Hi everyone! After weeks of searching and reading I still can't make a decision, so its time to call in your help!
Here's my situation; I've been playing bass for about 6 years and play in 2 bands. So far I've only owned an Ampeg BA115 combo and I really think it's time for an upgrade. Some time ago I had the pleasure of using a Markbass cmd 102p combo, and I really loved the sound even after only using it for about 20 minutes.
Since that moment I've been searching through every corner of the internet for information and reviews about Markbass amps. I would really like to get a seperate head and cabinet because it gives me more options than a combo.
It's really hard to compare the reviews of different amps and I don't think I'll have the option of testing these amps I'm afraid. After a long search there are 2 options I'm thinking about;
1) Little Mark III head + std 102HF
2) Little Mark III head + traveler 102p with the option of adding another traveler 102p/115p
From what I've read a 2x10 will be the best choice for our music (looking for nice clear, punchy mids I guess). Based on the price I would be able to get a second traveler if needed with option 2. I know the 102HF sounds better to most people then the traveler, but we mostly practice and play in small places and I love the weight and protability of the travelers (seeing it has to fit in a medium sized car
Would you suggest option 1 because it sounds "better", or will 2 travelers come close enough with the advantage of better portability + 8 ohm to 4 ohm? Or maybe 2 travelers are a bit more than needed and the 102HF will a better/slightly cheaper choice?