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My New Markbass

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by murphy, Apr 26, 2005.


  1. murphy

    murphy

    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    Spent the day at Club bass on Saturday and came away with a new markbass P5o1.
    Only front room testing so far.
    This amp is loud...bright and growly. :bassist:
    Made my Eden 410 and 210XLT come alive again.
    My EA CXL12E's sound phenomanal with it and I am stacking them sideways.
    Even any of the cabs by themselves sound huge and I can't wait to give it a good run with band.

    Cool to have mute switch and tube compressor.

    It really is a loud amp.Look forward to AB comparison to my
    PLX2402/art tube pac and tube EQ rig.
    Had a great day hanging with Talkbass guys and pitters. :hyper:
    Dave Freeman is providing a great service and cool club.
    Cheers
    Murphy
     
  2. cool! I orderd a markbass club s450 last week, but since I am out here in edmonton It probably won't be here untill next week. I am psyched though, going to pair it with some berg cabs later on, a 112 for small stuff and either a 610 or 322 for larger. Clubbass is definately my favourite store!
     
  3. bmc

    bmc

    Nov 15, 2003
    Switzerland
    Way to go Murphy. I'm looking forward to usign two caps with my F-1 head to get the full 450 watts out of mine. I have six gigs lined up over the next two months but none big enough to warrant the full rig.

    Make sure you both write reviews in the TB Review section.
     
  4. SCT1422

    SCT1422 Supporting Member

    Hey Murphy.. Nice to hang with you on Saturday.. That MarkBass head did sound nice and Dave is a cool guy to deal with.. Steve..
     
  5. murphy

    murphy

    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    Hey Steve,
    Yeah it was good to hang with you.
    Did you get your iamp yet?
    How is it working out?
    I'd be interested to see your replies re- EA vs. Berg.
    Have Fun :bassist:
    Murphy
     
  6. murphy

    murphy

    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    So, been using it with a 9 piece RnB band at rehearsal. :bassist:
    Sounds great...using only the one cxl 12.
    Lots of beef and definition.
    Extremely versatile.....and LOUD.

    So far am very happy :hyper:

    Murphy
     
  7. I've never heard one, but am interested. There was lot's of discussion in a recent thread regarding class D amps (Walter Woods, EAiAmp800, Acoustic Image, etc.). The Markbass didn't come up, I assume because they have relatively limited distribution and awareness in the US so far. Anyway, do any of you MarkBass users have experience with other 'digital' amps... what's the sound like compared to the Walter or iAmp?
     
  8. murphy

    murphy

    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    The Markbass I have is the old style power supply.
    The amp weighs about 24lbs.
    The new models are the switching power supply...
    Haven't tried one yet.
    Shipment due in July
    Murphy
     
  9. They got a whole new line of amps and cabs!

    Check out their amps - the Weight is unbelievable.
    Like the Mini CMD 121P Combo - 29.3 lbs :smug:

    Christian
     
  10. Panther

    Panther

    Dec 9, 2004
    Nova Scotia
    The MarkBass stuff is getting very light!

    I'm hoping to move my 60lb Trace Elliot combo for the Little Mark head (under 7lbs) and the 102 Traveler (33lbs).

    They oughtta help with easing the spinal injury!
     
  11. MingusBass

    MingusBass Commercial User

    Sep 27, 2004
    Fort Wayne,Indiana
    Sweetwater Sound-Sales
    Where did you all order your markbass grear from?

    Andrew
     
  12. Hawkeye

    Hawkeye Canuck Amateur

  13. Texx

    Texx

    Sep 10, 2004
    Germany
    Yeah the new amps are ugly. I´m happy i got an old Little Mark (special edition ferrari red). Downsized my rig to this little amp and the Traveler102. Was never happier.
     
  14. murphy

    murphy

    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    I bought my markbass p501 and s450 at Clubbass.ca
    Get a great deal today :bassist:
    Murphy