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Old 09-07-2012, 03:14 PM
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Maybe another question for MB to answer?
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:25 PM
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Funny how in the vocal-processing world, that's precisely what they set out to destroy. Opportunity here for a "character" control if moved to an external location? I guess I'd have to see the schematic first.....
Plenty of character already
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Old 09-18-2012, 06:22 AM
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Ive gotten several opportunities to gig my TTE at this point. Plenty of headroom, great tone and lightweight. It has become my go to amp for most gigs now.
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Old 11-17-2012, 04:31 AM
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The only downside so far, is that the little cooling fan is pretty darn noisy.
If you hear the cooling fan, iam a bit worried about the efficiency factor of your cab..
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If you hear the cooling fan, iam a bit worried about the efficiency factor of your cab..
It's on all the time, just quietly purring away. Why the worry?
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Old 11-17-2012, 05:38 AM
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well it's a little tough to lay that personal touch on usa customers when you're basically a small company in italy trying to take care of folks all over the world. and i think markbass shouldn't have to eat repair costs for out of warranty stuff. but the costs should be in line with the price of the amp, and it shouldn't be tough to get taken care of.
I recently had a non warrenty problem with my LMII. It's 6 yeras old. I contacted Peter Murray on here and it was handled excellently.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:47 AM
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Hi, gentleman!

I'm thinking of buying a Markbass TTE 500 and my main concerns have to do with the tubes & transportation:

1. Are the tubes easy to replace by a regular user?
I plan to buy it from Germany (as here in Romania there's no Markbass dealer), so I'll have no direct access to their service center.

2. Are the tubes transportation-sensitive?
Is there any concern justified regarding transportation?

Thanks!
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:53 AM
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1. Are the tubes easy to replace by a regular user?
Yes, it takes longer to take the top off than to change the valves!

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2. Are the tubes transportation-sensitive?
Yes, but no more than any other tube amp, or any amp for that matter.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:54 AM
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Thanks, walbassist!
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:51 PM
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I bought this amp a few months back. I am extremely pleased with it. It sounds incredible. Performs way better than I expected.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:50 AM
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I bought this amp a few months back. I am extremely pleased with it. It sounds incredible. Performs way better than I expected.
Thank you! The TTE 500 is on my wishlist...
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:36 AM
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Let me say first that I am not too picky or impressed by amps. I bought my Markbass Little Mark II head over 5 years ago because I wanted a light, loud gigging amp. The sound was not a concern. It has served me so faithfully - not an ounce of trouble ever, and still going strong - about 250 gigs.

But man, the other day in GC, the TTE500 head just caught my eye - I thought it looked cool, really - so I tried it out through the Randy Jackson 1x15. WOW - I walked away with MAJOR GAS!

Here's what really won me: A problem I always have when messing around with basses at Guitar Center is that everything has roundwounds, and I ONLY play flatwounds. I feel like I'm never getting a good approximation of my tone. When I tried the TTE500, I played an Am Std Precision with rounds through it, and it wasn't zingy or harsh or any of those things I typically associate with roundwounds - probably because thats how they tend to sound through MY rig.

My favorite bassist is Bruce Thomas (EC & The Attractions) and I never understood how he was always able to get such a warm sound (without rolling off the tone) with a Precision & roundwounds - I came really close through the TTE500.

It's not a question of if, but when.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:36 PM
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The valve driven colour knob really fattens the tone of roundwounds up without cutting too much treble (until turned up really high). It's more subtle solo than the LM2/3's VLE control but is really obvious within a band mix.

Flats still sound really good through this head too.
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Old 03-21-2013, 04:11 PM
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Flats still sound really good through this head too.
+1

Here's a rough mix from a recent session, with my Fenderbird wearing D'Adarrio Chromes, recorded direct from my TTE-500's balanced out, with no post production at all on the bass track ....

https://soundcloud.com/mdeayton/cold...aker-rough-mix
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Old 03-24-2013, 02:54 AM
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Finally a real review of the TTE 500!

Aussie Mark you so clearly compromised getting commissions from MB.
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Old 03-24-2013, 04:16 PM
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Aussie Mark you so clearly compromised getting commissions from MB.
I wish. I get artist pricing from Ampeg, but I choose to use MB - which I pay full price for
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:28 AM
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No worries Mark just got carried away with your name.

Not that Ampeg is to be sneezed at, but they not there yet with the tone, versatility and weight of the new MBs.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:06 AM
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OK MB wins on the versatility and weight, which is 2/3.

Ampeg classic also gets 2/3 but the world has moved on.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:42 PM
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Great power to weight ratio. Also versatile enough to go from vintage to modern. I got myself in a bind and have listed mine in the FS forum if anybody wants to give it a try.
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Any of you guys doubling with your TTE? Any experiences with an upright here?
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