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Designed by legendary bass soloist Jeff Berlin.

Jeff Berlin teamed up with Markbass to create this sweet signature bass combo amp, the CMD 151P. Jeff is a master bass soloist who has been playing with some of the greats for the past 30 years, including Isaac Hayes, Bill Buford, John Mclaughlin, and the Brecker Brothers, just to name a few.

Like the other CMD amp models, the 151 combo has a built-in Little Mark II preamp to help you achieve your own signature sound. The Markbass CMD 151 also has 4-band EQ and VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator) and VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter) filters. Unlike other bass amplifiers, the Markbass CMD 151 has no tweeter. Jeff doesn't believe in them. And if you listen to any of his performances, you'll notice there's nothing missing in his sound. The 400W 15" B&C speaker will give you all the sound you need with a tone you'll find impeccably unique and warm. Just like Jeff Berlin's playing.

Markbass CMD 151P Jeff Berlin Signature 300W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp Features:

  • Designed by legendary bass soloist Jeff Berlin
    Built-in Little Mark II preamp
    Great power-to-weight ratio
    Made of high-grade, multi-ply poplar
    Glued, screwed, and sealed internally with special compounds for maximum sound quality
    Protected corners
    Side handles for transportation
    Lightweight

    Little Mark II
    Provides 500W at 4 ohm or 300W at 8 ohm
    Gain and Master volume controls
    Clip warning light
    EQ includes controls for Low, Mid Frequency Low, High Frequency Low, and High
    Little Mark II
    Provides 500W at 4 ohm or 300W at 8 ohm
    Gain and Master volume controls
    Clip warning light
    EQ includes controls for Low, Mid Frequency Low, High Frequency Low, and High
    VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator) and VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter) filters
    Neutrik Speakon Combo out jacks for use with 1/4" or Speakon speaker cables
    Balanced XLR out
    Ground lift switch to eliminate hum
    Tuner out sends unbalanced signal sent to a tuner, amp or recording equipment not needing a balanced signal
    Send and Return Effect ensures main signal continues even if something dies in your effects chain
    Neutrik Speakon Combo out jacks for use with 1/4" or Speakon speaker cables
    Balanced XLR out
    Ground lift switch to eliminate hum
    Tuner out sends unbalanced signal sent to a tuner, amp or recording equipment not needing a balanced signal
    Send and Return Effect ensures main signal continues even if something dies in your effects chain


Markbass CMD 151P Jeff Berlin Signature 300W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp Specifications:

  • Speaker: 1 x 15"
    Tweeter: none
    Bass reflex: rear
    Impedance: 8 ohms
    Sensitivity: 100 dB SPL
    Speaker power handling: 400W RMS (AES Standard)
    Amp output power: 500W at 4 ohm/300W at 8 ohm
    Frequency response: 40Hz to 5kHz
    Crossover Frequency: 3 kHz
    Dimensions: 18.27"W x 21.93"H x 18.9"D
    Weight: 46.74 lbs.

    Little Mark II head
    Power
    Input impedance: 500Kohm, max. voltage: 15 Vpp
    Balanced Output (XLR): 22Kohm, max. voltage 25 Vpp
    Effect Return impedance: 22Kohm, max. voltage: 25 Vpp
    Output Power: 300W RMS at 8 ohm, 500W RMS at 4 ohm
    Voltage is factory preset for the U.S.

    Controls
    GAIN —80 dB to +23 dB range
    MASTER VOLUME
    GROUND LIFT: switch on rear panel
    Equalization
    LOW
    Center frequency: 40Hz; level ±16dB
    LOW MID
    Center frequency 360Hz, level ±16dB
    HIGH MID
    Center frequency 800Hz, level ±16dB
    HIGH
    10kHz shelf; level ±16dB
    VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter)
    center frequency 380Hz (cut)
    VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator)
    frequency range 250Hz—20kHz (cut)
    Outputs
    EFFECT SEND
    Unbalanced, max. voltage 20 Vpp (pre-EQ)
    TUNER OUT
    Unbalanced, max. voltage 25 Vpp
    LINE OUT
    Balanced XLR, max. voltage 10 Vpp
    SPEAKER OUT
    Speakon, 1/4"


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  • cmd151p

    As reviewed by tony on 6/3/2009

    I bought this amp a few months ago. I am really satisfied with the performance. I have been playing bass over 35 years and gigging out almost as long. I have a few great amps and bottoms, but nothing this compact and capable. I am old school, I like a lot of bottom. This little amp gives me that... at volume. I am also an "old guy" so lifting SVT bottoms and V-4 heads is out. The amp is light enough to carry in one hand and the bass in the other. Less trips to make at the end of the night. An interesting fact is, that on Wednesdays I am in the house band of an open mike. The amp gets used by a lot of different players. Some are great, some average and some are knuckleheads. The amp delivers for all different kinds of music, from country to metal. Knock on wood, it has taken some abuse and is still reliable.

    16 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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  • Bass O'plenty

    As reviewed by Jason on 4/2/2010

    Looked at, read reviews, and played almost everything in my price range over the course of a year and this was at the very top of my price range. Not matter what I thought I had settled on, I always came back to Markbass. Played the CMD 102, a 750w halfstack, and the Jeff Berlin 151. The low end on this thing is awesome, and the tone is like non other. I cant' wait till I get a chance to plug in another 15" cab under it. BOOM'in!!

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful.
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  • Very Impressed

    As reviewed by Craig Brandon on 4/12/2012

    I have been through several amps over the last year unfortunately. Two Fender Rumbles (the latest a 350), and had found a sweet deal on an Ampeg SVT4/PR410+PR151 rig. Got that thing home, unloaded it, and could NOT get it back in my SUV by myself. Sold it the next day and bought the CMD 151P rig along with a New Yorker 15" cabinet. I loved the sound, but was waiting to play a gig before I reviewed it. Played 2 gigs this last weekend, one outdoor and one indoor. The rig blew me away at both venues. The outdoor venue was mostly played with the volume on 3-4, and on the indoor gig I had to turn it down to 2-3. I am running it completely flat, and my bass (Fender Jazz 5-string) is flat except the highs are rolled off a bit. It puts out a PHENOMINAL amount of low end and plenty of mids, sounds very natural, and most of all, only weighs about 75 pounds for the entire 2 pieces. I think I have found my perfect bass amp.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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