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Official Markbass Club - the beat goes on, and on....

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Chef, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. pesk


    Mar 7, 2016
    Czech Republic
  2. SJan3


    Dec 8, 2010
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  3. Deep


    May 8, 2002
    That is a beast of a combo!
    I feel as though Markbass listed "watts" are conservative. From my use of these amps they seem more powerful than the listed watts. There's weight to the sound and heft to the notes. :bassist:
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  4. pesk


    Mar 7, 2016
    Czech Republic
    I am not sure about the power - still trying at home level (around 1 on master volume:laugh:).

    I am also very surprised how nice it plays on this low volume level. In combination with my P-Bass it sounds gorgeous.

    I plan to purchase another Traveler 102P cab to make a vertical stack. We will see when it will be really necessary - maybe 300W in internal 2x10 will be sufficient.

    And it weights only 16,4 kg - so easy to carry around.:thumbsup:
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  5. A recent purchase of a 500 watt MoMark frame has prompted me to run an inventory check of my Markbass heads. Does anyone else own as many/more or do I need to be first in the queue for MB GAS therapy? These are sitting atop my two NY121P cabs but I've cropped the photo to keep it sensible!
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  6. Liko


    Mar 30, 2007
    Um, I, uh... yeah. Yeah, you have my vote for first in line at MB addiction therapy.
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  7. Jamarvic

    Jamarvic Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    I pulled the trigger on MB Marcus Miller 210 cabinet @musiciansfriend. $499 +shipping :spit:
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  8. MRSKI

    MRSKI Supporting Member

    May 26, 2006
    The only thing you are missing in that Markbass stack is a F1 or F500. In my opinion, the best amps they ever made. You should try to find one.
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  9. LennyJ

    LennyJ Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Acworth, Georgia
    Hey - I just go the Vintage Little mark 500. Anyone know what the limiter knob is supposed to do. I can't hear it.

    thanks LJ
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  10. I did own an F500 for a couple of years. Unfortunately it was the only Markbass head that would trip out when being driven hard into my Bergantino HT112EX and HT112ER stack. None of my class AB Markbass heads had any problem and did actually sound better to my ears. The tiny concentric parametric EQ controls were impossible to read and use on a gig so I sold it on for both technical and ergonomic reasons. In my opinion no amplifier really needs to be that small.
    I'd suggest that an SA450 really is the sweet spot in Markbass amplifier history.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2021
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  11. If it’s doing what it’s designed to do you shouldn’t hear anything unless it’s far overdone.
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  12. LennyJ

    LennyJ Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Acworth, Georgia
    Ok understand - so what is it supposed to do like my first question?
  13. If you go to the Markbass website it says:-
    > Limiter Control
    This control offers a modern reaction when you set it all the way up, or put it down to zero to create that old generation behavior with its typical distortion you get when the Limiter effect is really low, and of course you can also get everything in between.
  14. LennyJ

    LennyJ Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Acworth, Georgia
    SM - thanks and I read that also - So I guess you might say it is compression maybe. Or maybe like the older VPF and VLE knobs
  15. A limiter circuit prevents a signal from exceeding the capability of the amp stage following it. Generally, up to the design threshold level a limiter does nothing. I don’t know (and haven’t looked into) what they mean by “modern” or “old generation” but I’ll hazard a guess that the modern eases into the limiting action while the old gen’ limits rather abruptly causing clipping distortion of the signal’s waveform.

    In a sense, and oversimplified, a compressor proportions the loud-soft range of a signal while a limiter decapitates it.
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  16. LennyJ

    LennyJ Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Acworth, Georgia
    If you are going this far then get the Spector bass
    Ok - If you are going to get the strap and in the below pics the cloths and all - YOU GOTTA GET THE BASS!!!!!!!

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  17. LennyJ

    LennyJ Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Acworth, Georgia
    I saw a post the other day where someone took a Combo head out of the combo to use as a head only.

    Then they talked about how they made a top for the amp - now I can not find that post.

    Any help - has anyone seen that post.

  18. Deep


    May 8, 2002
  19. LennyJ

    LennyJ Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2001
    Acworth, Georgia
    That kinda helps - but there was a post that actually went into detail on making a top.

    Thank you tho.
  20. Deep


    May 8, 2002
    Maybe you can check the history on your computer or smartphone and find the old searches.
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