Markbass F 500 Bass Amp Head  

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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

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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.

  • Mute 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
    Master Volume
    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.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Great product

By KenC

from keansburg, nj

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  • Great sound
  • Portable


    Best Uses

    • Performances

    great product

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    Markbass amp F500 review

    By Rodney Alvarez

    from Texas

    The sound of this amp is sweet and it fits in a gig bag. The other bass player asked me if he could start using my amp, because he likes it so much. Markbass has got a great product and the hype/buzz is in this case is very deserving.
    Great features. Love the Mute option-just pull the volume knob out and I can tune using the tuner out jack w/out being heard. The DI has a level control which helps the soundguy. Good eq. section as well. Plenty of power in a small frame-- Bye Bye big amps.
    I have used this amp for about 4 months and it performs wonderfully. The knobs feel solid and the amp stays cool w/mini fan on side.
    I wanted to buy an amp that I would not have regrets afterwards. I spent more than the average price of other amps w/same power rating and it was/is a wise decision.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Love this amp

    By Mick S

    from Austin, TX

    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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Dynamite Comes In a Small Package

    By Steve

    from Pasadena, TX

    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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Big tone comes in small packages....

    By allthebass

    from Bettendorf, IA

    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.

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