“When we did our round-up of ultra-lightweight heads back in the September ’07 issue, the Markbass F1 was perhaps my favorite performer…it was the sweetest and loudest sounding. …The tone of these amps is best defined by their lush and colorful midrange, intense and immediate punch and dynamic sensitivity, and capacity for loud volumes. It’s the F500’s ability to sound both smooth and natural while not being at all slow in transient response that is perhaps its most beguiling quality. It’s a versatile head capable of a big variety of sounds, but its strong midrange made it especially nice for smooth fingerstyle….its dense harmonic content in the low-mids and beyond makes it an excellent choice for articulate techniques.”
“The tone filtering is robust, and it is indeed an upgrade over the relatively simple F1.The move to a semi-parametric midrange immediately makes the F500 a must-see for upright players, who tend to like their heads small and equipped with EQ capable of notching out unpleasant resonances or feedback. …The F500 is one of the best heads out there for a working player that needs something portable that doesn’t compromise volume and tone. Its size, robust feature-set, and musical tone make it among the best of the lightweight-amp breed.”
“The 604’s design and construction are top-notch. The poplar-ply cabinetry is extensively screwed and glued to prevent undesirable resonance and the internal bracing is solid. As a frequent one-tripper to a gig, I love Markbass’s thoughtful design, placing the lone handle on the top, rather than side-mounted handles that require a two-handed lift.It’d be easy to naively look at the 604’s small drivers and expect puny bass response or weak volume output. Not so! The 604 was one of the warmer, more bass-heavy cabs I’ve encountered of such diminutive stature. …It was, like the F500, blessed with a gorgeous and well textured midrange, so treble-attenuated fingerstylists should take note. The 604 also had very fast transient response and lock-step punchiness with uptempo styles. It also had no problem with the B string of a few active-preamp-equipped 5’ers.”
“Just like the F500, the 604 was an excellent around-town cab. The two together make for one of the most formidable small-format rigs on the market. …Slip the head in your gig bag, grab the cab with one hand and your music stand with the other, and you’ll be ready for just about anything.”
Markbass top-artist Stu Hamm plays his interpretation of Led Zeppelin classic "Going To California" using his STU Amp 1000 and MB Classic 152 SH cabinet.
Markbass artist Marco Micheli plays "In Your Own Sweet Way" solo using his Markacoustic AC 101H combo. Doublebass by Cristiano Scipioni captured by a dynamic mic SM58 and David Gage Realist pickup directly connected to the two channels of the AC 101H. product info: http://www.markbass.it/product-detail/ac-101-h/
"Economia circolare", the new video from Markbass artist Marco Bachi and our friends of Gaudats Junk band Band feat. Effenberg for Legambiente! Enjoy and share!!!
Markbass artist Marco Micheli (feat. Paolo Birro on piano) plays "Moon and sand" using his Markacoustic AC 101H combo. Doublebass captured by a dynamic mic SM58 directly connected to the AC 101H. http://www.markbass.it/product-detail...
Markbass artist Marco Micheli (feat. Paolo Birro on piano) plays "Like someone in love" using his Markacoustic AC 101H combo. Doublebass captured by a dynamic mic SM58 directly connected to the AC 101H.
Markbass artist Evan Marien plays a classic from Jaco using his Nano Mark 300 and New York 121.
As part of percussionist Martin Verdonk’s Master Sessions Youtube Channel here the episode about a new exciting project with Markbass Artist Lorenzo Feliciati: Skunk Funk International-a tribute to the music of Brecker Brothers.
Markbass artist Alana Alberg plays Sir Duke (bass cover) by Stevie Wonder.