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Markbass TA501 500W Bass Head  

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The popular TA501 amp head helps smooth out your sound with a high-quality onboard tube compressor, featuring a JJ Electronics ECC81 tube. Tone-wise, your sound is warmed up by the tube even when the ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The popular TA501 amp head helps smooth out your sound with a high-quality onboard tube compressor, featuring a JJ Electronics ECC81 tube. Tone-wise, your sound is warmed up by the tube even when the compressor is off. It also includes foot-switchable mute-to-tune, an EQ bypass, ground lift to eliminate hum, exclusive Markbass' VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator) and VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter) filters, and high-quality Neutrik Speakon Combo out jacks for use with 1/4" or Speakon speaker cables.

Features

  • Bass amplifier with tube compressor, solid state preamp and analog power amp
  • Provides 300W RMS at 8 ohm, 500W RMS at 4 ohm
  • 1/4" input jack works with active or passive basses
  • Gain and Master volume controls
  • Clip warning light
  • Tube compressor with JJ Electronics' ECC81 tube
  • Comp ratio tube to control gain reduction applied to the signal which works like a limiter
  • Neutrik Speakon Combo out jacks for use with 1/4" or Speakon speaker cables
  • Balanced XLR out
  • Line out knob controls the volume level of the Line out XLR
  • EQ includes controls for Low, Mid Frequency Low, High Frequency Low, and High
  • Mid Frequency High and Low level controls for deciding how much frequency area will be affected
  • VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator) and VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter) filters
  • Pre EQ/Post EQ switch to determine whether the output signal is effected by the EQ settings or not
  • Ground lift switch to eliminate hum
  • 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
  • Rigid 2mm thick aluminium chassis for a long-lasting finish
Specifications
Power
  • Input impedance: 500Kohm, max. voltage: 9 Vpp
  • Effect Return impedance: 33Kohm, max. voltage: 12 Vpp
  • Output Power: 300W RMS at 8 ohm, 500W RMS at 4 ohm
  • Power Requirement: Voltage is factory preset for the U.S.
Controls
  • GAIN: ”80dB to +25dB range
  • GROUND LIFT: Switch on rear panel
  • MASTER VOLUME
  • LINE OUT: level control on front panel
  • PRE/POST EQ (for line out): switch on rear panel
  • COMPRESSION RATIO: 1:1 (off) to infinity:1 (limiter)
  • FOOTSWITCH: mute; EQ bypass
Equalization
  • LOW
  • Center frequency: 40Hz; level ±16dB
  • LOW MID
  • Center frequency 100-800Hz, level ±16dB
  • HIGH MID
  • Center frequency 700Hz-6kHz, level ±16dB
  • HIGH
  • 10kHz shelf; level ±16dB
  • VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter)
  • center frequency 380Hz (cut)
  • VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator)
  • 250Hz ” 20 kHz cut
Outputs
  • EFFECT SEND
  • Unbalanced, max. voltage 12 Vpp (pre-EQ)
  • TUNER OUT
  • Unbalanced, max. voltage 2 Vpp
  • LINE OUT
  • Balanced XLR, max. voltage 25 Vpp
  • SPEAKER OUT
  • Speakon, 1/4"
Other
  • Dimensions: 14.5"(W) x 3.39"(H) x 11.89"(D)
  • With rack ears: 19"W
  • 2U High
  • Weight: 7.5 lbs.
  • COMPRESSOR TUBE
  • 1 x EECC81 (JJ Electronic)
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MarkbassTA501 500W Bass Head
 
5.0

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5.0

Markbass is the BEST there is

By Robabilly

from Newark, Ca

Comments about Markbass TA501 500W Bass Head:

Markbass is the only manufacturer that I would say makes what every bass player should own. The amp doesn't color your tone at all, so what you put in is exactly what comes out. Whether you play electric, or upright you want the sound of your bass to be the sound of your bass and that is exactly what this amp does. With the tube compressor you are able to stop notes from jumping out too much in the mix and add that nice tube warmth to your playing without getting any overdrive, even when your signal clips. Also, at only 7.5 lbs you get an amazing 500W of power that you can hold with just one hand! After using my TA501 I can't play anything else. Nothing can give me what this amp does.

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5.0

Totally Worth It

By Mort

from Houston,

Comments about Markbass TA501 500W Bass Head:

I was looking for a bass head to buy. I was actually looking at an ampeg and saw that the Marks were having rebates on them. I bought this particular one. If I had to pay the regular price I wouldn't have bought it that day. I've used it a few times now and I Love it! It's powerful, it's got great variations for tone the thing is a monster and it's very lightweight. If I had to buy another amp I would definitely spend the money to buy another Markbass.

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