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Markbass Head Advice Needed

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by lmfreeman9, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. lmfreeman9


    Sep 1, 2007
    I have a minimark combo and a 2 x 10 traveler. I also have 2 heads I want to sell in order to buy one great (tube maybe) markbass head.
    I'm selling my GK 800RB and an Ampeg SVT-200T which I love but is too heavy.

    I play mostly blues and classic rock and play out occasionally.

    What should I get used from Markbass in the $550-700 range?
  2. Mike Shevlin

    Mike Shevlin

    Feb 16, 2005
    Las Vegas
    The LMIII is my favorite in their line up & also the least expensive~
  3. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
    Maybe either a new Markbass LMIII or a used TA501.

    I personally play an SD800 which I love, but they aren`t everyone`s cup of tea.
  4. +1 If you want it clean but still warm and fat, you can get a brand new LMIII within your pricerange, and still have money left over for one of those VT pedals if you want a bit of grit and grind.

    Another head to consider in your pricerange is the TC Classic450... pretty cool for 'old school' sort of applications... tighter and punchier than the LMIII, although not as extended deep down low and way up top.
  5. shadow_FIX


    Feb 23, 2010
    I sold off my Ampeg gear in favor of Markbass/Aguilar. I bought a LMIII new and have loved every second of the clean, versatile, portable tone :)
  6. lmfreeman9


    Sep 1, 2007
    Thanks guys. You were absolutely right. Tried it, loved it, bought it.
  7. cb56


    Jul 2, 2000
    Central Illinois
    Doesn't surprise me. I played through an Ampeg 200T for years and loved it. Nice warm sounding SS head IMO. After it started showing it's age i went through a few different heads and couldn't find one I likes as much until I tried an LMII.
  8. Rockbobmel

    Rockbobmel Supporting Member

    Better than the 800RB?????

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