No longer available Markbass Vintage Tube Preamp *Brand New*

Discussion in 'For Sale: Effects and Pedals' started by scubaduba, Mar 13, 2021.

  1. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    United States
    Here it is. The brand new Vintage Preamp from Markbass. I bought this specifically to include in my tube preamp/DI audio thread: Tube Preamp/DI Sound Samples — Noble, Oracle, P-15, Super Stack, REDDI, Tonecraft, Jule... |
    I knew I wouldn't initially keep it to keep the cash flowing for more devices to add to the thread so this one is up on the block (for now).

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    From the manufacturer:

    Preamp pedal with a wide range of tonal possibilities, from modern to vintage.

    After the great reaction to the Little Mark Vintage Head, Markbass designed the Mark Vintage Pre. The Mark Vintage Pre delivers a massively wide palette of tone options, from modern sounds to vintage ones to fit pretty much any genre you’re going for. But this pedal is more than just a preamp. You get a tube preamp, a 4 band EQ, two switchable EQ filters, two different types of drive with level and blend controls, a headphone practice amp with an aux-in and headphone out and a switchable effects loop which can also be used as a tuner output.

    4-band EQ / 3-WAY Switch
    Like the Little Mark Vintage head, MARK VINTAGE PRE 4 Bands EQ section has a new setting on frequencies center, all tuned to offer a pretty balanced tone that easily cuts in the mix, plus a 3-WAY switch with three useful EQ preset options to get very quickly a real FLAT setting, a CUT one with scooped Mids and enhanced Low and High and an OLD one with scooped High to get an old vintage style tone.

    Two Types of Distortion / Blend Control
    The Mark Vintage Pre offers two types of distortion (selectable via foot switch). The amount of drive tone, ranging from crunchy overdrive to aggressive distortion, is controlled by the Drive pot. The Blend control allows to mix the Drive tone with the Clean signal of the tube preamp. Adding a bit of distortion during a studio recording gives a 'gorgeous' bass sound cutting in the mix.

    The Boost switch allows you to boost your signal level to +6 dB and instantly get more headroom whenever you need it.

    Real DI box
    The Balanced DI Out is a real DI box with transformer. It is optimized to deliver pure, full, rich sound on all frequencies, handling extreme transients without distortion or coloration.

    Aux IN / Headphone OUT / FX LOOP
    The Mark Vintage Pre includes a headphones output and an aux input for connecting an iPod or MP3 player in order to mix it with your bass sound. This allows discrete playing and practicing anywhere, anytime. Plus, a send/return FX loop to interface your favorite stomp boxes and multi-effect units is also included.

    True Bypass
    This pedal features “true bypass” circuit: that means when the Mark Vintage Pre is 'off', there will be no audio signal quality loss.

    • Tube: 12AX7 (ECC 83)
    • Input: Impedance 1MΩ, max. voltage 6 Vpp
    • Outputs: Balanced DI Out with transformer (GND switch)
    • Digital Outputs: RCA (with transformer) and TOSLINK with sampling rate switch 44.1/48/96KHz
    • Gain Range: -46 ÷ +23 dB
    • EQ
    • Low: Level ±16 dB (Freq. 70Hz)
    • Mid Low: Level ±16 dB (Freq. 400 Hz)
    • Mid High : Level ±16 dB (Freq. 2.5 KHz)
    • High: Level ±16 dB (Freq. 10 KHz)
    • 3-way switch (FLAT / CUT / OLD)
    • FX Loop
    • Controls: GAIN | MASTER | DRIVE | BLEND
    • Switches: ON/OFF | DRIVE | BOOST
    • Power Requirement: 12VDC | 300mA (power supply included)
    • Dimensions (W/D/H): 7.6” x 5” x 2.32”
    • Weight: 1.9 lbs.

    Runs off something like a CIOKS DC7 just fine and fits on a Pedaltrain Nano easily making it very pedalboard friendly.

    $325 shipped CONUS with original box and power supply. In like-new condition. Received this week and never left my house. Can ship out Monday.
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2021
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  2. Rojd

    Rojd Supporting Member

    May 29, 2018
    Rocky Mountains
    If I didn't already have a tube preamp on each of my boards, I would give this a go. Looks pretty awesome. GLWTS!
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  3. psychovox

    psychovox Supporting Member

    I"m trying to save up for a Sonic farm and you tempt me with this? I can't have all the DIs and pres in the world. even though I want them
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  4. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Yeah, there’s a lot on the menu. Pretty versatile device for sure.
  5. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Haha. Tell me about it.
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