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markbass cmd102p to PA

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by pkk31, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. pkk31

    pkk31 Guest

    Feb 18, 2007
    Hi all. Need some help, please. Recently acquired a second-hand Markbass CMD102P to replace my Ashdown Mag300. Dead impressed with the new sound. Really punchy. Goes really well with my Warwick Corvette. However, as a pub-gig band we like to put all the guitars through the PA so we can mix with the mics, and I damned if I can find how to connect it. Do I have to mic it? If not, which socket should I be connecting? Seem to have tried them all, but I must be doing something wrong...
  2. will33


    May 22, 2006
    There should be a jack in the back that takes a standard xlr, 3 prong mic cord. Run a mic cord from that to a channel on the mixer. It may have a switch for "pre" or "post" eq. "Pre" just sends the dry sound off your bass, "post" sends the sound of the markbasses preamp. Pick whichever sounds best. The input gain knob on your amp might very well be tied into this jack, so you may have to turn the amp on/up to get sound to the mixer.

    If all else fails, mic it.

    I prefer micing it. That gets all the sound of your rig into the PA. A lot of "soundguys" will prefer the direct line option. For some reasons that make no sense to me. (I am both bass player and soundguy for our band.)
  3. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    Does it have the line out volume knob on the front? If not, it's the older version but will still have the xlr on the back. There's a little door on the top of the combo that will pop out and give you easier access to the back of the amp. It's held on with velcro.