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Markbass Little Mark Rocker 500 500W Bass Amp Head

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One of the main reasons for the Little Mark's incredible international success has been its versatile sound, which makes the bass amp head suitable f...Click To Read More About This Product

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For those about to rock.

One of the main reasons for the Little Mark's incredible international success has been its versatile sound, which makes the bass amp head suitable for any style of music! But since it's so often the choice of Rock bass players, MarkBass decided to make a more aggressive version, adding custom-designed tube-drive circuitry to the bass head for a wide range of onboard overdrive and distortion sounds.

FEATURES
  • Power rating: 500W
  • Controls: Gain, Tube Drive, Line Out, Master Volume
  • Low, Mid Low, Mid High, High, VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter), VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator),
  • Power LED
  • Clip LED
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Inputs
  • Input Impedance: 500kOhm, max. voltage 15 Vpp
  • Balanced Input (XLR)
  • Impedance 100 Khom, max. voltage 25 Vpp
  • Effect Return
  • Impedance 33 Kohm, max. voltage 10 Vpp
  • Controls
  • Gain
  • -60 dB to +23 dB range
  • Tube Drive (6205 Tube)
  • Master Volume
  • Line Out Level
  • Ground Lift
  • switch on rear panel
  • Pre/Post EQ
  • switch on rear panel
  • Equalization
  • Low center frequency: 40 Hz; level: ±16 dB
  • Low Mid center frequency: 360 Hz, level: ±16 dB
  • High Mid center frequency: 800 Hz, level: ±16 dB
  • High center frequency: 10 kHz, level: ±16 dB
  • VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter) center frequency: 380 Hz (cut)
  • VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator) frequency range: 250 Hz-20 kHz (cut)
  • Output
  • Line Out: balanced XLR, max. voltage 20 Vpp
  • Effect Send unbalanced, max. voltage 20 Vpp (pre-EQ)
  • Tuner Out unbalanced, max. voltage 2 Vpp
  • Speaker Out: speakon/1/4" combo, 1/4"
  • Other
  • Weight: 6.55 lb.
  • Depth: 10-1/4"
  • Width: 11"
  • Height: 3"
  • Output Power: 300W RMS @ 8 ohm, 500W RMS @ 4 ohm
  • Voltage is factory preset for the U.S.
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MarkbassLittle Mark Rocker 500 500W Bass Amp Head
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Portable (4)
  • Excellent sound (3)
  • Warm / comfy (3)

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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

rocker 500

By Dylan McAlister

from Jonesboro, AR

Comments about Markbass Little Mark Rocker 500 500W Bass Amp Head:

i purchased this amp over an orange, and the orange sounded really good. this amp has great tone shaping features, nothing too fancy but it creates great tone. tone is what matters and this amp has it.
nice basic eq section, the mute switch is great, the tube drive breaks up perfectly, the VLE and VPF filters really help shape whatever tone your after
amp is constructed well, and the tone is really good.
for the price, really a great buy, id say im perfectly satisfied

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

big fat bass tone in a tiny little box!

By joaco2

from denver, colorado

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Markbass Little Mark Rocker 500 500W Bass Amp Head:

    i have used and abused almost every head out there, and this markbass little rocker is my absolute fav! with the flick of a dial i can go from gritty distorted punk rock, to clean crisp blues tone. all this in a 6lb package that fits in my backpack! kudos markbass!!

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    markbass little rocker 500

    By lou

    from ny

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Poor Sound Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Markbass Little Mark Rocker 500 500W Bass Amp Head:

      the amp was noise a lot of hising so i stent back and you could not use the tube so byby and i got a new markbass amp

       
      5.0

      Great bass head

      By G.B.

      from Dallas, Texas

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Markbass Little Mark Rocker 500 500W Bass Amp Head:

        I paired this head with two Markbass 102p 2x10 cabs and it pushes them really well. Plenty of power and the EQ gives me a choice of clean or distorted. No need for pedals. Very lightweight, high quality Markbass head.

         
        5.0

        the amp head that rocks

        By Mclasher

        from east Hartford ct

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Markbass Little Mark Rocker 500 500W Bass Amp Head:

          i have been using ampeg and peavey heads for about 8 years and i wanted to keep with the tradition by buying my next head from one of the two; but then i tried the little rocker 500w and felt in love with it. the build-in drive is crazy, i don't use anything else but this amp since the moment i saw it. it's definitely worth every penny.

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