The Markbass Little Mark tube amp head gives the warmth and richness of a tube preamp, the clean attack of a solid state preamp, or a mix of both. The bass amp head features a mix control for mixing between a solid state preamp and tube preamp. The result offers a range of sounds, from the crisp, Markbass sound in the solid state, to a heavy tube sound in the tube state, and anything in between. On the front panel there are 2 inputs with separate gain controls: one 1/4" jack, and one combo jack that accepts either an XLR or 1/4". The Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator (VLE) and Variable Preshape Filter (VPF) allow access to a wide array of timbres, from classic tones to modern hi-fi sound. A phantom power switch accompanies the XLR input, for using a microphone on a double bass. Mute control is as simple as a push and a pull on the master volume switch. The Markbass Little Mark has 4 bands of equalization, line out control, and pre/post EQ switch for the XLR out (on the rear panel). Rack ears not included. The bass amp head features a single 6205 miniature tube.
INPUT 1: impedance 500 Kohm, max. voltage 15 Vpp
INPUT 2: (Balanced XLR/1/4" combo) with Phantom Power
BALANCED: impedance 500 Kohm, max. voltage 15 Vpp, phantom power 48V
EFFECT RETURN: impedance 33 Kohm, max. voltage 10 Vpp
GAIN 1: -60 dB to +23 dB range
GAIN 2: -60 dB to +23 dB range
MIX: mixes tube and solid state gain
LINE OUT LEVEL
GROUND LIFT (switch on rear panel)
PRE/POST EQ (switch on rear panel)
MUTE (push/pull on master knob)
PHANTOM POWER switch (on INPUT 2 / Balanced)
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
VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter) center frequency 380 Hz
VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator) frequency range 250 Hz-20 kHz
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"
OUTPUT POWER: 500W RMS @ 4 ohms / 300W RMS @ 8 ohms
POWER REQUIREMENT: 100/120V; 230V; 240V - 50/60Hz (Voltage is factory preset according to region of sale)
Minimum ohm load for all Markbass heads is 4 ohms.
Markbass amps/combos are manufactured to be sold and used in the country of purchase, and they are factory preset to that countrys voltage. Due to homologation issues, the voltage may not be changed.