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The Tube 800’s construction is solid and up to the same standard set by the company’s other heads. I have a good amount of experience with the brand, and a Markbass amp has never failed on me at a gig.
Interior construction is orderly and dense, and the hardware on offer is not luxurious, but it’s rugged and skillfully assembled.
One cool feature: The Markbass has two inputs, each with an associated gain control. While the amp does not have a two-channel preamp, it does allow a player to plug into each input and use them simultaneously. One of the inputs is a Neutrik Combo jack with switchable phantom power—perfect for a condenser mic or some upright pickups.
In fine Markbass tradition, the Little Mark Tube 800 proved itself a value-packed, versatile, and portable companion that did everything well. Check it out—less for the negligible tube preamp, and more because it’s voiced slightly outside the Markbass midrangey norm. Regardless, for the price, it’s deserving of a close look for a do-it-all, gig-bag-portable head.
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Jeff sat down and improvised this gorgeous version of "Ave Maria."
Markbass artist SONG YANG demoing the CMD 102P combo. Thanks to our distributor Parsons Music.
Markbass artist Marco Micheli plays his Markacoustic AC 101H combo.
Here is Markbass top-artist Michael League performing the song Jan Jan by The Fabulous Counts using his Markbass Casa signature head! Michael League - Bass Roosevelt Collier - Lap Steel Ryan Scott - Guitar Louis Cato - Drums Video by Simon C.F. Yu | 2nd Camera by Nikki Birch
Here is Markbass top-artist Michael League performing the song Spike, written by Michael League and Roosevelt "The Dr." Collier. Michael is using his Markbass Casa signature head!
Markbass top-artist Jeff Berlin describes three techniques he incorporated into the all-new "Joe Frazier - Round 3": - String bending - A "percolating" staccato approach - Legato playing
On this video Michael League from Snarky Puppy plays a solo on his old Fender Precision using his Markbass Casa signature head.
A very cool "solo bass" version of Rag Doll (Aerosmith) by Markbass artist Alberto Bollati!