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Markbass CMD 151P Jeff Berlin Signature 300W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp  

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Overview

  • Designed by legendary bass soloist Jeff Berlin
  • Built-in Little Mark II preamp
  • Great power-to-weight ratio
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    $1,824.99
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Designed by legendary bass soloist Jeff Berlin.

Jeff Berlin teamed up with Markbass to create this sweet signature bass combo amp, the CMD 151P. Jeff is a master bass soloist who has been playing with some of the greats for the past 30 years, including Isaac Hayes, Bill Buford, John Mclaughlin, and the Brecker Brothers, just to name a few.

Like the other CMD amp models, the 151 combo has a built-in Little Mark II preamp to help you achieve your own signature sound. The Markbass CMD 151 also has 4-band EQ and VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator) and VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter) filters. Unlike other bass amplifiers, the Markbass CMD 151 has no tweeter. Jeff doesn't believe in them. And if you listen to any of his performances, you'll notice there's nothing missing in his sound. The 400W 15" B&C speaker will give you all the sound you need with a tone you'll find impeccably unique and warm. Just like Jeff Berlin's playing.

Features

  • Designed by legendary bass soloist Jeff Berlin
  • Built-in Little Mark II preamp
  • Great power-to-weight ratio
  • Made of high-grade, multi-ply poplar
  • Glued, screwed, and sealed internally with special compounds for maximum sound quality
  • Protected corners
  • Side handles for transportation
  • Lightweight

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

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
  • Send and Return Effect ensures main signal continues even if something dies in your effects chain
  • 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
  • Send and Return Effect ensures main signal continues even if something dies in your effects chain

Let Jeff Berlin and Markbass amp up your game with this special combo. Buy yours today.

 

CMD 151P Jeff Berlin Signature 300W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp Specifications:

  • Speaker: 1 x 15"
  • Tweeter: none
  • Bass reflex: rear
  • Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 100 dB SPL
  • Speaker power handling: 400W RMS (AES Standard)
  • Amp output power: 500W at 4 ohm/300W at 8 ohm
  • Frequency response: 40Hz to 5kHz
  • Crossover Frequency: 3 kHz
  • Dimensions: 18.27"W x 21.93"H x 18.9"D
  • Weight: 46.74 lbs.
  • Little Mark II head
  • Power
  • Input impedance: 500Kohm, max. voltage: 15 Vpp
  • Balanced Output (XLR): 22Kohm, max. voltage 25 Vpp
  • Effect Return impedance: 22Kohm, max. voltage: 25 Vpp
  • Output Power: 300W RMS at 8 ohm, 500W RMS at 4 ohm
  • Voltage is factory preset for the U.S.
  • Controls
  • GAIN —80 dB to +23 dB 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 20 Vpp (pre-EQ)
  • TUNER OUT
  • Unbalanced, max. voltage 25 Vpp
  • LINE OUT
  • Balanced XLR, max. voltage 10 Vpp
  • SPEAKER OUT
  • Speakon, 1/4"
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MarkbassCMD 151P Jeff Berlin Signature 300W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

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    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Excellent sound (3)
  • Good power output (3)
  • Portable (3)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Markbass CMD 151 Jeff Berlin Bass Combo

    This is one of the punchiest, musical amps I have ever played through. I wanted a quality combo with plenty of bottom end and this is the ticket.I have played several of my bass...Read complete review

    This is one of the punchiest, musical amps I have ever played through. I wanted a quality combo with plenty of bottom end and this is the ticket.I have played several of my bass guitars through this both active and passive and I can tell you it performs well with all of them. My favorite though is a Steinberger XP2 with tapewound strings, a match made in heaven.The amp is lightweight and very easy to move around. I use it in a home studio setting.This amp is loud enough for small club settings. It also rattles the walls of my house.I highly recommend this amp, especially if you are looking for lightweight power punching bottom end.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Jeff Berlin Mark bass amp

    I've used for 6 months now, and Im not satisfied at all; everytime i go on stage(playing electric bass) i get this awful feed back, dont know where is coming from,...Read complete review

    I've used for 6 months now, and Im not satisfied at all; everytime i go on stage(playing electric bass) i get this awful feed back, dont know where is coming from, and the amp needs a twiter the sound is to dry; dont like it; I contacted markbass factory and the costumer service was not very helpful; dont buy it. buy a swr super redhead instead.thanks

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    5.0

    great amp

    By gray beard

    from Tulsa, OK

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Markbass CMD 151P Jeff Berlin Signature 300W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp:

      great amp light weight, lots of power for its size, love the bottom end.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Bought used, sounds amazing

      By SixStringSlinga

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Low-end Clarity Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • No Compressor

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Markbass CMD 151P Jeff Berlin Signature 300W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp:

      This is my all time favorite bass amp. The tone you get is more towards the lower and warmer end of things with the possibility for a Jaco style midrange presence or even a punky and rude punch if you change the settings.

      Has amazing power for the portability. Doesn't have as much clean headroom as I would like but there's nothing else close at this size. The cabinet is quite large but not heavy, a tube guitar amp like a fender deluxe weighs more. Options for tone shaping are all here. My only critique is that this thing ought to have a compressor at this price, but my mark bass pedal compressor fills this void.

      I bought a mint condition used one from this site and the condition was pristine. USed gear at this site is legit.

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      WOW!!! Big bang.... Little Package!

      By Chris1911

      from Omaha, NE

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Markbass CMD 151P Jeff Berlin Signature 300W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp:

        After years of lugging around bulky, heavy equipment I finally bit the bullet and went for a Markbass. I was reluctant at first but I picked up the Jeff Berlin CMD 151, and WOW! This little guy really rocks. I am now considering adding the CMD 151 New York as an extension cab to really open the thing up.

        Comment on this review

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Jeff Berlin Mark Bass

        Comments about Markbass CMD 151P Jeff Berlin Signature 300W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp:

        I bought this amp two years ago and really like it. Deep tones with lots of flexibity. I play jazz bass, precision bass, and upright bass. All the instruments sound good with the amp. I lugged an Ampeg Rocket Amp and this is very light easy on the back. Foot pedals work well this amp. You will like this amp.

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Amp!

        By Jerry Bone

        from Arkansas

        Comments about Markbass CMD 151P Jeff Berlin Signature 300W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp:

        I'm very pleased
        I like the features..Lots of tone to choose from
        So far so good..I loaned Chris Brubeck son of Dave Brubeck this amp for a show and he was impressed
        The price is a little steep but if it make the long distance haul without problems I will not complain

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good Work Amp

        By zonbass

        from Costa Rica

        Comments about Markbass CMD 151P Jeff Berlin Signature 300W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp:

        It's a working bassist amp. Good sound, and it's the best power vrs. weight ratio combo. Cobined with another 8ohm cab it delivers 500W, very powerful even for mid sized venues.

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Jeff Berlin Mark bass amp

        Comments about Markbass CMD 151P Jeff Berlin Signature 300W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp:

        I've used for 6 months now, and Im not satisfied at all; everytime i go on stage(playing electric bass) i get this awful feed back, dont know where is coming from, and the amp needs a twiter the sound is to dry; dont like it; I contacted markbass factory and the costumer service was not very helpful; dont buy it. buy a swr super redhead instead.thanks

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Combo!!!

        By Fender 4 God

        from Burleson, Texas

        Comments about Markbass CMD 151P Jeff Berlin Signature 300W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp:

        I picked up this amp for practice and small gigs mainly because I thought it would be easier to haul around than my Ampeg Rig. I rarely use the Ampeg anymore, I love the sound and power this combo has and will eventually pair this up with a 2 X 10" Markbass Cabinet. You cant go wrong with this amp.

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Tone

        By jaboof11

        from New Orleans

        Comments about Markbass CMD 151P Jeff Berlin Signature 300W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp:

        I bought this amp after comparing it with several in its class because of its superior tone...The fact that is was solid state worried me at first (I'm a believer in tubes) but the tone is amazing. The VPF & VLE knobs makes it easy to get diferent (quality) tones on the fly. I have been a faithful Ampeg user for many years but this amp is almost as impresive. But I gave it 4.5 stars for the following reasons: first... this amp does not have a tweeter which limits it when it comes to modern rock sounds..also it will not growl (Ampeg users know what I mean)second...It does lose some tone quality if you turn it up above halfway (not severe but noticeable)Third...Its not that loud for a three hundred watt amp.But at a moderate volume, for blues and funk this amp decimates all....I would buy a Markbass amp again...they are a bit pricey but very high quality. So if you don't need extreme volume and want a light weight amp with great warm tone...this is a good buy...

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Markbass CMD 151 Jeff Berlin Bass Combo

        By Bassboyz

        from Arkansas

        Comments about Markbass CMD 151P Jeff Berlin Signature 300W 1x15 Bass Combo Amp:

        This is one of the punchiest, musical amps I have ever played through. I wanted a quality combo with plenty of bottom end and this is the ticket.I have played several of my bass guitars through this both active and passive and I can tell you it performs well with all of them. My favorite though is a Steinberger XP2 with tapewound strings, a match made in heaven.The amp is lightweight and very easy to move around. I use it in a home studio setting.This amp is loud enough for small club settings. It also rattles the walls of my house.I highly recommend this amp, especially if you are looking for lightweight power punching bottom end.

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