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The Little Mark III amp head's DI input features a pre/post EQ switch and output level control, so you can optimize the signal you send to your mixer or recording unit. All this capability comes in th... Read More

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Overview

The Little Mark III amp head's DI input features a pre/post EQ switch and output level control, so you can optimize the signal you send to your mixer or recording unit. All this capability comes in the same compact size and weight as its Markbass predecessor.

Features
  • 4-band EQ for precise tonal control
  • Balanced input for acoustic basses
Specifications
  • Inputs
    Input impedance: 500kOhm, maximum voltage 15Vpp
    Balanced Input (XLR) impedance: 100kOhm, maximum voltage 25Vpp
    Effect Return Impedance: 33kOhm, maximum voltage 10Vpp

    Controls:
    Gain: -60dB-+23 dB range
    Master Volume
    Line Out Level
    Ground Lift switch on rear panel
    Pre/Post EQ switch on rear panel

    Equalization
    Low: Center frequency 60Hz, level ±16dB
    Low Mid: Center frequency 360Hz, level ±16dB
    High Mid: Center frequency 800Hz, level ±16dB
    High: 5kHz shelf, level ±16dB
    VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter): Center frequency 380Hz (cut)
    VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator): Frequency range 250Hz-20 kHz (cut)

    Output:
    Line Out: Balanced XLR, maximum voltage 20Vpp
    Effect Send: Unbalanced, maximum voltage 20Vpp (pre-EQ)
    Tuner Out: Unbalanced, maximum voltage 2Vpp
    Speaker Out: Speakon & 1/4" combo, 1/4"

    Weight: 6.4 lb. (2.9kg)
    Dimensions: 10-9/10" W x 2-4/5" H x 10-1/10" D
    Output Power: 300W RMS @ 8 ohm, 500W RMS @ 4 ohm
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MarkbassLittle Mark III Bass Amp Head
 
4.5

(based on 16 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Portable (4)
  • Warm / comfy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Mark III Bass Head

I've been jamin on the SWR SM400 with 6-10 ampeg for quite a few years and decided it was time for a change. I went on-line and found a lot of intresting reviews...Read complete review

I've been jamin on the SWR SM400 with 6-10 ampeg for quite a few years and decided it was time for a change. I went on-line and found a lot of intresting reviews on bass amp heads and the MarkBass was brought up more over top name brands for: Performance, weight, ease of use, and price. That was enough to sell me so I went to the local Guitar Center where they had the MarkBass III. I bought it without even trying it out. I giged that night and was just plain in awe with the amount of sound that came out of my speakers. I play a Modulus fb5 Flea. That little amp is so cool. All the reviews were not kidding. Its all that and more. Ive been jamin the bass for over 40 years and now my sound actually is heard! I gess my time is now and its about time! Great quality. After the gig I wrap it up in a nice thick towel and put the little 6 pound baby in a nap sack along with my chords and away i go. 600 watts is a lot of snot. I use a fraction of it and its there if I need it. Just way cool! The only negative thing is the sale should include the optional "ears" for mounting the unit in a rack case.

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Repairs

My MBIII head went out after one year, during a gig. Thankful I had a backup with me. I'm not irritated that it went out, I'm irritated cause I've been without my head...Read complete review

My MBIII head went out after one year, during a gig. Thankful I had a backup with me. I'm not irritated that it went out, I'm irritated cause I've been without my head for over a month now. It was under warranty so I had to ship it to a designated address for repair. It takes 2-4 weeks before a tech will even look at it. You'll have to pay shipping. The equipment sounds and performs awesome but should it go out you're gonna be without for a while. I'm still without my MB setup and I am not happy. This rig cost me over $1,200 total and I can't even use it at the time. Had I known this I'd have gone with something else.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great amp, powerful, flexible, and lightweight

By The Bassman

from Denver, Co

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Markbass Little Mark III Bass Amp Head:

    The Little Mark III is small, lightweight and powerful enough to drive two 8 ohm cabs, which allows me the flexibility to perform is small to medium clubs and also enough power for some outdoor venues as well. I have owned a mini 121 CMD and decided ti purchase the Mark III to expand the flexibility of my speaker cabs. The product has never failed to impress no matter the size of the venue and is reliable, produces an incredible range of tones. I would recommend this product to anyone.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Buy this amp!

    By Capnbill76

    from Fort Myers, Florida

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • I Love This Amp
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Markbass Little Mark III Bass Amp Head:

        Love it! I sold my Mesa Boogie M-Pulse 600 to get the Mark Bass Little Mark III, and I am totally pleased with the outcome. It is ballsy, has deep rich bass tones and doesn't weigh a ton.
        I am pleased with Guitar Center for the easy-to-use website, shopping cart and delivery/pickup.

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        2.0

        Great sound poor reliablity

        By DBass456

        from Portland OR.

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Markbass Little Mark III Bass Amp Head:

          I loved this bass amp until it started cutting out and then gave up the ghost in less than 3 years with light use. Research repair issues on the internet before purchasing. Mine transformer went out. Need to replace mother board. $350 dollars to repair. Repairs did not last very long. As much as I loved the sound and portability of this amp. I will never buy another one.

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          5.0

          My go-to amp

          By steve g

          from Alameda CA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Warmth
          • Portable
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Markbass Little Mark III Bass Amp Head:

            I've owned a number of amps, but the Markbass Little Mark III is hands down the best. The compact size, earth shaking power, and more than anything else killer TONE, makes this my go-to amp for gigs. I connect it to a Markbass Traveler 2x10 and a Traveler 1x15 for a killer combo that pumps 500 watts. There are amps out there with more knobs and controls, but sometimes that means it's actually harder to get a good sound. With this one, I just keep most of the tone controls flat or down at the 11:00 mark, put the VLE control at 9:00 and the VPF control at 3:00 and I get rich, deep powerful sound with none of that nasally honk that some amps produce. This is so easy to set that it sounds good with so little fiddling with the knobs. Well worth the money for the size, power and TONE. I got a floor model that was marked down, but in basically perfect condition and it's been working great for me for years. I would have to replace it with another Markbass amp if I ever lost it or if it died, but I don't think this thing is likely to die anytime soon.

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            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Repairs

            By Marshall Morgan

            from Austin

            Comments about Markbass Little Mark III Bass Amp Head:

            My MBIII head went out after one year, during a gig. Thankful I had a backup with me. I'm not irritated that it went out, I'm irritated cause I've been without my head for over a month now. It was under warranty so I had to ship it to a designated address for repair. It takes 2-4 weeks before a tech will even look at it. You'll have to pay shipping. The equipment sounds and performs awesome but should it go out you're gonna be without for a while. I'm still without my MB setup and I am not happy. This rig cost me over $1,200 total and I can't even use it at the time. Had I known this I'd have gone with something else.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Beyond practical - makes gigging so much easier

            By Andrew Claphan

            from Indianapolis

            Comments about Markbass Little Mark III Bass Amp Head:

            The Mark Bass Little Mark III is a great sounding back-saver. I had been using a SansAmp RBI in a rack case with a 45 pound QSC classic power amp. I still like the sound of the RBI more, but for playing in bar bands, the sound of the LMIII fills the room well and cuts through the mix. It?s not hi-fi by any means, but suits the needs of the band and our venues perfectly. The separate line out volume control makes it easy to adjust on the fly. I?ve been using it with the Mark Bass Traveler 15 or a Schroeder 1212L and both compliment the LMIII both with sound and with portability. I bought the pricey carrying case from Mark Bass and like it, but it should have been included with the amp in my opinion. Overall, I would recommend this amp to anyone playing small and medium sized venues for all types of music.

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            5.0

            Much better

            By 4531957 4531957

            from Wilmington DE

            Comments about Markbass Little Mark III Bass Amp Head:

            I switched from the 2 10 combo to the separate head and cab configuration to get the lightest, easiest to move and most versatile set up. I've played Markbass for several years and love their gear. I went with the LM3 head and put it into a small rack, just large enough to include cables and tuner... works great, I can carry everything, including my bass in one load if I'm using a single cab and set up in less than a minute, including running the external tuner. Life is good.

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            5.0

            Little amp Huge Sound!!!!

            By anestacio quintana jr

            from Edinburg, Texas

            Comments about Markbass Little Mark III Bass Amp Head:

            I recently purchased this amp and have to say it sounds great. I am running it with two 8 ohm hartke 2 x 10 cabs...so I am using the full 500 watts. Sound cuts through the band. At the end of the gig I just put it in my gig bag. Great amp...only thing I miss is a mute switch and a switch to make it 4 ohm or 8 ohm.

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            5.0

            you need this

            By jeff frederick

            from commiskey, IN

            Comments about Markbass Little Mark III Bass Amp Head:

            I bought the little mark III on friday and had it on stage saturday. Other then playing it at the GC in Terra Haute IN, I had no previous hands on with the amp. I asked our drummer and lead player to listen close and tell me what they thought, what tweaking it needed, to loud, to soft, and so on. Coupled with my music man Sterling, I had an insane tone within two songs. Ease of operation, power with tons of head room, easy on the back as well. I was driving some drop d tuning strong enough to make a stale beer raise a head, and with an attack on the strings change, It got so funky you could taste it. If I have any initial complaints, it would be that it doesn't come with a rack mount kit, and the kit is an additional $30.00, which wasn't in stock by the way. Our lead player said it looks like a DeWalt tool because of the color. I told him it's a lot like me, a power tool. If you've been on your way to building the perfect rig, give this lil monster a try. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

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            5.0

            Great value, Great Product!

            By Jerry

            from St. Petersburg, FL

            Comments about Markbass Little Mark III Bass Amp Head:

            I've been playing bass for many years and have owned a variety of amps and basses. Most of my current playing now is to jam with friends, a few small gigs, and twice a week in a large church. I have an American Std Fender J-Bass and have tried many amps to get not only a vintage sound but also a modern sound if needed. This amp does that and more! I usually play with tone controls flat and have a wide range of sound with the VPF and VLE controls. It does old school and it does modern. If you want the tone, it's in there, you just need to find it. I was honestly considering a preamp/power amp combo until I tried this amp. My main cab is a 2x10 - great tone and more than enough power -- if the venue is too large it can run thru a board with ease.

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