the parking lot with a beautiful guitar, a delightful experience and the contentment of knowing I just found a very special music store !read more
Jef Broa
Jef Broa
11:09 20 Jun 19
Great people.. very helpful. Had repair done quickly. Did have small issues after. But they got me right back in and took care of them..read more
Chafi Charneco
Chafi Charneco
00:19 06 Jun 19
I've been going to Brent's for quite a long time and never had anything negative to say about their quality of customer service. They have treated me with the same respect for over 20 years. I trust their integrity since they've always valued me as a customer. All of them are friendly and willing to help without hesitation. God bless every single employee and Brent himself.read more
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Mesa/Boogie Bass Prodigy Four:88 250-watt Tube Bass Head W/Gator Road Case

$2,099.00 $1,500.00

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FINALLY A COMPACT, PORTABLE TUBE BASS AMP THAT PACKS MASSIVE TONE AND EXPRESSIVE FEEL ONLY POSSIBLE FROM TUBES

Includes Free Used Gator Road Case Shown In Photos.

Brand New Floor Display
Please Note : Does not include original packaging.

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Description

The Bass Prodigy™ Four:88 is the next step in the MESA® Tube Bass Amp Bloodline! Vastly improved Tone, features, dial-ability, portability, packaging and control over the entire spectrum make the PRODIGY™ an iconic step forward in Bass amplification. With an all-new tube preamp, a 5-position Rotary VOICE Selector, Multi-Watt™ 2-Way Selectable Power, Footswitchable SOLO and VOICE control (optional footswitch required), Rear Tuner Outputs, and an all new, high output power section utilizing four KT-88s – the PRODIGY is THE tube Bass Amplifier for the new millenium.

29 POUND COMPACT POWERHOUSE

The compact Prodigy weighs in at 29 pounds, standing 7 ½ inches tall, 16 ¼ inches wide with a depth of 9 ½”. Power comes from an all tube power amp & preamp featuring 4xKT-88 Power Tubes & 3x12AX7 Preamp Tubes

Class A/B, Multi-Watt™ Power Amp provides two power options via a Full/Half Power Switch. Choose from 4 power tubes, producing 250 Tube-Watts* (“Sounds like in excess of 500”) or 2 tubes, producing 125 Tube-Watts*

GREAT BASS SOUND MADE FAST AND EASY

The PRODIGY is about the easiest amp on the planet to get a great sound from quickly – and with the VOICE Control – several great sounds… Just set most of the controls at noon…and enjoy! From those settings, sweep the VOICE Control from position 1 to 5 and experience what a difference the various MID voicings combined with bass and treble enhancements can provide.

The PRODIGY begins with BRIGHT, NORMAL and ACTIVE INPUT Select choices feeding an all-new tube preamp that borrows subsections from our CARBINE™ hybrid architecture. This design allows increased control over a broad spectrum of frequencies and incorporates active BASS and TREBLE controls with increased shaping power – while retaining the sweet, musical blend of our traditional passive MID control. A PULL BOOST feature on the GAIN control provides additional gain in the preamp allowing a progressive sweep from subtle fur at the middle range of the control, on up to aggressive overdrive at the maximum setting. In addition to these we’ve included a reworked-for-tubes version of the CARBINE’s 5-position rotary VOICE feature that allows notching or enhancement of specific midrange regions in addition to bass and treble frequency boosting. The VOICE feature puts you instantly in iconic stylistic realms – from elastic, mid-scooped Thumbing to articulate, mid-flat Fingerstyle, to the Classic metallic, scooped American Pick sound – with a flick of a switch. The ability to jump right to these classic “curves” makes re-voicing on the fly in performance situations a snap. This VOICE feature is also footswitchable (optional footswitch required) and adds immensely to the PRODIGY’s versatility.

CONTROL OVER POWER WITH MULTI-WATT SETTINGS

Control over the Tone would be incomplete (at least in our minds) without control over the power as well. So the PRODIGY gives you two choices as to how to utilize the power section. As wattage ratings are often misleading and irrelevant to volume when it comes to describing tube power, the PRODIGY offers FULL and HALF power settings on the MULTI-WATT™ switch. Each of these choices has a distinct tonal color and persona, with FULL delivering the maximum punch, authority and headroom.

HALF can deliver some valuable and surprising mid to lower power applications for tube-driven Bass while still offering plenty of volume for a lot of live situations. An important collection of vintage-inspired sounds await you here in HALF POWER ranging from round and warm, to edgy, to clipped and growling – depending how you dish it out from the MASTER, all the sounds in HALF POWER beg to be recorded.

MUTE/PLAY/SILENT RECORD

A MUTE/PLAY/SILENT RECORD switch allows convenient Front Panel muting for instrument changes, silent tuning or recording, or any time where signal muting is needed. An AUTO-MUTE circuit is fitted to the Speaker Jacks to protect the transformer and power tubes if no speaker is connected and is indicated by the same Front Panel LED triggered by the mini-toggle MUTE/PLAY/SILENT RECORD switch (Red LED ON = MUTE). The SILENT RECORD setting allows you to safely mute the signal at the Power Amp and use the Prodigy preamp (including processing in the EFFECTS LOOP) to record using the D.I. OUTPUT without sound from the Speaker.

The Rear Panel D.I. OUTPUT signal can be derived from either PRE (your instrument) or POST (the entire preamp) with the Front Panel D.I. Switch. The D.I. OUTPUT signal strength is controlled by the Front Panel D.I. LEVEL located at the far right side of the Chassis next to the SOLO Control. And a valuable D.I. LIFT switch can float the Circuit Ground from Chassis Ground to reduce noise into the Console when the Ground references are different.

SOLO FEATURE WITH PRE-SETTABLE AND FOOTSWITCHABLE BOOST FOR ANY TIME YOU NEED IT

The PRODIGY incorporates our SOLO feature (requires optional footswitch) that has become so popular on our guitar amplifiers, which gives you a pre-settable and footswitchable boost for any time you want to feature a specific part or section in a song. The SOLO control can also be used to compensate for an instrument with a lower output due to weaker pickups.

Jumping to the Rear Panel you are greeted with the EXTERNAL SWITCH jacks which make the PRODIGY compatible with virtually any switching system’s architecture. These provide for external control of the MUTE, VOICE and SOLO features with a master (usually midi) switcher or with any separate “tip to ground” latching-type switch logic.

From there we find the buffered Series EFFECTS LOOP that allows seamless interfacing of your high quality outboard processing. Remember that this sensitive point between preamp and power section is an important Tone stage.

Buffered Series EFFECTS LOOP that allows seamless interfacing of your high quality outboard processing.

Tech Specs

Type: Tube
Number of Channels: 1
Total Power: 250W/125W, Class A/B
EQ: 3-band (Active/Passive)
Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7
Power Tubes: 4 x KT88
Inputs: 1 x Instrument (Normal, Vintage Switchable)
Outputs: 3 x Speaker, XLR Line Out
Effects Loop: Yes
Footswitch I/O: Yes
Height: 7.5″
Width: 16.25″
Depth: 9.5″
Weight: 29 lbs.