The Little Mark Vintage is the result of years of experience and it was designed to really let everybody find his own tone, no matter the needs or personal taste, offering lots of sound options and features really satisfying all bass players searching for both modern tones or old school ones.
This Little Mark Vintage 500 one is part of the Gold Series, a state of the art lineup offering superior quality, recognizable by its catching new look marking a new era at Markbass, starting from gold plated circuits, to the highly selected components, to some of the most requested features!
Our updated 4 band EQ section features very effective controls allowing you to easily find the sound you want, boosting or cutting up to 16dB for each of the 4 bands to cover all the tonal nuances needed in any genre of music. Additionally the Old School filter cuts your high frequencies and gives a round and smooth tone. The 3 way rotary-switch allows you to choose between a super-balanced flat tone, a scooped preset that drops the mids while boosting the lows and highs - giving a superb slap sound, or lastly the 'FSW' option to control both mute and the Scooped EQ on demand by connecting an optional dual footswitch.
The Little Mark Vintage features a Tube Preamp, to get rich and warm tone full of harmonics.
This control offers a modern reaction when you set it all the way up, or put it down to zero to create that old generation behavior with its typical distortion you get when the Limiter effect is really low, and of course you can also get everything in between.
The BALANCED DI OUT with transformer is optimized to give pure, full, rich, linear sound on all frequencies. Although Little Mark amp heads already feature high-quality DI circuitry, the transformer upgrades the DI performance offering a real DI box inside the head, handling extreme transients without introducing any distortion or coloration.
As it happens in the Gold Line series, the Little Mark Vintage features gold plated circuits and top quality selected components, providing the purest and cleanest sound you can imagine.
Footswitchable MUTE is one of the most requested features in order to tune or switch an instrument in a silent way. The optional Dual Footswitch also allows to turn ON/OFF the EQ sections.
The Little Mark Vintage features the same compact SIZE and light WEIGHT of all the Little Mark family heads.
About all the bass amps on the market use the same power amp from different manufacturers, which are not specificically designed for bass. At Markbass, Marco De Virgiliis invested a lot on R&D to create a proprietary power amp technology, specifically designed to respect and glorify the tone of your instrument.
|Number of Channels||1|
|Amp Power||500W RMS @ 4 ohms / 300W RMS @ 8 ohms|
|Pre/Post EQ Switch||Yes|
|EQ||Low, Mid-Low, Mid-High, High|
|Other Controls||Master Volume, Gain, Limiter, Flat/Scooped/FSW, DI|
|Inputs||1 x 1/4" Instrument, 1 x 1/4" Footswitch|
|Outputs||3 x 1/4" (Effects Send/Return/Tuner), 1 x XLR (Line Out), 1 x Speakon, 1 x 1/4" Speaker Out|
|Height||3.27 in. / 8.3 cm|
|Width||10.87 in. / 27.6 cm|
|Depth||9.84 in. / 25 cm|
|Weight||5.51 lbs / 2.5 Kg|
|Manufacturer Part Number||Little Mark Vintage500 MBH110090Z|