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Markbass Bass Multiamp S Stereo 600W Bass Head with Effects
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The Bass Multiamp S offers bassists an incredibly wide range of virtual bass amps, both modern and vintage, along with virtual speaker cabs, micropho...Click To Read More About This Product
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Versatile amp lets you enjoy an immense classic and current tone options.
The Bass Multiamp S offers bassists an incredibly wide range of virtual bass amps, both modern and vintage, along with virtual speaker cabs, microphones, studio and stompbox effects, all combined with a powerful power amp...in a practical 2-space rackmountable unit. The Bass Multiamp S features an easy-to-use interface and a stereo 2 X 500W@4ohm Class D power amp. This can be mono-bridged at 1000W (@8 ohms) for the ultimate in lightweight, multi-voiced bass amplification. Weighing in at only 9.5 lb., this two-rack head offers bass players portable and complete tonal control.
- Input: ¼" mono
- Speaker Outputs: 2 X ¼" mono (left/mono,right), 1 X Locking Speakon
- Headphone Output (1/4")
- Channels: Solid State / Tube / Vintage
- 105 Live Mono Factory Presets
- 105 PA Factory Presets
- Controls: Gain /Phones Level / Master
- EQ Controls: Low / Mid Low / Mid High / High
- Powe Amp: 2 X 500W@4ohm / 300W@8ohm
- Bridgeable to 1000W (8 ohms)
- MIDI Connections: In / Through
- 12 Virtual Amps, modeled after classic bass amp tones
- Virtual Speaker Cabs and Microphones
- Stereo Direct output with ground lift and level switch
- 15 Built-in programmable effects
- Effects Loop (1/4" S/R)
- External Memory (SD card*)
- USB out (computer interface, software update)
- Dimensions: 2U standard rack / depth 12.76"/324 mm
- Weight: 9.48lb/4.3 kg
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- Excellent Sound
- Awkward To Configure
- Difficult To Use
- No Pc Editor
- No Pc Interface
- Home Studio
Comments about Markbass Bass Multiamp S Stereo 600W Bass Head with Effects:
OK, I've been spoiled - been a user of Fractal's Axe-Fx units for guitar for years, which is the Cadillac of digital modellers, but has limitied support for bass amps. So I thought I'd check this head out.
The upside: great, transparent MarkBass sound, and very good modelling of some other classic bass amps; effects seem high quality.
The downsides: 1. limited cab options; 2. Screen interface is clunky, and reviewing/editing/creating patches is tedious and relatively unintuitive.
Basically, digital amp/effect modellers need PC connectivity and PC editors to be useable, IMO. The Multiamp has neither. And you need a MIDI foot controller to use these things, which MB now makes (more $$) but which does not appear to be terribly easy to program and use (just on superficial observation, don't have one). In contrast, the Axe-Fx has a tightly integrated foot controller, software programable, LED indicators for effects on/off, etc. I guess if you only need a few patches tweaked and saved (and never changed) it might not be too bad, but otherwise you'll spend a lot of time setting this up and getting it to work smoothly with a pedal.
I guess my other issue with this head is philosophical: do most bass players really need this many effects? Unlike guitar, bass effects tend to be fairly plain-Jane (compression, maybe octavizer, phaser, chorus), so you're spending a fair chunk of change on a bunch of effects most gigging bassists will never use, it seems. And you still have to buy a cab for it (lots more $$) unless it's for home studio/recording use -- which may be its best application