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World-class Bass Head

The Mesa/Boogie Bass Strategy Eight:88 sports eight KT88s in its engine room, pumping out bone-crunching volume and stunning bass tone that'll take your breath away. Boasting a jaw-dropping 465 watts of raw tube power, this beast is ready for your next arena gig, but you can knock it back to a tidy 250 watts for club work or a svelte 125 watts for recording. Multi-watt operation is only one of a boatload of great features this amazing bass amp gives you. If you've been jonesing for a world-class bass head, we've got yours: the Mesa/Boogie Bass Strategy Eight:88.

Mesa/Boogie Bass Strategy Eight:88 Bass Head at a Glance:
  • Stunning power
  • Monster tone
  • Amazing versatility 
Stunning power

The Mesa/Boogie Bass Strategy Eight:88 is about power - tube power - and lots of it. With eight (count 'em) KT88s under the hood, the Bass Strategy Eight:88 generates 465 watts of stunning, stadium-filling volume. And remember, these are tube watts - they're much louder than equivalent solid-state watts. Impressive, but Bass Strategy Eight:88 is also a world-class tone monster.

Monster tone

Mesa/Boogie's Bass Strategy Eight:88 head not only serves up amazing bass tone, but it also gives you the tools to shape it to achieve your signature sound. This head has three 12AX7s in its wheelhouse, along with massive tone-shaping mojo. You get a gain control, active bass, passive mids, active treble, a 5-position active mid-voicing switch, and, of course, a master volume. But there's much more (including a footswitchable, assignable, or bypassable 9-band graphic EQ). No wonder it's called the Bass Strategy.

Amazing versatility 

The Mesa/Boogie Bass Strategy Eight:88 is one of the most versatile bass heads we've seen. Take its footswitchable solo level control. With this nifty feature, you can nail the perfect volume for your dolo with a tap of your foot. Speaking of your foot, the Bass Strategy 5-button footswitch (a highly recommended option) sports buttons laid out ergonomically in two rows. And to prove Mesa has their thinking caps on, there's even a second tuner out jack on the footswitch! There's more, including fixed bias for consistent, maintenance-free performance, a balanced XLR line out, and multi-impedance speakON-1/4" combo outputs. But you really must experience the Bass Strategy Eight:88 for yourself. Get a taste of what playing through a world-class bass amp feels like. It's addictive.

Mesa/Boogie's Warranty: The Best in the Business!

Your new Mesa/Boogie amp is protected by Mesa/Boogie's transferable warranty: five years on
the electronics, three years for speakers, and six months for tubes.

Mesa/Boogie Bass Strategy Eight:88 Bass Head Features:
  • Full/half/low power switch (465-watt, 250-watt, 125-watt)
  • Normal and vintage inputs give you a stylistic choice of voicings
  • Footswitchable, assignable, or bypassable 9-band graphic EQ (Strategy footswitch optional)
  • Footswitchable solo level control
  • 2 tuner outputs (back panel, footswitch) with footswitchable amp mute and manual play/mute switch
  • Fully buffered, footswitchable FX Loop 
  • 5 combination speakON-1/4" speaker output jacks 
  • Slave out with level control; fan cooling 
  • Fixed bias for consistent, maintenance-free performance 
  • External switching jack for mid-voice, EQ, solo, tuner mute, and FX loop 
  • Slipcover included

Experience a world-class bass amp head: the Mesa/Boogie Bass Strategy Eight:88!

Tech Specs

Type Tube
Number of Channels 1
Total Power 465W, 250W, 125W, Class A/B
EQ 3-band (Active/Passive), 9-band (Graphic)
Number of Tubes 15
Preamp Tubes 3 x 12AX7
Power Tubes 8 x KT88
Inputs 2 x Instrument (Normal, Vintage) 
Outputs 5 x Speaker, XLR Line Out
Footswitch I/O Yes
Effects Loop Yes
Height 7.44"
Width 18.875"
Depth 13.19"
Weight 49 lbs.