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Markbass Assembly?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by EZ9R, Mar 14, 2014.

  1. EZ9R


    Oct 28, 2008
    I have a Markbass 104HR that says it was designed in Italy, assembled in Malaysia. Just bought a Markbass 102HR and on the back it says made in Italy. Where is Markbass making their equipment? I also have a Markbass SD1200 that says made in Italy.
    Can anyone shed some light?
  2. AlexanderB


    Feb 25, 2007
    The blackline products are supposedly made in Indonesia.
  3. EZ9R


    Oct 28, 2008
    This isn't the Black Line. I have a Markbass 104HR.
  4. AlexanderB


    Feb 25, 2007
    Then do not ask sweeping questions:
  5. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    Well, they are making some stuff in Italy and some in Malaysia, it seems. I guess I don't get the question, because it seems you already have the answer.
  6. EZ9R


    Oct 28, 2008
    Okay.... Again. I have a Markbass SD1200 head, 102P cabinet. On the back it says made in Italy.
    I also have a Markbass 104HR cab (not the Blackline series). On the back it says Designed in Italy and assembled in Malaysia.
    Is Markbass making their equipment in Malaysia now?
  7. EZ9R


    Oct 28, 2008
    AlexanderB, if you don't know the answer fully, why did you respond?
  8. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    It sounds like your cabinet was assembled in Malaysia... so apparently yes.
  9. Certainly looks like it.
  10. EZ9R


    Oct 28, 2008
  11. leroy diamond

    leroy diamond

    Aug 21, 2005
  12. Sandman64


    Sep 9, 2015
    If it says Made in Italy on the back, you're good. lol

    Seriously, I'm pretty sure most amp manufacturers who have their equipment made in China these days, keep a close eye on it. It wouldn't be worth it or profitable to them if their Q.C. went from great to crappy! Sure their have been some hiccups or growing pains if you will along the way, but for the most part, its been a pretty decent transition over all if you ask me.