1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Buying Markbass Amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Zetabass, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Zetabass


    Mar 31, 2008
    Bangor Maine
    Howdy there, I'm seriously considering a Markbass 121cmd, and extension cab and covers. The only place I found online to buy them is through (GC).

    Can anyone recommend any other retailers for markbass gear or some place that might be able to offer a discount for buying everything all together?
    Just an idea.

    Thanks for any input, I really appreciate the talkbass community
  2. Jeff Bonny

    Jeff Bonny

    Nov 20, 2000
    Vancouver, BC
    Fredericton and Saint John New Brunswick both have Long & McQuade stores that may not have what you want in stock but can get anything Markbass. Killer return policy too.
  3. portlandguy


    Feb 15, 2011
    Portland, OR
    I have had the Markbass 121cmd, and NY 1x12 extension cab for about a year now. It is fantastic. I have played some big ballrooms and outdoor shows with it.
  4. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    Bought all my Markbass gear at Musiciansfriend.com
  5. Unless something has changed very recently, Markbass has an exclusive distribution deal in the US with Guitar Center (Musician's Friend is part of the same company).

    If you wait until Musician's Friend (on-line) has one of their sales (almost always something going on... 10% off, $50 off, whatever) you get a good price, free shipping, no tax in most states, and a 'return with no questions asked' policy (I think 30 days). So, if you don't like it, you are only out shipping.

    Unfortunately, most Guitar Centers carry very little bass product on the floor anymore. Hard to try before buying, but that return policy takes the risk out of it.
  6. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Markbass can only be obtained through Gutiar Center in USA and only through Long and Mcquade in Canada as far as I know.

    Don't expect to see too many deals on MB gear. Just go buy it used.
  7. boristhespider9


    Sep 9, 2008
    If you call MF or Music 123 (part of MF, but seem to be nicer) and ask for 20% off, you can usually get it (or at least 10-15% off). It's pretty rare to have to pay full price even for brands they claim are excluded from sales. You just have to call and not purchase online.
  8. Low Class

    Low Class Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2005
    Orange Park, Florida
    Tried a few days ago to order a MarkBass amp from MF during a sale and the MarkBass was excluded. No discount.
  9. boristhespider9


    Sep 9, 2008
    Did you call or try to do it online?
  10. TWSS
  11. Zetabass


    Mar 31, 2008
    Bangor Maine
    Thanks for the great info every, and good to hear that rig is working out well, IRL!

    Can't wait to carry something that small and light into a gig hahaha
  12. Russell L

    Russell L

    Mar 5, 2011
    Cayce, SC
    If you call, they will give you the discount. Some manufacturers don't want it advertised (from what I hear). They did it for me.