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MB Big Bang query

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by IveHeardWorse, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. IveHeardWorse

    IveHeardWorse

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    Howdy,
    This is my first post. Thanks to all for such a great informational forum!

    I have read on this forum that the Little MarkBass II is 'very' quiet as regards to the fan... it is my understanding that the fan does not run continuously, but only when required. I assume the Little Mark III is the same. Can someone tell me whether or not the Mark Bass Big Bang amp is just as quiet?

    I don't have the Markbass amp available to check out, but I did spend some time on a Mesa Walkabout combo, and thought the tone was good, but the fan noise would be a distraction at some of the smaller 'acoustic' venues.

    Thanks!
  2. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

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    I never played the Big Bang at small acoustic venues (because it is LOUD as heck), but I recall it being a very quiet head nonetheless and comparable to the Little Mark Tube I owned. I can't say ever noticed the fan in either of those. You should be fine. Apart from the obnoxious appearance, the Big Bang is a great little head.
  3. anton72

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    They are both absolutely noiseless. I use LMIII but ahd a chance to play through BB and it's as quiet as LMIII. Both are great heads.
  4. lowerbassment

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    I have a Big Bang and it is a very quiet amp. The fans do come on but I can't see this being audible for the audience even in small intimate venues. You would have to sit very close to the amp to notice. I have no experience with the LM series.
  5. IveHeardWorse

    IveHeardWorse

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    Thanks! I was hoping for this kind of input! That's all the push I needed to place an order to give it a run!
  6. Andy Walhor

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    Good pun in the thread title!

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