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Markbass TTE 500 vs Genz Benz Streamliner 900

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by fatcrabb, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. fatcrabb

    fatcrabb Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Corona California
    GAS is a merciless affliction.

    After years of playing a Markbass LM2, (which was a faithful dog btw), I decided to change things up and go for a tube sound. I purchased a Markbass TTE 500 a couple of months ago and loved it, except it didnt seem to go as deep, (not enough bottom end), as I'd like. I'd read the Streamliner goes down to 55 hz, so I picked one up last week, (thanks Nutdog).

    Played the Genz out last night and I liked what I heard. A dirty aggressive sound like the TTE with a big bump in low end. Granted these amps may not be evenly matched at 500 and 900 watts but I'm never in a position to push either one of those units to anywhere close to 50% anyway.

    Here now are two clips in the same setting with basically the same equipment comparing the two heads.

    Disclaimer: Objects are closer than they appear. Void where prohibted by law. Your mileage may vary.

    Genz Benz Streamliner / Bergantino AE410 / Spector Euro 4 LX Doug Wimbish:

  2. punchdrunk

    punchdrunk Supporting Member

    Jun 22, 2013
    Jacksonville, Fl
  3. kennyrodg


    May 5, 2008
    Great Clip.
    I couldn't coax any bottom out of the TTE500 for love nor money,In and out the door in 2 weeks.
    The STR however, I wish I'd have been in a position to keep hold of it.