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Mark-to-Mark difference??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Thumpinthenight, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. Thumpinthenight


    Apr 13, 2004
    New York
    Can anybody tell me, outside the power output, what is the tonal difference (sound - all things equal) between a Markbass SD800 and a LittleMark 800?? How might this tone compare to the F1?
  2. I've owned the F1 and the SD800. Very different sounding. The SD800 is less low mid present (less punch), a much deeper low end extension, and is MUCH brighter in the upper mids, and very clean up there. I personally liked the F1 quite a bit more, and found that the SD800 spent much of its extra power pushing that deep low end, making the absolute perceived volume between the two more similar than different.

    I owned the LM800Tube for a very short time, and found it sounded almost identical to the SD800... that very (to my ear) harsh/present upper midrange response.

    I have not played the LM800. Some have reported that it sounds more similar to the wonderful F1/F500, but their continues to be mixed reviews on that point.

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