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bass combo small but mighty

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Ron Murray, Dec 3, 2018.


  1. Ron Murray

    Ron Murray

    Dec 3, 2018
    Los Angeles
    What is the smallest size, most powerful output bass combo you know of?
    (using a 10" or 12" speaker) simple preamp is ok as I use EBS pedals.
    Ps is the Ibanez Promehean P3110 the smallest with the most power?
    Thanks!
     
  2. RyanOh

    RyanOh Gold Supporting Member

    I just got a GK MB212ii 500 watts 2x12's at 40 lbs.

    LOUD.
     
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  3. GK has a 12" 200 Watt combo.
    And since it's meant to use the GK Chain system for their powered cabs, I believe you get the full 200 watts with just the internal speaker on the combo.
     
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  4. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    Markbass CMD 121P combo is pretty small. 300w at 8 ohms/500w at 4 ohms.
     
  5. Trace Elf. Put the amp in your pocket. Choice of 110 or 2x8 cabs. Yeah you have a couple of cables to deal with but it is gigworthy by itself and the 2x8 stack becomes a room filler.
     
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  6. Ron Murray

    Ron Murray

    Dec 3, 2018
    Los Angeles
    These sound fantastic. Thank you for the suggestions.
    I'm collecting data to compare so all suggestions are helpful and welcome.
    Thank you fellow bass players!!
    Mo data, mo betta
     
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  7. mmbongo

    mmbongo Five Time World Champion Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Yeah GK MB112 for the win. Amazing little amp.
     
  8. No tone preferences or weight limit?
     
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  9. TrevorG

    TrevorG

    Nov 30, 2012
    U.K.
    I have the Markbass K1. 600 watts into a 12",5" drivers and a tweeter. Barely two foot high. 1000 watts with an extension cab. Beat that!
     
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  10. Kukulkan61

    Kukulkan61 Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Northern Arizona
    I can vouch for the GK MB112 II, Great amp and only weighs like 34 lbs.
     
  11. Ron Murray

    Ron Murray

    Dec 3, 2018
    Los Angeles
    No weight limit and the tone I can dial in (not very fussy).
    it's a min size, max volume thing. :)
    Markbass K1 data is awesome! Thanks!!
     
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  12. Datsgor

    Datsgor Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2000
    California
    That K1 does look awesome, I've never heard of it, but damn... 60 lb?
     
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  13. Spector2112

    Spector2112

    Jan 7, 2011
    Michigan
    I just got a GK MB112-II.
    Perfect little, but surprisingly powerful, no frills combo. All killer no filler.
     
  14. BAG

    BAG

    May 5, 2014
    New Zealand
    This little Schertler B10 is under 40lbs and with 300W of power. It is amazing how much clean headroom it has for its size. To top it off it has one of the nicest DI's that I've ever used (although i haven't used a really high end DI for some years now). They also do a 400w 12" and a 500w 15". If you can find one it will cost you big $$$$$$$ though.


    bassfidelity-B10-1-bk.
     
  15. TrevorG

    TrevorG

    Nov 30, 2012
    U.K.
    I think it's the heaviest unit Markbass make but still very carriable. And a lot of volume for something you carried in on your own.
     
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  16. SM2

    SM2 Endorsing Artist : Curt mangan Strings Supporting Member

    Sep 12, 2016
    St. Augustine Fl
    Fender rumble stage 800. 800 watts, 2x10 30lbs ish. i use it as a back up and practice amp.
     
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  17. On the affordable end of the scale, I've been enjoying a Peavey Max 112. 200W, long throw 12" driver, 40 lb. Similar to the Rumble series. Seems to be a good universal amp for everything.
     
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  18. Lovep

    Lovep Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    Fender Stage 800 (400w, 2x10, 39lbs). Sounds great!
     
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  19. Mili

    Mili

    Nov 14, 2015
    Earth
    Yeppp, 1788$ for brand new!!!!!
     
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