Taking one for the team

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by bass4u, Jan 9, 2013.


  1. bass4u

    bass4u Supporting Member

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  2. liveburning274

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    Let us know how it is! Demos would be awesome :)
  3. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    I've been waiting for these to finally come out sweet
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    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    I just subscribed can't wait to hear the results.
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  6. bass4u

    bass4u Supporting Member

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    The Markbass Mini distortion is a keeper!!! The pedal can produce an excellent low drive effect as well as a good distortion without any 'fizzy' artifacts. The 2 tone controls work extremely well and
    the pedal has zero low end loss, actually one of the tone controls can actually INCREASE bass response. The pedal has a very small footprint (plus). One of the best features of the pedal is that the in/out jacks are located not on each side of the pedal. Oh, and it comes with a power supply. I'm going to get another one, use one for low drive and the other for
    distortion. No chance to do any sound clips yet, had a gig yesterday and studio work today.
  7. Laurent

    Laurent Supporting Member

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    Very interesting. What does the pedal sounds like? Is it a tube screamer type pedal?
    More on the distortion, what is the range? Mild to wild?
    Many thanks in advance.
  8. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    I have been gassing for these pedals since they first announced thanks for the info.
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    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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  10. bass4u

    bass4u Supporting Member

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    Definitely not a 'Tube Screamer' type of pedal. More like the Darkglass B3k. And it' only $110.
  11. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Oh man you got me stoked if I can get this and sell my B3K ?
  12. JCooper

    JCooper ...meep. Supporting Member

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    Ho!
    Would love to hear this!
  13. caeman

    caeman The Root Master Supporting Member

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    Small package. Reasonable price. Good low-end response. Sounds like a win to me.
  14. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Sounds like a huge win to me
  15. Down_Low

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    Anyone tried the Mark Bass Mini Boost yet?
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    8strings0hair Supporting Member

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    So what exactly does each one do? Also, did you open it up? How's the build quality? Thanks!
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    Adamixoye A PT Pro is cool for worship, right? Supporting Member

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    Subbed---I had the same question.

  19. bass4u

    bass4u Supporting Member

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    Ok so I have a little time to kill while they are miking up a different drum kit ( I'm at a studio session) so I laid down this very basic demo of the Markbass Mini Distortion pedal. Excuse the poor playing , I was turning knobs between each passage. I started with the pedal off, switched it on then increased the gain level with each passage, never adjusting the tone controls. By using the tone controls there is unlimited amount of sounds you can dial in. Fender Modern Player Jaguar bass -> pedal-> tascsam DR-07. Please be gentle.



    http://soundcloud.com/rocconaut/markbass-md-demo
  20. bass4u

    bass4u Supporting Member

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    Same as other Markbass gear....high.
  21. slend3r

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    Here is a link to the manual from the Markbass site.

    Tone 1 controls the frequencies from 200 Hz to 2.5
    kHz. Turning this knob up will result in brighter distortion
    tone; turning it down will make the distortion darker.

    TONE 2 cuts from 0 to -20dB at 800 Hz. This control
    removes mids from your distortion tone.

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