Item # H82446 | Customer Ratings: ( 4 Based on 3 reviews)

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Markbass Big Bang 500W Bass Amp Head
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An amp head even smaller than the Little Mark with 500W of power and newly added extras.

Just over a decade ago, Marco De Virgiliis started pioneering small, lightweight amps; the Markbass Little Mark heads started a new era in bass amplification, inspiring many other companies to follow their lead.

Now, you'll be amazed that such a warm, rich and "explosive" sound comes from an amp smaller than Markbass' groundbreaking Little Mark heads! And-despite its small size-the Big Bang is packed with extra features that players have been asking for: aux in, headphone output with level control, plus mute and VLE and VPF filters with footswitch control. Other features, already appreciated by Little Mark users, include a simple and effective 4-band EQ, effects loop, and level control and pre/post EQ switch for the XLR DI output.

Markbass Big Bang 500W Bass Amp Head Features:

  • 500W
    4-band EQ
    Effects loop
    Level control
    Pre/post EQ switch for the XLR DI output
    Headphone output with level control
    VLE and VPF filters with footswitch control

Markbass Big Bang 500W Bass Amp Head Specifications:

  • Input: Impedance 500 Kohm, max. voltage 15 Vpp
    Aux In
    Effect Return: Impedance 33 Kohm, max. voltage 10 Vpp
    Gain, Master Volume, Line Out Level and Headphone Level Controls
    Ground Lift: Switch on rear panel
    Pre/Post EQ: Switch on rear panel
    Mute: Footswitch
    Equalization: Low: Center frequency: 40 Hz; level: ±16 dB
    Low Mid: Center frequency: 360 Hz, level: ±16 dB
    High Mid: Center frequency: 800 Hz, level: ±16 dB
    High: Center frequency: 10 kHz, level: ±16 dB
    Filter Section (with footswitch)
    VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter): center frequency 380 Hz (cut)
    VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator): frequency range 250 Hz-20 kHz (cut)
    Line Out: Balanced XLR, max. voltage 20 Vpp
    Effect Send: Unbalanced, max. voltage 20 Vpp (pre-EQ)
    Tuner Out: Unbalanced, max. voltage 2 Vpp
    Speaker Out: Speakon/1/4" combo, 1/4"
    Headphone Out
    Weight: 4.74 lb.
    Dimensions (W x H x D): 8.94" x 2.56" x 10.04"
    Output Power: 300W RMS @ 8 ohm, 500W RMS @ 4 ohm
    Power Requirement: 100/120V; 230V; 240V

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  • Great Compact Amp

    As reviewed by michael miroglotta on 10/4/2012

    This amp is great. If you like the LMIII, then you will like this. Basically the same amp with a head phone jack and a aux jack for an ipod or mp3. A little smaller then the LMIII as well making it easy to put into a gig bag. Lots of power for a compact amp.

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  • Not worth it.

    As reviewed by Marcus Healy on 4/3/2013

    First of all I don't know how this was rated so many times at 5 stars. I didn't have one of these "bad eggs" in the batch, that shut down right when I played it. It worked fine and performed the way it should. After playing bass for 20 years, you can tell when an amp sounds like it should. This amp sounded terrible with both active and passive basses. I was fortunate to have 2 rigs set up next to eachother....I can not describe the sound. It lacked any true tone. It made my active bass sound like completely garbage (and I know all the 'experts' on here are going to try and tell me I didn't know what I was doing) A couple of the "few" features this amp has (which I bought for its simplicity) were nothing more than marketing schemes. It's a shame. I played it for 10 minutes and sent it right back. Don't take my review into consideration if you don't want to. I bought this amp BASED ON THE REVIEWS, and was let down. Then again, this was the first time taking a gamble on an unfamiliar product. Lesson learned, go with what you know! Some brands simply do not match up to others.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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  • Small Head with a lot of power

    As reviewed by Zachary on 3/8/2015

    This amp is smooth. Very deep bass response on my 5 string with an active eq. I actually had to dial the bass back to tame it. Though it was a nice amp, I did decide to return it because it wasn't the sound for me. It was great for a couple weeks but I was looking for more growl to my sound. But if you want a smooth tone, then this amp is for you.

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