New Markbass stuff at NAMM 2017

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Zach Soczka, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. Zach Soczka

    Zach Soczka

    Jan 25, 2016
    Just wondering if anyone saw the new announcements from markbass at NAMM yet. So far it looks like Marcus Miller might be leaving his beloved SWR preamp rigs behind and going for a company that's still in business. Also it seems Michael League gets a signature amp/cab line that's some big 810 tweed thing.
    I for one am a fan of the clarity in the low end of the SWR and Eden amps/cabs and have never found the Markbass stuff to have what I wanted outside the Slap/finger vintage sounding tone. So thoughts? What do you guys think of Markbass? Have you played Eden? I would like to try both amps that MM and ML are planning on using but I still don't see me putting my Eden WT800 on the shelf for them. cheers!!
     
  2. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    Canada
    Well...I replaced my WT800 with a Markbass SA450 Italian made AB amplifier
    Still love it...but got caught up in the craze and also love my Mesa D800 etc
     
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  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Like Markbass amps, don't like their cabs. Too upper midrangey for my tastes.
     
  4. Zach Soczka

    Zach Soczka

    Jan 25, 2016
    What did you like about the mark over the eden that made you sell it? Im looking for specifics.
     
  5. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    Canada
    Super light
    Louder
    Clearer ,articulate ,immediate, but still warm

    easier hook up and louder at 4 ohms
    quieter fan

    Gas
     
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  6. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    Canada
    Absolutely...I bought a markbass 410 cab and hated it

    Sounded glorious through my Eden 410XLT
    fantastic through my EA 112XL? cabs
    Amazing through my Bergantino cabs
    Superb through my Epifani UL cabs
     
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  7. Zach Soczka

    Zach Soczka

    Jan 25, 2016
    Ill give you all those besides clearer.. lol.. Markbass more clarity then Eden? never heard that before.. thanks for your input man
     
  8. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    Canada
    Gas made me switch to Mesa D-800 and Genzler 800...but do not think I could part with my SA450
    I might sell my LMII....but maybe not
     
  9. Zach Soczka

    Zach Soczka

    Jan 25, 2016
    What do you mean by gas?
     
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  10. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    Canada
    Absolutely....a more articulate clearer sound...I kid you not

    I still loved my Eden heads...very organic and warm sound....and clear
     
  11. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    Canada
    Gas....always wanting something new
    Gear Acquisition Syndrome
     
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  12. jebmd

    jebmd Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Iona, Florida
    Gear acquisition syndrome

    The unstoppable urge to try/ buy new gear.
     
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  13. murphy

    murphy Supporting Member

    May 5, 2004
    Canada
    it's a desease...it never stops....and is fuelled by Talkbass
     
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  14. Zach Soczka

    Zach Soczka

    Jan 25, 2016
    haha I had that for about 4 years!! but Eden and SWR have helped me overcome the insanity.. to each there own
     
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  15. Steph Jackson

    Steph Jackson

    Sep 4, 2016
    Lincoln
    I saw a video with Richard Bona and they've just introduced a new tiny combo based on the Ninja Head, but only rated at 250

    MARKBASS | Bass Amplification
     
  16. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    LOL! Did you see his interview in Bass Player where they asked him why his amp was called the Ninja? He said it's because he's a green belt in karate. LOL! The Green Belt Ninja!
     
  17. steelbed45

    steelbed45 36 on Ignore

    Feb 23, 2011
    Nolanville, TX
    150w @ 8 ohms, so I'm guessing that's all the internal speakers are getting. I owned a MiniMark at one time. Very portable at 20 lbs., but it couldn't hang with a drummer on its own. This one is 36 lbs., and I'm guessing the outcome would be the same. For the life of me, I have no idea why MB continues with this combo format. You're literally walking into a gig with one hand tied behind your back.

    Sorry if that comes off as negative.
     
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  18. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I will stick up for Markbass on this one. Markbass continues with the format because it sells. Not everyone is looking for an amp that can hang with a rock drummer. Some folks are looking for an amp that can hang with an acoustic guitarist or a piano player and won't take up much room on a tiny stage at a restaurant. Some folks are looking for a very tiny stage monitor that does the job at a low volume while the PA does the heavy lifting. I use little amps like that all the time on some of my smaller gigs and I'm glad to have them.
     
  19. dabis

    dabis

    Mar 27, 2016
    Barcelona
    Some months ago I see Marcus Miller live in Barcelona. He had on stage some EBS stuff. I think he was using these the last years, maybe since SWR is out of business. I remember an HD head and 2 4X10's (don't know the model). Maybe it's an alternative for the SWR fans 8I'm included).
     
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  20. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Considering Marcus has the clout to get many amp makers to make exactly what he wants, you may be right. I guess we'll see when it comes out.
     
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