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Markbass Little Mark II Marco Limited Edition 08 Bass Head   

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In April 2008, Bass Player magazine announced the winners of their first annual Reader's Choice Awards, and the Little Mark II amp head emerged as th...Click To Read More About This Product

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A special limited run of the award-winning Mark II.

In April 2008, Bass Player magazine announced the winners of their first annual Reader's Choice Awards, and the Little Mark II amp head emerged as the big winner, earning both Best Bass Head and Best All-Around New Product honors.

To celebrate this great honor, Marco De Virgiliis has created the Markbass Little Mark II Marco Limited Edition 08. Only 500 will be produced, and each one will be tested, approved, and signed by Marco personally. This collector's item will not last.

The Markbass Little Mark II is a stunning bass amp head that combines great sound, compact size, and light weight. Its small size makes the Little Mark II easy to transport, yet with a 4-band EQ, VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator) and VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter), its tone is nothing short of professional. The I/O includes an input that can handle both passive and active basses and an extra XLR balanced input for double bass pickups. Its Neutrik Speakon Combo out jacks work with 1/4" or Speakon speaker cables. A tuner out jack sends unbalanced signals to a tuner, amp, or recording equipment. Send and return effect jacks maintain your main signal even if something dies in your effects chain.

  • Solid state preamp analog bass head
  • Provides 300W RMS at 8 ohms, 500W RMS at 4 ohms
  • 1/4" input jack works with active or passive basses
  • Balanced XLR on front for double bass pickups
  • Gain and Master volume controls
  • Clip warning light
  • EQ includes controls for Low, Mid Low, MId High, 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
  • Effect Send and Return maintain signal even when effects fail
  • Dual-sided fiberglass PC boards with lined perforations for high-quality solder connections
  • Surface-mount components are silicon-sealed to isolate vibrations
  • Computer-grade pre-assembled ribbon connector cable harnesses and ribbons for noise-free operation
  • Integrated threaded posts for easy assembly/disassembly and added durability

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Little Mark II Marco Limited Edition 08 Bass Head

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    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.

    GAIN -80 dB to +23 dB range
    GROUND LIFT: switch on rear panel

    Center frequency: 40Hz; level ±16dB
    Center frequency 360Hz, level ±16dB
    Center frequency 800Hz, level ±16dB
    10kHz shelf; level ±16dB
    VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter)
    center frequency 380Hz (cut)
    VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator)
    frequency range 250Hz-20kHz (cut)

    Unbalanced, max. voltage 20 Vpp (pre-EQ)
    Unbalanced, max. voltage 25 Vpp
    Balanced XLR, max. voltage 10 Vpp
    Speakon, 1/4"

    Dimensions: 10.87"W x 2.8"H x 10.1"D
    Weight: 6.39 lbs.

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Best amp for the price!

By T-XwfZS

from nyc

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What a great little amp! It is unmatched for quality, size and price. I use it w/ an avatar 212 cab and fender passive basses - sounds awesome. the "B" on the fiver sometimes gets a little lost but I think thats a cab issue more than the amp. I've also recorded w/ this a bunch of times. . . just amazing!


Quite a little beast!

By Frenchy-Lefty

from Campbell, CA

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Just bought it from Like many other reviewers, I was blown away by this little amp! It has a focused yet warm sound with the beautiful mids characteristic of Markbass amps. I used it last week, along with my 4 ohms Avatar B410 cab for a gig in a very busy club and got many compliment. Unless you play at insane volume levels you will have enough power to power any cabinet configuration. For a more "tuby" sound I occasionally stomp onto my Sansamp VT Bass. All in all, you would be hard pressed to find such an incredible value.


Fits in my gig bag

By John Heiman

from Dallas

This is one fine amp. Besides the fact it fits in my gig bag, it packs as much punch as I need to drive a fifteen piece big band.I run it through a Yamaha 12 PA speaker with a NS UEB. Hook it up to two Goliath Jr's for the blues band.I know it's different without the bass and treble controls. Think differently- think Mark Bass


Little Mark Bass ll Marco edition

By Geno

from Jonesboro, AR

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I own 2 of these now. I have had or used most every bass amp available and for the quality, tone, ease of movement I have found nothing that will touch this little amp. It is unbeliveable the power and tone quality of this amp. I use it with 2/10 speaker, 4/10/ 6/10 and 8/10 speakers and it is perfect for all uses. It sounds exceptonaly well with Eden, Carvin and Schroeder cabinets. My rating of this amp is #1

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