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Just over a decade ago, Marco De Virgiliis started pioneering small, lightweight amps; the Markbass Little Mark heads started a new era in bass amplification, inspiring many other companies to follow ... Read More

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Overview

Just over a decade ago, Marco De Virgiliis started pioneering small, lightweight amps; the Markbass Little Mark heads started a new era in bass amplification, inspiring many other companies to follow their lead.

Now, you'll be amazed that such a warm, rich and "explosive" sound comes from an amp smaller than Markbass' groundbreaking Little Mark heads! And-despite its small size-the Big Bang is packed with extra features that players have been asking for: aux in, headphone output with level control, plus mute and VLE and VPF filters with footswitch control. Other features, already appreciated by Little Mark users, include a simple and effective 4-band EQ, effects loop, and level control and pre/post EQ switch for the XLR DI output.

Features
  • 500W
  • 4-band EQ
  • Effects loop
  • Level control
  • Pre/post EQ switch for the XLR DI output
  • Headphone output with level control
  • Mute
Specifications
  • Input: Impedance 500 Kohm, max. voltage 15 Vpp
    Aux In
    Effect Return: Impedance 33 Kohm, max. voltage 10 Vpp
    Gain, Master Volume, Line Out Level and Headphone Level Controls
    Ground Lift: Switch on rear panel
    Pre/Post EQ: Switch on rear panel
    Mute: Footswitch
    Equalization: Low: Center frequency: 40 Hz; level: ±16 dB
    Low Mid: Center frequency: 360 Hz, level: ±16 dB
    High Mid: Center frequency: 800 Hz, level: ±16 dB
    High: Center frequency: 10 kHz, level: ±16 dB
    Filter Section (with footswitch)
    VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter): center frequency 380 Hz (cut)
    VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator): frequency range 250 Hz-20 kHz (cut)
    Line Out: Balanced XLR, max. voltage 20 Vpp
    Effect Send: Unbalanced, max. voltage 20 Vpp (pre-EQ)
    Tuner Out: Unbalanced, max. voltage 2 Vpp
    Speaker Out: Speakon/1/4" combo, 1/4"
    Headphone Out
    Weight: 4.74 lb.
    Dimensions (W x H x D): 8.94" x 2.56" x 10.04"
    Output Power: 300W RMS @ 8 ohm, 500W RMS @ 4 ohm
    Power Requirement: 100/120V; 230V; 240V
    50/60Hz
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MarkbassBig Bang 500W Bass Amp Head
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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Pros

  • Good power output (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sweet sounding amp

By ZiggyB

from Boynton Beach, FL

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Warmth
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Markbass Big Bang 500W Bass Amp Head:

    Once I got this amp hooked up and played it through MB 4x10 cab and Sire v7 lefty, it sounded amazingly nice. This is my 4th MB amp, and it is considerably warmer sounding than a Little Mark II and III.You can plug an iPod in and headphones and practice silently with this amp. It sounds clearer and cleaner than my MesaBoogie Carbine. Not to mention it only weighs 4 lbs!. Getting rack ears for this amp required ordering directly from Italy, because GC doesn't stock them. Also, MB no longer seems to make the dual footswitch you will need if you want to use the mute/effects switch. A simple toggle switch or push/pull pot would have been a simpler solution here, per favore! Otherwise it's great and it's cheaper than some other amps out there...

     
    5.0

    great amp

    By Chuyini

    from houston Texas

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Markbass Big Bang 500W Bass Amp Head:

      Its so light and so powerful, and the sound quality amazing

       
      4.0

      Powerful with plenty of headroom

      By Marco

      from Meniffee CA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Markbass Big Bang 500W Bass Amp Head:

        Sounds great, looks great and has plenty of headroom. Very easy to use. Even sounds great with the EQ set flat

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Small Head with a lot of power

        By Zachary

        from Michigan

        Comments about Markbass Big Bang 500W Bass Amp Head:

        This amp is smooth. Very deep bass response on my 5 string with an active eq. I actually had to dial the bass back to tame it. Though it was a nice amp, I did decide to return it because it wasn't the sound for me. It was great for a couple weeks but I was looking for more growl to my sound. But if you want a smooth tone, then this amp is for you.

        (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not worth it.

        By Marcus Healy

        from Cleveland, OH

        Comments about Markbass Big Bang 500W Bass Amp Head:

        First of all I don't know how this was rated so many times at 5 stars. I didn't have one of these "bad eggs" in the batch, that shut down right when I played it. It worked fine and performed the way it should. After playing bass for 20 years, you can tell when an amp sounds like it should. This amp sounded terrible with both active and passive basses. I was fortunate to have 2 rigs set up next to eachother....I can not describe the sound. It lacked any true tone. It made my active bass sound like completely garbage (and I know all the 'experts' on here are going to try and tell me I didn't know what I was doing) A couple of the "few" features this amp has (which I bought for its simplicity) were nothing more than marketing schemes. It's a shame. I played it for 10 minutes and sent it right back. Don't take my review into consideration if you don't want to. I bought this amp BASED ON THE REVIEWS, and was let down. Then again, this was the first time taking a gamble on an unfamiliar product. Lesson learned, go with what you know! Some brands simply do not match up to others.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Compact Amp

        By michael miroglotta

        from Northfield, Ohio

        Comments about Markbass Big Bang 500W Bass Amp Head:

        This amp is great. If you like the LMIII, then you will like this. Basically the same amp with a head phone jack and a aux jack for an ipod or mp3. A little smaller then the LMIII as well making it easy to put into a gig bag. Lots of power for a compact amp.

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