For $280, I certainly could have done worse right? (Markbass content)

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Megas3300, Jan 28, 2013.


  1. Megas3300

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    $280 plus an extra half hour tacked onto the commute, should treat me better than my old head below it.:eek:
    Any good cab recommendations?

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  2. Russell L

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    Dang, what a deal! They both work ok?

    Right now I'm running one or two Markbass Traveler 151P cabs with my LMIII head. But, I'm saving for a Barefaced Compact, I think. Too many cabs out there for me to know what to recommend for you personally.
  3. Megas3300

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    The acoustic was my old and only head :eek:
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  6. El-Bob

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    Awesome!
  7. Russell L

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    Oh, ok.

    I have played my LMIII through a Trace Elliot 115 and an Ampeg SVT 810 with excellent results. I think you'll find it works good with many, many cabs.
  8. Megas3300

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    Well, the lighter the better in my case (Third floor apt, stairs only)
    So the 810 is out:p
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    ::::BASSIST:::: Relax... Nothing Is Under Control. Supporting Member

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    That is a great amp and you got a great deal. I gigged the LMII for a couple years and played it probably a dozen cabs or so. The Little Marks work quite well with basically every cab I tried it with so I think you'll win no matter what, in terms of tone.

    Even a 30LB cab up 3 flights of stairs is going to be challenging. I'd likely buy a 30LB 112 and add another one to it for larger gigs where required. I had great luck with the epifani UL112 series one cabs with my LMII.

    Maybe even just leave one 112 in your car's trunk if you think that is viable.
  10. Russell L

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    I hear ya. I want a Barefaced Compact. 27 lbs.
  11. Megas3300

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    So far it sounds pretty killer through my Hartke 210xl (sealed cab). Decent low end, though I want more, mulling over a 115 to go with the 210, or going with a couple 112's.
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    If that is the case I'd go with a second of your Hartke 210xl. Two 210 stacked vertically is a great cab set up. Its *always* better to get two of the exact same cab rather than risk a mismatch.
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    Didn't like my MarkBass. For that price though, you could always resell it if you end up not liking it. Gratz.
  14. murphy

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    It sounds great through an Epifani UL310
    Depends on how loud you want
    UL410 does get significantly louder at 4ohms.
    For cost effectiveness. a hartke 115XL with your 210 would sound good.....be careful though.
    how about the Bergantino AE212......That would be perfect...4ohms...light and good sound
    or AE410
  15. Megas3300

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    Somewhere along the line I read this, makes sense to add more surface area. Though what does the vertical stacking accomplish? other than putting the sound more at ear-level.
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    Epifani UL310s are great cabs. So are Ampeg 210av's.
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    Vertical stacking reduces the combing effect that horizontal alignment can cause... basically, if you stack them vertically, the sound will disperse more evenly across the room, whereas horizontal alignment can cause some dispersion problems as the sound is colliding with itself causing phasing issues and might sound week depending where you're standing in the room.

    I'm no expert on the topic, but I thought that might be a good explanation in Lehman's terms... hope it helps.
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    Makes perfect sense, thanks!

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