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Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp   

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The Markbass CMD 102P is a tilt-back bass combo amplifier that has a built-in Little Mark II solid state preamp to give you more power. To help shape...Read More

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OVERVIEW

The Markbass CMD 102P is a tilt-back bass combo amplifier that has a built-in Little Mark II solid state preamp to give you more power. To help shape your sound, the CMD 102P bass amp gives you a 4-band EQ, as well as VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator) and VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter) filters for control.

The Markbass CMD 102P amp's I/O includes an input that can handle both passive and active basses, and extra XLR balanced input for double bass pickups, Neutrik Speakon Combo out jacks for use with 1/4" or Speakon speaker cables, a tuner out jack for sending unbalanced signals to a tuner, amp, or other recording equipment, and Send and Return Effect jacks to ensure your main signal continues even if something dies in your effects chain. This versatile bass combo has an angled cabinet so that you can use it as a floor model or in the more traditional vertical position. Either way, you're going to get a warm, natural sound from the 2 B&C 10" speakers and the piezo tweeter. And if you add an external cab via the outputs, the CMD 102P combo amp will give you enough sound to fill a large venue with headroom to spare.

Excellent sound controls, quality speakers, and a solid design.

FEATURES
  • Solid state Little Mark II preamp built-in to the front
  • 2 - 10" B&C neodynium speakers
  • Piezo tweeter
  • Made of high-grade, multi-ply poplar
  • Glued, screwed, and sealed internally with special compounds for maximum sound quality
  • Lightweight
  • Angled cabinet design so it can be used either as a floor monitor or vertically
  • Grille screen to protect speakers
Little Mark II
  • Provides 500W at 4 ohm or 300W at 8 ohm
  • Gain and Master volume controls
  • Clip warning light
  • EQ includes controls for Low, Mid Frequency Low, High Frequency Low, and High
  • VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator) and VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter) filters
  • Neutrik Speakon Combo out jacks for use with 1/4" or Speakon speaker cables
  • Balanced XLR out
  • Ground lift switch to eliminate hum
  • Tuner out sends unbalanced signal sent to a tuner, amp or recording equipment not needing a balanced signal

SPECIFICATIONS

CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp

  • Speaker: 2 x 10"
  • Tweeter: piezo
  • Bass port: front
  • Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 101 dB SPL
  • Speaker power handling: 400W RMS (AES Standard)
  • Frequency response: 40Hz to 18kHz
  • Crossover frequency: 3kHz
  • Dimensions: 18.9"W x 23.4"H x 18.7"D
  • Weight: 44lb.
  • Little Mark II
  • Power
  • Input impedance: 500Kohm, max. voltage: 15Vpp
  • Balanced Output (XLR): 22Kohm, max. voltage 25Vpp
  • Effect Return impedance: 22Kohm, max. voltage: 25Vpp
  • Output Power: 300W RMS at 8 ohm, 500W RMS at 4 ohm
  • Voltage is factory preset for the U.S.
  • Controls
  • GAIN —80dB to +23dB range
  • MASTER VOLUME
  • GROUND LIFT: switch on rear panel
  • Equalization
  • LOW
  • Center frequency: 40Hz; level ±16dB
  • LOW MID
  • Center frequency 360Hz, level ±16dB
  • HIGH MID
  • Center frequency 800Hz, level ±16dB
  • HIGH
  • 10kHz shelf; level ±16dB
  • VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter)
  • center frequency 380Hz (cut)
  • VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator)
  • frequency range 250Hz—20kHz (cut)
  • Outputs
  • EFFECT SEND
  • Unbalanced, max. voltage 20Vpp (pre-EQ)
  • TUNER OUT
  • Unbalanced, max. voltage 25Vpp
  • LINE OUT
  • Balanced XLR, max. voltage 10 Vpp
  • SPEAKER OUT
  • Speakon, 1/4"
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MarkbassCMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp
 
4.9

(based on 55 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (30)
  • Portable (30)
  • Easy to use (27)
  • Good power output (27)
  • Warm / comfy (25)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (25)
  • Outdoor events / games (14)
  • Professional recording (11)
  • Home studio (10)
  • Amateur recording (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (20), Professional musician (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Don't Think Just Buy

Over all I would say that this amp is a worth wild purchase and is a perfect first buy for any one thinking about Markbass, or looking for a combo amp (that they can...Read complete review

Over all I would say that this amp is a worth wild purchase and is a perfect first buy for any one thinking about Markbass, or looking for a combo amp (that they can easily turn into their full stage rig buy simply buying a 4x10 cab)The price point being set slightly higher then normal is not really a deterrent as it is exceptionally built amp that has embraced the idea of infinite convertibility
I have written many reviews and used even more amps... Some good, some great, some were the worst things I ever played.
That being said after all the amps I have ever played; This is the amp or should I more properly say, combo amp that I have been most impressed with and most pleasurable to play.
All touring amps (and equipment for that matter) must be able to pass the three following check points.
Tone
Dependably
Portability
It has to sound good, not break, and be able to be transported.
This amp far exceeds the standards for all three.
Having a sound and over all tone that is second to none. Clear and crisp with more punch then anything I have ever played, with plenty of low end that you may not need any pre amp re-enforcement.It seems to be a very dependable tool, (having not failed in any way over the last years shows) I did to protect my investment by purchasing the padded cases offered from Markbass. They fit well and work as the Markbass company says they should.
At a weight under what most heads weigh, (to say nothing of the speakers) it is light and very easy to move. Having not being built on a bulky or awkward size one can easily lift the amp with one hand and two handed caring when on the stairs of a poorly thought out club lay out are a breeze to navigate. Portability is beyond important and most often overlooked when it comes to picking a decent amp. All the great sound in the world won't matter at all if you can not bring it to bare on the stage.
The Italian people often known for fine workmanship on all things have now proven that amp building is well with in their grasp.
The amp is sleek looking box that gives equal nods to efficiency and style. I happen to enjoy it's "Attack of the Killer Bee's" look that the color scheme suggest, but it offers a rather practical use in that it is far easier to read in low light the bold black letters on a yellow face then almost anything else I have ever encountered. The easy of use of the front panel of an amp is always paramount in its construction, and this amp does not let you down there.
A fairly straight forward lay out for controls having only two knobs that you may wish to read up on to fully understand what they do, but if you have a decent ear you should not have any trouble determining their values and extreme usefulness without much if any explanation.
The two onboard speakers are able to give a solid clear sound with out fear of over driving in the unpleasant way. In small clubs practice spaces the speakers have great tonal aspects to them rivaling or exceeding that of any of its competitors. The tilt back feature is excellent allowing the amp to serve as monitor and backline. In places where you will be using the far better then average line out feature the amp pairs with an expansion 4x10 cab most smartly. The resulting 6x10 cab will easily rival or exceed any of the leading brand name 8x10. To date I know of nothing that sounds as good and is lighter then this combo with an expansion cabinet.
The amp is a bit on the pricey side with used models selling from 900 to 1000. I would have to say that this speaks more to a sign of how well the amp performs and is constructed then a show of greed from Markbass. It could easily be the last combo amp you ever need buy and as the repairs are few and far between spending a bit more for quality is far better then the disappointment often had by purchasing something cheeper.
Some might remark that the amp lacks some of the features found on some lower price point amps built in compressors, over drive, sub octaves and the like and kind. It has been my experience that every built into the amp compressor on the market is less then impressive. The same can be said for over drive units, and all manner of built in effects. I am truly glad that Markbass left out these useless items that are what many amp companies call features.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Where's the VIBE?

I owned this great amp for about 1-2 years and it never failed me. HOWEVER, I could just never get a tone out of it that I truly enjoyed. I tried a...Read complete review

I owned this great amp for about 1-2 years and it never failed me. HOWEVER, I could just never get a tone out of it that I truly enjoyed. I tried a bunch of different basses, etc, but I feel as if the sound still falls flat and generally is boring. YES, the vintage speaker emulators are amazing, but unless you really like that bass-heavy ultra smooth sounding R&B type tone, this is not your amp. I figured out I'm more of an ampeg, grittier tone kind of guy, and unfortunately this amp has ZERO grit. It is clean for days. Nothing wrong with that, just not my cup of tea. I also found the amp to not take pedals too well (even for having an FX Loop) and it just didn't come off as a super loud stage ready amp to me. Bottom line, buy this if you love rich, warm, smooth sounding bass with no grit and raunchy aspects. IF you need that ampeg growl every now and then...move on from anything markbass.

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4.0

Nice Rig!

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from Wisconsin

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp:

    Nice rig! This this is super light weight, I love it! Sound is really good and quite powerful for a 2x10 combo. I've noticed a bit of speaker distortion if I turn it up a bit. I have not used this live yet so I'm hoping it will be able to be loud enough without distorting.

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    5.0

    Outstanding Combo Amp

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    from Akron, OH

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp:

      Great amp for ANY Bass player. Excellent tone with great EQ range for any room or effects set up. Fully customizable DI out. Plenty of power with just the 2x10 set up but you can push tons more air with the aux out. Light as a feather and road worthy durability. Everything I want in an amp.

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      5.0

      Big bottom from a small package.

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      from Pismo Beach, California

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp:

        Love this combo amp so much this is the second one I own. The price was so good I bought it to have a backup.

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        5.0

        Bad to the bone!!!!!!

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        from Alliance, Nebraska

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Good Warmth
        • Portable
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp:

          Huge sound in a small package!!! I was amazed by this little amp in fact my band and everyone else who hears this amp is completely blown away... Worth every penny!!! I use this amp every weekend in all different bars and it never disapoints!!!! BUY IT

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          5.0

          Excellent amp

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          Pros

          • Excellent Sound
          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp:

            Bought this for my son. He has a heavy 4x10 cabinet for gigs and a cheap 2x10 cabinet that he uses for practice.
            After reading all the great reviews I got this for him and he loves it. Great sound and portability.

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            3.0

            Where's the VIBE?

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            from my abode

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

              Comments about Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp:

              I owned this great amp for about 1-2 years and it never failed me. HOWEVER, I could just never get a tone out of it that I truly enjoyed. I tried a bunch of different basses, etc, but I feel as if the sound still falls flat and generally is boring. YES, the vintage speaker emulators are amazing, but unless you really like that bass-heavy ultra smooth sounding R&B type tone, this is not your amp. I figured out I'm more of an ampeg, grittier tone kind of guy, and unfortunately this amp has ZERO grit. It is clean for days. Nothing wrong with that, just not my cup of tea. I also found the amp to not take pedals too well (even for having an FX Loop) and it just didn't come off as a super loud stage ready amp to me. Bottom line, buy this if you love rich, warm, smooth sounding bass with no grit and raunchy aspects. IF you need that ampeg growl every now and then...move on from anything markbass.

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              5.0

              Excellent amp choice

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              from Houston TX

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Great stage presence
              • Light And Powerful
              • Portable
              • Powerful
              • Tilt back feature

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Practice Amp
                • Professional Recording
                • Suupreme stage monitor/amp

                Comments about Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp:

                Having played many gigs, I found most other bass amps lacking in one area or another. Having owned several Fender, Peavey and Crate amps, as well as test drove several other brands, I have come to appreciate this Markbass combo. This Markbass amp has the best of many worlds. It can be played in standard position, tilted back or added to another 8 ohm cabinet. The sound is supreme with the shaping sounds included with the VLE and VPF features. The EQ is effective as it is. My bass has both active and passive pickup settings... I prefer the passive setting. This amp shaping has all the tweeks that I need. My style is plucking and I like a mellow sound. I play classic country, classic rock and roll, jazz and acid rock. All sound great through this amp. Add a creative sound tech and the possibilities are almost endless.

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                5.0

                I would buy this product again and again

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Good Warmth
                • Portable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp:

                  I used a friends Markbass 2x10 at a local jam session, and was instantly impressed. The bass sound was in your face without being too loud, clean and crisp and was so 'present' I had to hear more. Other bass jammers used the Markbass on rock, country, blues and even a few jazz songs and it performs flawlessly in all styles, so I bought one. I also have an external 2x10 cab, which turns this rig into a 500 watt BEAST..... buy one...you will NOT regret it.

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                  5.0

                  GREAT sounding amp!

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                  from San Angelo TX

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                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Portable
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp:

                    My band has been using a Peavey Headliner 600 head with a Peavey 4x10 cabinet. Pretty great sound, but this little bad boy puts it to shame. The sound is so full and fat, plenty of bottom thunder without sacrificing the overall tone of the guitar. The head is very versatile, you can go from great full rumble to a funky thump with the turn of a dial. And the whole thing is very light weight! Awesome tone, great versatility, extremely portable. BUY ONE!!

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                    5.0

                    Yup. Just like the other reviews.

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                    from Phoenix, AZ

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                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Good Warmth
                    • Portable
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Performances

                      Comments about Markbass CMD 102P 300/500W 2x10 Tilt-Back Bass Combo Amp:

                      Well- I'm not going to be the one that breaks this incredible string of 5-star reviews. I hadn't even been really looking to buy another amp, but stumbled across this one & read the reviews (on other sites as well) & holy cow! I've never seen such a high percentage of great reviews. So I bought one. And the reviews are dead on. Clear, fully adjustable sound. Amazing light for it's size. And POWERFUL. I'm happy.

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