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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
Give your bass a boost. Order today and see where this Markbass amp can take you.
Musician's Friend Gold Coverage
Gold Coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty to protect your gear from unexpected breakdowns, accidental damage from handling and failures. This plan covers your product for one, two, three or up to five years from your date of purchase, costs just pennies per day and gives you a complete "no-worry" solution for protecting your investment.
Gold Coverage Includes:
- Unexpected and unintentional spills, drops and cracks
- Normal wear and tear
- Power surges
- Dust, internal heat and humidity
Other plan features include:
- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
- For products under $200 experiencing the above failures, a Musician's Friend gift card will be issued for the full price of the product + tax.
- Shipping fees covered if required for repair or replacement
- Plans are transferable in the event merchandise is sold
- Plans are renewable on new gear
*Limitations and exclusions apply. See terms and conditions for program details
Term for New Gear begins on date of purchase but does not replace the store return policy or manufacturer coverage.
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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