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FDP Forum / Fender Bass Guitars and Bass Amps / New Markbass Amp Head

Bubbalou
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THE LOW END OF UPPER TEJAS
Mar 10th, 2019 10:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have been wanting an 800-900 watt RMS Class D amp head (Light weight) but at $849-$1000 was not in my price range so I was looking to buy a used one. I wandered into Guitar Center at around 8pm Tuesday and saw a new Markbass Little Mark Ninja 1000 watt RMS head on sale for $499 (normally $849)for 1 more day. I played it, bought it and brought it home. Took a little time to get used to the settings but love it. Not many like it because of the Lime Green front plate with black and yellow knobs. I don't care, their loss, my gain. I cranked it to about 1/2 power and could feel the wind from the speakers. This amp rocks. It is 500 watts RMS at 8 ohms and 1000 watts RMS at 4 ohms. Works great with my two 12" speaker cabs, 1 15" cab, or 15" and 12" combined. I build a mid-range Horn with 200 Watt RMS Eminence Horn and band pass filter 1.8KHZ to 3.8KHZ with a 100 watt L-PAD a few years ago. I prefer the sound of it to the 5KHZ small stock tweeters that I typically keep turned off. I wanted an amp I didn't have to max out to get sound and volume when I need it. Great clean sounding amp. My only complaint is it has only 1 Speakon Jack so I put a second Speakon in the Control plate of the 15" and one of the 12" cabs so I could run 2 cabs at 4 ohms if needed.

(This message was last edited by Bubbalou at 12:28 AM, Mar 11th, 2019)

Rick Knight
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Mar 11th, 2019 07:21 AM   Edit   Profile  

$499? Nice score. I started using a Little Mark III instead of dragging around my tube head about a year ago. Markbass color schemes don't appeal to me but it sounds good and I don't spend a lot of time looking at it.

cisco
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Show Low, Arizona

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Mar 11th, 2019 09:19 AM   Edit   Profile  

Love MarkBass!!

darrellsteely

Dayton,OH

Mar 13th, 2019 12:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm partial to the Fender tone, so I like this one here. But it ain't available just yet.

Fender's newest!

Jeff Scott

On a spinning rock

Mar 13th, 2019 07:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

I've owned two great sounding Markbass amps, an LM II and a F1 (I also have a Minimark that I got about 15 years ago). In the end, I found the MB heads a bit too clean sounding so, since 2012 I've had an Aguilar Tone Hammer 500, which gets just dirty enough to get me what I want, when needed.

LeonB
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Mar 14th, 2019 12:17 PM   Edit   Profile  

Took a close look at the back panel of the Fender 800. It has a 2 ohm switch like my Carvins had! Great for use with my two 4 ohm cabs!!!

loubob

USA Corona

Mar 15th, 2019 11:00 AM   Edit   Profile  

Bubbalou; just curious. What head/how watts were you using prior to this purchase?

Bubbalou
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Mar 15th, 2019 11:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

darrellsteeling, the Rumble 800 is a nice looking amp head with some great features. That is a cool amp. Had I have seen that it would have been very tempting. I too like the sound of Fenders. I like that it has two speakon jacks like my Genz Benz Streamliner 600. This particular Markbass amp only has one Speakon Jack so I had to add a second speak on Jack to one of my 12's and my 15 cab so I could connect two cabs. I do not know why Markbass chose to put only one Jack on this model. They are not expensive especially buying in bulk wholesale

Jeff Scott

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Mar 16th, 2019 01:27 PM   Edit   Profile  

My LM II had one Speakon and one 1/4" for speaker outs, but my F1 had two Speakons.

Bubbalou
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Mar 17th, 2019 12:57 PM   Edit   Profile  

Jeff Scott, I really like this Markbass Head. I love clean pounding bass. I have a 1/4" for tuner, 2- 1/4" effects send and receive jacks, a Pre/Post EQ and Ground lift buttons on back.

My Bass rig

Lewis

USA

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Mar 17th, 2019 06:52 PM   Edit   Profile  

Nice looking rig you got there Bubbalou. I bet it sounds great! What is that little blue thing next to the horn?

Bubbalou
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Mar 17th, 2019 09:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

Lewis, that is a Peterson VS-1 Virtual Strobe tuner. I leave it connected to tuner out on the amp. I have a clamp on KLIQ Ubertuner that is 98-99% as good as the Peterson Strobe. I find very little difference. I use that if I am playing guitar on my guitar amp or if using someone else's bass amp. What I like about the Peterson is once in tune all I have to do is look at the strobe bars slightly moving down (flat) or slightly moving up (sharp) and don't really need to look at the Notes. Just slightly tune until the bars stop moving

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