Ever seen (or heard) one of these?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Quadzilla, Mar 3, 2002.

  1. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Anyone even played or owned a Dean Markley RM-400-SB 400 Watt Bass Amp? Please let me know what you think/thought of it.

    Thanks much!
  2. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

  3. Wxp4759cb


    Nov 23, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    never heard of it.
  4. Steven Green

    Steven Green

    Jul 25, 2001
    Pacific NW
    I played one and did not like the tone. This was several years ago. Although, it was with a subpar cab and bass...so...

    The whole sound was just kinda muffled and midrangy...
  5. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    I have the RM-150SB. OK amp, nothing special. I'd say it's similar to a Peavey or Crate amp.

    If you could get it CHEAP it might be worth having, I wouldn't pay over $200 for the 400.
  6. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Arrrrgggggg, Paid $269. Thought it was a good deal for a high wattage amp.... Damn!:mad:
  7. lesfleanut

    lesfleanut Guest

    Sep 25, 2001
    Syracuse N.Y.
    Does it sound good to you? If so than id say you got your moneys worth.;)
  8. UberDork


    Oct 2, 2005
    Hey Quad I have an rm-400-sb and other than the noise of the cooling fan, which is very minimal, I like it. Its got lots of power and I actually find it easy to coax many tones out of it with the onboard 4band EQ. I just played a show on it last night. The room was boomy and washy so i just turned around and cranked up the 400. It fit right in under the guitar and right on top of the kick drum quite nicely. I play an Ibanez RB800 with it so I can get pretty much any tone I want. I've played everything from country to Primus on the thing. I'm selling it though :( cuz I'm moving :) So if anyone is interested, it will be on eBay for the next 7 days. (shameless plug) Hope my review is a help.

    Pros: Power, versatile EQ, ground switch and limiter built into face. Effects send/recieve with volume controls (thats a cool feature actually). Effects footswitch, Power amp input. AC outlet on back (this shows its age)
    Cons: Cooling fan is a bit noisy. DI is a preamp out that, when plugged in, cancels the cabinet sound, so you need a DI box. Its quite heavy and unwieldy.