Aguilar TH 500 + Cab OR Markbass LM 800 + Cab???

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by phillipkregg, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. phillipkregg

    phillipkregg Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    I've got a chance to pickup one of these 2 combinations:

    Aguilar TH 500 with a SL 410 cabinet for $1800

    OR

    Markbass Little Mark 800 with Markbass 104 HF 4x10 cabinet for $1000

    In your opinion, which is the best bang for your buck based on these prices.

    (Or do you not recommend either and think I should just get the Fender Rumble?)
     
  2. hs123

    hs123

    Aug 11, 2011
    Westminster CO
    I was a Mark Bass guy, now I'm an Aguilar guy. I 'feel' the Aguilar bass, I 'hear' the Mark bass. To me Markbass is modern/accurate, Aguilar is full/punchy. There is a low frequency that I can feel on the Aguilar, that is not present on the MarkBass, probably unnoticeable by most, ymmv.
     
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  3. Sid Fang

    Sid Fang Reformed Fusion Player

    Jun 12, 2008
    The MarkBass package is a bigger discount over reference retail pricing, I think, but there's also the question of which one you actually find easiest to get a sound that you like.
     
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  4. Aguilar all the way!
    Sadowsky & Aguilar are a great combination. Lots of top players go that route.
    I've never been happier since I made the connection.
     
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  5. phillipkregg

    phillipkregg Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    Thanks ya'll...

    A short while after posting this, my back got into an argument with me over the 4x10 cab thing.

    So I just ordered a Phil Jones d400 and a lightweight c4 cab. Hopefully those will hit the spot.
     
  6. phillipkregg

    phillipkregg Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2010
    Nashville, TN
    If things don't work out with the Phil Jones stuff I'll give Aguilar shot.
     
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