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I'm in a bit of a quandary....

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jbo, Apr 7, 2009.


  1. jbo

    jbo

    May 2, 2007
    Wichita, KS
    Hey everyone, I'm in a bit of a dilemma over an amp trade. I'm thinking of trading my bassman 1200 pro for a markbass SA450. Does this sound like a good trade? I've heard so many good things about the Markbass amps that it seems I wouldn't really be downgrading at all, is there anything I should keep in mind before trading?

    The main reasons I'm wanting to trade are one, because of weight; the Markbass weighs in around 7.5 lbs whereas the Bassman is damn near 40, and two, power; 1200 watts is a helluva lot of umph for the gigs I play these days, the Markbass is 500w @ 4ohms which seem to be perfect.

    The sounds I'm trying to achieve are anywhere from an Alain Caron slap tone to a really growly funk tone

    Anywho, any help or advise is greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!
    Jordan
     
  2. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Personally, I'd go for it as I love markbass and hate heavy amps. But it depends on your tonal preferences. Maybe go to GC and give the MB a demo?
     
  3. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    the Cali Intergalctic Mind Space
    Song Surgeon slow downer software- full 4 hour demo
    +1
     

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