Markbass Studio Pre Bass Preamp  

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Top Italian session bassist Paolo Costa (Alejandro Sanz, Sergio Mendes, Laura Pausini) teamed up with Markbass to design the Studio Pre, a high-quality bass preamp ideal for both studio and live appli... Read More

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Overview

Top Italian session bassist Paolo Costa (Alejandro Sanz, Sergio Mendes, Laura Pausini) teamed up with Markbass to design the Studio Pre, a high-quality bass preamp ideal for both studio and live applications. It's an excellent studio tool for recording bassists, combining two channels: CLEAN and AMP. CLEAN is a pristine direct channel which features a pure parametric filter EQ for fine-tuning your sound to perfection. The AMP channel provides three types of distortion (two tube-driven and one solid state) to mix in with the clean channel. To better personalize your sound, there are two more EQ controls, Variable Pre-shape Filter (VPF) and high-pass filter (so you can apply distortion to only the high end), and push-pull knobs give you the ability to store your distortion settings. The professional compressor on the amp channel helps you tame the edges. The preamp's back-end offers three balanced XLR outputs so you can record each channel separately or together. The Studio Pre is an indispensable addition to any recording bassist's gear arsenal.

Features
  • Designed by Markbass and top studio session bassist Paolo Costa
  • Combines two channels: CLEAN and AMP
  • CLEAN is direct channel with parametric filter EQ
  • AMP channel has 3 types of distortion (2 tube-driven, 1 solid state)
  • Variable Pre-shape Filter
  • High-pass filter
  • Push-pull knobs for storing distortion settings
  • Pro compressor on the amp channel
  • 3 balanced XLR outputs for recording channels separately or together
  • 1/4" input jack works with both passive and active basses
  • Gain knob for input
  • Ground lift switches for eliminating hum for both AMP and CLEAN
  • channels as well as out for output
  • 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
  • Dual-sided fiberglass PC boards with lined perforations for high-quality solder connections
  • Surface-mount components are silicon-sealed to isolate vibrations
  • Computer-grade pre-assembled ribbon connector cable harnesses and ribbons for noise-free operation
  • Integrated threaded posts for easy assembly/disassembly and added durability
Specifications
  • Power
    Input impedance: 500Kohm, max. voltage: 10 Vpp
    Power consumption: 60W
    Voltage is factory preset for the U.S.

    Other
    Dimensions: 14.5"(W) x 3.39"(W) x 11.9"(D)
    2U tall
    19" wide with rack ears
    Weight: 5.9 lbs.

    Clean Channel
    GAIN SECTION
    Tube: 1 x ECC83S, gain: 50dB
    SEND/RETURN SECTION
    Return impedance: 50Kohms
    Send output impedance: 1 Kohms
    Effect loop type: parallel
    PURE PARAMETRIC FILTER SECTION
    Frequency range: 60Hz ” 2kHz
    Level: +/- 16dB
    Q: 0.5 - 8
    EQ SECTION
    Center frequency: 100Hz (low), 800Hz (mid), 4kHz (high), +/- 16dB

    Amp Channel
    AMP 1:
    Tube: 2x ECC83S
    AMP 2
    Tube: 1x ECC83S
    AMP 3
    Solid state
    COMPRESSOR
    On/off switch on front panel
    EQ SECTION
    Center frequency: 100Hz(low), 4kHz(high), +/- 16dB
    FILTERS
    VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter, 380Hz cut); High-pass filter (20Hz ” 1kHz, -3dB)

    Outputs
    AMP LINE OUT
    Balanced XLR, max. voltage 10 Vpp
    CLEAN LINE OUT
    Balanced XLR, max. voltage 10 Vpp
    MIX LINE OUT
    Balanced XLR, max. voltage 10 Vpp
    Unalanced 1/4", max. voltage 2.5 Vpp
    TUNER OUT
    Unalanced 1/4", max. voltage 2.5 Vpp
    FOOTSWITCH
    Amp channel (on/off)/Pure Parametric Filter (on/off)
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