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Presenting the Markbass Mark Vintage Pre tube bass preamp pedal, an all-tube preamp that delivers the warm, rich sound of vintage tube amplifiers. Handcrafted in Italy, the Mark Vintage Pre is designed for discerning bassists seeking an organic, full-bodied tone in a compact, pedalboard-friendly format. Built around a 12AX7 tube, it produces a dynamic range with satisfying saturation and natural-sounding overdrive when pushed.

All-Tube Signal Path Produces Authentic Vintage Tone

The Markbass Vintage Pre features an all-tube signal path, including a single 12AX7 preamp tube that provides the warmth, depth and richness associated with vintage tube amplifiers. Its gain knob controls the amount of tube saturation, allowing you to dial in anything from a clean and clear sound to a harmonically rich overdrive. Offering two types of distortion (selectable via foot switch), the amount of drive tone, ranging from crunchy overdrive to aggressive distortion is controlled by the drive pot. The blend control allows to mix the drive tone with the clean signal of the tube preamp, while the tone knob adjusts high end response to suit your instrument and style.

Compact, Rugged Design Built to Last

Housed in a rugged metal chassis with premium components, the Markbass Vintage Pre is built to handle the demands of touring and provide years of reliable use. Its compact size takes up minimal space on your pedalboard, while its high-quality buffered bypass ensures pure signal integrity.

Simple, Intuitive Controls for Tonal Versatility

The Markbass Vintage Pre is easy to operate while providing a wide range of usable tones. Its blend control blends clean and overdriven sounds, while the tone knob shapes the overall EQ. The gain knob controls the amount of tube saturation and the volume control adjusts the output level to match your amp or other pedals.

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  • 4-band EQ / 3-WAY Switch
  • Two Types of Distortion / Blend Control
  • Boost
  • Real DI box
  • Digital Outs
  • Aux IN / Headphone OUT / FX LOOP
  • True Bypass

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  • Tube: 12AX7 (ECC 83)
  • Input: Impedance 1MΩ, max. voltage 6 Vpp
  • Outputs: Balanced DI Out with transformer (GND switch)
  • Digital Outputs: RCA (with transformer) and TOSLINK with sampling rate switch 44.1/48/96KHz
  • Gain Range: -46 ÷ +23 dB
  • EQ
  • Low: Level ±16 dB (Freq. 70Hz)
  • Mid Low: Level ±16 dB (Freq. 400 Hz)
  • Mid High : Level ±16 dB (Freq. 2.5 KHz)
  • High: Level ±16 dB (Freq. 10 KHz)
  • 3-way switch (FLAT / CUT / OLD)
  • FX Loop
  • Controls: GAIN | MASTER | DRIVE | BLEND
  • Switches: ON/OFF | DRIVE | BOOST
  • Power Requirement: 12VDC | 300mA (power supply included)
  • Dimensions (W/D/H): 7.6” x 5” x 2.32” 
  • Weight: 1.9 lbs.

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