MarkBass took the state-of-the-art F1 and found a way to cram more features into the same compact package. With the Markbass F500 bass amp head, you get mute control, pre/post EQ switch for the XLR ou... Click To Read More About This Product
MarkBass took the state-of-the-art F1 and found a way to cram more features into the same compact package. With the Markbass F500 bass amp head, you get mute control, pre/post EQ switch for the XLR out, semi-parametric mids, and line out level control. The Markbass F 500 head offers great sound, power, and flexibility in the palm of your hand.
Pre/post-EQ switch for XLR Out, semi-parametric mids, and Line Out level control
Input: Impedance 500 kOhm, max. voltage 15 Vpp
Effect return: Impedance 22 kOhm, max. voltage 25 Vpp
Gain: -80 dB to +25 dB range
Mute: Push/pull master volume pot
Line Out Level: Level control on front panel
Pre/Post EQ (for line out): Switch on rear panel
Ground Lift: Switch on rear panel
Low: Center frequency: 40 Hz; level: ±16 dB
Low Mid (semi-parametric): Frequency 100“800 Hz, level ±16 dB
High Mid (semi-parametric): Frequency 700 Hz“6 kHz, level ±16 dB
High: Center frequency: 10 kHz shelf: ±16 dB
VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter) Center frequency 380 Hz (cut)
VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator): Frequency range 250Hz±20 kHz (cut)
Line Out: Balanced XLR, max. voltage 10 Vpp
Effects Send: Unbalanced, max. voltage 20 Vpp (pre-EQ)
Tuner Out: Unbalanced, max. voltage 25 Vpp
Speaker Out: Speakon 1/4" (x2)
Weight: 5 lb.
Dimensions: 10.87" W x 1.73" H x 10.04" D
Output Power: 300W RMS @ 8 ohm, 500W RMS @ 4 ohm
Voltage is factory preset for the U.S.
Reviewed by 3 customers
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I love this amp and my 55 year old back loves it too. I'm using the F 500 with a 2-10 Traveler on top of a 1-15 Traveler. The sound is great with absolutely no fade when I punch. It is easy to use and has all the necessary features without the extraneous. Simplicity is the art of design. Just plug in and go. On small gigs I simply grab the 2-10 cab. Everyone in the know has been thoroughly impressed by the sound and envious of the light weight. This is the future folks. As a busy part time singer/bass player and a full time chiropractor, I highly recommend this product.
500W RMS @ 4 ohm in a 5 lb. head? Are you kidding me? Wow, that's impressive, and what's more impressive is the tone. Nice tight bass, versatile eq and I'd swear there's a tube in there if I didn't know better because the tone is on the warm side and not sterile at all. Markbass makes great stuff and just never ceases to impress me, try it with your own ears if you don't believe me.
I upgraded from a GK 800rb to this. The GK as a brick solid workhorse, but tended to have issues from time to time. I bought to use as a practice amp and gig backup. I never imagined that with such a small footprint and the face that it was made by a no-name company in Italy that it would every be a long term option. Well two years later that little 7 lbs of love has saved my back and my sound. Is sounds great no mater which bass I'm using. Reliability has not been a issue at all for me. would definitely buy another.