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Markbass R500 500W Bass Amp Head  

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    Markbass

    A high-powered analog bass head made for bassists who just want to rock.

    The Markbass R500 is a bass amplifier head that will have you rocking out old-school, rocking hard, creating your own alternative rock, or shredding up the stage stealing the spotlight from your guitarists! The 500W analog R500 amp (at 4 ohms; 300W at 8 ohms) features a tube preamp that will break up just the way you want it to, and a newly designed limiter that produces glorious distortion instead of cramping your style. The simple 4-band EQ gives you all you need to access a wide range of sounds for any genre. As far as controls, the Gain knob is for the amount of tube overdrive, whereas the Master knob is for your volume.

    Features
    • Analog amp with a tube preamp which provides 500W at 4 ohms; 300W at 8 ohms
    • 1/4" input jack works with passive or active basses
    • Gain knob controls tube overdrive
    • Master knob controls volume
    • Line out controls rear XLR line out volume level
    • 4-band EQ: Low, Low Mid, High Mid, HIgh
    • Neutrik Speakon Combo out jacks for use with 1/4" or Speakon speaker cables
    • Balanced XLR line out
    • Pre EQ/Post EQ switch to determine whether the output signal is effected by the EQ settings or not
    • 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
    • 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

    Increase the power and tonal versatility of your bass sound with this top-quality 500W bass head. Get yours today!

     

    R500 500W Bass Amp Head Specifications:

    • Power
    • Input impedance: 500Kohm, max. voltage: 9 Vpp
    • Effect Return impedance: 33Kohm, max. voltage: 12 Vpp
    • Output Power: 300W RMS at 8 ohms, 500W RMS at 4 ohms
    • Voltage is factory preset for the U.S.
    • Controls
    • GAIN: —80dB to +25dB range
    • GROUND LIFT: Switch on rear panel
    • MASTER VOLUME
    • Optional footswitch: mute
    • Equalization
    • LOW
    • Center frequency: 80Hz; level ±12dB
    • LOW MID
    • Center frequency 400Hz, level ±12dB
    • HIGH MID
    • Center frequency 800Hz, level ±12dB
    • HIGH
    • 3kHz shelf; level ±12dB
    • Outputs
    • EFFECT SEND
    • Unbalanced, max. voltage 12 Vpp (pre-EQ)
    • TUNER OUT
    • Unbalanced, max. voltage 2 Vpp
    • LINE OUT
    • Balanced XLR, max. voltage 25 Vpp
    • SPEAKER OUT
    • Speakon, 1/4" x 2
    • Other
    • Dimensions: 8.16"(W) x 3.39"(H) x 11.89"(D)
    • Weight: 8.16 lbs.
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    MarkbassR500 500W Bass Amp Head
     
    3.5

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    5.0

    it well umm ROCKS!

    By larryvegas

    from canada

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • 14 Inch And Speakon Plug
    • Clear Pick Bass Tone
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Loud Thump
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • None So Far

    Best Uses

    • Bar Club Gigs

    Comments about Markbass R500 500W Bass Amp Head:

    after owning MANY of the new "micro" heads im back to the R500.
    I play mostly with a pick and find this head is tuned well for it. clean thick deep thump with the slight highs to cut and breathe into the mix of a full rock band.
    Not everyones cup of tea but for me Its ideal!

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    2.0

    not a tube head

    By Calaverasgrande

    from Oakland Ca

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Portable

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Markbass R500 500W Bass Amp Head:

    This is a pretty decent sounding head though the LPF (VLE) is kind of hard to get used to. Otherwise the EQ is decent.
    This doesn't really capture the tube vibe for me.
    I think for that you need a real tube EQ and a tube preamp. One or the other by itself doesnt really give enough warmth.

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