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WT405 or WT550 or Littlemark II?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Lowtonejoe, Nov 14, 2005.


  1. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    Dang, I am having a hard time deciding on this.

    Right now I am playing standards/jazz standards but also plan on using it for blues gigs.

    Currently the cabs will be an Epifani UL110 and an Aguilar GS112 but other cabs are in my future. But for now just the 110 and/or the 112.

    Any suggestions?

    TIA.

    :D

    Joe.
     
  2. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    Anybody?

    C'mon....pweeze????

    :bawl:

    :ninja:

    Joe.
     
  3. Hey There Lowtonejoe,
    Get the Little Mark II. Mark Bass amps are truly the best kept secret in bass gear. They have to be among the lightest amps on the planet. They have great, tight sound and plenty of power as well. What else do you need? Oh yeah, they are very affordable. Eden stuff is fantastic as always, but a little over priced, that's what I think anyways. :bag:

    Cheers,
    Bassjones
    http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=234528
     
  4. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    I'd go 550 over 405 just for the better eq section...
     
  5. murphy

    murphy

    May 5, 2004
    Toronto, Canada
    I say go for the markbass..
    lighter and louder....and cheaper
     
  6. FunkSlap89

    FunkSlap89

    Apr 26, 2005
    Albany, NY
    How does one go about ordering Markbass products in the US. I can't seem to find any US dealers on their website. Anyone?
     
  7. Landyachtz

    Landyachtz

    Sep 5, 2005
    Tempe, AZ
    Markbass is very hard to find in the US, I just went through this dilema, and ended up catching a good deal on a WT550. I absolutely love it. It's heavier than the little mark (eden weighs in at 20lbs), but with the carrying bag it's easy to take around, and also is very loud for the wattage. I run mine into a 4 ohm GS212, and it had headroom for days. One word that comes to mind is 'responsive'. It is very responsive across the whole frequency spectrum, and the tone can go from clean hi-fi, to full on tube warmth. I play in a rock project, and also 2 jazz bands and this does well for all of them. Hope that helped :)
     
  8. Lowtonejoe

    Lowtonejoe Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Richland, WA
    Hmm...o.k.

    Thanks for the feedback so far guys. right now it is definitely between the LittleMark II and the WT550.

    Tomorrow (or the next day I will get ahold of someone at ClubBass and see if the units they sell are 110v and if they will ship to the US. Shipping from Canada can't be that bad.

    I too have had little luck finding a US supplier but I'm willing to buy direct from Italy if I have to! That is if I decide on the LMII.

    :D

    Joe.
     
  9. getz76

    getz76

    Apr 3, 2005
    Hoboken, NJ
    I own a WT-330; same EQ as the WT-405. I prefer it over the WT-550. Not only easier to dial in, but less of the over-the-top tube-ness of the WT-550.

    My opinion.