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Markbass F500 FS

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by mrpackerguy, Feb 18, 2014.


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  1. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

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    SOLD $455 shipped continental US. No trades please. I have both an F500 and an F1 and want to try something else for a backup to the F1. Will post pics tonight. Is in excellent condition and will come with gig bag.

    Here's one man's opinion of the amp http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f15/markbass-f500-house-556119/
    And another http://www.bassplayer.com/article/markbass-f500-and-ny-604/4954


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    F500 Specs

    CONTROLS

    GAIN
    -80 dB to +25 dB range
    MUTE
    push/pull master volume pot
    LINE OUT LEVEL
    level control on front panel
    PRE/POST EQ (for line out)
    switch on rear panel
    MASTER VOLUME
    GROUND LIFT
    switch on rear panel

    EQUALIZATION

    LOW
    center frequency: 40 Hz; level: ±16 dB
    LOW MID (semi-parametric)
    frequency 100-800 Hz, level ±16 dB
    HIGH MID (semi-parametric)
    frequency 700 Hz-6 kHz, level ±16 dB
    HIGH
    center frequency: 10 kHz: ±16 dB
    VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter)
    center frequency 380 Hz (cut)
    VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator)
    frequency range 250 Hz-20 kHz (cut)

    OUTPUT

    LINE OUT
    balanced XLR, max. voltage 10 Vpp
    EFFECT SEND
    unbalanced, max. voltage 20 Vpp (pre-EQ)
    TUNER OUT
    unbalanced, max. voltage 25 Vpp
    SPEAKER OUT
    speakon / 1/4" (x2)
  2. Thumpinthenight

    Thumpinthenight Supporting Member

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    Just curious, since the F500 is essentially an F1 with added features, why would you be moving the F500 and not the F1 to replace as a backup?
  3. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

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    The F1 which has a less sophisticated mid EQ section, is easier for me to manipulate at the gig. Plus, between the two heads, the F500 is in slightly better condition. My F1 has some fan noise that doesn't bother me, but might others, so I went with selling the F500
  4. Thumpinthenight

    Thumpinthenight Supporting Member

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    I certainly hear you on the F500 controls. I have one as well, along with my Carvin BX500. I switch off, so either one are backups to the other. :) These are great sounding amps, and a bit hard to find. Good luck with your sale. Good price on that as well, my friend. ;)
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    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

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