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      Markbass Little Mark Tube Bass Amp Head (484168)
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Tube or solid state? This head's got 'em both.

The Markbass Little Mark tube amp head gives the warmth and richness of a tube preamp, the clean attack of a solid state preamp, or a mix of both. The bass amp head features a mix control for mixing between a solid state preamp and tube preamp. The result offers a range of sounds, from the crisp, Markbass sound in the solid state, to a heavy tube sound in the tube state, and anything in between. On the front panel there are 2 inputs with separate gain controls: one 1/4" jack, and one combo jack that accepts either an XLR or 1/4". The Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator (VLE) and Variable Preshape Filter (VPF) allow access to a wide array of timbres, from classic tones to modern hi-fi sound. A phantom power switch accompanies the XLR input, for using a microphone on a double bass. Mute control is as simple as a push and a pull on the master volume switch. The Markbass Little Mark has 4 bands of equalization, line out control, and pre/post EQ switch for the XLR out (on the rear panel). Rack ears not included. The bass amp head features a single 6205 miniature tube.

Markbass Little Mark Tube Bass Amp Head Features:

  • 1 1/4" input
    1 XLR or 1/4" input
    300W RMS @ 8 ohms, 500W RMS @ 4 ohms
    Gain controls for each input
    Master Volume
    Line Out Level
    Ground Lift switch (rear)
    Pre/Post EQ switch (rear)
    Mute Knob
    Low, Mid, High EQ
    Variable Preshape Filter
    Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator
    Balanced XLR line out


Markbass Little Mark Tube Bass Amp Head Specifications:

  • Input 1
    Impedance: 500 kOhm,
    Maximum Voltage: 15Vpp

    Input 2 (Balanced XLR/1/4" combo)
    Impedance: 500 kOhm
    Maximum Voltage: 15Vpp
    Phantom power: 48V

    Effect Return
    Impedance: 33 kOhm,
    Maximum Voltage: 10Vpp

    Controls
    Gain 1: -60dB to +23dB range; Gain 2: -60dB to +23dB range

    Equalization
    Low center frequency: 40Hz; level: ±16dB;
    Low Mid center frequency: 360Hz, level: ±16dB; High Mid center frequency: 800Hz, level: ±16dB;
    High center frequency: 10kHz, level: ±16dB; VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter) center frequency: 380Hz (cut); VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator) frequency range: 250Hz-20kHz (cut)

    Weight: 6.55 lb.
    Dimensions: 2.8"H x 10.87"W x 10.1"D


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  • Mean and Clean!

    As reviewed by Funky Ol' Lady on 8/15/2009

    WOWEEE!! Combined this head with the MB 151P Traveler cab and came up with THE sound AND PORTABILITY I have searched for forever! I previously owned a MB Little Mark II/MB New York 604 which was a great rig, however I didn't get enough depth AND DEFINITION for my taste. This LM Tube amp, IMHO, blows away the LM II. No mud -- unless you want it. Then just crank up the VLE knob. I set the solid state/tube pre-amp mix dial @ 1 o'clock position. It really does make a difference to have that tube pre-amp. I like having the ability to mute, but I really would suggest Markbass add a foot switch jack for muting as it is awkward trying to pull out the master volume switch to mute. You end up twisting the knob changing the volume setting. Put this amp in the fabulous MB amp gig bag, tilt the cab up with the great MB amp stand, and smile as you love your sound and have no more back pain from hauling around the big rig from the jurassic era!

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  • Powerful and Versatile

    As reviewed by Brian Skubic on 4/25/2013

    This little amplifier has a powerful output without sacrificing your desired tone be it dirty, clean, or somewhere in between. I spend hours at a time tinkering with all the levels to just see what new places I can take my tone. I play it out of a rear-ported 4x10 Markbass cabinet and I am simply satisfied with the result. The amp's power allows for limited mixing and matching of multiple cabinets at once, depending on the space that you need to fill up. If you are serious about your live sound, consider Markbass a worthy investment. Be aware that Markbass's popularity is on the rise and you may experience long wait times due to manufacturer backorder.

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