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Opinions on Little Mark III and GK 700-II?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Rigz, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. Rigz

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    I'm in the market for a new amp and cab. These heads have caught my attention the most. What are your thoughts?

    Gk neo 410 vs MB 410HR?
  2. NeonVomit

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    Well... uh, what sound are you going for? What music do you play?

    I know this is what people always say but there really is no substitute for trying out both and seeing which you like more. They're not all that similar, sound-wise. I personally could not be happier with my GK 700RB + NEO 410, it's exactly the sound I always wanted and suits my needs perfectly. I'm sure there are MB users who feel exactly the same about their rigs.

    Both great brands however.
  3. MrMcHaggis

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    I agree with the tried and true "Try it before you but it"

    I presently have my GK 1001RB (model 1, not 2) with a GK NEO 1x12-II and a MB SD1200 with matching 4x10.

    I'm personally more inclined to the GK, truth be told. I think it's the cab more than the head, but the MB sounds "scooped" to me, even when I turn up the mids.

    Still, both excellent pieces of equipment, so do try then both! But my vote's for the GK
  4. ericdanger13

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    I bought the markbass and I love it. I currently play with a 2x10 and a 1x12 cab. I'll eventually swap the 1x12 for a 1x15 or the whole thing for a 4x10 but that head will stay. Both are fantastic its just the one I ended up getting.
  5. RickC

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    You might also want to consider swapping the 2x10 for a 1x15. Really. My favorite cab combination with the LMIII was a UL2-115 and a UL2-112. Something magical about it.

    /rick
  6. Rigz

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    Looking for a modern, punchy, midrangey tone. A fat, smooth bottom end that will still cut through two guitars. I'm playing groovy rock, with a heavyish edge. I do play distorted at times.
  7. Rigz

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    I'm also using a programmable sansamp bass driver
  8. B-string

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    Sounds like a job best suited for the G-K.
  9. DirkP

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    I own a Little Mark II for nearly 10 years and still love it. Never thought about buying another amp. I even like to use the EQ for recording purposes. The little improvements in the LM III really make sense (separate Master Volume / Line Out). The EQ and the VLE and VPF are easy to control and I like what they are doing. Just looking at the LMIII I thought one could easily switch the effect loop between parallel and serial, but it seems to be still necessary to open the unit and change a jumper setting.

    Dirk
  10. B-string

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    The VLE and VPF are still post effects loop even if you change the internal jumpers to serial BTW.
  11. jeff7bass

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    I agree, based on what the OP said and the two amps in question.

    :smug:
  12. NeonVomit

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    GK for you, then. I play metal and rock, and the sound is spectacular.
  13. anton72

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    I prefer LMII\III as it seems less colouring your tone and is clearer sounding which IMO is better platform for effects use. I always play with Darkglass B3K overdrive on which gives me a tube-like grit I want.

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